Illinois Senate Democrats

04/08/2020 | News release | Distributed by Public on 04/08/2020 09:34

Ellman provides ideas to support mental health during Stay at Home Order

Published: Wednesday, April 08, 2020 10:31 AM

NAPERVILLE - With Illinois' Stay at Home Order extended through April 30, State Senator Laura Ellman (D-Naperville) is sharing mental health resources with residents.

'Staying physically and mentally health is imperative in this challenging time,' Ellman said. 'If you're struggling with depression, anxiety, or other problems, there are resources available to help.'

The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) in Wheaton can be reached at 630-752-0066 for anyone experiencing a mental health crisis.

Senator Ellman 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, and
  • Stay up to date with accurate information.

'It helps me to keep in touch with family and friends. Social distancing doesn't have to mean isolation,' Ellman said. 'Now, more than ever, it's essential to maintain relationships, so we can feel united.'

While Senator Ellman's office remains closed during the Stay at Home Order, staff can be reached at (630) 453-5488, or (217) 782-8192 to assist with any state services. More resources for COVID-19 can be found at coronavirus.illinois.gov.