OUR DEDICATED ACTIONS
Everyday adolescents struggle with anxiety, depression, thoughts of suicide, attention deficit disorder, bipolar disorder, the emotional trauma of bullying and other disorders along the autism spectrum.
According to the National Institute of Mental Health, "20 percent of youth ages 13 to 18 years, and 13 percent of ages 8 to 15 years, live with a mental health condition."
To address these issues, the Fitzgerald Family Foundation joined Alexian Brothers Center for Mental Health in providing an onsite, mental health counselor for 10 Chicago northwest suburb public schools split across 7 high schools and 3 middle schools. 100% funded by your generous support of our annual School-Based Mental Health Services golf outing.
- Individual and group counseling
- Crisis assessments and referrals
MENTAL HEALTH ADVOCACY such as:
- Suicide prevention
- Mental health education for students, parents and teachers
- Collaboration with school personnel
- Improved student emotional health
- Improved behavior
- Help boost student academic performance
- Reduce absenteeism and truancy
- Early intervention of mental illness and addictions
AMITA Health Alexian Brothers Center for Mental Health School-Based Mental Health Services Program (2019-2020 SCHOOL YEAR)
PUBLIC SCHOOLS – Schools funded by Fitzgerald Family Foundation/Golf Outing
Buffalo Grove High School, Buffalo Grove, IL (1 day a week)
Carl Sandburg Junior High, Rolling Meadows, IL (1 day a week)
John Hersey High School, Arlington Heights, IL (1 day a week)
Johnsburg High School, Johnsburg, IL (1 day a week)
Plum Grove Junior High, Rolling Meadows, IL (1 day a week)
Prospect High School, Mount Prospect, IL (1 day a week)
Walter R. Sundling Junior High, Palatine, IL (1 day a week)
Winston Junior High, Palatine, IL (2 days a week but only 1 day funded by Golf Outing)
Elk Grove High School, Elk Grove Village, IL (1 day a week with partial funding)
Rolling Meadows High School, Rolling Meadows, IL (1 day a week with partial funding)
School-Based Mental Health Services are making an impact on our Children. One child at a time. Our focused goal is to make a difference every year with additional mental health support for our Youth struggling to find their way.
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