Mental Health & Stress

Ways to manage stress and anxiety during the COVID 19 outbreak

Dodgeville, WI— March 20, 2020 The outbreak of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) may be stressful for people. Fear and anxiety about a disease can be overwhelming. Coping with stress will make you, the people you care about, and your community stronger.

Things to do to support yourself

Activities to do while staying at home (regardless of activity, remember to practice social distancing and wash hands and surfaces)

If you are experiencing stress and/or anxiety, Unified Community Services (Behavioral Health and Crisis Services) are available. The Iowa County 24-hour crisis number is 1-800-362-5717. The National Suicide Hotline is 1-800-273-8255, or Text HOPELINE to 741741.

Resources

For localized information, please monitor the following Social Media sites:

Iowa County Public Health on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/iowacountyhealthdepartment/

Upland Hills Health on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/UplandHillsHealthHospital/

Iowa County Emergency Management on Twitter - https://twitter.com/ICEMWI

Iowa County Emergency Management on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/icemwi/

Monitor the following websites:

Iowa County Health Department – https://www.iowacounty.org/departments/HealthDepartment

Upland Hills Health - https://www.uplandhillshealth.org/patient-visitors/covid-19-novel-coronavirus-information/

WI Department of Health Services (DHS) https://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/outbreaks/index.htm

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html