State Ombudsman Resources
Self-Care and Emotional Well-being During COVID-19
Self - Care Resources
Consumer Voice Handout: Taking 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.
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
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 National Helpline Toll-Free: 1-800-662-HELP (24/7/365 Treatment Referral Information Service in English and español)
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.