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Help is Here: Talk to Someone  

Illinois Call4Calm (COVID-19 Stress) Text Line:    552020

If you or someone you know is suffering from stress related to the COVID-19 pandemic and need emotional support, text TALK to 552020 for English or HABLAR for Spanish. This service is free and available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. This service is confidential and asks that callers provide only their first name and their zip code so Call4Calm can link the caller to a counselor in their area who is knowledgable about local resources.

Illinois Warm Line (Recovery):    866-359-7953

If you or someone you know has mental health and/or substance use challenges and would like to receive support by phone, call the Illinois Warm Line at 866-359-7953. Wellness Support Specialists are professionals who have experienced mental health and/or substance use recovery in their own lives. They are trained in recovery support, mentoring, and advocacy and are ready to listen and support you. The Warm Line is not a crisis hotline, but is a source of support as the caller recovers.

Hours of Operation: Monday through Friday, 8am-5pm except holidays

National Suicide Prevention Hotline (24 hour):    800-273-TALK (8255)

If you or someone you know is experiencing a mental health crisis, you may call the 24-hour National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at: 1 (800) 273-TALK (8255). Caring staff will connect you with the closest possible crisis center in your area.

Crisis Text Line:    741741

The Crisis Text Line serves anyone, in any type of crisis, 24-hours a day.

Text HELLO to: 741741. Trained crisis counselors will respond and help you.

CARES Line (24 hour):    800-345-9049

If your child is a risk to themselves or others, having a mental health crisis, or if you would like a referral to services for children, youth, and families, call the 24 hour Crisis and Referral Entry Services (CARES) line to talk to a mental health professional. Call: 1 (800) 345-9049 … TTY: 1 (773) 523-4504.

Illinois Helpline for Opioids & Other Substances:    833-2FINDHELP

If you or someone you know is suffering from an opioid use disorder or other substance use disorders, call the Illinois Helpline for Opioids and Other Substances at 1-833-2FINDHELP to speak with a trained professional for support and advice or to be directed to customized resources or visit

We Know The Feeling (Problem Gambling):    800-GAMBLER

Text Line:    ILGAMB to    53342                     Website:

If you or someone you know is suffering from gambling disorder, call 1.800.GAMBLER, text ILGAMB TO 53342, or visit to be conhected to resources and treatment programs.

National hotlines

SAMHSA - Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

800-622-HELP (4357)     Free and confidential treatment referral and information service available 24 hours a day 7 days a week.

National Runaway Safeline:    800-RUNAWAY (786-2929)

Text Line:    66008

This 24-hour 7 day a week national Safeline is for youth at risk of running away or already have and are looking for help. 1-800-Runaway (786-2929) or text: 66008

Veteran's Crisis Line:    800-273-8255                    TTY:    800-799-4889

Text Line:    838255                Online Chat:    

To reach caring, qualified responders, connect with the Veterans Crisis Line, many of them are Veterans themselves. This free support is confidential, available 24/7, and serves all veterans, service members, National Guard and Reserve, and their families and friends.

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