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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Your Loved One Who Has Serious Mental Illness May be at Increased Risk from COVID-19 (Coronavirus) – Here Are 3 Ways You Can Help

by Megan Rochford, PCC-S, Program Director at NAMI Greater Cleveland   People with serious mental illness experience challenges that make them especially vulnerable during the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic. They often have risk factors such as asthma, heart disease or smoking, that are associated with more severe cases of COVID-19 illness. Residential instability or homelessness, lack more »

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