Message from NAMI’s CEO
We apprehend that humans tormented by mental contamination face extra challenges coping with COVID-19. Now, more than ever, it’s critical to don’t forget that there is no health without intellectual health. During these hard times, we inspire you to attend to yourselves and test in on loved ones. You aren’t by myself, and we will get thru this together.
—Daniel H. Gillison, Jr.
COVID-19 Resources and Information Guides
NAMI COVID-19 Resource and Information Guide
NAMI released the NAMI COVID-19 Resource and Information Guide to reply frequently requested questions concerning the intersection between Coronavirus, or COVID-19, and those laid low with mental illness, their caregivers and loved ones. The manual functions FAQs on a variety of topics from coping with anxiety and social isolation to having access to health care and medications.
La Guía COVID-19 de información y recursos está disponible en español. Tiene información sobre preguntas frecuentes y recursos para que encuentres apoyo para ti y tus seres queridos. Incluye temas relacionados a los angeles salud mental, como encontrar comunidades de apoyo en línea, ayuda financiera, y más. Para acceder, presiona el botón descarga (en español).
The Effects of COVID-19 Related Social Isolation on the Mental Health of Racialized Communities
Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, the U.S. systems addressing intellectual fitness services had been already in disaster due to call for and inadequate offerings. Amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, we are now going through a “loneliness epidemic” exaggerated through the isolation required with the aid of COVID-19 pandemic. While the restrictions imposed by means of COVID-19 are preventative and vital, they’ve social effects and have created many subsequent stressors that disproportionately impact underrepresented corporations within the U.S. NAMI’s report on the outcomes of COVID-19 associated social isolation at the mental fitness of underrepresented groups offers insights and tips.
Public Service Announcements for AAPI families dealing with COVID-19 Discrimination
Along with economic, social and personal hardships lots of us are going through because of the COVID-19 pandemic, Asian American and Pacific Islander groups also are dealing with racist attacks and discrimination. The Society for the Psychological Study of Culture, Ethnicity and Race, a department of the American Psychological Association (APA), released PSAs and corresponding flyers in lots of different Asian languages as well as in English. These sources provide ways to cope and useful suggestions for AAPI families going through COVID-19 discrimination.
NAMI is here to help and could continually update our internet site as problems stand up. NAMI strongly encourages humans to now not best take a look at the CDC internet site daily for updates, but to also concentrate for updates from local news and public fitness care companies.
1/28/2021: Recording Available: NAMI Ask the Expert — Vaccine Science: A History of Distrust and Discrimination for People with Mental Illness
As COVID-19 vaccinations are becoming extra available nationwide, NAMI recognizes that people with mental illness may have one of a kind concerns or questions regarding the vaccine.
This January, NAMI’s Ask the Expert Webinar engaged numerous discipline specialists to open a communication on the evolving technological know-how of vaccines, obstacles to get right of entry to, and the presence of medical skepticism in marginalized communities. Click here to view.
12/31/2020: Vaccine information added to the NAMI COVID-19 Information and Resource Guide
New section introduced “What do I need to realize about the COVID-19 vaccine?”
To cope with questions, we have updated our COVID-19 manual with beneficial facts concerning the COVID-19 vaccine.
10/10/2020: NAMI Frontline Wellness
The COVID-19 pandemic has taken a toll on all and sundry’s mental fitness. But for those in jobs which are already stressful and annoying – like public safety and fitness care – the toll can be even heavier. To meet the desires of our frontline professionals, NAMI has developed the Frontline Wellness Initiative, with resources and guide to assist folks who contend with us.
nine/sixteen/2020: Updates to the NAMI COVID-19 Information and Resource Guide
New phase added “How can I assist my infant going back to school?”
Children across the country are heading lower back to school, both sincerely and in man or woman, below circumstances that can be hard for students. Learn what you could do to assist kid’s mental and emotional nicely-being in the course of this time of continued uncertainty because of COVID-19.
New resource introduced beneath subsection “I’m having plenty of strain or anxiety due to COVID-19. What can I do?” [contained under “What are the fitness implications”]
NAMI has partnered with the CDC Foundation’s “How Right Now” initiative – HowRightNow.org – which gives resources in both English and Spanish to cope with emotions of grief, loss and fear with the aid of increasing coping talents and providing strategies for decreasing bad behaviors. The website online includes a video with NAMI board member Dr. Charma Dudley on a way to have meaningful conversations approximately how we’re feeling and approaches to lessen strain.
4/23/2020: NAMI’s Ask the Expert Webinar: Supporting the Emotional Needs of Youth During COVID-19
Dr. Meghan Walls, a pediatric psychologist, provides an outline of the types of emotional reactions we will count on from children and youth in the course of the COVID-19 pandemic. Watch the replay.
four/17/2020: NAMI Releases Spanish-language COVID-19 Information and Resource Guide
The Spanish-language NAMI COVID-19 Information and Resource Guide is now to be had. We encourage NAMI State Organizations and Affiliates to proportion this with their nearby groups. This manual can help Hispanic and Latinx network contributors locate COVID-19-related records and guide for themselves and their cherished ones. It addresses often asked questions and lists resources available in Spanish. The manual features loads of subjects, together with dealing with tension, locating on line groups, getting economic assistance, and extra.
four/7/2020: NAMI’s Ask the Expert Webinar: COVID-19 and Workplace Mental Health
Darcy Gruttadaro, Director of the Center for Workplace Mental Health, American Psychiatric Association Foundation, will percentage treasured records on keeping our health, mainly within the place of business, as we adjust to adjustments in how we connect to our coworkers and paintings during this time. Watch the replay.
3/25/2020: NAMI’s Stance on COVID-19 Discrimination
NAMI condemns all acts of discrimination directed towards any particular community or populace. The same way we combat discrimination towards people with mental illness, we stand against racist acts against people of Chinese descent and any member of the Asian diaspora and Asian American groups.
We will give a boost to this message across our entire Alliance, and to the general public, by way of circulating fact-based totally information and dispelling any incorrect information. We stay dedicated to serving all.
three/20/2020: NAMI Responds to COVID-19
NAMI encourages guidelines endorsed by means of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to help prevent the spread of the Coronavirus. In addition, NAMI launched mental fitness guidelines to assist humans deal with an extended quarantine period at domestic.
- NAMI Updates at the Coronavirus
In the Media
- WFXT Boston 25 News Interview with Dr. Ken Duckworth
- BBC World News Interview with Dr. Ken Duckworth
- Is there a proper manner to fear approximately coronavirus? And different intellectual health guidelines – The Guardian 3/19/2020
- Coronavirus famous everything that’s incorrect with our mental fitness care gadget – Mashable 3/thirteen/2020
With beneficiant support from our COVID-19 Support Fund Partners