National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
We can all help prevent suicide. The Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals.1-800-273-8255


There's an app for that. 

Winning the Fight Against the World’s

Leading Cause of Preventable Death

Free support by text, 24/7.

This page is not a resource for counseling. In crisis now? We got this. Text TWT to 741741

 

with a resource called 

 Prevention of Prescription & Opioid Drug Misuse
Wednesday, May 17


May is 

Prevention of Illicit Drug Use ​​& Youth Marijuana Use is Thursday, May 18

Talk. They Hear You link

Prevention of Suicide Friday, May 19

Prevention of Youth Tobacco Use: 
Monday, May 15

Contact us 

gncycoordinator@gmail.com    ​
224-571-1845
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Mental Health Awareness Month

other news & events

Call 1-800-273-TALK or text MHA to 741741 if you are in crisis.

Although it's best to talk about drugs when children are young—when drug use often begins—it's never too late to start the conversation.

*NIDA

Approximately

1 out of 5 adolescents

has a diagnosable mental health disorder, and nearly

one third show symptoms of depression.

* HHS


We’re working to keep kids drug and alcohol-free – are you?


Take the Survey online here.

OR

Download the Survey and mail it;

Glenview Northbrook Coalition for Youth

3801 West Lake Street

​Glenview, IL   60026

Call 1-800-273-TALK or text MHA to 741741 if you are in crisis.


Many parents worry about their teen's exposure to alcohol and other drugs. There is a common belief that some drug use is normal or a rite of passage for teens. This is a myth. For teens, the healthiest decision is to not use any alcohol, tobacco, marijuana or other drugs. This website will help parents keep their kids drug free.

National

Prevention

Week


May 14 - 20

2017

Marijuana is the most commonly used illicit drug in the United States by teens as well as adults. Recent public discussions about medical marijuana and the public debate over the drug’s legal status is leading to a reduced perception of harm among young people. In addition, some teens believe marijuana cannot be harmful because it is “natural.”11 But not all natural plant substances are good for you—tobacco, cocaine, and heroin also come from plants.

​​Glenview and Northbrook 


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Talk. They Hear You link

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Youth use of tobacco products in any form is unsafe, irrespective of whether it is smoked, smokeless, or electronic. If cigarette smoking continues at the current rate among youth in this country, 5.6 million of today's Americans younger than 18 will die early from a smoking-related illness. That's about 1 of every 13 Americans aged 17 years or younger alive today..

Kick start lifesaving conversations about DRUG-FREE living.
Operation Prevention is an initiative brought to you by the DEA and Discovery Education to educate middle and high school students about the true impacts of prescription opioid misuse and heroin use.

Students in need

Text "GBN Help" or "GBS Help" and your message to 1.844.823.5323.  

​For more information, please click  GBN or GBS

Need advice about underage drinking? Teens - this is for you. It's a website with advice about underage drinking.
Underage Drinking for Teens - Too Smart to Start


provide students 

​​​HAVING TOUGH CONVERSATIONS WITH KIDS ABOUT ALCOHOL?

​​​HAVING TOUGH CONVERSATIONS WITH KIDS ABOUT ALCOHOL?

Empowering our youth to live safe, drug and alcohol free lives through family and community partnership.



Prevention of Underage Drinking & Alcohol Misuse
Tuesday, May 16

Text-A-Tip.

Suicide Prevention Warning signs for suicide.
Seek help as soon as possible by contacting a mental health professional or by calling the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK if you or someone you know exhibits any of the following signs:

  • Threatening to hurt or kill oneself or talking about wanting to hurt or kill oneself
  • Looking for ways to kill oneself by seeking access to firearms, available pills, or other means
  • Talking or writing about death, dying, or suicide when these actions are out of the ordinary for the person
  • Feeling hopeless
  • Feeling rage or uncontrolled anger or seeking revenge
  • Acting reckless or engaging in risky activities - seemingly without thinking
  • Feeling trapped - like there's no way out
  • Increasing alcohol or drug use
  • Withdrawing from friends, family, and society
  • Feeling anxious, agitated, or unable to sleep or sleeping all the time
  • Experiencing dramatic mood changes
  • Seeing no reason for living or having no sense of purpose in life 

Looking for help. If you or someone you know is thinking about suicide, contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 800-273-TALK (800-273-8255).
Illinois Suicide Prevention Alliance