WATCH: Tri-County health officials hold COVID-19 press conference


PEORIA, Ill. (WMBD) — The Peoria City/County Health Department is set to give an update on how the Tri-County area is handling the COVID-19 pandemic at 2:30 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 16.

Dave Mingus, Licensed Behavioral Health Professional at UnityPoint Health – UnityPlace, spoke during the meeting regarding mental health surrounding the holidays, specifically during the pandemic.

Here are several resources available:

Call4Calm Text Line: UnityPoint Health – UnityPlace is a proud partner of the Illinois Call4Calm Text Line Service.

  • The Illinois Call4Calm Text Line is not a crisis hotline, but is a source of support for anyone experiencing stress and in need of a listening ear.
  • Contact the Support Text Line: Text “TALK” TO 552020 (or “HABLAR”) for Spanish
  • **For emergencies, call 911 immediately.

Crisis Services: UnityPoint Health – UnityPlace ERS provides crisis evaluations and crisis counseling:

  • Peoria County (309) 671-8084
  • Tazewell & Woodford County (309) 347-1148
  • **For emergencies, call 911 immediately.

National Crisis Resources: Available through the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline:

  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-8255
  • Provides 24/7 support for people in distress and prevention and crisis resources
  • **For emergencies, call 911 immediately.

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