Stress & Coping: Local Support Resources

The outbreak of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) may be stressful for people. Fear and anxiety about a disease can be overwhelming and cause strong emotions in adults and children. Coping with stress will make you, the people you care about, and your community stronger.

Everyone reacts differently to stressful situations. How you respond to the outbreak can depend on your background, the things that make you different from other people, and the community in which you live.

People who may respond more strongly to the stress of a crisis include

  • Older people and people with chronic diseases who are at higher risk for COVID-19
  • Children and teens
  • People who are helping with the response to COVID-19, like doctors and other health care providers, or first responders
  • People who have mental health conditions including problems with substance use

Stress during an infectious disease outbreak can include

  • Fear and worry about your own health and the health of your loved ones
  • Changes in sleep or eating patterns
  • Difficulty sleeping or concentrating
  • Worsening of chronic health problems
  • Increased use of alcohol, tobacco and other drugs

Local (Otter Tail County) and Regional supports are available today:

Phone Support

(888) 223-4512 Mobile Mental Health Crisis Response

(844) 739-6369 MN Warmline Peer Support Connection

Therapy & Counseling

(218) 998-2575 Birchwood Psychological Center

(218) 736-3035 Darveaux Psychological Services

(218) 739-8761 Gwen Brutlag, Licensed Psychologist

(218) 442-6131 Integrity Counseling

(218) 736-6987 Lakeland Mental Health Center

(218) 736-5431 Lutheran Social Service of MN

(218) 998-3123 Lysne Consulting & Counseling

(844) 697-8766 Nystrom & Associates

(218) 731-8896 Peaceful Mind Mental Health

(218) 998-2992 Solutions Behavioral Health

(218) 338-5917 St. William’s Mental Health

(218) 998-3123 The Blue Lotus Counseling

(800) 627-8220 The Village Family Service Center

(218) 347-4500 Perham Health

Psychiatric Treatment

(218) 736-8208 Lake Region Hospital Bridgeway Unit

(701) 476-7200 Prairie St. John’s

(701) 772-2500 Red River Behavioral Health

(701) 280-4140 Sanford Health

Other Resources

National Alliance on Mental Illness on-line support groups

Alcoholics Anonymous online support group

Freedom Resource Center for Independent Living (218) 998-1799

Clay County Detox (218) 299-5171

Someplace Safe (218) 739-2853 [email protected]


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