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AN ACT concerning State government.
Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
The Department of Human Services Act is amended
by adding Section 10-63 as follows:
(20 ILCS 1305/10-63 new)
Call4Calm text line.
Subject to appropriation,
the Department of Human Services shall permanently establish
the Call4Calm text line to support Illinois residents' mental
health needs. An Illinois resident shall be able to utilize
the Call4Calm text line if the resident or someone the
resident knows is struggling with stress and needs emotional
support. This service shall be free of charge and available 24
hours a day, 7 days a week. Callers seeking assistance shall
remain anonymous and shall be linked to a mental health
provider that is responsible for the provision of mental
health services in the caller's geographic area.
This Act takes effect upon