Hi! I am so glad you are visiting my website! In the upcoming days, I am planning to be updating my website with resources and activities for the students at WC Petty Elementary School.
During the Remote Learning Days, if you would like to reach out to myself, Jessica Buechner, school social worker at WC Petty Elementary School, you can reach me at email@example.com. I will be checking my emails throughout the school closure. However, please do not rely on me getting back to you as an immediate way of getting mental health support as I will not always be online. If it is something that is not urgent: Please include in your email a brief reason why you would like to connect. I will respond when I can.
If you are having a serious or emergency level emotional or mental health concern: Please speak with your child about their feelings and the situation if possible.
Also here are some numbers to hotlines that can connect you to a mental health worker (please only use these resources for urgent/serious matters):
- National Suicide Hotline: Call 1-800-273-8255
- Lake County Text-a-Tip: You text LAKECO (and your message) to the number 1-844-823-5323. Within seconds, you will receive an automated response, and within minutes a live mental health counselor will respond to your text. All messages are sent through a cloaking server located offsite that keeps the communication completely anonymous.
-Lake County SASS (Crisis Line)- if it is a mental health emergency they can send a worker to your home to complete an assessment. The number you can call is 800-345-9049.
- You can also call your local police department for assistance if your child or someone in your family is feeling unsafe or if you are worried about the safety of another. The police can help link people to mental health services, as well as do a wellness check if appropriate. The non-emergency number for the Antioch Police is 847-395-8585.