School-Based Mental Health & Grief Support

Hult Center for Healthy Living’s school-based grief support group and suicide prevention resources are designed to empower mental health professionals with skills and tools to provide grief support and suicide prevention in a school setting. This resource page is continuously updated so please check back for more information and resources.

For additional information and individualized training please contact our team.

Grief Support

The following trainings are available on the Virtual E-Learning platform.
Please click on each link to gain access:

Worden’s 4 Tasks of Mourning
Wolfelt’s 6 Needs of Mourning
5 Stages of Grief

Counseling Resources for Children and Adults

Call Heart of Illinois 2-1-1 or the Access Center at 1-888-311-0321

Children’s Counseling Resouces – PDF

Cancer Support for Youth:

Camp Kesem– A nation-wide camp for children ages 6-18 who have lost a loved one to cancer, have a parent undergoing cancer treatment, or whose parent is a cancer survivor.

Helping Children Who Have Lost a Loved One to Cancer – PDF by CancerCare

KidsKonnected– A local support group for kids and teens that meets under the leadership of professionals to provide support, friendship, and education to children and teens whose parents, grandparents, or caregivers have or had cancer.

Suicide Prevention (ands see Suicide Prevention Resources below):

Depression & Anxiety Brochure

Preventing Suicide: A Toolkit for High Schools | SAMHSA Publications and Digital Products

Funds for grief support activities were supported entirely by funds from the R3: Restore, Reinvest, Renew funds in partnership with Peoria Public Schools. To learn more about the R3 Grant Funding please click here.

Suicide Prevention and Mental Health

QPR is an evidence-based training that can be provided in person or virtually by Hult Center for Healthy Living’s QPR Gatekeeper Trainers. To schedule QPR or reach our team about anything else, please call (309) 692-6650 or email You can learn more about QPR here.

Presentation Materials: QPR Slideshow

The SAMHSA store has many free resources for suicide prevention. Click this link to view a 988 poster and scroll down to view other items you may be interested in adding such as magnets, safety plans for clinicians, wallet cards, and much more.

The SAMHSA Preventing Suicide: A Toolkit for High Schools has prevention and postvention resources that can be downloaded for free.

CDC’s Promoting Mental Health and Well-Being in Schools: An Action Guide for School and District Leaders

To Write Love on Her Arms: Self-Care Resouces

Smiling Mind: A series of 18 x 2 minute animated episodes exploring positive mental health and emotional wellbeing lessons for children aged 3 to 8.

Want to suggest more resources? Let us know! Email us.

Emergency? Call 911!

Local- Substance Use and Mental Health: Trillium Place (Access Center 1-888-321-0321)

National- 988 Lifeline (Call, Text, or Chat)