Health and Wellbeing
Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19)
With lots of information being rolled out pertaining to COVID-19, it's important to receive and share accurate information, so that you can take the necessary steps to keep yourself and those around you safe. Rather than panicking, stay aware of the situation with information from reputable sources like the CDC and WHO.
Read advice, situation reports, research and development, and myth-busters about COVID-19.
Learn how to protect yourself and what to do if you think you are sick.
Receive messages from the WHO Health Alert on WhatsApp by sending the word “hi” to
+41 79 893 18 92
on WhatsApp or by following this link.
The CFPB is committed to providing you with up-to-date information and resources to protect and manage your finances during this difficult time. Watch this video for more information about mortgage forbearance. Learn how to avoid scams while finding help and how to stay on top of your finances. Small business owners can learn about the Paycheck Protection Program of the CARES act.
The hub for information related to COVID-19 for Denton County. Updates, press releases, and local statistics can be found here.
Disaster Mental Health Assistance
All Texans should now be able to call the Texas Department of Health and Human Services' Disaster Distress Helpline at 800-985-5900 and receive immediate, free, and confidential counseling 24/7. They also have the option to reach the Helpline by texting TalkWithUs to 66746. If someone needs further assistance, the Helpline can provide them with referrals and other support services. Each county has a local mental health authority assigned to it that has a crisis hotline also. To contact the Denton County MHMR Center, call 800-762-0157.
In this video Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist Kati Morton shares tips for managing anxieties in a global pandemic.
In this video Cedars-Sinai mental health supervisor Jonathan Vickburg shares his tips for talking to your kids about COVID-19.
Feeling Stressed? Relaxation Techniques
In this video Baylor Scott & White Health shares tips for relaxing in stressful situations.
Speaker and Author Brian Tracy shares ways to reduce stress in this video.
Some of the resources listed below are TexShare Databases. These are made available to you through the TexShare Program administered by the Texas State Library. A TexShare login is required for the use of these databases.
If you have a Krum Public Library card, please see one of our librarians to receive a TexShare login.