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 -research based physical activity, chronic conditions, & stress resources

MSU Extension Food & Nutrition Website  -research based food safety, food preservation, cooking, nutrition, and state program resources

 State of Montana

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)

Rocky Mountain Tribal Leaders Council

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services- Tribal Affairs

Chronic-Disease Related Classes and Programs

Arthritis Exercise Classes 

Breast, Cervical, and Colorectal Cancer Screening

Chronic Disease Self-Management Classes

Diabetes Prevention Program 

Falls Prevention Programs 

HIV/Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STD’s) Testing 

Reduce high blood pressure 

Sexually Transmitted Diseases—May have been exposed