H.E.R.E Mission: “The H.E.R.E. in Barrington coalition provides Help, Encouragement,
Resources and Education to prevent teen suicide in the Barrington 220 community”
H.E.R.E in Barrington is a community coalition comprised of a passionate board of directors and area residents.
With the support of CUSD 220 we are focused on suicide prevention for teens. H.E.R.E. is the only organization of it’s kind in the Barrington area, and strives to work alongside other organizations to eliminate the stigma associated with mental illness, and strives to create a community where teens and parents feel they can be educated and talk about mental health issues. H.E.R.E has a Crisis Team of Mental Health Professionals that are prepared to respond in the event of a community crisis with counseling and resources. H.E.R.E. has a high school Student Board of Directors, and is an Erika’s Lighthouse Chapter. H.E.R.E. works alongside the high school student board to help them promote the work and services of Erika’s Lighthouse.
1. Education and Collaboration: creating a community where teens and families can communicate and be educated about suicide prevention.
2. A Crisis Team of Mental Health Providers ready to respond to a Barrington220 crisis with counseling and resources.
3. Community QPR trainings: 3 Simple Steps anyone can learn to save a life from suicide.
4. BHS student Board and Erika's Lighthouse chapter.
HERE in Barrington is an education and resource organization. We do not provide direct services.
If you are in crisis and need immediate help, please call 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
May is National Mental Health Awareness Month