Updated 4/9/2020

Across the world, the United States and Montana, communities are experiencing increased stress, fear and uncertainty amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. It's important to understand how this situation can impact mental and physical health. The information and resources here will help you manage stress and anxiety and to seek care and support if you need it.

Common Reactions

  • Anxiety, worry, panic
  • Feelings of helplessness
  • Social withdrawal
  • Difficulty concentrating and sleeping
  • Anger
  • Hyper-vigilance to your health and body

Managing & Coping

  • Maintain routines as much as possible
  • Practice healthy habits and the types of self-care that most benefit you
  • Maintain social connections while social distancing
  • Seek news from reliable sources and only in short stints (see sources below)
  • Practice recommended hygiene habits to limit the spread of the virus
  • Seek additional mental health support as needed

MUS Resources

Other Resources

Anxiety about COVID-19

Coping with Social Distancing 

Student Resources 

Reliable Information Sources