As the resolution states, NAMI is strongly committed to the principle that all individuals, including communities of color and people with mental illness, should be treated with respect and dignity and deserve equitable health outcomes and full inclusion.
We must not simply condemn racism and call it a day. NAMI, in order to fulfill our mission, must be actively anti-racist. To that end, we must continue to fight to eliminate the mental health disparities perpetuated by racism and racial discrimination.more » Read More
- 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.
“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.
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.more » Read More
Considering the news regarding the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), NAMI released the following information.
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.