Our community means everything to us, and we hope you are safe and healthy. After reviewing the state’s order and updated policy around the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic issued by the California Department of Public Health, the NAMI Westside Los Angeles board and leadership team has decided that we need to temporarily halt support groups, classes, outside presentations, and outreach events through the end of March. This difficult decision was made to protect the health of our employees, clients, participants, volunteers, community partners, and the greater public. We will reassess the public health situation at the end of March and will keep you posted when our community partners reopen their locations and we are assured it is safe for us to resume these vital services. In the meantime, we will look into the possibility of offering virtual support groups.
There is always help if you or someone you love is experiencing a mental health emergency or crisis. Call 911 for emergencies. For a crisis, the Crisis Hotline is always open at 800-854-7771, or you can reach the Crisis Text Line by texting NAMI to 741741. Click here for more crisis hotlines and hospitals.
We know this crisis is especially difficult for those with mental health challenges and we are keeping a page updated with the latest information and resources to help.
We hope you reach out for and offer support to those who need it, now as always. Community support is our backbone and we know we are stronger together.