Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information and Resources

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information and Resources 2020-04-02T17:18:47+00:00

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Federal and state officials, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and county health departments are taking extraordinary measures to manage the risk associated with coronavirus (COVID-19). In response, NAMI Keystone Pennsylvania is also taking steps to keep staff and members of the community safe. This webpage will have updates on office hours, support groups, and education programs as times and schedules are changing due to the circumstances.

Through April 30, staff members for NAMI Keystone Pennsylvania, the Consumer Action Response Team (CART) of Allegheny County, and the Consumer and Family Satisfaction Team (CFST) of Armstrong & Indiana Counties will be working remotely via the internet, email, and telephone.

Communication and Support

Calls to the NAMI Keystone PA HelpLine (1-888-264-7972) will be answered between 9 am – 2 pm. Voicemails and emails will be monitored during the normal business hours of 9 am-5 pm.

CART in Allegheny County (1-800-300-6026) and CFST in Armstrong and Indiana Counties (724-548-1151) will be returning voicemail messages during normal business hours.

Education Programs & Support Groups

NAMI Education programs and presentations, as well as support groups in Allegheny and Westmoreland Counties, are canceled through April. The following NAMI affiliates are holding their support groups virtually:

NAMI Bucks County PA
NAMI Montogomery County PA
NAMI Lehigh Valley PA
NAMI Scranton and Northeast Region
NAMI Keystone PA BPD Family Support Group
NAMI Main Line PA
NAMI York-Adams Counties PA

Click on the above affiliates to find virtual meeting dates and times.

For questions about support groups in other counties, call or email the NAMI affiliate or contact person. For a listing of affiliates and contact information, click here.

For NAMI Affiliates interested in offering their support groups virtually, click here for resources.

Sources of Information

This time can be especially stressful for those living with mental health conditions, as well as their family members and loved ones. Consider these tips from NAMI:

  • Stay informed, but consider limiting your news exposure. Use these reputable sources for information.
  • Try to maintain perspective and rely on your social network for support. Know you are not alone and there is help if you or someone you know is experiencing a mental health crisis.
  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline:  1-800-273-8255 (TALK)  |  24/7

  • Crisis Text Line:  Text NAMI to 741741  |  24/7

  • Click here to find the local crisis line in your county

  • Follow professional advice on prevention:
  • Wash Your Hands

  • Refrain From Touching Your Face

  • Stay Home If You Are Ill or Suspect You May Be Ill

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