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HEARD
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HEAL TOGETHER
BEGIN
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HEAL
FIND
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FIND SUPPORT

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

CRISIS COUNSELING

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.

If you are having thoughts of suicide, please contact
(800) 273-TALK or (800) 273-8255. You can also text “MT” to 741741

Monday-Sunday 10AM – 10PM
Through February 15, 2022

Crisis Counseling follows key principles that make it different from other survivor support programs. Crisis Counseling is:

strenth

Strengths-based

services promote resilience, empowerment, and recovery.

anon

Anonymous

Crisis counselors do not classify, label, or diagnose people. No records or case files are kept.

outreach

Outreach-oriented

Crisis counselors deliver services in the communities rather than wait for survivors to seek their assistance.

conduct

Conducted in
nontraditional settings

Crisis counselors make contact in homes and communities, not in clinical or office settings. (In accordance with CDC social distancing guidelines, crisis counseling will be delivered primarily virtually until it is safe to meet with people in person)

design-to-streathen

Designed to strengthen
existing community
support systems

Crisis counseling supplements, but does not end or replace, existing community systems.

Source: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) website

* Disclaimer

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

LISTEN
WITHOUT
JUDGEMENT

Direct Callers
to Additional
Support and
community resources

Comfort,
Console

Offer Info
on Stress
and Coping

Offer
Emotional
Support

Provide
Complete
Confidentiality

this is a free service, and you
will never be asked to give your name,
asked for health insurance, or
asked to pay a fee of any kind.

ABOUT

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).

COMMUNITY RESOURCES