On April 11th, Governor Pritzker announced the creation of Call4Calm, an emotional support text line for Illinois residents experiencing stress and mental health issues related to COVID-19. Call4Calm is operated by the Illinois Department of Human Services’ Mental Health Division and is free-of-charge. Individuals who would like to speak with a mental health professional can text “TALK” to 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 to navigate and access supports, and services offered by the state.
Para recibir asistencia con salud mental mande “HABLAR” al número: 5-5-2-0-2-0.