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Coronavirus Wellness Resources

Coping with the stresses of quarantine can be difficult and are expected. Feeling sad, anxious, overwhelmed or having other symptoms of distress such as trouble sleeping and loss of appetite are normal. If symptoms become worse reach out for support and help.  The following are free mental health resources available to all area residents:

 

Helplines

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

Illinois Department of Human Services Domestic Violence Helpline

  • 877-TO END DV or 877-863-6338 (Voice) 1-877-863-6339 (TTY) |  Website

National Alliance on Mental Illness Chicago 

Bright Star Community Outreach

  • 833-TURN-123 or 833-887-6123 | Website

Chicago Department of Public Health Mental Health Center Teletherapy

 

Textlines

Illinois Department of Health

  • Text COVID to 312-500-3836 to receive daily updates about COVID-19 
  • Text TALK (English) or HABLAR (Spanish) to 552020 to access emotional support
  • Text UNEMPLOYMENT, FOOD or SHELTER to 552020 to receive information on those topics

For more information about housing and shelters, please view these Illinois Department of Human Services Housing, Shelter & Homelessness Resources.

Crisis Text Line

  • Text HOME to 741741 to access a trained crisis counselor 24-hours a day

 

Librarian Recommended Online Resources

For Older Adults:

 

Government and State Coronavirus Information