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NAMI HelpLine Information and Resources is a guide available to anyone who might be struggling or have questions about managing a mental health condition. You’ll find information that answer any of the following:

  • I’m having a lot of anxiety because of the coronavirus. Please help.

  • I’m quarantined or working from home – lonely and isolated even further – what can I do?

  • I don’t have health insurance or a regular doctor – how can I get care?

  • What if I’m quarantined and can’t get my medication? Will there be a shortage?

  • My business is suffering as a result of the Coronavirus. What assistance programs are available to help?

  • Are people who have a mental illness at a greater risk of contracting COVID-19?

  • Is there a vaccine or cure for COVID-19?

  • I lost a loved one to Coronavirus. Where can I find support?

  • I’m a smoker. Am I more likely to catch COVID-19? What should I do?

  • How does homelessness increase risk of contracting COVID-19?

  • My loved one is incarcerated, are they at increased risk for exposure to COVID-19?

  • I’m the aging parent of an adult/child living with a serious mental illness. I want to be sure they are taken care of.

March 16, 2020

Given our community’s evolving needs to limit the potential spread of COVID-19, NAMI Sonoma County:

Suspends our Family-to-Family classes, Family Support Groups, Connection Support Groups and Wildfire Survivor Support Groups, until further notice. We will notify Family-to-Family class participants when this changes. Updates to our  support groups will be posted on this website. Postpones the Compassion Cultivation Read More

    NAMI Tennessee recently released this short video from Gabe Howard, a Peer Support Specialist, who lives with bipolar disorder. He speaks about the need to support those who provide support to loved ones living with mental illness during this difficult period. 

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    NAMI HelpLine Information and Resources is a guide available to anyone who might be struggling or have questions about managing a mental health condition. You’ll find information that answer any of the following:

    I’m having a lot of anxiety because of the coronavirus. Please help.

    I’m quarantined or working from home – lonely and isolated even further – what can I do?

    I don’t have health insurance or a Read More

    The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has released a guide to social distancing, quarantine, and isolation during an infectious disease outbreak (such as the current COVID-19 situation). To learn more about social distancing — the practice of limiting interaction in order to inhibit the spread of a disease — as well as tips on what to expect during this period, read the guide: Taking Care of Your Behavioral Health – SAMHSA.

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    Operations at the Sonoma County Jail and Courts are being modified as COVID-19 advisories develop in Sonoma County; for now this includes:

    Suspension of all visitation at the Main Adult Detention Facility (MADF) and the North County Detention Facility Legal visits are limited to non-contact visitation; arrangements must be made through MADF lobby personnel Inmate programs have been suspended at both facilities Read More

    NAMI has published a comprehensive resource guide for those facing anxiety and uncertainty related to the COVID-19 (coronavirus) situation. The guide includes coping skills for anxiety, tips for finding support and maintaining resilience during a potential quarantine, links to online resources and support groups, information about financial and insurance assistance, and frequently asked questions about COVID-19 and potential interactions with psychiatric conditions or medications. Read the guide here

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