The First Lady of North Dakota wants people to know there are resources for anyone struggling with behavioral health issues.
Kathryn Helgas Burgum spoke during the daily COVID-19 briefing to highlight some tools available for support.
"As someone who's been in recovery for over 18 years, I understand how critical connection is during this time. One of the major aspects of recovery from addiction is connection, and relationships. And during this time of social distancing it's really easy to feel alone and isolated."
Burgum says she encourages people to reach out to friends and family who may be struggling with behavioral health issues like addiction to offer support during this time. She says there are also a lot of different resources offered online at behavioralhealth.nd.gov/covid, including peer to peer recovery counseling and opioid overdose resources.