May 2020 - It's Okay to Not Feel Okay Right Now: Social Distancing Does Not Have to Equal Social Isolation
- In the best of times, maintaining good mental health can be difficult. The COVID-19 pandemic may exacerbate feelings of stress and anxiety, but there are ways to cope with these feelings.
- In 2018, nearly 22% of Montana adults reported having ever been told they have a form of depression and 12% of Montana adults reported experiencing frequent mental distress.
- If you are struggling with mental health issues, or just need someone to talk to, a number of support services are available.
April 2020 - Pets and COVID-19 Disease
- At this time, no evidence exists that companion animals, including pets, can spread COVID-19.
- Companion animals can be integral family members and provide a beneficial impact on human health including companionship and reducing anxiety.
- If you or someone in your house is sick with COVID-19 (either suspected or confirmed) you should restrict contact with pets and other animals, just like you would around other people.
March 2020 - Disability Focused Resources – COVID-19
- 1 billion people worldwide have a disability. People with disability are more likely to have chronic conditions that put them at a higher risk for COVID-19.
- The International Disability Alliance (IDA) has launched COVID-19 and the disability movement and U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration on Community Living is frequently updating their COVID-19 resources for seniors and persons with disability.
- Credible information in accessible formats (e.g. signed interviews by deaf doctors and websites in plain language) is vital to flattening the curve; visit the Montana Disability and Health Program to find accessible resources about COVID-19.
March 2020 - Get the Facts on Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
March 2020 - Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)