Rush Social Work Helpline Offers COVID-19 Support

The Rush Social Work Helpline offers a place for callers to go to find resources and much needed mental health support related to COVID-19
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The outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic can be stressful. Fear and anxiety about a disease can be overwhelming and cause strong emotions in adults and children. Learning coping skills and talking with someone will make you, the people you care about and your community stronger.

Whether you are a parent, grandparent, aunt, uncle, sibling or other caregiver — our helpline is here for you and anyone else playing a supportive role in the life of someone struggling with anxiety, depression and mental health issues. Our social workers are ready to listen and help connect you with the appropriate resources and support.

Rush Social Work Helpline Provides the Following Support Related To:

Mental health

  • Worry, stress, anxiety, upset/confusion about COVID-19
  • Caregiver support
  • Struggle with social isolation


  • Transportation to appointments
  • Food insecurity and location to the nearest food pantry
  • Connection to other resources


  • Monday through Friday: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Spanish speakers are also available.

Important note

  • You may have to leave a message if no one is available, and it will be returned within one business day.
  • If your phone call is medical in nature, please call (888) 352-7874.

Other helplines

  • National Suicide Prevention Hotline
    (800) 273-TALK (8255)
  • Crisis Textline
    Text “GO” to 741741
  • Depression & Bipolar Support Alliance Hotline
    (800) 826-3632
  • National Drug & Alcohol Treatment Hotline (SAMHSA)
    (800) 662-HELP (4357)
  • National Domestic Violence Hotline
    (800) 799-7233
  • TrevorLifeline (LGBTQ Crisis Hotline)
    (866) 488-7386
  • Trans Crisis Hotline
    (877) 565-8860

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