There are resources available in Otter Tail County for those residents who are dealing with stress, fear and anxiety of the COVID-19 outbreak, according to a county news release.

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, such as 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.
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Otter Tail County and regional supports available

Phone support:

  • 888-223-4512: Mobile Mental Health Crisis Response
  • 844-739-6369: MN Warmline Peer Support Connection

Therapy and 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 Minnesota

  • 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:

For COVID-19 health-related questions, call the Minnesota Department of Health COVID-19 Hotline at 1-800-657-3903. The hotline is available seven days a week from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

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