Our school counselors and school social workers can help to address social/emotional needs of our students. You can find contact information below. If you are not sure if your student is connected with a specific student services staff member, contact the school counselor identified below and they can help to address the concerns or make a referral to the appropriate school social worker if appropriate.
Meet the Student Services Team
Megan Licht: Associate Principal of Student Services
Annie Swiatek: School Nurse
Wesley Clevenger: School Psychologist
Dawn Deacon: School Psychologist
Joe Alger: Prevention & Wellness Coordinator
Mario Balarin: School Resource Officer
Sylvia Silva: Registrar
Patrick O'Connell: Department Chair and IEP Counselor
Veronica Lujano: Counselor students with 504 plan
Kevin Ball: Counselor A-Da
Jamie McKenna: Counselor De-Kim
Tim Sheehan: Counselor Kin-Price
Megan Stenberg: Counselor Pride-Z
More Resources: If there is a crisis in which you must speak immediately or at length with a mental health provider, please utilize the following resources:
DO YOU NEED HELP FOR YOURSELF? CONCERNED ABOUT A FRIEND?
Use Text-A-Tip. Text LAKECO to 1-844-823-5323. It’s safe, anonymous and available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-8255
Alcohol and Drug Helpline 1-800-821-4357
National Alliance on Mental Health Information Line 1-800-950-NAMI(6264)
Trevor Support Center Their trained counselors are here to support you 24/7. If you are a young person in crisis, feeling suicidal, or in need of a safe and judgment-free place to talk, call the TrevorLifeline now at 1-866-488-7386.
Illinois Mental Health Collaborative
COVID-19 Mental Health Resource Hub
National Alliance on Mental Health website
Illinois Department of Public Health
If there is an emergency, please dial 911.
IDPH: Violence Prevention and Support Resources This document provides a list of violence prevention and support resources available to communities.
IDPH: Call4Calm A free emotional support text line. Text “TALK" to 552020 or “HABLAR" for service in Spanish.
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline Free and confidential support for individuals in crisis available 24 hours a day 7 days a week 1-800-273-8255(TALK)
Crisis Text Line Free and confidential support for individuals in crisis available 24 hours a day 7 days a week Text HOME to 741741
National Helpline | SAMHSA - Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration Free and confidential treatment referral and information service available 24 hours a day 7 days a week. 1-800-622-4357 (HELP)
National Runaway Safeline This 24-hour 7 day a week national Safeline is for youth at risk of running away or already have and are looking for help. 1-800-Runaway (786-2929) or text: 66008
Self-Guided Mindfulness - Learning 2 Breathe
Lake County Youth & Families Resources
@GNHSStrength (with Tyler Hansen)
@GNHSFitness (with Shelli Williams)
Panorama - Virtual Learning for Educators, Students, Families
Free Headspace Meditations and Free Subscriptions for Educators
Insight Timer (Free meditations)
Yoga with Adriene (Free yoga)
Cosmic Kids Yoga (Yoga for Littles and Parents)
PopSugar Fitness (Free Workouts)