Covid-19 Mental Health Resources


The covid-19 pandemic has caused tremendous harm and together we are deeply saddened by the loss of life and ongoing threat to physical health. The pandemic has also led to direct economic loss and uncertainty. As we go through this together, it is vitally important to take care of your mental health and there are resources to help. Don't hesitate to use these resources.

Lake County Crisis Care Program
A mental health crisis could include overwhelming depression, thoughts of suicide, poor concentration, disturbing thoughts, or feeling out of control. Sometimes people find themselves crying a lot, feeling anxious, or having trouble thinking clearly. Crisis Counselors are available 24 hours a day to speak with you by phone. The number is: 847- 377-8088. You do not have to give your name when you call. We can help guide you through difficult times, manage stress, anxiety and depression, and cope with longer-term difficulties. Information and referrals to other Health Department programs are also available. More online is found at

As the COVID-19 pandemic and the governors’ Stay at Home Order continues to affect the residents of Illinois, the Illinois Department of Human Services’ Mental Health Division has launched a free-of-charge emotional support text line, Call4Calm. Those who would like to talk with a mental health professional can text “TALK” to 5-5-2-0-2-0, a Spanish option is also available by texting “HABLAR” to the same number: 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, a counselor employed by a local community mental health center will call to contact the individual within 24 hours.

NAMI Helpline
People experiencing an immediate mental health crisis can call the NAMI helpline at 1-800-950-NAMI (6264). If someone is experiencing suicidal thoughts, they can call the national Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 800-273-8255 or 911.

Other Resources
National Domestic Violence Hotline: 800-799-7233

CDC Mental Health and Coping Website

Frequently Asked Questions on COVID-19 and Mental Health

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