Feeling stressed or anxious about the rapidly evolving situation around COVID-19 (Coronavirus)? Your feelings are valid, and you are not alone. If you or someone you know is struggling emotionally – help is available 24/7.
The information and resources below are intended to keep you updated on:
- how the COVID-19 situation is impacting NAMI NH programs and events.
- how to find the latest accurate information about COVID-19.
- how to take care of your mental health during these challenging times.
Impact on NAMI NH Operations, Programs, and Events
While the NAMI NH office is closed to the public through May 4th, staff members are working remotely.
To connect with resources & supports in the Granite State, contact NAMI New Hampshire’s Info. & Resources Line at info@NAMINH.org or 1-800-242-6264 (press 4).
In support of public health efforts aimed at slowing the impact of the virus in our communities, NAMI NH is suspending all support group meetings, classes, presentations, and trainings through May 4th.
NAMI NH Annual Conference
The NAMI NH Annual Conference has been rescheduled for Saturday, July 25th.
- If you’ve already registered for the original date of April 4th, your registration/payment will automatically carry forward for the rescheduled date of July 25th.
- If you are unable to attend on July 25th, or have any related questions, please contact: lhodgkins@NAMINH.org
REMOTE SUPPORT RESOURCES
NAMI NH INFOLINE
info@NAMINH.org or call 1-800-242-6264 (ext. 601 for general inquiries, ext. 602 to get info. for individuals 18+, ext. 603 to get info. for children/youth under 18).
NAMI NH ONLINE PARENT SUPPORT GROUP
Contact Carol Lemelin at 603-664-2116.
PARENTS OF ANXIOUS KIDS SUPPORT GROUP
For parents of school-aged kids or younger w/ anxiety and OC related disorders – every Tuesday starting 3/24 8:30pm EST
MOMS WORKING FROM HOME w/ KIDS & SOCIAL DISTANCING
Open to any working moms out there trying to survive in this new, temporary, reality – every Monday starting 3/23 8:30p EST
COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Updates
Managing Your Mental Health
Mental Health Consideration During COVID-19 (World Health Organization)
Feeling Anxiety About Coronavirus? A Psychologist Offers Tips to Stay Clearheaded (University of California San Francisco)
How to Talk to Kids About Coronavirus (New York Times)
Manage Anxiety & Stress (CDC)
Mental Health in the Age of Coronavirus (United Nations Mental Health Council)
Tips from NAMI National:
- For anyone who is unsure about attending therapy sessions outside the home, especially those who the Centers for Disease Control (CDC)has described as being at higher risk, you can ask your health care provider about tele-therapy or mental health services online.
- For anyone who is worried about access to prescribed medications, you can ask your health care provider about getting 90-day supplies vs. a 60- or 30-day supply. If this is not possible, we encourage you to refill your medications as soon as they are allowed. (Note: If healthcare providers deny/decline making accommodations, challenge the decisions at least three times. Decision-makers on making health plan adjustments may change if/as conditions worsen.)
- Listen to and follow your local public health care provider expectations.
- Provide self-care, especially if you are in the higher risk population as defined by the CDC. Pay attention to emerging symptoms. Reach out to family and friends.