Health & Wellness Resources

Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)










The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is responding to an outbreak of respiratory disease caused by a novel (new) coronavirus that was first detected in China and which has now been detected in many locations internationally, including in the United States. The disease has been named “coronavirus disease 2019” (abbreviated “COVID-19”). Here are some guidelines and sources to get more information.

The best sources of information will be:


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Mental Health & Virus Anxiety

  • features “resources for anxiety and your mental health in a global climate of uncertainty,” including articles, meditations, and the opportunity to ask questions of mental health experts.
  • Shine is an app that features daily support for your mental health, a new self-care strategy every day, and a global community to help you feel less alone. The Shine app is available from the Apple App and Google Play stores. (Note: the basic app is free, but the premium service costs money).


More Health & Wellness Resources

Get Help Now

  • 2-1-1 Community Resources & Help
  • Suicide Prevention Lifeline (1-800-273-8255)
  • Veterans Crisis Line (1-800-273-8255, press 1)
  • Have a Personal Health Question? Medical librarians at the UConn Health Sciences Library research personal health questions for Connecticut residents. This Wellness Through Answers service is free and confidential. Call or email with your question: (860) 679-4055 /


Additional Resources

CT Consumer Health Information
Research service for CT residents with medical questions. Provided by the University of Connecticut Health Center’s Lyman Maynard Stowe Library.

Medline Plus
Developed by the National Library of Medicine and National Institutes of Health for consumers needing health information. Includes clinical trials, drug information and Spanish-language materials

NIH National Institute on Aging
Health and wellness information for older adults from the National Institutes of Health.

Pub Med
Developed by the National Library of Medicine and National Institutes of Health. Comprises over 22 million citations and abstracts in the fields of biomedicine and health, covering portions of the life sciences, behavioral sciences, chemical sciences, and bioengineering. Citations may include links to full-text content from PubMed Central and publisher web sites.