COVID-19 Resources & Information
SELF-CARE & WELLNESS
MENTAL HEALTH SUPPORT SERVICES
ADDICTION RECOVERY SUPPORT SERVICES
COPING WITH ANXIETY
CRISIS LINES & WARM LINES
BEHAVIORAL HEALTH PROVIDERS
Create structure in your day.
Being on lockdown is disorienting. To rebalance, plan out a daily schedule with your household members that incorporates work/school time; together time; check-in calls with friends or neighbors; doing something creative; doing something relaxing; and getting exercise. The 8 Dimensions of Wellness model offers a way to stay balanced. And be sure to create distance between work and personal time, even if working at home!
Fresh air, sunlight, and exercise (at a safe distance!) are all good for your mental wellbeing and physical health. A fun inclusive way to exercise is Oak Hill CT's Adaptive Gym classes on Facebook Live and YouTube, which people of all abilities can do together, or Toivo's daily online wellness activities such as yoga and Qi-Gong.
Be grateful for things little and big. Challenged by distance learning? It's still an opportunity to spend more time with kids. Missing company? What a great time to start Zoom dinners and games with remote friends. Bored out of your mind? See it as an opportunity to get household projects done or learn a new craft. Check out this daily evening inventory from BlessingManifesting.
Mental Health Support Services
Addiction Recovery Support Services
Coping with Anxiety
CDC tips for yourself, parents, responders, and people released from quarantine here.
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention tips for self-care of your mental health in the face of uncertainty.
Wide range of resources for different audiences, in English and Spanish, from PsychHub here
Resources for people living with mental illness and their families from Mental Health America here
COVID-19 Mental Wellness Video Series by the Town of Darien
The Hub's blog post on Mental Health Awareness & COVID-19 for Fairfield County's Community Foundation here
"Self Care More Important Now than Ever, Mental Health Providers Say" - Read article.
Warmline provides active listening/peer support to people with mental illness or mental health issues. Service is NOT intended for people who are in crisis and/or suicidal.
For Young Adults
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