Are health issues stressing you out?

Stress can be physical, mental, social, financial, or a combination. It is important to know, however, that stress is unavoidable, as we all experience stress in some form throughout our lives. Both acute and chronic stress can also worsen some health problems.The management of these health problems can then itself become an added stressor.

Chronic diseases like diabetes, arthritis, and cancer affect 45% of U.S. adults. Learn more about chronic diseases and management tips on the MSU Extension Health and Wellness Chronic Disease Page. If you need help caring for a loved one, please visit our section on grief, aging, and caregiving here (hyperlink to caregiving section of family stress page).

Montana Specific Health and Wellness Resources

These evidence-based resources are specific to Montana and contain additional resources that aim to elevate the health of all Montanans.

MSU Extension Health & Wellness Website

https://wellness.msuextension.org -research based physical activity, chronic conditions, & stress resources

MSU Extension Food & Nutrition Website

https://nutrition.msuextension.org  -research based food safety, food preservation, cooking, nutrition, and state program resources

 State of Montana

http://mt.gov

Indigenous Health

American Indian and Alaska Native people have unique health needs and challenges. The following resources are tailored towards the people of Montana’s Tribal Nations.

Office of Indian Affairs (links to Montana Tribes)

http://tribalnations.mt.gov/

Rocky Mountain Tribal Leaders Council

https://www.rmtlc.org/

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services- Tribal Affairs

https://www.samhsa.gov/tribal-affairs

Chronic-Disease Related Classes and Programs

Arthritis Exercise Classes

https://dphhs.mt.gov/publichealth/arthritis/exerciseprograms 

Breast, Cervical, and Colorectal Cancer Screening

https://dphhs.mt.gov/publichealth/Cancer/CancerScreening 

https://dphhs.mt.gov/Portals/85/publichealth/documents/Cancer/DataPublications/colorectalcancerscreeningcapacityinMT.pdf?ver=2017-12-15-092523-670

Chronic Disease Self-Management Classes

https://dphhs.mt.gov/publichealth/arthritis/selfmanagementprograms

Diabetes Prevention Program

https://mtdphhs.maps.arcgis.com/apps/MapSeries/index.html?appid=ef83beb03a024113956dc37bf139510a 

Falls Prevention Programs

https://dphhs.mt.gov/publichealth/EMSTS/prevention/falls#173772332-stepping-on-fall-prevention-program 

HIV/Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STD’s) Testing

https://dphhs.mt.gov/publichealth/hivstd/gettested 

Reduce high blood pressure

https://dphhs.mt.gov/publichealth/Cardiovascular/RelatedLinksandResources 

Sexually Transmitted Diseases—May have been exposed

https://dphhs.mt.gov/publichealth/hivstd/stdprevention