NAMI Montgomery County PA and Covid-19 Updates

Our affiliate leadership has made the decision to postpone all programming, presentations, and in-service education seminars in alignment with suggested protocol regarding COVID-19, specifically limiting person to person contact.  While this was a hard decision to make, our affiliate is committed to ensuring the safety and health of our staff, volunteers, and community.

Support groups will be held virtually and by dial in, click on the image below for updates.  Note, while our office is closed, we will maintain our Help Line, Monday – Friday from 9 AM to 3 PM, 215-361-7784.  Please check our website, social media sites and  look for emails to stay connected and updated on affiliate happenings.

Supporting Loved Ones During the Isolation Webinars

We are in an unprecedented time. We are isolated at home to prevent spread of COVID-19. Families call on providers for answers and help. We are changing our routines and lives to make sure we remain physically healthy.

These webinars, a collaboration between NAMI Montco and Dr. Aaron Brinen, considers how we can care for our mental wellness during the isolation.

Click here to listen to the March 29th Webinar

Click here to listen to the April 12th Webinar

For COVID-19 updates and resources, click here.

In The News: NAMI Montgomery County PA

June 1, 2020

“The effect of racism and racial trauma on mental health is real and cannot be ignored. The disparity in access to mental health care in communities of color cannot be ignored. The inequality and lack of cultural competency in mental health treatment cannot be ignored.
“Our nation’s African American community is going through an extremely painful experience right now, pain that has been inflicted upon this community repeatedly throughout history. We stand with all the families, friends and communities who have lost loved ones senselessly due to racism.

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    The spread of coronavirus is affecting every person in this country, but people affected by mental health conditions face unique challenges during this time.

    Have you had trouble getting or staying on your mental health treatment plan? Have you had challenges getting needed medication, accessing therapy or other supports during this emergency?

    Tell us your story. Help power NAMI’s advocacy by sharing how local, state or federal government has helped you during this time — or tell us about challenges you’ve experienced that have hurt your ability to get mental health care.

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    Download the NAMI HelpLine Coronavirus Information and Resources Guide

    Considering the news regarding the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), NAMI released the following information.

    • As of today, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), notes the following in terms of risk assessment:
      For most people, the immediate risk of being exposed to the virus that causes COVID-19 is thought to be low. This virus is not currently widespread in the United States.
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    On February 19th our very own Abby Grasso, Executive Director, was the guest on WNPV (98.5 FM & 1440 AM) Radio Show, Legally Speaking. The program airs 11:10-Noon on Wednesdays and it’s hosted by the attorneys from the Lansdale Law Firm of Rubin, Glickman, Steinberg and Gifford. Click on the image to hear Abby’s interview with Attorney, Matt Wilcov. more » Read More

    You are invited to participate in an upcoming information
    and discussion session for us to gather feedback
    on priority areas important to YOU!

    We would like your honest feedback so we can learn from our richly
    diverse County residents. We hope to reach residents connected to
    public Human Services due to professional or personal circumstances
    as well as other residents who are passionate about the well-being
    and future of our county.

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    Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf today introduced an online form for Pennsylvanians to provide feedback on mental health barriers, services and how the state can better support people’s mental health needs. The creation of the form is on the heels of the governor’s Jan. 2 announcement of Reach Out PA: Your Mental Health Matters initiative to reduce stigma and increase access to mental health and well-being services and supports.

    “Having a way for all voices to be heard is critical to our goal of increasing access to mental health services,

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