As each day passes during this COVID-19 pandemic, my patience, my nerves, my attitude gets a little sketchier. I'm tired of hearing scary stories, I'm tired of worrying, I just want things to go back to normal.

I also know that sheltering in place is what we all need to be doing right now, despite the list of inconveniences and stresses the order causes.

If you truly feel like you are hitting your breaking point and need help, Illinois has launched a new emotional-support line that you can contact today. It's called 'Call4Calm' , and here's the info on how to access it from the City of Rockford;

If you're struggling, now is not the time to "tough it out". There are plenty of resources  available throughout Illinois and Rockford to help you get through this. Please don't hesitate to take advantage of them.

Here's are more resources available in Rockford to help you get food, prescriptions, laundry done, or even help paying your bills. You don't have to, and you shouldn't go through this alone.

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