Check Out These Mental Health Resources


Pick up to three simple healthy habits to do every day to help mitigate stress, suggests Sean Brotherson, North Dakota State University Extension family life specialist. Brotherson's ideas include:


Visit a healthcare provider. Stress can add physical challenges or worsen existing issues. 

Exercise every day; even 15 minutes is helpful.


Plan regular mental breaks during the day to relax and recharge. 

Take regular five-to-10-min. breaks in your day to recharge.


Express “thank you” to someone daily (send a note, etc.).

Write down three things or people you are grateful for daily.


Social connections are important – stay connected with friends or family members.

Learn more about your family history.

Along with focusing on daily habits, consider these five resources that can help in a crisis, recommends Shannon Ferrell, Oklahoma State University:

Start Local, Then Further Out

Conduct a search for any in-person or telehealth mental health resources in your area.

If you're an AABP member, check out their mental health resources online at

Dial 211 

In many areas of the country this number will enable you to access mental health resources.

Disaster Distress

Call or text the Disaster Distress helpline at 800-985-5990 for 24/7 crisis counseling and support.

Dial 988

Reach the suicide and crisis lifeline hotline 24/7 at 988. Professionals are a key asset in suicidal situations, Ferrell says.

Crisis Text available 24/7

Text HELLO to 741741



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