Depression, anxiety, and other trauma-related symptoms are common reactions during a disaster such as a global pandemic. You are not alone. Seeking support, resources, education, and simply reaching out are positive steps you can take.
SOME COMMON REASONS TO REACH OUT FOR MENTAL HEALTH SUPPORT INCLUDE:
You are having a hard time taking care of yourself or your family on a daily basis
You experience abnormal sleep patterns—not sleeping at all or sleeping excessively
Stress gets in the way of your daily activities several days in a row
You experience rapid, unexplained mood swings
You feel sad, blue, hopeless, or depressed the majority of the time
You worry excessively and experience anxiety that overtakes most of your thoughts
You can’t shake the impact of a trauma or loss in the past or caused by recent events
You are using alcohol, drugs (including prescription drugs), other substances or activities as a means of numbing the pain.
You anger easily and often act irrationally or even violently
You have irrational fears that interrupt your daily life, including hallucinations, obsessive behaviors and extreme behaviors
You have contemplated suicide
Speak to a trained crisis counselor
Free, anonymous support is just a phone call away.
The Montana Crisis Recovery program was created to provide outreach to Montana communities impacted by this pandemic. As COVID-19 cases rise across Montana and elsewhere, the impacts on mental health can be devastating. A crisis counselor can offer an empathetic ear, provide support and assistance in locating resources, and help you navigate dealing with feelings of isolation, loss, fear, uncertainty, depression, and anxiety.
“As COVID-19 cases rise across Montana, the impacts on mental health can be devastating to a wide range of the population,” Zoe Barnard, DPHHS Addictive and Mental Disorders Division Administrator, said. “A crisis counselor can offer an empathetic ear and provide support.”
Monday-Sunday 10AM – 10PM
Crisis Counseling follows key principles that make it different from other survivor support programs. Crisis Counseling is:
services promote resilience, empowerment, and recovery.
Crisis counselors do not classify, label, or diagnose people. No records or case files are kept.
Crisis counselors deliver services in the communities rather than wait for survivors to seek their assistance.
Source: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) website
All calls coming into the crisis counseling line are anonymous. However, if the crisis counselor assesses the caller as being suicidal or at imminent risk, the call will be referred to a mental health professional or the Montana Suicide Prevention Lifeline, which may result in an emergency response being initiated.
FREE & ANONYMOUS SUPPORT
A crisis counselor can offer an empathetic ear, provide support and assistance in locating resources, and help you navigate dealing with feelings of isolation, loss, fear, uncertainty, depression, and anxiety.
WHAT WE DO
will never be asked to give your name,
asked for health insurance, or
asked to pay a fee of any kind.
The Montana Crisis Recovery program was created through a partnership with the Department of Public Health and Human Services, Mental Health America of Montana, Montana Hospital Association, Montana Public Health Institute, Kauffman & Associates, Inc., and Voices of Hope. Montana Crisis Recovery is a crisis counseling program funded by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).
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