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. 

COVID-19 Update: Temporarily Halting Support Groups, Classes and Public Events

2 thoughts on “COVID-19 Update: Temporarily Halting Support Groups, Classes and Public Events

  • March 14, 2020 at 8:57 am
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    Is it possible for us to have our support groups via conference call? I would really appreciate it. Google Voice may be able to do it for free. We would have to give warnings about lessened confidentiality, but this is probably better than nothing.

  • March 20, 2020 at 7:17 pm
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    What antibiotics are prescribed for coronavirus?
    A viral infection is never treated with antibiotics, why I do not know why this misconception took root. Influenza, ARVI – viral infections and they are treated with antiviral drugs: ingavirin, remantadine, Tamiflu and others. Coronavirus is also a viral infection and it should also be treated with antiviral drugs, as well as drugs for symptomatic treatment – anti-inflammatory, for example. There are currently no vaccines from the new Chinese coronavirus.

    Antibiotics target bacterial infections. But if a bacterial infection joins a viral disease with or without treatment, then the doctor can prescribe antibiotics, and outside of which, he should. And due to the fact that antibiotics are prescribed when it is not necessary, when it will be necessary – they may not work.

    Antibiotics: https://t.co/jtklgsdtLh

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