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NAMIWalks Your Way Virtual Kick-off

June 16, 2020

You may have heard that the Metroparks has cancelled all events on their properties through September 30.   As a result, we will not gather at Edgewater Park on September 19 and walk 2.5 miles.  Instead we are transitioning to NAMIWalks Your Way Greater Cleveland: A Virtual Event (https://www.namiwalks.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=donorDrive.event&eventID=920). NAMI Greater Cleveland relies on NAMIWalks to provide more »

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You Are Not Alone: NAMI Supports Mental Health of Clevelanders During COVID-19

June 3, 2020

By Amber Robinson, Helpline Coordinator   Everything is going to be okay. This is a familiar phrase that we all have likely used at some point in our lives to console a family member, friend or perhaps even ourselves to push through difficult times. Since COVID-19 began, it’s something I’ve had to tell myself once, more »

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Find Help. Find Hope. Call NAMI

March 20, 2020

NAMI Greater Cleveland is now offering support groups on the phone! Our virtual groups will follow NAMI guidelines, policy, procedures and protocol – but instead of meeting in person, we will meet over the phone! Virtual meetings are new for all of us. Please be patient as we all learn together. Just follow the steps more »

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How Barbers Are Stepping Up for Black Men and Mental Health

July 2, 2020

June 30, 2020 By Cathy Cassata Healthline.com https://www.healthline.com/health-news/how-barbers-are-stepping-up-for-black-men-and-mental-health The Confess Project, a nonprofit organization, is working to change conversations about mental health in communities of color by utilizing barbers to connect with Black men. The Confess Project is a nonprofit organization that utilizes barbers across the country to connect with men of color and raise more »

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Feeling sad, anxious, lonely due to pandemic crisis? You’re not alone, national surveys say

June 6, 2020

June 3, 2020 By Julie Washington Cleveland.com https://www.cleveland.com/coronavirus/2020/06/feeling-sad-anxious-lonely-due-to-pandemic-crisis-youre-not-alone-national-surveys-say.html CLEVELAND, Ohio — The psychological burden of the coronavirus pandemic has left large numbers of Americans feeling anxious, depressed and fearful, according to an ongoing survey conducted by the U.S. Census Bureau. A third of Americans are showing signs of clinical anxiety or depression, according to the survey, which asked questions more »

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Understanding (and Getting Past) the Mental Health Stigma

June 2, 2020 Cleveland Clinic https://health.clevelandclinic.org/understanding-and-getting-past-the-mental-health-stigma/ We live in an era where we talk openly about mental health issues more than ever before. We talk about the need to take mental health seriously and the best ways to treat it, be it medication, therapy or self-care. And, yet, not everyone feels that way. Despite openness from many, there still exists a more »

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13 mental health resources for black people trying to cope right now

June 3, 2020 By Rebecca Ruiz Mashable https://mashable.com/article/black-mental-health-resources/ Life has been unforgiving for black people in America. The trauma of personal and institutional racism that black people endure — and have endured for generations — makes such a statement true no matter the day of the week. Yet, the coronavirus outbreak, which has disproportionately killed black Americans, along with more »

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5 natural ways to boost your mental health during stressful times

June 2, 2020 By Sandee LaMotte CNN https://www.cnn.com/2020/06/02/health/natural-ways-to-improve-mental-health-wellness/index.html Life today is razor’s-edge tense. If your regular coping methods aren’t measuring up, there are science-backed actions we can add on our own to ease anxiety, depression and stress — all done naturally, no doctor’s note required. If you had to choose just one thing to do more »

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