Suicide Prevention Resources

Mattoon CUSD#2 believes in educating and supporting the whole child. With support from both home and school, the District believes an environment where all children can thrive and overcome negative emotions can be created. 

At school, Mattoon CUSD#2 will be complying with Illinois law by meeting the requirements of Ann Marie's Law. The law, signed in 2015, mandates that all Illinois public schools provide age-appropriate suicide and depression awareness and prevention education programs for students in grades kindergarten through 12. 

In addition, the District encourages parents who are concerned about their children to access the following resources for support. School social workers, counselors, and psychologists are also available at each school, if you believe your child may need additional help. 

LifeLinks Mental Health
750 Broadway Avenue East
Mattoon, Illinois 61938
(217) 238-5700

National Suicide & Crisis Hotline

Helping connect individuals dealing with suicidal ideations to services.
(888)-628-9454 (Spanish)
For TTY Users: Use your preferred relay service or dial 711 then 988.

Sarah Bush Lincoln Psychiatry and Counseling

Prairie Pavilion 1
1005 Health Center Dr., Suite 102
Mattoon, IL 61938

The Anne Marie Foundation

The foundation that helped create Ann Marie's Law. The website shares Ann Marie's story and provides both national and local resources.