Here are some resources which may be helpful during this difficult time and stress levels are higher than normal.    They cover a wide range of topics and content areas.  We hope you may find some of them helpful.

Also, we invite you to call the Counseling and Wellness Center at 860-297-2415 (please leave a message with your name and phone number) if we can be of help.

Coronavirus Anxiety Workbook

Here is a very comprehensive workbook published by the Wellness Society ​about coping with the Coronavirus Crisis.

Articles on How to Manage COVID-19 Related Stress

An Online Discussion byTara Brach, “Facing Pandemic Fears With A Wise Heart”​

Support Groups

NAMI Connecticut Young Adult Connection Groups and SMART Recovery Trainings are being offered online. Follow this link to their website for a schedule of meetings and links to the zoom addresses.

Guided Meditation Resources

Meditation Resources with Sharon Salzberg:

The Cambridge Health Alliance and Harvard Medical School’s Center for Mindfulness and Compassion is offering free guided live-online mindfulness and compassion practices in the morning and evening every day to help support our community. Visit their website to access the schedule.

Sounds True is offering a free 40-day training in mindfulness meditation that can be accessed online and through an app at your own pace. For beginners looking to start a new ​mindfulness practice, this is a great way to get structured support from two of the world’s most respected meditation teachers, Jack Kornfield and Tara Brach.


25+ Fitness Studios and Gyms Offering Live-Stream Workouts During the Coronavirus Outbreak:

Gyms and yoga studios across the country are offering free live workout classes.

Yoga Journal is offering a free webinar series

Online Museum and Zoo Access

These 12 famous museums offer virtual tours you can take from your couch

33 national park tours you can take virtually from the comfort of your home

The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden is offering home safari experiences on Facebook Live!

Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo offers live camera footage of their red panda habitats

Chefs and restaurants are offing free online cooking tutorials

Free adult coloring pages

Free online classes for hundreds of different creative projects

Other Recommended Resources for Coping with These Difficult Times – 16 U.S. based directories to help you find a POC therapist near you – 44 Mental Health Resources for Black People Trying to Survive in This Country – dedicated to promoting mental health awareness in the global Black Community. Help reduce stigma by telling your story. – support for the queer Asian Pacific American women & transgender community – Podcast focused on mental health for Black women – Mental health podcast focused on the Latinx community – Podcast by therapists of Color for People of Color –  Muslim mental health, psychology and spirituality podcast – Stories of Stigma: South Asian Mental Health Podcast – The Human Rights Campaign envisions a world where every member of the LGBTQ family has the freedom to live their truth without fear, and with equality under the law. – QTBIPOC Mental Health and Well-Being – National Queer and Trans Therapists of Color Network – Mental health healing space for Queer People of Color – Services for LGBTQ+ youth of Color – SAMHSA’s National Helpline is a free, confidential, 24/7, 365-day-a-year treatment referral and information service (in English and Spanish) for individuals and families facing mental and/or substance use disorders. – A curated list of virtual resources available during COVID-19. – This tip sheet describes resources that can be used to virtually support recovery from mental/substance use disorders . It also provides resources to help local recovery programs create virtual meetings – Being quarantined or isolated is difficult. While you may not have in-person access to support groups, mental health providers and other support systems, there are online resources that can help – Offers tips and resources for maintaining mental well-being during COVID-19 – Provides information on helping friends who are struggling with mental health challenges – This is especially important for a COVID cautious college campus! This article identifies social media warning signs for students struggling with their mental health. – This is an index of resources that students can use to address mental health concerns related to COVID-19. – This is a comprehensive mental health resource for young people. This is great for students who like to do private research before seeking help on campus. – Worried for a friend? This is a funny and relatable website that offers tips and trips for those awkward conversations when you want to check in with a friend. – Radical Self Love and Empowerment for All People – Masculinity, Race, and Relationships in the Modern World