• NAMI is advocating with Congress and the Administration to ensure that people can get the mental health care they need during — and after — the COVID-19 crisis. Learn about current efforts, such as emergency funding for mental health providers, expanded telehealth, increased crisis services and more — and what you can do to help — here.
  • Dr. Meghan Walls, pediatric psychologist with Nemours Children’s Health System, shared information on how to best help children and youth of all ages cope with the emotions they may be experiencing during the COVID-19 pandemic on our April 23 Ask the Expert webinar. Listen to a recording here.
  • NAMI is grateful to be part of the BeyGOOD effort to help the communities hardest hit by COVID-19, specifically communities of color. You can see the official release from www.Beyoncé.com here and the tweet announcing it here. To respect the wishes of this partnership, there will be no press release, media interviews, photos of Beyoncé, etc.  You are welcome to retweet the tweet and link to the website. If you have questions please contact Gustavo Guerrero at gguerrero@nami.org.
  • Click here to access a You are Not Alone PSA 30 second script and graphics that you can engage your local TV station to produce with their talent. You can also use it to record yourself and post on your social media.

Download a suite of NAMI branded Zoom/ Video Conferencing backdrops. Two of them are pictured above.


NAMI Chief Medical Officer Dr. Ken Duckworth speaks with Chris Cuomo on CNN about dealing with the mental health impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.  Click on the picture 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. Over 35 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



COVID-19 Updates from the CDC and WHO



Recordings of NAMI Ask the Expert Webinars

April 23rd: Supporting the Emotional Needs of Children and Youth During the COVID-19 Pandemic 
April 7th: COVID-19 & Mental Health
Recordings of NAMI Virtual Town Halls

April 16th: Best Practices for Offering NAMI Programs Online
April 2nd: Fundraising and COVID-19: What Can Be Done, the Trends and Messaging
March 19th: COVID-19


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

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