Mental Health and COVID-19: Taking Care of Yourself and Your Family

Dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic is taking its toll in all aspects of our daily lives. It is so very important to find time to practice self-care and protect our mental health- just as much as our physical health right now. Here are some helpful links touching on the many topics surrounding mental health during this difficult and stressful time for you and your loved ones.

CT.gov Mental Health Resources

CDC: Mental Health and Coping During COVID-19 Health Crisis

Psych Hub- COVID-19 Mental Health Resource Hub

American Addiction Centers virtual meetings

Help Your Family Stay Healthy and Well During Social Distancing

Talking with Children and Teens About COVID-19

How to Make Sure Social Distancing and Self-Isolation Does Not Hurt Your Mental Health

Tips For Social Distancing, Quarantine, And Isolation During An Infectious Disease Outbreak

Working Remotely During COVID-19: Your Mental Health and Well-being

Yale offers its most popular course “The Science of Well-being”  taught by Dr. Laurie Santos
for free on Coursera

Dr. Laurie Santos has also posted bonus Coronavirus podcasts of the Happiness Lab

If you’ve never had time to watch/listen to these most popular TEDtalks, now is the time!
Brene Brown: The power of vulnerability
Robert Waldinger: What makes a good life?
Dan Gilbert: The surprising science of happiness

And last but not least, the Youtube channel, Lavendaire offers some helpful videos we could all use right now. Start with this one: