Coronavirus (COVID-19)

 

Information for the NAMI Pinellas Community

 

UPDATE:

Monday, March 16, 2020: NAMI Pinellas is actively following the guidelines established by the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC). Effective today, NAMI Pinellas has changed the model of our support groups from meeting in person to meeting online. Our NAMI trained support group facilitators are updated consistently in order to continue supporting everyone engaging virtually. This crucial step has been taken to ensure you are still receiving the support you need as well as protecting your physical health and well being. All dates and times remain the same. You may now call in from the comfort of your own home. Please refer to the Family Support Page or the Connection Recovery Support Page for online information.

 

Additionally, NAMI’s HelpLine Online Knowledge and Resource Center is available and offers an extensive library of  valuable information and answers to our most frequently asked questions. For more information, the CDC’s COVID-19 Situation Summary page provides updates as information becomes available.

 

Welcome to NAMI Pinellas County, Florida

 

Founded in 1986, NAMI Pinellas County, is a member of the largest grassroots mental health organization in the United States, the National Alliance on Mental Illness. Through innovative education, support, public awareness, and advocacy programs, we are changing the way Tampa Bay addresses mental health.

Emergency Resources:

NAMI Help Line:  Offers free information, referrals and support to people living with mental health conditions, family members and caregivers, mental health providers and the public providing.  NAMI Information & Referral Help Line can be contacted by phone or email and are operated by NAMI Volunteers.  With every call and email, Help Lines strive to help others move closer to recovery or meet the needs of a loved one providing care and support. The NAMI Pinellas County Information & Referral Helpline can be reached by calling 727-791-3434,, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m.–6 p.m., ET or email us at office@nami-pinellas.org

Crisis Text Line:  Text NAMI to 741-741 to connect with a trained crisis counselor to receive free, 24/7 crisis support via text message.

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: If you or someone you know is in crisis—whether they are considering suicide or not—please call the toll-free Lifeline at 800-273-TALK (8255) to speak with a trained crisis counselor 24/7.

Thank you to our community supporters

NAMI Pinellas County specifically wants to thank Central Florida Behavioral Health Network, the Florida Department of Children and Families, System of Care (SOC), NAMI and NAMI Florida for their generous and ongoing support.

We also thank our Community Partners whose considerable support of NAMI programs and services help sustain our local organization: