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COVID-19 Updates

The coronavirus outbreak and uncertainty of the future can be challenging to process emotionally. The resources below offer information on the situation and tips on dealing with mental health. If you or someone you care about feels overwhelmed with sadness, depression or anxiety, or  thoughts of suicide or self-harm, call 911.

You can also contact the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA) Disaster Distress Helpline at 800-985-5990, the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 800-273-8255, or text the Crisis Text Line at 741741 to talk to a free counselor.

NAMI Georgia Program Closures Policy During COVID-19 Outbreak
  • Classes
    All NAMI Georgia Affiliate Family to Family, Peer to Peer, Youth In Crisis, Basics, Family & Friends Seminars, other classes, and presentations are cancelled through May at this time.
  • Support Groups
    All in-person NAMI support group meetings are cancelled at this time. Some groups are meeting virtually. Others may be added to the schedule in the future.

  • Teacher, Mentor, Facilitator and Presentation Trainings
    Most NAMI Teacher, Mentor, and Facilitator training sessions are cancelled at this time. At this time, there is only one training scheduled to meet virtually. Others may be re-added if remote access can be arranged.

Coronavirus News and Information

Information from NAMI about COVID-19

CDC COVID-19 Situation Status and Information page

World Health Organization Update on Coronavirus (COVID-19) Disease

National Council for Behavioral Health: Resources and Tools for COVID-19

Thursday Seminars

Join NAMI Georgia and partners on Thursdays to discuss Mental Health and Wellbeing During COVID-19.

See Webinar Schedule and How to Join

Resources for Healthcare Providers

Clinical Considerations for Giving LAIs during the COVID-19 Health Emergency

Mental Health Resources

NAMI Georgia’s HelpLine, (770) 408-0625, is a non-crisis line providing information about resources for persons with mental illnesses and their family members in Georgia.  For more information click here.

Georgia Patient Resources

4 Self-Care Tips for How to Deal with Anxiety

How to Care for Yourself While Practicing Physical Distancing

How Do I Know Someone is Experiencing Anxiety or Depression?

How to Support a Loved One Going Through a Tough Time During COVID-19

How to Ease Childrens’ Anxiety About COVID-19

 

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