Illinois Call4Calm Text Line

If you or a loved one are struggling with stress related to the COVID-19 pandemic and need emotional support, text TALK to 552020 for English or HABLAR for Spanish. This service is free and available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. People seeking assistance will remain anonymous and will provide only their first name and zip code, which enables the service to link you to a counselor in your area who is knowledgeable about available local resources.


Illinois Warm Line

For a “warm line” need – not sure if you are in crisis or not – staffed by the

  • Call: 1 (866) 359-7953 – Select “The Warm Line”
    • TTY: 1 (866) 880-4459

The Warm Line is staffed by trained professionals who have experienced mental health recovery in their own lives. It provides:

  • Emotional Support
  • Recovery Education
  • Self Advocacy Support

The Warm Line is not a crisis hotline, but is based on the concept that sometimes what is needed most in difficult times is someone to talk to, who will listen and understand.

  • Hours of Operation: Monday through Friday, 8am-5pm, except holidays

Local Resource Helpline available from NAMI CCNS — 847-716-2252.

Provides a sympathetic and informed listening ear for individuals and their families who are living with mental illness and in need of local resources, such as:

  • Support groups
  • Educational classes
  • Resources
  • Referrals
  • Friendly advice or other information.