For Information About Legislative Public Hearings and Opportunities to Testify Visit Advocacy Center

State Ombudsman Resources

Self-Care and Emotional Well-being During COVID-19

 

Self - Care Resources

Consumer Voice HandoutTaking Care Of You

Consumer Voice Handout: Taking Care of You: Tips for Residents of Long-Term Care Facilities

Consumer Voice Handout: Taking Care of You: Tips for Family Caregivers

What to Do in These Stressful Times: A Blog by Susan Wehry, MD giving some tips on what you can do in these times to minimize stress and uncertainty.  

Free Online Class from Yale: The Science of Well-Being

    In this course you will engage in a series of challenges designed to increase your own happiness and build more productive habits. As preparation for these     tasks, Professor Laurie Santos reveals misconceptions about happiness, annoying features of the mind that lead us to think the way we do, and the research     that can help us change. You will ultimately be prepared to successfully incorporate a specific wellness activity into your life.

 

Warm Lines

What is a Warm Line? Warm Lines are telephone support services staffed by people who have experience/expertise with mutual support.  These lines are not crisis lines and the days/hours of operation vary. They can be found https://portal.ct.gov/DMHAS/Programs-and-Services/Advocacy/Warm-Lines

For general questions about warm lines, please contact Cheri Bragg, Assistant Director, Office of Recovery Community Affairs(860) 418-6935 orCheri.Bragg@ct.gov

 
Disaster Distress Hotline

What is a Disaster Distress Hotline? SAMHSA’s Disaster Distress Helpline provides 24/7, 365-day-a-year crisis counseling and support to people experiencing emotional distress related to natural or human-caused disasters.

SAMHSA’s Disaster Distress Helpline Toll-Free: 1-800-985-5990 (English and español)
SMS: Text TalkWithUs to 66746 SMS (español): “Hablanos” al 66746 TTY: 1-800-846-8517
Website: (English) (Spanish)

SAMHSA’s National Helpline Toll-Free: 1-800-662-HELP (24/7/365 Treatment Referral Information Service in English and español)
Website:  (English)

 


COVID-19 Pandemic Response Resources the Center for the Study of Traumatic Stress

This Page Contacts Fact Sheets and Other Resources to Support the Health and Well-being of communities impacted by COVID-19

 

AARP Virtual Friendly Visitors Program

 

AARP has a new program called friendly virtual visitors.  Anyone can sign up to be a friendly virtual visitor (first link). And any resident that has access to a phone has the ability to sign up for virtual visitation (second link). Rec directors and or families can help residents in signing up online as well if residents are interested.