If you are experiencing feelings of stress or uncertainty during this time, Gov. JB Pritzker encourages you to reach out to the state's mental health support line.
In his daily COVID-19 press briefing on Saturday, Gov. JB Pritzker announced Illinoisians can contact the state's mental health texting hotline, Call 4 Calm, to speak to a mental health professional. The service is free to use.
Gov. Pritzker also announced a remote patient monitoring program for those with COVID-19 than can recover at home. The program is currently available in Southern Illinois through the SIU School of Medicine and in Central Illinois through OSF.
The Call 4 Calm hotline can be reached by texting TALK to 552020. The SIU hotline is (217) 545-5100 and is available starting Monday. The OSF hotline is (833) 673-5669 and is available now.