Text-A-Tip Official Launch and Press Conference

Join us in supporting LEAD (Linking Efforts Against Drugs) on Wednesday, September 30, 2015 at 10:00 a.m., for the official roll out and announcement of the Text-A-Tip ‘hotline’. This press conference will take place at the Lake County Courthouse and Government Building at 18 North County Street, Waukegan, Illinois 60085.

The event will be presided over by the Lake County State’s Attorney Mike Nerheim who will announce the launch of the Text-A-Tip hotline.

Text-A-Tip provides a 24/7 anonymous text-communication system to youth needing immediate mental health assistance for themselves or a friend. Members of the community can send a text message to a dedicated cellular phone number and receive an immediate response from a licensed clinician while remaining completely anonymous. The anonymity makes it a comfortable place for students to share and provides a safe outlet for voicing concerns about themselves and others.

Barrington Behavioral Health and Wellness has been selected as one of the providers of clinicians who will be available to receive texts from students and youth in need of assistance.

Join us for this great event! Directions to the Lake County Courthouse and Government Building are below.

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