This site has links to several resources and suggestions for understanding the stresses of the current situation and keeping your mental and emotional balance.
The Illinois Department of Human Services’ Mental Health Division has launched a free-of-charge emotional support text line, Call4Calm, for Illinois residents experiencing stress and mental health issues related to COVID-19. Individuals who would like to speak with a mental health professional can text “TALK” to 5-5-2-0-2-0, or for Spanish, “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, 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 navigate and access supports and services.
Unafraid Amplify Media, from the publishing house of the United Methodist Church, offers a free 4-session video series on managing fear and anxiety. Topics include:
Understanding and Countering Fear Crime, Racism, Terrorism and Politics Failure, Disappointing Others and Insignificance Apocalypse, Change, Missing Out and Finances