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Restore Illinois

From the State of Illinois, COVID virus response:

Restore Illinois is about saving lives and livelihoods. The five-phased plan will reopen our state, guided by health metrics and with distinct business, education, and recreation activities characterizing each phase. This is an initial framework that will likely be updated as research and science develop and as the potential for treatments or vaccines is realized. The plan is based upon regional healthcare availability, and it recognizes the distinct impact COVID-19 has had on different regions of our state as well as regional variations in hospital capacity.

The Stress of a Pandemic

If you have thoughts of suicide please call:

  • 911

  • Disaster Distress Helpline CALL or TEXT 1-800-985-5990 (press 2 for Spanish)

  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-TALK (8255) for English, 1-888-628-9454 for Spanish

  • National Domestic Violence Hotline 1-800-799-7233 or text LOVEIS to 22522

  • National Child Abuse Hotline 1-800-4AChild (1-800-422-4453) or text 1-800-422-4453

  • National Sexual Assault Hotline 1-800-656-HOPE (4673)

  • The Eldercare Locator 1-800-677-1116

  • Veteran’s Crisis Line 1-800-273-TALK (8255) or text: 8388255

The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is stressful.


Fear and anxiety about a new disease, and what could happen, can be overwhelming causing harmful emotions in adults and children such as:   

  • Fear and worry about self-health and the health of loved ones

  • Stress over our job and/or financial situation

  • Anxiety for loss of support services

  • Changes in sleep or eating patterns

  • Difficulty sleeping or concentrating

  • Worsening of chronic health problems

  • Worsening of mental health conditions

  • Increased arguments with family &/or others

  • Increased use of tobacco and/or alcohol/other substance

Coping with stress in a healthy way will make us, the people we care about, and our community stronger.

What can we do to

cope with stress? 

Make time to unwind

Try doing activities that you enjoy.

Take care

Eat healthy,

exercise regularly, sleep, take deep breaths, stretch, and meditate. 


Take breaks from watching, reading, or listening to news stories & social media.

Connect with others.

Connect with your community- or faith-based organizations.

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