Anxiety, stress and fear are common mental health issues that many are facing at this time. If you or someone you know, adults or children, are experiencing fear and anxiety about coronavirus, please review the CDC’s information about Mental Health and Coping with COVID-19.
The Illinois Department of Human Services’ Mental Health Division has launched a free-of-charge emotional support text line, Call4Calm, for Illinois residents experiencing stress and mental health issues related to COVID-19. Individuals who would like to speak with a mental health professional can text “TALK” to 5-5-2-0-2-0, or for Spanish, “HABLAR” to the same number: 5-5-2-0-2-0.
Call4Calm is free to use, and individuals will remain anonymous. Once a resident sends a text to the hotline, within 24 hours they will receive a call from a counselor employed by a local community mental health center to provide support.
Individuals can also text 5-5-2-0-2-0, with key words such as “unemployment” or “food” or “shelter” and will receive information on how navigate and access supports and services.
DuPage County Resources
The DuPage County Health Department's Behavioral Health Services provides a range of levels of care for DuPage County residents. Read more on the County's website.