Racism is a Public Health Crisis

June 4, 2020

June 4, 2020 Megan Rochford, PCC-S Program Director of NAMI Greater Cleveland   On May 29, 2020, Daniel H. Gillson, CEO of NAMI released a statement in response to recent racist events across the country and their impact on mental health. (See that statement here:  https://nami.org/About-NAMI/NAMI-News/2020/NAMI-s-Statement-On-Recent-Racist-Incidents-and-Mental-Health-Resources-for-African-Americans) The next morning, NAMI Greater Cleveland and Peel Dem more »

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No Water, No Soap, No Hope:  Unhoused and Mentally Ill in a Pandemic

May 19, 2020

by Megan Rochford, PCC-S, Program Director at NAMI Greater Cleveland   Right now, all over the Greater Cleveland area, people are hiding from COVID19. They’re hiding under bridges, in cardboard boxes and behind dumpsters. They’re hiding in alleys, on riverbanks, and in tents in the woods. They’re hiding in any isolated space they can find more »

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How to Get What You Need: Accessing Mental Health Help in a Pandemic

April 28, 2020

by Megan Rochford, PCC-S Program Director, NAMI Greater Cleveland   You’ve been inside for 6 weeks now, sheltering in place with family members or roommates. Perhaps you’ve started to notice some things that concern you, like you’re lying awake for hours most nights, or you’re having trouble motivating yourself to shower and get dressed every more »

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Anxiety in the Time of Coronavirus – 5 Ways Tech Can Help

April 23, 2020

by Megan Rochford, PCC-S, Program Director at NAMI Greater Cleveland   What, if anything, feels certain anymore? Only uncertainty itself, perhaps – the COVID-19 pandemic has introduced some level of confusion and chaos into the lives of nearly every human being in the United States. We’re all separated from each other now: working, socializing, learning, more »

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