Volume 09 | June 3, 2020
Your Weekly News & Updates
Be well and stay safe.
Covid19 Prevention
The Rotary Club of Danbury donated masks to local treatment providers and individual CNAs who are able to share them with clients and their families during home visits. We are also distributing Deterra Medicine Disposal bags through various agencies and physician's offices .
Allison Fulton (Danbury Rotary Pres.) and Dr. Jack Solomon Rotary District Governor 7980

WFSB Channel 3 Connecticut has partnered with Masks for CT to give away thousands of masks across the state. They have been to several towns and cities in our services area
Regional Opioid Prevention Policy Workgroup Update
Drug Free Schools Committee
Resources for Parents and Families
Ken Mysogland, The Department of Children and Family's Bureau Chief of External Affairs, said that calls to the agency in April were down 47% from the same month last year, and overall new reports of child abuse and neglect were down 55%. Reports made by mandated reporters — teachers, police, day care workers, doctors and others were down 33 percent compared to March last year— according to DCF Commissioner Vanessa Dorantes. (ctnewsjunkie.com)

The State of Connecticut has launched the  Talk it Out Line
1-833-258-5011, to help parents and caregivers cope with the stress and increased needs resulting from caring for their children during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Region 5 Suicide Advisory Board Update

Have a #RealConvo

Some Quick Tips for Having a #RealConvo About Mental Health include:
  • When someone is struggling, just listen
  • Let the other person share at their own speed
  • Don’t pass judgement or offer advice — just be there
  • We all experience mental health differently, and that’s okay
  • Check back in, and offer to connect them to help if they need it

If you’re feeling alone and struggling, you can reach out the CrisisText Line by texting CT to 741-741 or
the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
Problem Gambling Awareness

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