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The original item was published from 9/11/2017 2:45:00 PM to 9/16/2017 12:00:01 AM.

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Posted on: September 11, 2017

[ARCHIVED] Be the Voice to Stop Suicide

As the nation observes National Suicide Prevention Week Sept. 10 to 16, find out how you can play a role in preventing suicide.  

Lake County is committed to helping its residents maintain their mental health and well-being, creating the Mental Health Coalition in 2016 to address the mental health crisis. Those needing crisis care and mental health assistance can use the following services 24/7.

•Individuals can speak anonymously to counselors 24 hours a day and get help by contacting the crisis call center at 847-377-8088. Information and referrals to Lake County Health Department programs are available.

Text-A-Tip is a 24/7 anonymous text-communication system for youth needing immediate mental health assistance for themselves or a friend. Download the Lake County Help app, available at the Google Play Store and the Apple App Store. Within the app, select the 24-7 Text-A-Tip hotline where you will send a message to a dedicated number and receive an immediate response from a licensed clinician while remaining anonymous.

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