Feeling stressed or anxious about COVID-19? Your feelings are valid, and you are not alone. If you or someone you know is struggling emotionally – help is available 24/7.
The NAMI NH office is closed to the public and in-person support group meetings and trainings are suspended through at least June 30th. However, staff members continue their work remotely, and with the exceptional assistance of NAMI NH volunteers, many support groups and other activities have moved online.
To connect with local resources & support, contact NAMI New Hampshire’s Info & Resource Line at info@NAMINH.org or 1-800-242-6264 (press 4).
NAMI NH & Our Partners Respond to COVID-19
NAMI NH Moves Operations & Support Online
Webinar Series to Help Manage Stress & Anxiety (Dartmouth-Hitchcock)
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.
Remote Support & Resources
NAMI NH Info & Resource Line
To connect with resources & support in the Granite State, contact info@NAMINH.org or 1-800-242-6264 (press 4).