COVID-19 Behavioral Health Resouces

The outbreak of coronavirus (COVID-19) can be stressful for people and communities. It is natural to feel anxiety and worry during this outbreak. During this pandemic, it is important to take some time to take care of our own behavioral health and look out for those most vulnerable in our community.

Below are resources compiled by the North Dakota Department of Human Services Behavioral Health Division as well as national non-profits and agencies including tips for managing anxiety and stress, impacts of COVID-19 on individuals with a behavioral health condition and resources for assistance.

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North Dakota Behavioral Health Division COVID-19 Resources

The outbreak of the coronavirus (COVID-19) can be stressful for people. Fear and anxiety about a disease can be overwhelming and cause strong emotions. Finding ways to cope with the…
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Parents Lead

Parents, family members, and other trusted adults play an important role in helping children make sense of what they hear in a way that is honest, accurate, and minimizes anxiety…
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North Dakota Response COVID-19 Resources

As the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to impact North Dakota communities and its citizens, keep up to date with this information pertaining to both state and federal resources.
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Shatterproof Addiction Education and Support

Every American is impacted by the COVID-19 (coronavirus) outbreak, and families affected by addiction will face even greater challenges during this time. But knowledge is power. This special edition of Shatterproof’s addiction education platform offers guidance on how to help loved ones and find treatment.

SAMHSA Virtual Recovery Resources

This tip sheet describes resources that can be used to virtually support recovery from mental/substance use disorders. It also provides resources to help local recovery programs create virtual meetings.
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Project Renew

You may be feeling anxious, stressed, worried, sad, depressed, lonely, or frustrated during these times. Project Renew is here to help by offering free support services to those who may be experiencing these natural feelings in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. Brief support services are free and anonymous to all North Dakotans and is provided by our community partner Lutheran Social Services. If you are in a time of intense difficulty, distress or trouble, please call 701-223-1510 to talk to a trained counselor.
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Navigating Treatment and Addiction: A Guide for Families

Navigating Addiction and Treatment: A Guide for Families is a resource for family members who are trying to navigate the complex world of addiction and help loved ones achieve recovery. The guide includes basic definitions, as well as in-depth information about substance use disorders, treatment options, communication strategies, and self-care tips.
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FirstLink 2-1-1

FirstLink 2-1-1 is available for listening and support, referrals to resources or help and crisis intervention.

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) Disaster Distress Helpline

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) Disaster Distress Helpline is available to provide crisis counseling and support to people experiencing emotional distress related to natural or human-caused disasters. Individuals can call 1-800-985-5990 or text TalkWithUs to 66746. TYY 1-800-846-8517 for individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing.
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National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

Individuals struggling with thoughts of suicide can call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255.
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Connections App

Connections is a free downloadable app that is backed by years of research to support its provider-care management functionality, predictive relapse indicators, and analytics to reduce relapse.
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In The Rooms Virtual Recovery Meetings

In The Rooms gives people in recovery a place to meet and socialize when they’re not in face-to-face meetings through live meetings, discussion groups, and other tools.

Digital Recovery Support: Online and Mobile Resources

Not everyone can make it to meetings in person. View this infographic to get resources that many people use to access vital recovery support online from home.
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Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation Recovery Apps

To help provide support, inspiration and resources for you, your family and friends, the following popular Hazelden apps are offered at no-charge for a limited time. Recovery is a daily practice, and some days are bound to be more challenging than others. Mobile apps from Hazelden Publishing offer you anytime-anywhere access to inspiration and support.
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Recovery Talk Hotline

If you don’t know where to begin getting help with addiction for yourself or someone you know—start here. Call 844-44-TALK2 (844-448-2552) and speak to a trained peer support specialist with lived experience in addiction to chat and receive support.
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Addiction Resource Center (ARC)

The Addiction Resource Center (ARC) supports patients, families, and providers with critical information about addiction and connects them to quality treatment and recovery resources through our vetted database.