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COVID-19 Updates and Resources

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.

For emotional support, you may call the free Georgia COVID-19 Emotional Support Line at 866-399-8938.

For information about other mental health supports and resources in your community, call NAMI Georgia’s HelpLine at 770-408-0625.

NAMI Georgia Programs

  • Support Groups
    NAMI Connection Recovery Support Group offers respect, understanding, encouragement and hope for those living in recovery.
    NAMI Family Support Group is for families, caregivers and loved ones of those who live with mental health challenges.

  • Classes (Register Now)
      • Peer to Peer
        • NAMI Peer-to-Peer is a free educational program for adults with mental health conditions who are looking to better understand themselves and their recovery.
      • Family to Family
        • NAMI Family to Family is a free educational course for adults who have a friend or loved one with a mental illness.
  • Teacher, Mentor, Facilitator and Presentation Trainings
    NAMI Georgia with the help of National is working on converting our in person trainings session to online using the Zoom platform.
    We will make an announcement when we have finalized details. Please email programs@namiga.org if you have questions.
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.

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Telephone Resources for Support in the COVID-19 Crisis

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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