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.
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.Read More
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
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.Read More