While we may be apart, you are #NotAlone
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.
With safety in mind, our staff is working remotely. But we are still answering calls to our Helpline Monday – Friday between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. We’re also monitoring voicemails during our standard business hours 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Staff member for CART in Allegheny County (1-800-300-6026) and CFST in Armstrong and Indiana Counties (724-548-1151) are also working remotely. They will be returning voicemail messages during normal business hours.
In-person NAMI education programs, presentations, and support groups are on hold indefinitely. But some affiliates across the state are offering virtual support groups that are open to anyone. Click on the affiliate for more information.
For questions about support groups in other counties, call or email the NAMI affiliate or contact person. Click here for a list.
NAMI Affiliate Virtual Support Group Resources
For NAMI Affiliates interested in offering their support groups virtually, NAMI Keystone PA has organized the following resources:
|Pennsylvania Support & Referral Helpline for COVID-19 (24/7)||855-284-2494|
|National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (24/7)||1-800-273-8255 (TALK)|
|Crisis Text Line (24/7)||Text NAMI to 741741|
|Disaster Distress Helpline||800-985-5990|
|Get Help Now Substance Abuse Hotline||800-662-4357|
|Pennsylvania Sexual Assault Helpline||888-772-7227|
|National Domestic Violence Helpline||800-799-7233|
Click here to find the local crisis line in your county.
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Mental Health Consideration During COVID-19 (World Health Organization)