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Covid-19 Information and Resources
"We recognize that people affected by mental illness face additional challenges dealing with COVID-19.
Now, more than ever, it’s important to remember that there is no health without mental health.
During these difficult times, we encourage you to take care of yourselves and check in on loved ones.
You are not alone, and we will get through this together."
-Daniel H. Gillison, Jr.
Click below to hear NAMI CEO Daniel H. Gillison talk about our NAMI Resource Guide for Coronavirus:
Related NAMI News: NAMI CEO, Daniel H. Gillison Jr, Statement on Racism
On May 29, 2020, NAMI released the following statement by the new NAMI CEO Daniel H. Gillison, Jr. NAMI Colorado is proud to stand by this message, and to renew our own commitment to these values:
“The effect of racism and racial trauma on mental health is real and cannot be ignored. The disparity in access to mental health care in communities of color cannot be ignored. The inequality and lack of cultural competency in mental health treatment cannot be ignored.
“Our nation’s African American community is going through an extremely painful experience, pain that has been inflicted upon this community repeatedly throughout history and is magnified by mass media and repeated deaths. We stand with all the families, friends and communities who have lost loved ones senselessly due to racism. And, with more than 100,000 lives lost to the coronavirus pandemic - disproportionately from minority communities - these recent deaths add gasoline to the fire of injustice.
While there is much we need to do to address racism in our country, we must not forget the importance of mental health as we do so. Racism is a public health crisis.
As the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization, it is our responsibility to serve all. While as an organization we are still early in our intentional Diversity, Equity and Inclusion journey and have much to do, we have renewed our commitment to our values. We continue to strive to deliver help and hope to all who need it."
“NAMI stands in solidarity with everyone impacted across the country. You are not alone."