April 17th, 2020

The Spanish-language NAMI COVID-19 Information and Resource Guide (NAMI COVID-19 INFORMACION Y RECURSOS) is now available on nami.org.
We aim to help members of Hispanic, Latino/a or Latinx communities find COVID-19-related information and support for themselves and their loved ones. This guide addresses frequently asked questions and lists resources available in Spanish. It features a variety of topics, including managing anxiety, finding online communities, getting financial assistance, and more.  You can reach the guide directly at this link:  www.nami.org/covid-19-guia
Save the date: Thursday, April 23, 4:00-5:30 p.m. EDT. NAMI’s Ask the Expert Webinar: Supporting the Emotional Needs of Children and Youth During the COVID-19 Pandemic.

NAMI Update
NAMI continues to push Congress to include help for people with mental health conditions in future COVID-19 relief legislation, including resources for mental health crisis care and virtual peer supports. Ask your advocates to take action today
On Thursday, April 16th we had our 3rd Virtual Town Hall

We had a special guest Chris Pilkerton, White House Policy Advisor and former Acting Administrator of the US Small Business Administration, who spoke about SBA loans and other economic concerns that we as an Alliance have at this time.

The NAMI Education Team shared best practices for offering programs online without compromising quality.

Part of our partnership with Instagram- @Elohim + @StolarMusic Talk Mental Health During COVID-19. Click the image above to watch.
NAMIWalks Your Way, a Virtual Event — NAMIWalks is about community. Each year we have celebrated the work of NAMI State and Affiliate organizations for one day in each of the cities and towns where walks have taken place. This year on May 30, we will again celebrate and come together virtually in a National Day of Hope. The 33 virtual events will use social media and, in many cases, livestream to audiences right from their event page. Join us center stage on May 30, 2020, at www.namiwalks.org.  To learn more, contact wbaldaro@nami.org.   
NAMI Alliance in the News
Coronavirus: Mental Health Treatment

The NAMI Blog, Coronavirus: Mental Health Coping Strategies was the number one hit on Google when you search “coronavirus mental health” and has received over 63,000 page views to date.

Helpful Articles and Resources
CDC: Self-Checker: A Guide to Help you Make Decisions and Seek Appropriate Medical Care
CDC: People who Need to Take Extra Precautions
Harvard Gazette: COVID-19 Targets Communities of Color
CNN: COVID-19 Has Inflamed Racism against Asian-Americans. Here’s how to Fight Back
Forbes: COVID-19 Reveals Racial Inequities In U.S. Healthcare System: Strategies For Solutions
COVID-19 Updates from the CDC and WHO
For resources shared with the general public, please check our website regularly.

We are grateful for all you do for the NAMI community.  Have a meaningful, restful and safe weekend.