Lake Forest Schools

Student Assistance Programs

District program to promote practices in substance use prevention and intervention programming for students.

Contact Information:
Deborahanne Reimer, MS, LPC, CADC
Student Assistance Programs


Substance abuse prevention incorporates evidenced-based programs, drug education, and interpersonal skill building to reinforce positive youth activities, healthy choices and well-being.


Intervention provides the support needed for students. Efforts are made to assist students who could benefit from additional supports to help identify and address areas that may be interfering with the student’s ability to be successful.

Resources & Internet links

Alcohol & Other Drugs

Mental Health

  • National Mental Health Association (NAMA)
  • National Alliance on Mental Health Illness
  • National Institute of Mental Health
  • Erika’s Lighthouse
  • Elyssa’s Mission
  • Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration
  • American Association of Suicidology
  • American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
  • Signs of Suicide Prevention Program
  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK,
  • Lake County Health Department: (847) 377-8180

    Body Image & Eating Disorders

    Sexual Assault/Abuse & Domestic Violence


    Assessment & Treatment Supports

    • Gateway Foundation, 847-356-8205, (24 hour hotline) 877-321-recover
    • Rosecrance: 815-391-1000
    • Omni Youth & Family Services: 847-540-0680
    • N.I.C.A.S.A.: 847-546-6540
    • The Child, Adolescent & Family Recovery Center: 847-457-6730
    • Highland Park Hospital: 847-432-8000
    • Vista Health System: 847-360-2720
    • Alexian Brothers Behavioral Health Hospital: 800-432-5005
    • ERC (Eating Recovery Center) Insight: (847) 915-6747

    Other Links