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Changes and new offerings to Mid-Valley programs due to COVID19

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 Virus crisis NAMI Mid-Valley has canceled our upcoming Family to Family Classes and Connection Peer Support and Recovery meetings until further notice as of 3-13-2020. We want to ensure the health and safety of all our volunteers and the individuals and families that we serve.

However, we are happy to announce that we will begin online Family Support Groups using the Zoom Platform starting April 7th.

Support groups will meet live and online on our regular First and Third Tuesday of the Month schedule, with a shorter meeting time from 7:00-8:30 p.m.

Please contact the facilitators at NAMIMV@sbcglobal.net if you are interested in participating.  We will then email you a link to the site and instructions for using Zoom in conference mode.  The email address we are using initially is only temporary and we will let you know when we have a permanent one.  Take good care of yourselves!

We’ll continue to monitor the recommendations of  Governor Brown and the State of Oregon, the Oregon Health Authority, and the CDC and will restart our programs again when it’s been deemed safe to do so.

This message is from our national organization:”At NAMI, we know that this is a very difficult time for many people across the country, and certainly for the community we serve. As we all reckon with the impacts of the Coronavirus outbreak, NAMI remains committed to ensuring that people with mental health conditions and their family members have the information and support they need to weather these uncertain times.

In case you missed it, NAMI.org has the latest information from the CDC, as well as some tips for keeping yourself safe and healthy. Likewise, based on common questions and concerns we’ve been hearing from you, the NAMI HelpLine has prepared an in-depth guidewith tips and resources for people who are experiencing anxiety, loneliness and other hardships due to the spread of the Coronavirus. Please take a look and share it with anyone who might be struggling or have questions about managing a mental health condition during this time.

We will continue to share guidance and resources to support you and your loved ones, but please don’t hesitate to reach out to the NAMI HelpLine Monday through Friday from 10:00 am-6:00 pm (EDT) at 1-800-950-NAMI (6264) or info@nami.org if we can be of assistance. If you or a loved one is in crisis, you can text “NAMI” TO 741741.”

 

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