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COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Information & Resources

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 August 31st. 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

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 Deal with Coronavirus if You Have OCD or Anxiety (Vice)

How to Talk to Kids About Coronavirus (New York Times)

Taking Care of Your Mental Health in the Face of Uncertainty (AFSP)

Coping with Coronavirus: Managing Stress, Fear, and Anxiety (NIMH)

Manage Anxiety & Stress (CDC)

Avoiding Fear, Anxiety While Your Self-Quarantine (HealthDay)

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).

Click for 24/7 crisis support resources.

Read NAMI’s COVID-19 (CORONAVIRUS) INFORMATION AND RESOURCES GUIDE.

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Información y Recursos

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).

Click for 24/7 crisis support resources.

Caring For Clinicians

Trainings and Recorded Webinars for Mental Health Professionals (SAMHSA)

Preventing the Spread of Coronavirus Disease 2019 in Homes and Residential Communities (CDC)

Wellness Breaks for Mental Health Staff

The New England Mental Health Technology Center is now offering virtual Wellness Breaks for all staff involved in providing mental health services in New England.

Wellness Breaks offer a way to connect, decompress, and share resiliency stories and resources in a peer-to-peer format during this pandemic. They will start Wellness Breaks with a short centering activity followed by an open forum for conversation. Sessions will be hosted by the New England Mental Health Technology Transfer Center staff members.

Wellness Breaks will be held online three times a week. Each will be 30 minutes in length. Individuals can attend as frequently as they like.

– Mondays from 12:00-12:30pm

– Wednesday from 12:00-12:30pm

– Fridays from 8:00-8:30pm (not a typo, yes, Friday evening)

Use this information to attend:
Join from computer: https://meetings.ringcentral.com/j/6048169923

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).

Click for 24/7 crisis 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).

Click for 24/7 crisis support resources.

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