By: Homa Bash Posted at 7:01 AM, Dec 03, 2020 and last updated 7:28 PM, Dec 03, 2020
CLEVELAND — It’s dark, it’s cold, there’s a pandemic, the holidays are probably going to be lonely. We don’t need to tell you all the things that are probably getting you down these days. And oftentimes, you hear “talk to a professional” if you need help — but that’s not affordable for everyone. But, there is help and it doesn’t always have to cost you a lot.
NLCO is monitoring closely and will follow protocols that are in place by the CDC found here.
As of 10/22/2020, Lake County is a Level 3 Red. We have instituted our Risk Level: High (Level 3 Red)” response. “All in-person programming is cancelled for two (2) weeks and NAMI Lake County offices are closed.
Staff continue to be available via email and phone – (440)639-1200.
To view the Ohio Public Health Advisory System click HERE
The Public Health Advisory Alert System is a color-coded system designed to supplement existing statewide orders through a data-driven framework to assess the degree of the virus’ spread and to engage and empower individuals,
The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) today released the following statement from CEO Daniel H. Gillison, Jr., regarding recent racist incidents across the country and their impact on mental health:
“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.more » Read More
NAMI Basics is a 6-session education program for parents, caregivers and other family who provide care for youth (ages 22 and younger) who are experiencing mental health symptoms. This program is free to participants, 99% of whom say they would recommend the program to others. NAMI Basics is available both in person and online through NAMI Basics OnDemand.more » Read More
LAKE COUNTY, Ohio — Julia Knopes was once ashamed.
“Some weeks I was exhausted worried and depressed other weeks I spoke so quickly that my sentences blurred together while my hands shook,” said Knopes.
She now tells her story loud and proud to help others.
“My psychiatrist diagnosed me with bipolar disorder and helped me find medications that reduced my symptoms, made the suicidal thoughts disappear and made me feel physically and psychologically better,”more » Read More