A Message for Students:

  • As we approach winter break, many of you may feel the pressure of finals season. We want to remind you to take care of yourself as you study, finish projects, and prepare for winter break.

    Here are helpful tips to protect your well-being during finals season:

    1. Set realistic daily goals. Create a daily to-do list to stay on track with your schedule.
    2. Keep up with healthy habits. Eat three meals, get plenty of sleep, and include physical activity into your daily routine.
    3. Make time for yourself every day. Take a walk, call a friend, or enjoy your favorite drink at your local coffee shop to slow down and catch your breath, even if it’s just 15 minutes.
    4. Be mindful of your schedule. Plan ahead and learn to say “no” to activities if you feel overwhelmed.
    5. Reach out for help. Acknowledge your feelings and talk to a professional when needed.

    Whatever you are managing, we want you to know you are not alone. If you or someone you know needs help, you can also access support here:

    Reach out to your school counselor or another member of your student services team.

    To find a mental health care provider, use Care Solace, a complimentary and confidential care coordination service provided by Township High School District 214:

    • Call 888-515-0595. Multilingual support is available 24/7/365.
    • Visit www.caresolace.com/d214 and either search on your own or click “Book Appointment” for assistance by video chat, email, or phone.

    For emergency mental health support:

    • Call 911 or and request a Crisis Intervention Trained (C.I.T.) response or go to the closest emergency room for support
    • Text “Hello” or “Home” to 741741 to talk to a crisis counselor
    • Call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 988 or online chat here: suicidepreventionlifeline.org
    • Trevor Lifeline LGBTQQ+ Crisis Support: https://www.thetrevorproject.org/get-help/

    Finding time for yourself and your well-being is essential, especially during high-stress times. We are always here to support you and wish you the best of luck with finals!

Care Solace

  • If you or a family member are looking for help with mental health or substance use, Care Solace can help you quickly find treatment options matched to your needs regardless of the circumstance. Care Solace is a complimentary and confidential service provided to students, staff, and their families by Township High School District 214. Care Solace’s team is available 24/7/365 and can support you in any language.

    If you would like to use Care Solace to help you find a provider:

    • Call 888-515-0595 available 24/7/365
    • Visit www.caresolace.com/d214 and either search on your own OR click “Book Appointment” for assistance by video chat, email, or phone.

    Information on individual treatment providers was gathered by Care Solace based on criteria such as geographic proximity, whether the provider accepts the authorized user’s insurance, and whether the provider is accepting new patients. The school district does not recommend, endorse, promote, or refer to any of the individual treatment providers.