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Community Resources - Community Help

  • Morrison Community Hospital has partnered with the River Bend School District to offer behavioral health services on-site at each school. Behavioral health services are billed to the patient’s health insurance just as if the patient went to the hospital. Deductibles and co-pays will still apply. This service eliminates the need to miss work or to transport the student to Morrison Hospital for counseling. The student will miss less instructional time due to the elimination of travel time. The services are provided by a trained, licensed, professional clinician. The purpose of the partnership is to increase access to behavioral health services. Confidentiality rules will still apply, however a consent to exchange information between the school and clinician is strongly encouraged. Family involvement is encouraged. The parent will need to be present for the initial intake appointment. If interested please click on the following link, Counseling Referral Form, and return to Mr. Baisden at the High School.
  • Whiteside County Resource Book - Tri-County's Agency Resource Book is filled with information to assist individuals with adult education, employment services, basic needs, child care services, dental health, disability services, emergency services, food pantries, legal services, mental health services, physical health, recreation services and other resources within our nine counties.
  • Area Therapists and Counselors  - This is a list of area Therapists and Counselors for students seeing support and help dealing with social and emotional issues.
  • Mental Health Conditions are all around us and among us. By knowing more about them, we can encourage each other to speak up and build better lives.
  • NAMI Family Support Groups provide a place where family members, friends and significant others caring for a loved one living with a mental health condition can find compassion, learn new ways to manage problems and access resources. The local NAMI meetings are in Sterling every 4th Tuesday of the month. These meetings are free and confidential. 
  • A Guide to Getting Through Grief is a pamphlet that provides information on how to help yourself deal with the loss of a loved one. It also gives suggestions on how to help others who are grieving.
  • Parents as Teachers First Years is a parent education and family support program that provides free services for families in Whiteside, Lee and Ogle Counties, including expectant parents and families with children from birth to age three.
Other Resources 
  • The Child Mind Institute is an independent, national nonprofit dedicated to transforming the lives of children and families struggling with mental health and learning disorders. Our teams work every day to deliver the highest standards of care, advance the science of the developing brain and empower parents, professionals and policymakers to support children when and where they need it most.  
    • For Families When a child is struggling, the whole family is affected. At the Child Mind Institute we want to help you make good decisions for your kids and navigate the challenges of parenting. We explore the concerns and challenges we hear about most from parents and provide expert guidance on how to respond in the most effective way. And if you have a child who needs support, we offer resources that can help you get the best care for that child and the best outcome for your family.
  • Victim & Survivor Resources  - Victims of teen dating violence often keep the abuse a secret. They should be encouraged to reach out to trusted adults like parents, teachers, school counselors, youth advisors, or health care providers. They can also seek confidential counsel and advice from professionally trained adults and peers. This website contains a list of hotline numbers, prevention programs, and public awareness programs plus federal and  local resources and how to secure them.