Stafford, CONNECTICUT

COVID-19 RESPONSE

For the latest information, executive orders, and guidance related to coronavirus (COVID-19), visit ct.gov/coronavirus

Mental Health &

Crisis Intervention Resources 

This continues to be a difficult time as Stafford, the State of Connecticut and the entire country face increasing COVID-19 infections and restrictions.  You may be experiencing anxiety, depression, sadness and stress.  In addition to calling the statewide 211 number for resources the links below offer different resources for you and your family to help with your overall mental health. Stafford Family Services is also available for on-going therapy by appointment only (call 860-684-4239) if you need additional clinical supports.  In an emergency please remember to call 911.

  Stafford Family Services  

By Appointment Only

Call:    (860) 684-4239

Email  family.services@staffordct.org 

Visit:   www.staffordct.org/family.php

Free resources to support mental health and wellness: 

https://portal.ct.gov/-/media/DMHAS/COVID-19/Resources/MHTTC__Coronavirus-Infographic-States-CT.pdf

Coping with Corona: Mental health supports in a pandemic 

https://www.thehubct.org/post/2020/03/16/coping-with-corona-mental-health-supports-in-a-pandemic

Mental Health Technology Transfer Center Network - access a variety of resources and services

https://portal.ct.gov/-/media/DMHAS/COVID-19/Resources/DMHAS__Mental-Health-Resources_FINAL.pdf

Virtual Recovery Resources for Substance Use and Mental Illness

https://www.samhsa.gov/sites/default/files/virtual-recovery-resources.pdf

  Connecticut State Department of Mental Health & Addiction Services (DMHAS)  

The Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (DMHAS) promotes and administers comprehensive, recovery-oriented services in the areas of mental health treatment and substance misuse prevention and treatment throughout Connecticut.

Call:     (860) 418-7000

Visit:    portal.ct.gov/dmhas

 

DMHAS Warm line:   portal.ct.gov/DMHAS/Programs-and-Services/Advocacy/Warm-Lines

COACH (COVID-19 Assistance for Community Health:   www.ctstronger.org/coach/

Provides FREE community support and outreach services in Connecticut in response to the unprecedented public health crisis, COVID-19. This program is made possible through grant funding provided by FEMA.

  National Association of Mental Health  

NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, is the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness.

 

National Alliance on Mental Illness of Connecticut:   www.namict.org/find-support/support-groups

Virtual support groups and education programs

NAMI COVID-19 Resource & Information Guide

  Stay connected with others via phone and virtual support.  

 

www.samhsa.gov

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is the agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that leads public health efforts to advance the behavioral health of the nation. SAMHSA's mission is to reduce the impact of substance abuse and mental illness on America's communities. Stay connected with others via phone and virtual support.  

SAMHSA’s free 24-hour Disaster Distress Helpline:  

1-800-985-5990 if lonely or need support

SAMHSA's COVID-19 Resources and Information

https://www.samhsa.gov/coronavirus

  CT’s other Crisis Support 24/7 hotlines:  

        

  • Mobile psychiatric crisis:  Dial 211,  option 1

  • Dial 911 and ask for Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) officer

  • Center for Sexual Assault hotline:  888-999-5545

  • Domestic Violence Hotline:  888-774-2900​

  • Substance Use Access Line:  800-563-4086

  • Problem Gambling Helpline:  888-789-7777

  • Smoking Quit Line:  800-QUITNOW

  • Veterans Crisis Line:  1-800-273-8255, Press 1

  • National Crisis Text Line:  Send text to 741741

  • Suicide Lifeline:  800-273-TALK

  • Law Enforcement Officers Hotline:  800-COPLINE

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