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Transitions of Western Illinois offers 24/7, free and confidential support over phone and text message (SMS). We support...


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The Depression Line is open 8am-Midnight 7 days a week, supporting people in crisis, those struggling with depression and other...


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Centerstone in Illinois provides 24/7, free and confidential support over phone. We support everyone in Illinois, United States...


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Contact of Northern Illinois provides 24/7, free and confidential support and information over phone. We support everyone in...


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LifeLinks Crisis Line is dedicated to providing 24/7, free, compassionate and confidential support over phone. We are here for...


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Northwest Center Against Sexual Assault offers 24/7, free and confidential support over phone. We are here for everyone in...


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Call for Help Sexual Assault Crisis Line offers 24/7, free and confidential support and information by phone. We help everyone...


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The Illinois Warm Line is staffed by people who identify as individuals in recovery. Each of the team members also has lived...


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Struggling with worry, anxiety or fear? Contact a hotline in Illinois, United States for free support

If you're in Illinois, United States and you're struggling with anxious thoughts, experiencing a panic attack, or think you may have anxiety, there are people who can help. There are 17 helplines in Illinois, United States that help with anxiety. Anxiety is common and you're not alone in what you're experiencing – no matter how confusing or overwhelming it may feel. Anxiety symptoms may present like any of the following:

  • Feeling like something bad is going to happen
  • Trembling, sweating, or feeling clammy
  • Ruminating (spending a lot of time obsessing over things that are worrying you)
  • Struggling to control thoughts and feelings that are centered around things you're worried about
  • Holding tension in your body (clenched jaw, tension in shoulders and neck, frowning without realizing)
  • Avoiding situations that cause worry
  • Sudden shortness of breath
  • Unable to switch your brain off

These are normal experiences for someone with anxiety. Sometimes you might experience them mildly. Other times your experience of anxiety might be so intense and overwhelming that you feel like you are going to die.

Tackling these thoughts and feelings on your own can be really difficult, but it's important to know that there are ways to manage your anxiety. There are people in Illinois, United States who understand and want to help you get through this.

If you feel like you might need support with anxiety, try reaching out to a hotline in Illinois, United States. It's free and confidential.


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