COVID-19 Mental Health Resources

The list of mental health resources below are available during the COVID-19 crisis. You can also watch the following webinar put together by Personal Counseling to help you with your mental health.

DuPage Area Resources

Illinois Resource: Call for Calm

Text "talk" to 552020

Text "hablar" for Spanish speakers

Free-of-charge, anonymous, emotional support text line for Illinois residents experiencing stress related to COVID-19. Once you text the hotline, you will receive a call from a counselor from a local community mental health center. This service is available to you regardless of your personal circumstances and can also provide assistance with services related to food, housing, and unemployment.

National Crisis Resources

SAMHSA Disaster Distress Helpline

24/7, 365-day-a-year national hotline dedicated to providing immediate crisis counseling for people who are experiencing emotional distress related to any natural or human-caused disaster. This toll-free, multilingual, and confidential crisis support service is available to all residents in the United States and its territories.

  • 1-800-985-5990
  • Text “talkwithus” to 66746

Crisis Text Line

24/7 support, text from anywhere in the United States, anytime, about any type of crisis, including Corona Virus anxiety/concerns. A live, trained Crisis Counselor receives the text and responds from a secure online platform. The volunteer Crisis Counselor will help you move from a hot moment to a cool moment.

  • Text “HOME” to 741741

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

Free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals.

  • 1-800-273-TALK (8255) 
  • 1-888-628-9454 (for Spanish speakers)
  • 1-800-799-4889 (for deaf and hard of hearing)

SAMHSA National Helpline

Free, confidential, 24/7, 365-day-a-year treatment referral and information service (in English and Spanish) for individuals and families facing mental and/or substance use disorders.

  • 1-800-662-HELP (4357) 

AlcoholHelp ( is available to educate the public on the severity of alcohol use disorders, while reducing the stigma associated with the disease.

  • 1-844-561-5961

Other Resources

Resources and tips on taking care of physical and mental health, and supporting each other during this time of uncertainty.

Advice, guidance, resources, social sharing, information, and other tools to help spread positive messages of hope, compassion, mental health care, and suicide prevention.

General COVID-19 Mental Wellness Articles


Contact Information

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