Locally, AspenPointe leaders have been working hard to recognize and respond to emerging community needs as the COVID-19 crisis unfolds. The region's largest mental health organization has confirmed that it is taking new patients for virtual care, and has posted a simple “Request appointment” button to the top right-hand corner of its homepage. If you don’t already have a mental health care provider, and feel like you could use one, it can’t hurt to make an inquiry.
File under “Solidarity”: The Hartford Courant this morning published a poignant, but not-too-heavy, first-person piece from reporter Mike Anthony. He writes that though he’s fortunate, all things considered, “I’m just not rolling with the punches very well.”
The Anxiety and Depression Association of America is making daily updates to a page of “Helpful Expert Tips and Resources” about coronavirus anxiety. It includes videos as well as blog posts that range in subject matter from mindfulness to parenting to responding to racism during the outbreak.
Take care and be safe and healthy this weekend, everybody.
Note: Edits were made to this post on Monday, March 30.