Page last updated on September 18th, 2020 at 04:55 pm
Throughout the COVID-19 public health emergency, the Division of Behavioral Health (DBH) will provide additional guidance and resources for behavioral health providers, patients, and families. This webpage will serve as our communications hub and will contain all COVID-19 related information from DBH.
DBH is open for business and will remain open. We continue to serve Idahoans in need and support behavioral health providers.
The division has created a COVID-19 Consumer Resource Guide, Substance Use Disorders Resource Guide and a Provider Resource Guide to help you find Idaho, national, and state region-specific information during this difficult time, and the Behavioral Health Newsletter contains a lot of helpful information. Additional information and resources are listed under What You Need to Know.
Contact us by emailing email@example.com or calling 1-833-644-8296. We’re here to help.
Thanks to emergency COVID-19 grants, we have launched two new programs to assist Idahoans in need of behavioral health support. Click on the images below to learn more!
Behavioral Health Resources
What You Need to Know
Disaster situations and traumatic events can overwhelm our ability to cope. Often people experience anxiety, fear, helplessness, and hopelessness. Some of the signs of distress are listed below:
- Eating or sleeping too much or too little.
- Pulling away from people and things.
- Having low or no energy.
- Having unexplained aches and pains, such as constant stomachaches or headaches.
- Feeling helpless or hopeless.
- Excessive smoking, drinking, or using drugs, including prescription medications.
- Worrying a lot of the time or feeling guilty but not sure why.
- Thinking of hurting or killing yourself or someone else.
- Having difficulty readjusting to home or work life.
If you feel like you or someone you know is experiencing distress, there are numerous ways to get help.
Services for Frontline Workers
- Crisis Text Line — Text HOME to 741741
Anonymous texting service is available 24/7. Starting a conversation is easy.
- SAMHSA Disaster Distress Hotline — 1-800-985-5990
Provides 24/7 crisis counseling and support to people experiencing emotional distress related to natural or human-caused disasters.
- Domestic Violence Hotline — 1-800-799-SAFE (7233)
Advocates are available 24/7 to talk to anyone who is experiencing domestic violence, looking for information, or questioning unhealthy aspects of their relationship.
- National Suicide Prevention Lifeline — 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
If your life or someone else’s is in imminent danger, please call 9-1-1. If you are in crisis and need immediate help, please call the number above.
Idaho COVID-19 Resource Guides — Division of Behavioral Health
National COVID-19 Resource Guides
Resources and information for self-care and coping
Provider COVID-19 Resources and Guidance
Communications and Plans from the Division of Behavioral Health
Laws, Rules, Ethics, and Other Information