AnnMarie’s Law, enacted in 2015 following the death in 2013 of AnnMarie Blaha, was created to provide suicide awareness and prevention to Illinois school students and school staff. The law, Public Act 99-0443, required ISBE to:
Develop a model suicide prevention policy, and
Compile, develop, and post recommended guidelines, resources, and educational materials on youth suicide prevention and awareness.
AnnMarie's Law also required school districts to adopt a suicide prevention policy and procedures. Along with this the state requires school districts serving students in Grades 6-12 to include mental health resources on student ID cards.
Fenwick High School has two social workers that are dedicated to the health and safety of Fenwick Students. There is a referral process in place for faculty and staff to recommend students to Student Services along with a Crisis Protocol. Fenwick’s health classes incorporate mental health and suicide awareness training and all student I.D. cards contain the following information:
Go to support4u.live
Click on Fenwick Shield to text
Text FRIARS to 844-670-5838
Safe Anonymous Available
24/7/365 for Yourself or a Friend
988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline:
Call or text 988 or chat at 988lifeline.org