Mental Health

During these uncertain times, many people are experiencing fear, worry and anxiety due to the uncertainty of the pandemic. It is important to take care of your emotional health and reach out to a mental health provider if you are feeling overwhelmed with sadness, fear or anxiety. We have put together a list of mental health resources to help support you during this uncertain time. 

Take 5: A Gift to Healthcare Professionals

We know medical and health professionals do not typically reach out for help and put their own needs last. Therefore, HAVEN has contracted with HealthJourneys to offer “Take 5s” to encourage professionals to take five minutes each day for themselves. These short guided meditations or affirmations are designed to help destress or decompress. Please click here to see if we can help you.

Access to these Take 5s can also be found at If these are not effective for you, please still consider this a reminder that you need to take even five minutes each day in some activity that you find helpful for your emotional resilience.

HAVEN is here for you. For more information visit or call 860.828.3175. 

During this COVID crisis, HAVEN has been maintaining services, while trying to comply with government directives. Although interventions and other services are delivered telephonically and electronically, our office at 1210 Mill Street, East Berlin is open and telephone messages are retrieved regularly. If you have any question, please call us at 860.828.3175.

State of CT Mental Health Resources

Additional Mental Health Resources

Resources from the ADA's Health and Wellness Program, click here

Stress: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly [Webinar]
Mary Jo Graden, LCSW, the webinar’s presenter, has been a licensed clinical social worker for over 20 years. Graden provided attendees with new strategies and tools that could be used right away to identify and address stress in their lives. For those who missed the presentation, the webinar was recorded and is now available for you to view.

Mindfulness Techniques May Help You Reduce Stress [Videos]
Dr. Mark Abramson has practiced dentistry for more than 25 years, with a specialty in the treatment of chronic pain and temporomandibular disorders. He is a member of the American Dental Association, the California Dental Association, the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine, the American Academy of Craniofacial Pain Management, and the Cranial Academy. He has taught and lectured internationally, and is the founder and facilitator of Mindfulness-Meditation Based Stress Reduction programs at Stanford Health Care and Stanford University School of Medicine.

Resources from the CDC about stress and coping, click here