Mental Health Support

Social connection is a driver of health and well-being, and should be a priority while we shelter at home. This section provides information on accessing mental health services, and tips for people of all ages on how to stay connected during the pandemic.

“Social connections, the feeling of being included or the opportunities to meaningfully participate in the community are important for the health of people of all ages.” Live Healthy Napa County, Community Health Assessment. 

Phone services available to support social connections among older adults

  • The Institute on Aging’s Friendship Line is both a crisis intervention hotline and a warmline for non-emergency emotional support calls: 800-971-0016
  • Molly’s Angels’ Telephone Reassurance Line makes weekly check-in calls to older adults (60+) living alone in Napa County offering a safety check, and friendly conversation, helping to alleviate loneliness and depression. Call 707-224-8971 to sign up.
  • Covia’s Well Connected program offers activities, education, support groups, and friendly conversation over the phone or online. Call 877-797-7299, or email coviaconnections@covia.org to register.

Consider making regular phone calls or emails to check in any older adults that are practicing social distancing. Handwritten letters, grocery deliveries, and frequent check-ins are small gestures that can make a big impact. The Write On campaign offers several resources for staying connected through mail. Residents who commit to social distancing are helping to keep us all safe and healthy through their efforts, so let us keep them connected through ours.