Mental Health Colorado starts new initiative to combat feelings of loneliness, isolation and stress
A new initiative in Colorado is hoping to help combat feelings of loneliness, isolation, and stress during a pandemic through something as simple as a conversation.
Mental Health Colorado announced the "In This Together" initiative on Wednesday. The campaign hopes to connect people with people.
“As a society, we shouldn’t have settled on the term ‘social distancing,’ which is the exact opposite of what’s best for our mental health right now,” said Mental Health Colorado President & CEO Vincent Atchity. “What we need is social closeness, solidarity, and support. In This Together is a way to create a little bit of social contact, all over the state, with a friendly phone call.”
The initiative is for anyone looking for a little support.
The purpose of In This Together is to provide social connectedness by phone, not to provide mental health services.