We have compiled the resources on this page to help our extended NAMI family through this uncertain and difficult time.

 

The information provided here offers resources on managing stress and anxiety and your mental health; as well as finding help with food assistance, housing, transportation, education and health. 

 

We will continue to monitor the COVID-19 situation and will provide additional updates and information as new information becomes available.

 

Thank you, and stay healthy,

 

--Your friends at NAMI Long Beach Area

 

CLASS AND SUPPORT GROUP UPDATE

As a result of current recommendations for personal safety, NAMI Long Beach has moved our classes and support groups online.  Advance registration is required. 

 



From NAMI

NAMI Helpline COVID-19 Information & Resources Guide

This is a very helpful resource document with recommended steps to ease anxiety and other concerns about the current COVID-19 situation.

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NAMI HelpLine Coronavirus Information and Resources Guide
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The downloadable file is in Adobe(r) PDF format and has been made available by the National NAMI website at nami.org. Clicking on the link will download the PDF, which you can then save to your desktop, print out, and email to others.

A MESSAGE FROM DAN GILLISON, CEO OF NAMI

"We will get through this together."

"Members of our community have unique needs and concerns."

"NAMI is here to help."




From LACDMH & ncbh

LACDMH offers free information and resources to assist in the well being of our County family, friends, and colleagues.

Click below to go to the LA Department of Mental Health's COVID-19 Mental Health Resources web page.

Click below for the Guide to Well-being Apps from the LA Department of Mental Health

LACDMH has published its “Coping with Stress During Infectious Disease Outbreaks” flyer. Available in the following languages: Arabic / Armenian / Chinese (Simplified) / Chinese (Traditional) / English / Farsi / Japanese / Khmer / Korean / Russian / Spanish / Tagalog / Vietnamese

This link will take you from the NAMILongBeach.org website to the LA Department of Mental Health website: https://dmh.lacounty.gov/covid-19-information/

The downloadable file on the LACDMH website is in Adobe(r) PDF format. Clicking on the link will download the PDF, which you can then save to your desktop, print out, and email to others.

If you’re feeling stressed or nervous during these days of COVID-19, you’re not alone. Uncertainty and the sense of not being safe — not to mention physical distancing, round-the-clock news and empty grocery shelves — are stressful. What you’re feeling is common around the world. You can #BeTheDifference by practicing this tips to care for your own and your loved one's mental health.



COMMUNITY RESOURCES COVID-19

Categories under this heading include: food, housing, health, transportation, and education and are separated into four general categories: children and youth, adults, the elderly and the undocumented community. Click on the button below for the full resource guide.

INFORMATION BELOW AS OF 16-MARCH-2020

Compilation of Local Resources

Local Resources in LA County – A dedicated group of volunteers has been compiling a list of food, housing, health, transportation, and education resources for the Coronavirus crisis that is divided into three general categories:

  • Children and youth
  • Adults
  • Elderly

View Here


INFORMATION BELOW AS OF 16-MARCH-2020

MANDATED CLOSURE OF NON-ESSENTIAL BUSINESSES IN CITY OF LOS ANGELES

** All restaurants (sit in), gym, fitness studios, theaters, and bars closed starting MONDAY, MARCH 16 at 12am**

 

Read more here from Mayor of Los Angeles Twitter


DIGNITY HEALTH FREE VIRTUAL VISITS

For those with Coronavirus symptoms, Dignity Health offers free virtual visits. Use coupon code COVID19 when making an appointment.  https://www.dignityhealth.org/cov19-video-visits

INFORMATION BELOW AS OF 16-MARCH-2020

LA Regional Food Bank

For the closest food pantry/bank to you, visit:

 Los Angeles Food Bank Pantry Locator

Everytable

 

Everytable is offering meals to EVERYONE. Food distribution for seniors who need food brought to their homes. Food available for students. Food distribution centers that can distribute food to a group of people.

 

If you need 10-10,000 meals, reach out to Everytable at (323) 458 - 6487.

 

For more info about Everytab, click here

 



From NIMH (National Institute of Mental Health)

The constant discussion and news media focus on COVID-19 can seem overwhelming, potentially triggering heightened feelings of stress, fear and anxiety, particularly for those of us with panic or anxiety disorders. This article to the right is from NIMH (The National Institute of Mental Health) provides helpful suggestions for protecting our mental health during the days and weeks ahead. 

Coping With Coronavirus:

Managing Stress, Fear, and Anxiety

 

By Joshua Gordon

Director, National Institutes of Mental Health

March 16, 2020 

"These are confusing, stressful times for all of us. As the coronavirus pandemic affects numerous facets of our society, it also impacts each person in different ways. The disruptions to daily life are already being felt by many, my family included—my son has been sent home from college, my place of worship has closed, and the comforting social gatherings that usually fill my weekends are off-limits.

 

We are all feeling uncertain about what could happen in the coming weeks, as we hope to slow the spread of this pandemic. Feelings of anxiety and uncertainty are completely normal during times like this.

 

Now imagine you are facing this uncertainty and have a mental illness. How much more challenging must it be to navigate this uncertainty?

 

While we all are concerned about the future, for those with anxiety disorders, worry may be all-consuming. For those with schizophrenia, the concern that people are infectious may contribute to paranoia. And for those with depression, lack of social engagement and disruption in routines could increase symptoms."

 

The above link will take you from the NAMILongBeach.org website to the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) website:  

https://www.nimh.nih.gov/about/director/messages/2020/coping-with-coronavirus-managing-stress-fear-and-anxiety.shtml.