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Maryland Department of Health

CovidCONNECT

Welcome to CovidCONNECT

A website to discover resources, stay current on the newest information and find support
 
The purpose of CovidCONNECT is to provide a resource for Maryland residents who have personal experience with COVID-19 – whether through having the disease yourself, or having it impact your life in other ways. Perhaps you nursed someone, or lost someone, who had COVID-19. Here you can read testimonials from other Marylanders who have had Covid, discover clinical trials in which you may be eligible to participate, educate yourself on the newest Covid-related information, and connect with others who have also suffered personal impact in this pandemic.
 

We wish you continued health and wellness, and thank you for your participation

CovidCONNECTIONS

Plasma Donation

Clinical Studies

Resources

Virtual Support Groups

Virtual support groups are available through CovidCONNECT. We encourage you to join a session to talk with other Marylanders who have had COVID-19. Trained peer facilitators host small groups twice a month. We will send an invitation with details and login information for those interested in connecting with others and talking about the challenges of recovering from COVID-19. If you have questions or requests about virtual support groups and related resources, please email mdh.covidconnect@maryland.gov.

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Meeting Dates:

CovidCONNECT Webinar Series

Join us every other Thursday for the CovidCONNECT Webinar Series. Developed in partnership with NAMI Maryland and other stakeholders, these presentations include speakers who cover topics on mental health, wellness and recovery. These webinars are curated specifically for Marylanders who have been impacted by COVID-19. Registration is required. 

Webinars take place select Thursdays at 5 p.m.

CovidCONNECT Story Session

AUG

5

Presenter: Four support group facilitators

Summary: Across Maryland, those who have personal experience with COVID-19 have important experiences to share with us all. You are invited to join us for a special, free program where COVID survivors who participate in the CovidCONNECT Peer Support Group will share their personal journeys with the COVID-19 virus and share their stories of hope and recovery.

What’s Ours is Yours: Free Whole Health Resources for Everyone from the Department of Veterans Affairs

AUG

19

Presenter: Dr. Samantha Hack

Summary: This webinar offers free, publicly available health resources created by the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs. Attendees will be introduced to the VA App Store, a collection of apps for individuals, families and couples focused on mental, physical and behavioral health. Educational videos, mental health treatment decision support materials, and continuing education courses for mental health care providers will also be highlighted.

Coping with bereavement during the COVID-19 pandemic

OCT

7

Presenter: Dr. Alison Athey 

Summary: This presentation will provide an overview of the bereavement process. We will discuss special challenges that come up when loved ones die in traumatic or stigmatized ways (e.g., by suicide or accidental overdose). Strategies and resources that promote healthy grief will be reviewed.

Advance Care Medical Planning: What You Need to Know and Why

DEC

2

Presenter: Dr. Dan Morhaim

Summary: The realities of 21st century medicine allow us to make key decisions about end-of-life care that bring empowerment, respect for individual values, and comfort for ourselves and our families — if we choose to do so. Our speaker will take us through today’s medical, legal, and financial maze and, with practical advice, guide us toward choices that we make for ourselves.

Registration link to come.