The Illinois Department of Human Services’ Mental Health Division has launched this free-of-charge emotional support text line for Illinois residents experiencing stress and mental health issues related to COVID-19. Call4Calm is free to use, and individuals will remain anonymous.
Speak to a mental health professional
Text “TALK” to 5-5-2-0-2-0,
For Spanish text, “HABLAR” to 5-5-2-0-2-0.
Information about support and services
Text 5-5-2-0-2-0, with key words such as “unemployment” or “food” or “shelter.”
Within 24 hours of texting you will receive a call from a counselor employed by a local community mental health center to provide support.
For more information, visit dhs.illinois.gov