800.273.8255 | Need to talk to someone now? call 24/7 toll-free.

RESOURCES & SUPPORT

Every number you’ll need.

It can be tough to know how to begin or where to go to ask for help. Use these confidential resources to find medical, local and online tools to support your teen. Explore your options below to choose the next steps in helping your teen.

911 | Request a CIT officer

If your child is currently experiencing a mental health crisis or medical emergency, call 911 and request to have a CIT officer deployed.

A Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) police officer is specially trained to react appropriately to situations involving mental health and illnesses.

National Hotline | 800.273.8255
If your child is in a crisis, having suicidal thoughts or emotional distress, call this national hotline for free 24/7.
Chat Now | Online Crisis Chat
Lifeline Crisis Chat is a service of the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. This free service can provide online emotional support, crisis intervention, and suicide prevention services. Connect with a chat specialist 24/7 from your computer.
Text HelpNow to 20121
The text-for-help service connects you with a trained mental health responder quickly and easily from your phone.
School Counselors | Names & Phone Numbers

Therapists and life skills specialists at your child’s school can help your child understand what he or she is feeling.

School Name & Phone NumberTherapist / Life Skills Specialist
IPS #94
317.226.4294
Lantrianne Worden / Courtney Crockett
IPS #34
317.226.4234
Jessica Laumann / Tom Jones
IPS #69
317.226.4269
Nikki Woods
IPS #82
317.226.4282
Alexandria Petry / Jillian Schleicher
IPS #83
317.226.4283
Jessica Tomlinson / Jillian Schleicher
IPS #88
317.226.4288
Grace Liegibel / Alyson McCarthy
IPS #91
317.226.4291
Gloria Verbanac
IPS #93
317.226.4293
Rachel Wedemire / Joileen Brewer
IPS #57
317.226.4257
Lantrianne Worden
IPS #99
317.226.4299
Colette Highsmith
PLA @ IPS #103
317.226.4103
Meaghan Rhoades / Ka'Meshia McGee / Samuel Richardson
IPS #105
317.226.4105
Celeste Hedgespeth / Elizabeth Long
IPS #106
317.226.4106
Deb Bussard
John Marshall Community High School
317.693.5460
Tonyica Boykin / Lamar Sykes
Broad Ripple High School
317.693.5700
Lance Corral
Shortridge High School
317.356.6377
Leah Sleeth
McFarland Middle School
317.226.4112
Leah Sleeth
Positive Support AcademyKatie Wolven
Arlington High SchoolAbby Schmutte
Public Transportation Help | 800.743.3333
Call 800.743.3333 or visit www.indygo.net to find answers about bus ticket pricing, trip advice, routes, delays and more.
Community Health Network Behavioral Health Treatment Services | 317.621.5700

Community Health Network’s youth services offer individual, family or group therapy in outpatient, partial, intensive-outpatient, and inpatient clinics as well as within the home and community. There are many locations that cover the greater Indianapolis area. Explore your options below to choose the next steps in helping your teen.

Inpatient Services The Behavioral Health Pavilion is a full-service inpatient behavioral health hospital. This level of care is for anyone who needs intensive supervision and treatment in dealing with a crisis or an exacerbation of mental illness symptoms.

Partial or Intensive-Outpatient Services As an alternative or follow-up to inpatient services, partial hospitalization provides daily therapy throughout the week in a group format. Partial hospitalization may allow children to work through issues while remaining in their normal environment of home, school, neighborhood and peer groups.

Outpatient Services Teens are seen in individual, group or family therapy for issues including depression, anxiety, stress and anger management, substance abuse, attention deficit hyperactive disorder or medication evaluation and management.

Youth Grief and Bereavement Services (Metropolitan School District of Lawrence Township) Community Healing Hearts offers services focused on supporting youth in telling their story, expressing feelings, using coping skills and addressing unfinished business. All Community Healing Hearts services are free of charge and open to the public in the Metropolitan School District of Lawrence Township.

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