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The Root of It All: Self-Love in Quarantine

May 18, 2020

Peel Dem Layers Back (PDLB) in partnership with NAMI Greater Cleveland (NAMI GC) presents “ The Root of It All: Self-Love In Quarantine.” The Root Of It All serves as PDLB’s annual mental health awareness fundraising event that brings together music, visual arts, and the mental health expertise of practitioners sharing information with marginalized communities. 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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Memorial Day Office Closure 5/25 & 5/26

May 22, 2020

Please take a moment to honor and remember those who gave all for our country this Memorial Day weekend. We will be closed on Monday 5/25 for Memorial Day. On Tuesday, May 26, NAMI Greater Cleveland’s offices will observe our organization-wide mental health day. As a result, our offices will be closed.  If you are more »

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COVID-19’s Psychological Toll: Mental Distress Among Americans Has Tripled During the Pandemic Compared to 2018

May 12, 2020

May 7, 2020 By Markham Heid TIME https://time.com/5833619/mental-health-coronavirus/ Late last month, as the full weight of the COVID-19 crises was settling on the country’s shoulders, more than one in four American adults met the criteria that psychologists use to diagnose serious mental distress and illness. That represents a roughly 700% increase from pre-pandemic data collected more »

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Mental Health an Emerging Crisis of COVID Pandemic

May 8, 2020 By Katherine Kam WebMD https://www.webmd.com/lung/news/20200508/mental-health-emerging-crisis-of-covid-pandemic Americans are reporting high levels of emotional distress from the coronavirus pandemic — levels that some experts warn may lead to a national mental health crisis. “Our society is definitely in a collective state of trauma,” said Jonathan Porteus, PhD, a licensed clinical psychologist who oversees the crisis and suicide hotline in Sacramento, more »

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Mental health and crisis counselors say telehealth should stay even after pandemic ends

May 4, 2020 By Kevin Barry News 5 Cleveland https://www.news5cleveland.com/rebound/coronavirus-stress/mental-health-and-crisis-counselors-say-telehealth-should-stay-even-after-pandemic-ends CLEVELAND — After emergency actions relaxed governing how mental health, addiction and crisis counselors can access their patients, those counselors say clients and patients would benefit from the changes becoming permanent. “It’s been a radical shift in terms of how we interface with our patients more »

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How to talk to your kids about their mental health and managing stress during the pandemic

May 7, 2020 By Jessi Schultz News 5 Cleveland https://www.news5cleveland.com/rebound/coronavirus-stress/how-to-talk-to-your-kids-about-their-mental-health-and-managing-stress-during-the-pandemic CLEVELAND — Thursday is National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day and officials are urging parents to talk to their kids about their mental health as COVID-19 takes a toll on all of us. LifeAct is a nonprofit organization in Chagrin Falls that is dedicated to more »

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