988 is now active across the United States. 988 has been designated as the new three-digit number that will route callers to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. You can call or text 988 or click the link below to chat with a trained crisis counselor. Please note that the previous 1-800-273-TALK (8255) number will continue to function indefinitely. The 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline is a national network of crisis call centers, including one in Idaho, that provides free and confidential emotional support to people in suicidal crisis or emotional distress 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Madison Cares is the mental health department for the Madison School District and we provide mental health support and services to our students throughout the district. We provide a variety of mental and emotional health services including working with individual students who have mental or emotional health challenges that impact their social and academic functioning and we provide social skills groups for our elementary and middle school students. In addition to mental health support in our schools, Madison Cares also provides early childhood services and holds community events that promote inclusion and connectedness. A student can be referred to Madison Cares by a school administrator, teacher, parent, guardian, or community-based professional. Madison School District allows Madison Cares to graciously provide all of our services at no charge.
988 SUICIDE & CRISIS LIFELINE
CRISIS TEXT LINE
Text "HOME" to 741741 from anywhere in the United States at any time. The Crisis Text Line is available for any type of crisis. A live, trained crisis counselor receives your text and responds to you all from a secure online platform.
SEE TELL NOW!
SEE TELL NOW is a statewide system being utilized by a number of school districts across Idaho. It is an all-inclusive tipline for students and adults to report incidents of concern to school personnel, law enforcement officers, or mental health professionals. SEE - When you are in and around your school, simply be aware of your surroundings. You may notice something that doesn’t seem right, looks odd or is simply out of the ordinary. TELL - If something doesn't look right, tell someone at your school or call the police – but tell someone. We want to know what’s happening at our schools, and your observations are important to us. Do it NOW! Don’t wait, don’t hesitate. If something looks out of place to you, it likely is. When it comes to your safety and the safety of others, it’s always a better idea to be safe than sorry.
Hope Squad is a peer-to-peer suicide prevention program. Hope Squad members are nominated by their classmates as trustworthy peers and team with trained adult Hope Squad Advisors. The program reduces youth suicide through education, training, and peer intervention. The Madison School District currently has a Hope Squad at Madison Junior High School and at Madison High School. For more information about the Hope Squads in these schools, contact the counseling office at each respective school.
If you are experiencing a mental health or medical emergency, call your doctor, dial 911, or go to the nearest emergency room immediately.
Rick T. Croft, LCPC
Phone: (208) 359-1256
Fax: (208) 581-8290
Address: 60 W. Main St., Rexburg
Madison Cares Office Hours
Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m. - 4:00p.m.