Martwick: Mental health resources available during this trying time

CHICAGO – With the number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 continuing to rise in Illinois, Governor Pritzker issued an extension of the Stay at Home Order until the end of April. State Senator Robert Martwick (D-Chicago) is highlighting useful information on how to manage mental health while at home.

“Being stuck at home can be difficult, and the COVID-19 pandemic is frightening for everyone,” Martwick said. “Now, more than ever, it’s important to take care of your health – and that includes mental health.

Senator Martwick encourages residents to take simple steps to care for themselves, such as:
– Connect with friends and family online.
– Keep regular work hours while at home.
– Prepare healthy meals.
– Exercise regularly.
– Stay up to date with accurate information.

For those struggling with anxiety, depression, or other challenges, the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) in Chicago has a hotline at 833-626-4244. You can also Text NAMI to 741741 for anyone who may be experiencing a mental health crisis.

Senator Martwick encourages you to continue looking out for the latest news about COVID-19 in Illinois on the state’s coronavirus response page.