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Daily Check in, if you are a member of the general community that is just wanting to connect, debrief and practice mindfulness, effective March 19th we will be doing a daily check in at 3:30 pm. You can join us at:

http://bit.ly/NAMIOutreach OR Dial in using phone at (929)205-6099

Meeting ID: 222 499 295

To be prepared on your smartphone, you can download the free app called Zoom.


 

NAMI Lake County, OH will not meet in person for our Family Support Group. However we will be meeting online. Please join us every Tuesday at 6:30 P.M. till 8:00 P.M.

The link for every week will be the same:

https://zoom.us/j/815411996 OR Dial in using phone at (929)205-6099

Meeting ID: 815 411 996

Once you join you will be prompted to use phone or computer audio and given a phone number to call in to!

Please remember basic data and phone usage rates may apply if you are not connected through the internet.

Any questions can be asked in this event group, via messenger, or call us! (440)639-1200

**Please try to log on at 6:15 P.M. as this is a new to everyone and we anticipate some technical difficulties***

To be prepared on your smartphone, you can download the free app called Zoom.


Please join us every Wednesday at 3:30 P.M. till 5:30 P.M.

The link for every week will be the same:

https://zoom.us/j/100792470 OR

Dial In via phone at (929)205-6099

Meeting ID: 100 792 470

Once you join you will be prompted to use phone or computer audio and given a phone number to call in to!

Please remember basic data and phone usage rates may apply if you are not connected through the internet.

Any questions can be asked in this event group, via messenger, or call us! (440)639-1200

**Please try to log on at 3:15 P.M. as this is a new to everyone and we anticipate some technical difficulties***

You can access the online support group via phone or computer. To be prepared on your smartphone, you can download the free app called Zoom.


March 13, 2020 Update 

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We know many of our community members are concerned about the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. We hope you are, and continue to remain, healthy. This time can be especially stressful for those living with mental health conditions, as well as their family members and loved ones.
Out of concern for the safety and wellness of our members, NAMI Lake County, OH will be cancelling ALL support groups, effective immediately.
We will share a schedule and links for on-line/videoconference support groups on Wednesday, March 18th.
If you are currently enrolled in one of our classes, your facilitator will reach out to you directly.
NAMI Lake County, OH offices will be closed to visitors.
You may communicate to staff via email or by calling us at (440)639-1200. At this moment (March 13, 2020), we anticipate that all programming will resume as of April 1, 2020
RESOURCES
For Those With Mental Health Conditions
If you or a loved one is living with a mental health condition, consider these tips from NAMI.
  • For anyone who is unsure about attending therapy sessions outside the home, especially those who the Centers for Disease Control (CDC)has described as being at higher risk, you can ask your health care provider about tele-therapy or mental health services online.
  • For anyone who is worried about access to prescribed medications, you can ask your health care provider about getting 90-day supplies vs. a 60- or 30-day supply. If this is not possible, we encourage you to refill your medications as soon as they are allowed. (Note: If healthcare providers deny/decline making accommodations, challenge the decisions at least three times. Decision-makers on making health plan adjustments may change if/as conditions worsen.)
  • Listen to and follow your local public health care provider expectations.
  • Provide self-care, especially if you are in the higher risk population as defined by the CDC. Pay attention to emerging symptoms. Reach out to family and friends
Prevention and Where to Find Updates:
Help
If you or someone you love is experiencing a mental health emergency or crisis, there is help. Call 911 for emergencies.
For a crisis:
  • Lake County Crisis Hotline is 24/7 at (440)953-8255
  • National Crisis Hotline is always open at 800-854-7771C
  • Reach Crisis Text Line by texting NAMI to 741741
  • Disaster Distress Help Line can be reached at (800)985-5990 or via text “TalkWithUs” at 66746
For general support:

NAMI Family-to-Family is a free, 8-session educational program for family, significant others and friends of people with mental health conditions. It is a designated evidenced-based program. This means that research shows that the program significantly improves the coping and problem-solving abilities of the people closest to a person with a mental health condition.

Our next session will begin on May 6, 2020 at 6:30pm till 9:00pm. Please be sure to register one of three ways, Call Pam Jones at (440)639-1200 Ext 103, email pam@namilake.org or register on line: click here


NAMI Peer-to-Peer is a free, eight-session educational program for adults with mental health conditions who are looking to better understand themselves and their recovery.

Taught by trained leaders with lived experience, this program includes activities, discussions and informative videos. However, as with all NAMI programs, it does not include recommendations for treatment approaches.

Our next session will begin May 6, 2020 at 6:00pm till 8:00pm. Please be sure to register one of three ways, Call Pam Jones at (440)639-1200 Ext 103, email pam@namilake.org or register on line: click here


 

We are grateful for the love you demonstrate
to those impacted by mental illness by supporting
NAMIWalks Lake County!
Thanks to YOUR efforts, NAMIWalkers
raised more than $43,000 in 2019!
Please renew your commitment in 2020 so NAMI Lake County can increase its programming for all peers and family members affected by mental illness.

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