Take time for your mental health, it is IMPORTANT! As the holidays rapidly approach and the Country is still in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic many people are expressing feelings of depression, stress, anxiety, isolation, fear and other emotions that can make it challenging to get through the day let alone the holiday season. The Arc of California and the Stony Brook University School of Social Welfare have partnered to offer Project Connect, a telehealth support line for individuals with disabilities, their families, direct support professionals, and others who support individuals with intellectual or developmental disabilities. The Project Connect support line is staffed by graduate students in the School of Social Welfare and supervised by licensed social workers. The graduate students are able to offer a wide range of support services including counseling, wellness checks, depression screening, and referral to community services.
Remember, you are not alone! Take the time to talk, Project Connect is FREE and we hope that you will use it. Whether you are just feeling a little down and need someone to talk to, or you feel that you need on-going support Project Connect is here for you.