IC Catholic Prep views physical and mental health as integral to the intellectual and spiritual development of our students. Our Health & Wellness Program is dedicated to maintaining and improving the overall health of students through a variety of educational, counseling and wellness programs.
- 211 Collaborative
- American Cancer Society — (800-227-2345)
- Cancer Support — (1-888-793-9355)
- Cancer Care — (800-813-HOPE )
- Cancer Counseling Support Live Web Chat
- Cancer.net-Financial Resources
- Gilda’s Club Chicago — (312-464-9900) — 537 N. Wells St., Chicago, IL 60654
- The United Way
- U.S. Administration on Aging — (800-677-1116)
If you are interested in mental health counseling, please speak with your school counselor regarding interest in counseling services. Counseling staff will assist in providing counseling referrals in your area.
Additionally, you could search for therapists in your area using the referral search sites below:
Dial 911 if you or someone you know is in imminent danger to self or others.
- Crisis Chat Services — For suicide concerns and other crisis situations
- Crisis Text Line — TEXT NAMI to 741-741
Free, 24/7, confidential text message service for people in crisis
- Disaster Distress Helpline — 800-985-5990 — Immediate Crisis Counseling related to disasters, available 24/7.
- NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) — 800-950-NAMI (6264)
- National Domestic Violence Hotline — 800-799-SAFE (7233)
- National Sexual Assault Hotline — 1-800-656-HOPE (4673)
- National Suicide Prevention Lifeline — 800-273-TALK (8255)
- SAMHSA (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration) — 800-662-HELP (4357)
- Break the Cycle — 202-824-0707
- Chicago Abused Women’s Coalition — 773-278-4566 24-hr hotline
- Chicago Metropolitan Battered Women’s Network — 312-527-0730 — 1 E. Wacker Dr., Suite 1630, Chicago, IL 60601
- Domestic Violence Shelters
- Sarah’s Inn—Oak Park — 708-386-4225 24-hr hotline; 708-792-3120 text
- National Resource Center on Domestic Violence — 1-800-537-2238
- TEEN VIOLENCE: Love is Respect — Hotline: 1-866-331-9474
- The National Domestic Violence Hotline — 1-800-799-7233 (SAFE)
- Center for Discovery—Glenview — 224-699-2174
- Eating Recovery Center—Oak Brook — 877-711-1690
- National Eating Disorders Association — 800-931-2237
- National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders — 630-577-1330
- Timberline Knolls—Lemont — 855-972-0356
AnxietyBC is a leader in developing online, self-help, and evidence-based resources on anxiety and anxiety disorders.
Our site provides information to help you understand anxiety, as well as resources and tools to help you manage your anxiety.
- Anxiety and Depression Association of America
- The Child Mind Institute is an independent, national nonprofit dedicated to transforming the lives of children and families struggling with mental health and learning disorders.
- National Alliance on Mental Health (NAMI) — A state resource for individuals and families facing the challenges of mental illness, providing free mental health family-based education, family and peer support and grassroots advocacy.
BOOKS and ARTICLES for PARENTS
- Preventing Parent Burnout article
- Transition of Care Guide — If you/your child received treatment for a mental health condition while in high school or before, there are several things you can do to continue to stay healthy while transitioning to and attending college.
- Why Self Care is Essential to Parenting article
- Adolescent Depression: A Guide for Parents by Francis Mark Mondimore. Second Edition (2015)
- Boys of Few Words: Raising our sons to Communicate and Connect by Adam J. Cox (2006)
- Freeing Your Child from Anxiety by Tamare Chansky, PhD (2004).
- Freeing Your Child from Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder: A Powerful, Practical Program for Parents of Children and Adolescents by Tamare Chansky, PhD (2001)
- Has an Anxiety Disorder: An Essential Resource for Parents by Foa and Asmer Andrews
- Helping Your Anxious Teen: Positive Parenting Strategies to Help Your Teen Beat Anxiety, Stress and Worry by Shila Achar Josephs, PhD (2016)
- Helping Teens Who Cut: Using DBT Skills to End Self–Injury by Michael Hollander, PhD (2017)
- Helping Your Troubled Teen by Cynthia S. Kaplan (2007)
- If Your Adolescent Has an Anxiety Disorder: An Essential Resource for Parents by Foa and Asmer Andrews
Parenting That Works: Building Skills That Last a Lifetime by Edward R. Christophersen, Ph.D, ABPP and Susan L. Mortweet, Ph.D. (2002)
- The Imp of the Mind: Exploring the Silent Epidemic of Obsessive Bad thoughts by Lee Baer, Ph.D. (2001)
- The Parents’ Guide to Psychological First Aid by Koocher & LaGreca, Eds (2011)
- The Pressured Child: Freeing Our Kids from Performance Overdrive and Helping them Find Success in School and Life by Michael Thompson (2004)
- I Don’t Walk to Talk About It- Overcoming the Secret Legacy of Male Depression by Terrence Real (1998)
- Mindfulness for Teen Anxiety: A Workbook for Overcoming Anxiety at Home, at School and Everywhere Else by Christopher Willard, PsyD. (2014)
- Recovering from Depression: A Workbook for Teens by Mary Ellen Copeland and Stuart Copans. (2002)
- The Anxiety and Phobia Workbook by Edmund J. Bourne, PhD. (2005)
- The Feeling Good Handbook by David D. Burns, MD (1999)
- The Grieving Teen-A Guide for Teenagers and Their Friends by Helen Fitzgerald (2000)
- The Mindful Teen: Powerful Skills to Help You Handle Stress One Moment at a Time by Dzung X.Vo, MD, FAAP (2015)
- The Self Esteem Workbook for Teens: Activities to Help you Build Confidence and Achieve Your Goals by Lisa M. Schab, LCSW (20013).
- When a Friend Dies- A Book for Teens About Grieving and Healing by Marilyn E. Gootman (2005)
APPS and WEBSITES—free and fee based
- Attunement Music Therapy—Seven selections of exquisite music with playlist to suit your mood and needs.
- Breathe2relax—an app with hands-on diaphragmatic breathing exercise
- Breath & Relax—Develop the habit of breathing in a natural, relaxed way throughout the day. This app is available for a small fee and has a setting for reminders.
- Buddhify—meditation app for a fee
- Calm.com—Free website and mobile app with guided meditation and relaxation exercises
- Calmharm—an app that provides tasks that help you resist or manage the urge to self-harm. You can add your own tasks too and it’s completely private and password protected.
- CBT Thought Record Diary—Analyze your thoughts and lift your mood using this CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy)-based thought diary.
- Colorfly—free coloring book app
- Happify—Activities and games for stress and anxiety
- Headspace—“Meditation made simple”. This app has a free introductory period, after which it requires a paid subscription to continue to use.
- Insight Timer—Free app. Learn to meditate with the world’s top mindfulness, meditation and sleep experts.
- iChill—can help you manage stress by teaching you self-help skills.
- iSleepEasy—3 guided meditations to help you fall asleep and sleep deeply.
- MindShift—is an app designed to help teens and young adults cope with anxiety.
- Mood 24/7—wbsite
- Mood meter—app aims to build emotional intelligence.
- Smiling Mind—Free mobile modern mindfulness app.
- Stop Breathe & Think—free web and mobile app with meditation compassion and mindfulness exercises.
- Virtual Hope Box—simple tools to help with coping and positive thinking.
Notice of Non-Affiliation and Disclaimer: ICCP is not affiliated, associated nor do we endorse any of the companies or resources listed in the resource information for students and parents.