The Bridge Blog

September 15, 2020

Virginia’s Story

Virginia’s Story Content warning: Suicidal ideation  Virginia is a 15-year-old girl who was brought to The Bridge by her mother. Prior to coming to The Bridge […]
September 8, 2020

Abby’s Story

Abby’s Story Content warning: Suicidal ideation  Abby is a 16-year-old female who was referred to the Bridge Crisis team by her high school counselor following a […]
August 25, 2020

Natalie’s Story

Natalie’s Story Content warning: Anxiety Natalie is a ten-year-old who was referred to The Bridge by her school social worker. Natalie is a very good student […]
August 4, 2020

Michael’s Story

Michael’s Story Content warning: Anxiety, depression, suicidal ideation Michael is a nine-year-old boy who was experiencing significant levels of anxiety and stress surrounding school, family, and […]
July 30, 2020

Chris’ Story

Chris’ Story Content warning: Teen vape use The Bridge Youth & Family Services has been involved with the Palatine Peer Jury program for numerous years. This […]
July 6, 2020

Meet Alexa: Young Professionals Board Chair

The Bridge is fortunate to have invested volunteers in many capacities at our agency. Alexa came to The Bridge and brought fresh new views and ideas […]
June 25, 2020

Nuevo Protocolo COVID-19

Esta información es para describir qué va a ocurrir cuando regrese a nuestra oficina. Nuestra prioridad es promover la salud y la seguridad de todos. Lo […]
June 22, 2020

New COVID-19 Pro­to­col

Since March, our administrative office has been closed to nonessential personnel. However, we will begin to allow clients back into the office to obtain mental health […]
June 18, 2020

Nora’s Story

Nora’s Story Content warning: Gender identity, sexual orientation, depression, anxiety, suicide Nora is 15-years-old and of Hispanic descent; she has always felt different and has dealt […]
June 10, 2020

Eddie’s Story

Eddie’s Story “There’s a lot of people dying!” expressed Eddie, a 5-year-old client, during a therapy session while talking about the coronavirus health emergency and what […]
June 4, 2020

A Volunteer’s Story

After donating 40 hours of time in service to The Bridge, we asked one of our amazing volunteers to tell us why they wanted to volunteer […]
May 27, 2020

Recognizing Our Founding Sponsor: BMO Harris Bank

For 17 years, BMO Harris Bank has supported The Bridge Youth & Family Services’ mission of helping kids and their families overcome mental health challenges and […]
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