The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) affiliates in Hillsborough and Pasco Counties are responding to the coronavirus pandemic by launching daily virtual NAMI Connection Recovery Support Groups.
The impact of COVID-19 has affected people economically, socially, and even mentally. Symptoms related to stress, anxiety and depression are increasing, and NAMI Hillsborough and NAMI Pasco have created daily virtual support groups to meet the increased need.
Beginning on Monday, March 31, 2020, Connections Recovery Support Groups will be available Wednesday through Saturday, in the morning and afternoon via conference call and Zoom video conference.
NAMI Hillsborough’s first Open House on Saturday, March 7, 2020, was a huge success! Having to put out additional chairs is always a great “problem” to have.
Thank you Hillsborough County for showing up to hear more about our FREE courses and support groups, our local and state advocacy, and our public outreach.
Many thanks to The Portico for their hospitality and delicious food, and to Stephen Sundquist for sharing his story of recovery. We appreciate you!
NAMI Basics is Now OnDemand!
NAMI Basics is a 6-session education program for parents, caregivers and other family members who provide care for youth (under age 22) who are experiencing mental health symptoms.
The self-paced program is FREE and available 24/7. NAMI Basics offers the flexibility of participating in the course on your schedule. Both formats provide identical information, strategies and the opportunity to connect with other parents and caregivers.
“I completed all six sessions over the Christmas holiday,” states NAMI Hillsborough Vice President, Natasha A. Pierre. “I was very pleased with the content and delivery.”
On Saturday, March 7, 2020, NAMI Hillsborough hosted its first Open House of 2020 at The Portico in downtown Tampa.
The family-friendly event allowed attendees to learn more about NAMI Hillsborough’s FREE educational programs, FREE support groups, local and state advocacy, 2020 public outreach initiatives and opportunities to get involved.
The event was moderated by NAMI Hillsborough Vice President Natasha A. Pierre, and included remarks from Stephen Sundquist of Clean Recovery Center who shared his substance use recovery journey and why mental Read More