COVID-19 Mental Health Resources

If you are looking for information about University of Illinois COVID-19 testing or test results, please go to this site.

We know this is an unprecedented time--stress and uncertainty can make it difficult to protect your mental health. Illinois students can always reach out to the Counseling Center. This article explains our current procedures. Please call us at 217-333-3704 to connect with a counselor. 

Below is a list of resources that may be helpful. To see the resources under each category, please click on the heading.

National Crisis Resources

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255);

National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-7233

GLBT Hotline: 1-888-843-4564

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Healthline: 1-800-950-NAMI (6264)

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s Treatment Helpline 1-877-726-4727

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention's Mental Health and COVID-19 Resource Kit

Champaign Area Resources

Champaign County Relief and Recovery

School of Social Work’s Community Resource Guide

PACE Inc. Center for Independent Living (Every weekday, 10am (call-in meeting) 312-626-6799 (Meeting ID: 794 789 524)

American Red Cross (1-800-733-2767 (1-800-RED-CROSS): The American Red Cross can assist with mental health services if you have a quarantine or isolation area set up.

OSF Healthcare SilverCloud - An online platform available 24/7 to help manage stress, anxiety and depression. It’s backed by a live health care professional who can direct users to in-person or telehealth care if necessary.

The Pavilion Behavioral Health System: Free confidential mental health assessments, 24/7 at The Pavilion, 809 W. Church Street, Champaign. 217-373-1700, or 1-800-373-1700.

Call 2-1-1: 24-hour information about human services (basic needs, crisis and mental health services, financial assistance, health care, support groups) in Champaign County.

Crisis Line Information for Other States


The Crisis Center (Central Alabama): 205-323-7777

Crisis Center of Birmingham

Crisis Services of (North Alabama): 256-716-1000 or 800-691-8426

Crisis Services (Southwest Alabama): 251-431-5111 or 1-800-239-1117

United Way 2-1-1


Statewide crisis line: 877-266-HELP (4357) or 800-273-8255

Text: 839863 3-11 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday

Careline Alaska


Crisis hotlines by county:

Maricopa County served by Mercy Care: 800-631-1314 or 602-222-9444

Cochise, Graham, Greenlee, La Paz, Pima, Pinal, Santa Cruz and Yuma Counties served by Arizona Complete Health - Complete Care Plan: 866-495-6735

Apache, Coconino, Gila, Mohave, Navajo and Yavapai Counties served by Steward Health Choice Arizona: 877-756-4090

Gila River and Ak-Chin Indian Communities: 800-259-3449

Salt River Pima Maricopa Indian Community: 855-331-6432


Statewide Crisis hotline: 888.274.7472

Arkansas Crisis Center


Crisis line by county

California statewide warmline: 855-845-7415, Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. – 11 p.m. , Saturday, 7

a.m. – 3 p.m., Sunday, 7 a.m. – 9 p.m.


 Statewide crisis hotline: 1-844-493-8255

Text: “TALK” to 38255

Colorado Crisis Services


 Mobile Crisis and Crisis hotlines by county


Northern Delaware Crisis Hotline: 800-652-2929

Southern Delaware Crisis Hotline: 800-345-6785

Crisis Intervention


Crisis hotlines by county


 Crisis hotline and Access Line (GCAL): 800-715-4225

Client can download app “My GCAL” to text and live chat with crisis support providers

 Georgia Crisis and Access Line (GCAL)


Statewide hotline:

On Honolulu: 808-832-3100.

On the neighbor islands: 800-753-6879


Statewide Hotline: Call or text 208-398-4357

Idaho Suicide Prevention Hotline


Crisis hotline by county


Statewide Crisis hotline: 317-251-7575

Text: CSIS to 839863

Crisis & Suicide Intervention Hotline

Crisis hotline by county


 Statewide crisis hotline: 855-581-8111 (to text, use 855-895-8398

Iowa Department of Public Health Helpline          


Crisis lines by county


Crisis lines by county


Crisis lines by county

Crisis response resources


Statewide crisis hotline: 888-568-1112 (Voice) or 711 (Maine Relay)

Crisis Services

Crisis lines by county


Statewide crisis hotline: call 211 and select option 1

Text line: Text your zip code to 898-211

Crisis lines by county


Crisis hotline by County

Samaritans Crisis hotline (Boston): 617-247-0220

Fenway Health (LGBTQIA+): 617-267-9001

Boston Area Rape Crisis Center (BARCC): 800-841-8371


Statewide crisis hotline: Dial 211

Text: zip code to 898211

Crisis line by county


Crisis hotline by county

Minnesota Farm & Rural Helpline: 833-600-2670 x 1


Crisis line by county


Statewide Crisis hotline: 573-445-5035 or text the word HAND to 839863

Crisis line by county


Crisis lines by county

Mental Health Service Directory


CenterPointe Helpline: 402-475-6695

Nebraska Family Helpline: 888-866-8660

Crisis lines by county


 Reno Crisis Call Center: 775-784-8090

Text line: Text “Answer” to 839863

Nevada Warmline: 775-241-4212 (call or text)

Crisis lines by county

New Hampshire

 New Hampshire Help Line: 603-225-9000 or 800-852-3388

Crisis lines by county

New Jersey

New Jersey Hopeline: 855-654-6735

Crisis lines by county

Mental Health Service Directory

New Mexico

Crisis and Access Line: 855-662-7474

Warmline: 855-466-7100 (text [6 p.m. to 11 p.m.] or call [3:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m.])

Crisis lines by county

New York

Crisis lines by county

NYC Well: (888-NYC-WELL)

Text: (send “WELL” to 65173), or chat (NYC Well – Talk. Text. Chat. 24/7)

North Carolina

North Carolina Helpline: 800-451-9682 (8:30am – 5:00pm)

North Carolina Text Helpline: 919-999-6527

Crisis resources by county

Crisis lines by county

North Dakota

Crisis lines by county

North Dakota Mobile Crisis Service: 701-298-4500 (5 p.m. – 8 a.m. during weekdays, 24 hours on weekends)

Sanford Behavioral Health: 800-437-4010


Crisis services compendium (includes warmline contact information)

Southwest Ohio Resources by county

Crisis lines by county


Crisis lines by county

Oklahoma Helplines


Crisis lines by county

Multnomah County Mental Health Crisis Intervention

Washington County Crisis Services

Warmline: 800-698-2392


Crisis lines by county

Crisis helplines

Rhode Island

Statewide crisis line: 401-272-4044

Crisis lines by county

South Carolina

Resources by county

Crisis lines by county

Statewide crisis line: 833-364-2274

South Dakota

Crisis lines by county

Helpline: 605-339-8599


Statewide crisis line: 855-274-7471

Crisis and helplines by county


Crisis lines by county

Suicide and Crisis Center of North Texas: 214-828-1000

North Texas Mobile Crisis Outreach Team: 866-260-8000

Mental Health Navigation Line: 972-525-8181 (10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday)

 Texas HHS 24/6 Statewide COVID-19 Mental Health Support Line: 833-986-1919


Statewide: 801-587-3000

Warmline: 801-587-1055

Crisis lines by county


Statewide: 833-888-2557 (3 p.m. – 6 a.m.)

Crisis lines by county


 Statewide Helpline: 1-888-486-8264

Crisis lines by county


Crisis lines by county

Crisis Connections: 206-427-4747

West Virginia

Crisis lines by county

Helpline 4WV: Call or text 844-435-7498 or chat online


Crisis lines by county


Crisis lines by county


These resources were compiled by the Portland State University Center for Student Health and Counseling and are used with their permission.

Alcohol and Other Drug Virtual Support Groups
Coping with Virus-Based Racism and Bias

Arab, Middle Eastern, and North African Students

Envisioning Collective Thriving Through Ramadan

Asian and Asian American Students

Illinois Counseling Center's Coping with COVID-19 Stressors in the API Community (English)

Illinois Counseling Center's Coping with COVID-19 Stressors in the API Community (Mandarin)

Unfortunately, in these times, there has been an increase in violence toward Asian and Asian Americans as some falsely blame them for the COVID-19 crisis since the virus has its origins in China. Clearly this belief or acting out on it is never acceptable. For those who may feel anxiety in this climate, following are some strategies and resources.

Problem-Focused Coping Strategies

  • Reflect on and name the process of oppression.
  • Prepare for potential future encounters.
  • Avoid oppressive environments.
  • Build boundaries if you cannot avoid certain people or environments. Boundaries also apply to social media and news outlets.

Support-Seeking Coping Strategies

  • Engage with your community.
  • Rely on your social supports.
  • Seek affirmation, acknowledgement, and validation. Check this article for more information.
  • Cultural storytelling and pride. Check out this podcast for ideas.
  • Use campus resources and seek counseling if needed.

Other Online Resources

AAPCHO Urges National Unity, Denounces Use of Discriminatory Language During COVID-19 Pandemic

CDC Stigma & Resilience

Joint Statement of Asian American and Pacific Islander Leaders and Over 260 Civil Rights Organizations Call on Congress to Denounce Anti-Asian Racism around COVID-19

Compilation of resources and self-care strategies for managing COVID-19- related xenophobia, anxiety, isolation, financial fears, etc.


University of Illinois Bias Assessment and Resource Team (BART)

University of Illinois Office of Inclusion and Intercultural Relations 

Asian Americans Advancing Justice (Stand Up Against Hatred)

Southeast Asian community organizing and activism group 

Adapted from the University of North Carolina Charlotte Counseling Center's "Resources and Strategies for Navigating Oppression-Based Trauma" with permission.