The UCC MENTAL HEALTH NETWORK'S MISSION is to reduce stigma and facilitate inclusion of people with mental health conditions and their families into the life, leadership and work of the church? Check out these links: http://mhnucc.blogspot.com/ and https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aqga8Ct5WIo You can find inspiration as well as advice on surviving the pandemic.
Navigating a mental health crisis? For local resources go to: namimass.org--see compass helpline; or call Emergency Services at
978-744-1585 24/7 365 days/year located at: Suite 2150, Shetland Park Bldg. 2, 35 Congress St. Salem, MA. This is a better option than 911 if there is no imminent danger of harm, as it will avoid the trauma of a police or ER visit.
"Check out the NAMI's "Ask the Expert" for information on the following topics and more:"
-Eating for Better Mental Health
-In person, Virtual, and Everything In-Between--Supporting Families and Children Returning to School
-Impact of Racism and Trauma on Black Mental Health
-How You Can Help LGBTQ Youth Mental Health
-Covid-19 and Workplace Mental Health
McLean Hospital has helpful webinars for ways to navigate these troubling times. Check them out at: home.mcleanhospital.org/covid-10-resources Particularly recommended is the following link which will take you directly to McLean’s president’s statement on racial injustice, inequality, and violence.
Discrimination and Racism in the History of Mental Health Care blog in NAMI publication:
This information is attributed by the social justice committee of the Board of Mission and Outreach and/or re any questions, contact Jackie Cassiday at