After spending the summer back up here in Alaska, ATMI producer Danielle DuClos returned to the University of Missouri where she is a junior, studying investigative journalism and pre-law political science.
A few days after arriving in Columbia, Danielle started feeling sick. She got tested, and sure enough, she had contracted Covid-19. Luckily, though, she has since recovered from it.
Fellow ATMI senior producer Daisy Carter called up Danielle to talk about what it was like having the virus, the physical and mental effects it has on a person, and how her school has been readjusting to life in a pandemic. They spoke on September 25th, 2020.
Hosted by Cornilius Nelson.
Music by Devin Shreckengost.
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RESOURCES FOR YOUTH DURING QUARANTINE
From the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention!
- How to get your home ready
- What to do if you are sick
- Cleaning and disinfecting recommendations
- How to cope with stress
- Frequently Asked Questions
Other wellness resources!
- What foster kids need to know during COVID-19
- Careline: Alaska Suicide Prevention and someone to talk to line.
- Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255
- National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-7233 and TTY 1-800-787-3224 or text LOVEIS to 22522
- Call 2-1-1 or Help Me Grow Alaska 1-833-464-2527 for help connecting to resources and services or for help knowing where to start
These resources provided in collaboration with the State of Alaska, Department of Health and Social Services, Division of Behavioral Health.