Mental Health Resources


  • Governor Pritzker announced a new resource for the people of Illinois for concerns related to COVID-19.  CALL4CALM enables residents to send a text to receive a return call from a behavioral health professional to answer their questions/provide resources related to mental health resources, unemployment, food, and shelter. 

    Illinois Department of Human Services

    Illinois Department of Employment Security

    Illinois Food Banks

    Illinois Shelter and Emergency Housing

    Illinois HFS


    The American School Counselor Association has gathered several resources for students. Please see the link below for more information. 

    American School Counselor Association


    The link below provides some apps and sites that have meditation and mindfulness exercises, as well as local resources for people struggling with mental health or domestic violence concerns:

    Mental Health Resources


    National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255

    Mercer County Mental Health Action Program: 309-582-7954


    School counselors and other staff members are available to talk via phone or video chat Monday through Friday 9:30am-3:00pm.

    Stacey Blackwell   blackwells@sherrard.us

    Julie Drish   drishju@sherrard.us

    Rachel Wirsing wirsingr@sherrard.us

    Zach Johnson johnsonz@sherrard.us

    Matt Newquist newquistm@sherrard.us

    Tim Wernentin wernentint@sherrard.us

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