NAMI COVID-19 Resource And Information Guide
NAMI released the NAMI COVID-19 Resource and Information Guide (NAMI COVID-19 Updated Guide (pdf)) to answer frequently asked questions regarding the intersection between Coronavirus, or COVID-19, and people affected by mental illness, their caregivers and loved ones. The guide features FAQs on a variety of topics from managing anxiety and social isolation to accessing health care and medications.
The coronavirus (COVID-19) has resulted in an unprecedented crisis that affects not only our physical health and daily lives, but also our mental health. To address these needs, NAMI is committed to providing credible information and resources to help people navigate through this crisis. In this guide, you will find answers to questions ranging from how to manage anxiety during this difficult time, to how to access medication while in quarantine, to how to deal with the loss of a loved one to COVID-19.
Throughout our 40-year history, NAMI has fought stigma and discrimination that marginalizes people with mental illness and poses barriers to their well-being. Today, we continue that proud tradition and stand in solidarity with those communities disproportionally affected by COVID-19 and Asian-American communities whose members have been subjected to unjust hostility in the wake of the pandemic.
In the pursuit of our mission, NAMI will continue disseminating fact-based information and dispelling myths. And most importantly — we remain committed to serving all.
What if I don’t have insurance?
If you do not have health insurance, you can apply for coverage through the Oregon Health Plan, our state’s Medicaid program. This program fully covers the cost of getting tested for COVID-19 if needed. You can also see a clinician through your county health clinic or a federally qualified health center (FQHC).
- Oregon Health Authority (OHA COVID-19 Fact Sheet)
- Safe + Strong Oregon
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
- World Health Organization.
- COVID-19 Resources – NAMI Oregon
- COVID-19 Resource and Information Guide – NAMI
- COVID-19 Updated Guide (pdf) – NAMI
- Taking Care of Your Mental Health
- Information for Individuals, Families, and Caregivers
- Information For People With Special Needs
- Preventing Discrimination And Stigma