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The State of Connecticut has launched the Talk it Out Line
1-833-258-5011, to help parents and caregivers cope with the stress and increased needs resulting from caring for their children during the COVID-19 pandemic. Watch the PSA Here
A Message from the Towns of Durham & Middlefield:
If you are 75 years of age or older and/or fit in the Phase 1b requirements you are currently eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine. For more information on how to schedule an appointment please visit the website below.
The Suicide Prevention Resource Center (SPRC) has compiled a selection of web pages and information sheets on mental health and coping with the effects of COVID-19. These resources are a selection from key organizations in the field. We will continue to update this list as new resources become available.
Our friends at The Partnership For Drug Free Kids continue to be open and available. Specialists are ready to help if you are having difficulty in accessing support for your family. If your loved one struggling with addiction faces care or treatment challenges resulting from COVID-19 circumstances, they are here to guide you. Click on the link below for more info.
Please feel free to use the below list of resources to help talk to your children about COVID-19
Resource List Credit: https://www.fairfieldct.org/fairfieldcaresnews/?FeedID=3364
Help for Domestic Violence Situations
Professionals fear that increased isolation and quarantining can cause harm to survivors and victims of domestic violence.
While current times are tough, domestic violence organizations across Connecticut are ready and waiting to help. Free confidential services are available for those at increased risk or those in danger, including assistance in court.
If you are worried and need help, please contact #CTSafeConnect at 888-774-2900 or www.ctsafeconnect.org. Professionals are available for phone calls, internet text chats and emails.
From the office of Governor Ned Lamont:
A Message from our friends at National Mental Health First Aid USA
If you’re feeling stressed or nervous during these days of COVID-19, you’re not alone. Uncertainty and the sense of not being safe — not to mention physical distancing, round-the-clock news and empty grocery shelves — are stressful. What you’re feeling is common around the world.
We know you’re looking for ways to take care of yourself and #BeTheDifference. We’ve compiled these tips from the Mental Health First Aid curriculum to help you care for your own and your loved ones’ mental health.
If you or someone you care about feels overwhelmed with emotions like sadness, depression or anxiety, or like you want to harm yourself or others call 911.
You can also contact the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA) Disaster Distress Helpline at 800-985-5990, the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 800-273-8255 or text MHFA to 741741 to talk to a Crisis Text Line counselor.
For more information and resources from MHFA during this difficult time, read these new resources on our blog:
Thank you for choosing to #BeTheDifference,
Mental Health First Aid USA