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 IllinoisMentalHealthCollaborative.com
- 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
- Friendly advice or other information.