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If you, or someone you care about, are feeling overwhelmed with emotions like sadness, depression, or anxiety, or feel like you want to harm yourself or others:
- Call 911
- Visit the Disaster Distress Helpline, or call 1-800-985-5990, or text TalkWithUs to 66746
- Visit the National Domestic Violence Hotline external icon or call 1-800-799-7233 and TTY 1-800-787-3224
- Centers for Disease Control (CDC) offers many helpful tips on there website, including:
Tips for preparing for and preventing COVID-19 in your home
Main Site: CDC Coronavirus Page
- Lake County Health Department offers tips and information on COVID-19 on their website here.
- Illinois Department of Public Health
TALKING TO YOUR CHILDREN ABOUT COVID
- NPR - Just for Kids: A Comic Exploring the New Coronavirus
Comic for New Coronavirus
- BrainPOP: Coronavirus (4 minute video, activities, games):
- PBS Kids: How to talk to your kids about coronavirus
- Boston Children’s Hospital: How to talk to your children about coronavirus (video):
- Zero to Three: Tips for Families: Talking about the coronavirus
- SOCIAL STORY: What is the Coronavirus? By Amanda McGuiness
- UNITED WAY can help with Housing, Utilities, Food, Financial Help, Mental Health, and more
211 Lake County - website offers quick links to find help and information from around Lake County, IL.
330 SOUTH GREENLEAF STREET
GURNEE, IL 60031
MAIN: (847) 775-1000 | FAX: (847) 775-1001
- COMCAST is offering new customers in low-income families 60 days of complimentary internet Essentials service, which is normally available to all qualified low-income households for $9.95/month. Customer must reside in a Comcast service area. Visit https://www.internetessentials.com/ to apply.
SOCIAL/EMOTIONAL SUPPORT SERVICES
- Text-A-Tip - a 24/7 anonymous text crisis hotline offering emotional support for middle school and high school youth. To access this service, text LAKECO and your message to 1-844-823-5323. Within seconds, you will receive an automated response, and within minutes a live mental health counselor will respond to your text. All messages are sent through a cloaking server located offsite that keeps the communication completely anonymous.
- National Suicide Prevention Line
ERIKA'S LIGHTHOUSE - Promoting Positive Mental Health for Teens Feeling Isolated
CDC offers tips for STRESS and COPING with COVID here.
LAKE COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT - BEHAVIORAL HEALTH RESOURCES https://www.lakecountyil.gov ; 847-377-8180
Warren Township Youth & Family Services
100 S. Greenleaf St., Gurnee, IL 60031847-244-1101 ext. *401
- Open Arms Mission - Antioch, IL; (847)395-0309
- Avon Community Food Pantry - Round Lake, IL
- Warren Township Food Pantry - Gurnee, IL ; 847-244-1101 ext. 101
- Cool Food Pantry - Waukegan, IL; 847-662-1230
- Lord of Glory Lutheran Church Food Pantry - Grayslake, IL; 847-548-5673
- Community Christian Church of Lake County - Waukegan, IL; 847-662-8887
- Helping Hands Food Pantry - Spring Grove, IL; 815-245-7345