Coronavirus Mental Health Resources

As our community deals with the effects of the Coronavirus, we are all coping with increased stress, fear and anxiety.  It is important that we stay calm and connected.  We can seek support from family, mentors, clergy, and neighbors in creative ways through phone calls, emails, text messages, and video calls.  It is healthy to explore positive, calming activities including geting exercise, spending time outdoors, learning a new skill, helping someone in need, or picking up an old hobby. 

The Town offers a variety of resources which can help us get through this challenging time. 

Resources:

Wilton Social Services

Any Wilton resident is welcome to contact (email preferred):

For birth to age 18 or family issues with youth under 18, please contact Colleen Fawcett, LCSW, Wilton Youth Services Coordinator at [email protected] or (203) 834-6241.

For adult, disabled or senior citizens, please contact Sarah Heath, Director of Social Services at [email protected] or (203) 834-6238.

Other Resources:

Wilton Public Schools.  Visit the Wilton Public Schools' Coronavirus information webpage which provides information for students and families including: medical resources, how to communicate with students about Coronavirus, mental/physical health resources, and video resources. 

Wilton Youth Council.  The Wilton Youth Council's website provides information on general parenting support, support for parents of children with special needs, wellness during a pandemic, mental health and recovery, and substance use, addiction, and recovery.

The Hub: Behavioral Health Action Organization for Southwestern CT.  For more information, visit The Hub's website.

Wilton Library.  Although the physical building is closed, the Wilton Library is open online full time, 24/7.  Visit the Wilton Library website for more information.

Get some exercise and explore Wilton's sidewalks and nature trails.  There are more than three miles of under-utilized sidewalks along Route 7 running from Wolfpit Road to Olmstead Hill Road, with plenty of empty parking lots along the way.  Walking in Wilton Center also includes the option of the trail on Schenck's Island.  School Road, Kristine Lilly Way and Wilton's many cul-de-sacs or less traveled residential streets are also good choices.  If you prefer a nature trail, we have many options listed on the Conservation Commission's webpage.  

Help a neighbor through Wilton Helping Hands. Wilton Helping Hands is a volunteer network organized to address the needs of Wilton’s most vulnerable population.  Volunteers assist at a social distance with doorstep drop off of basic necessities or by making daily calls or sending emails.  To volunteer, please call (203) 451-8479.  If you or someone you know is in need of help, please contact Director of Social Services Sarah Heath at [email protected].