Mental Health Partners

The Signs of Suicide (SOS) program that Elyssa’s Mission funds and implements in Illinois schools includes a vital screening component: the Brief Screen for Adolescent Depression (BSAD). In order to make the screening process more efficient on SOS program days, Elyssa’s Mission seeks to collaborate with behavioral health providers. Qualified staff from behavioral health hospitals volunteer their time to assist school mental staff with the student follow-up process. Students whom have been identified by the BSAD and/or Student Response Cards require further evaluation in order to determine if school- or community-based referrals are warranted. Behavioral health staff help facilitate students interviews, and can also offer valuable consultation in the event students require further attention.

We are pleased to partner with the following:

Chicago Behavioral Health (CBH)
cbh-logoChicago Behavioral Hospital in Des Plaines provides evidence-based, specialized psychiatric care for adolescents, adults and senior adults. CBH offers free mental health assessments for adolescents and adults. If treatment is advised, hospital staff can assist with admission to a CBH program or recommend other treatment options in the community. Compassionate, skilled clinicians are available toll-free 24-7 at 844-756-8600 to discuss CBH programs, insurance and answer any questions. To learn more about CBH and the specific programs that are available, please visit their website:

Chicago Children’s Center for Behavioral Health
CCCBHVertColorChicago Children’s Center for Behavioral Health provides assessment, referral and in-patient behavioral health services for children and adolescents ages 3-17. They are located at Saints Mary and Elizabeth Medical Center at the Saint Elizabeth campus. To learn more about the services offered at Chicago Children’s Center for Behavioral Health, please visit their website:

Hartgrove Behavioral Health System
sealHartgrove Hospital is licensed as a 160-bed psychiatric facility providing services for over 50-years to pediatrics as young as the age of three as well as adolescents, and adults. Our services are comprehensive and include inpatient, partial hospitalization programs for children and adolescents (PHP), adolescent and adult intensive outpatient programs (IOP) and two (2) traditional outpatient centers. We are pleased to announce the opening of 2 new programs:

The Neuropsychiatric Center of Chicago

The TRAUMA Program (Trauma Recovery Assistance Utilizing Multiple System-Based Approaches)

To learn more about all of the services that Hartgrove offers, please visit their website:

Linden Oaks Behavioral Health

LindenOaks_logoLinden Oaks Behavioral Health specializes in the treatment of addictions, anxiety, depression, eating disorders, self-injury, and geriatric behavioral health. We have an inpatient hospital on Edward Hospital’s Naperville campus and comprehensive outpatient services for adults and adolescents in Naperville, Hinsdale Plainfield, St. Charles, and Arlington Heights.

For more information, visit For immediate assistance and a free and confidential assessment, call the Linden Oaks 24/7 Help Line at (630) 305-5027.