NAMI Minnesota Covid-19 Resources

As COVID-19 continues to spread in Minnesota, and with deep concern for the health of our staff, volunteers and the people we serve, NAMI Minnesota has shutdown its office but continues to operate remotely. By practicing social distancing we are all doing our part to help slow the spread of the virus and prevent our health care system from being overwhelmed.

NAMI Minnesota has gathered extensive resource information on Covid-19 and will continue to update these resources: NAMI COVID-19 Resources, Click Here, 8-31-2020.

NAMI Minnesota Helpline
The NAMI Minnesota office is now operating remotely. The helpline will continue to operate, but please know that people will need to leave a message and it may take longer to return your call. The helpline number is 651-645-2948, ext. 117 or

NAMI Support Groups
NAMI Minnesota has moved many of its support groups to Zoom. Updates are regularly made to the list of support groups. Watch for changes or additions. Find NAMI Minnesota’s online support groups.

NAMI Classes
NAMI Minnesota has cancelled or postponed all of its in-person classes at this time. NAMI Minnesota is offering a new list of free online Zoom classes on its classes page and will be frequently adding to its list of these classes. Miss an online class? We are pleased to share recordings for many of our classes offered to the community over the past few weeks. Find video recordings of classes here. Please note we are not able to offer CEUs for viewing recorded classes.

If You Are Worried About Your Mental Health:
Call the Mental Health Minnesota Warmline at 651-288-0400 or text “Support” to 85511; Call the crisis team at **CRISIS or click here for the county numbers Call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255) Crisis Text Line is available for free, 24/7 by texting MN to 741741 Call the SAMHSA Disaster Distress Helpline at 1-800-985-5990

MN Black Community COVID-19 Hotline
A fully staffed Hotline to help Minnesota’s African American community successfully navigate supportive resources and services needed to cope with the Health & Wellness, Economic Development, Education and Family & Culture impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. Call the Hotline: 612-254-1145

NAMI Frontline Wellness is an initiative to support health care and public safety professionals on the frontlines of the COVID-19 pandemic.  If you or someone you love needs support, visit to access no-cost resources that can help.

More Updates

Trauma Resources for Educators (1-29-21)

Coping with Stress (9-17-20)

Culturally Responsive Mental Health Resources (9-1-20)

Q&A for Families on Minnesota’s Safe Learning Plan for the 2020-2021 School Year (9-1-20)

How to Prepare for Your Video Appointment with a Mental Health Clinician (7-8-20)

How to Prepare for Your Video Appointment with a Mental Health Clinician – In Spanish (7-8-20)

International COVID-19 Resources (6-3-20)

Update on Minnesota and COVID-19 from Gov. Walz (4-13-20)

Fact Sheets on Legal Rights, Renter’s Rights, Unemployment Benefits, etc. During the COVID-19 Pandemic (4-26-20)

NIMH Resources on Staying Mentally Healthy (4-17-20)

Psych Hub – COVID-19 Mental Health Resource Hub (4-14-20)

Focus on Your Mental Health

CBS Minnesota COVID-19 Community Resources (3-29-20)

NAMI COVID-19 Parent & Cargivers Resource Guide (3-24-20)

A Video Message on COVID-19 from NAMI Minnesota’s Executive Director

The MN Department of Education has also issued guidance for special education students. Their website now includes answers to frequently asked questions, suggestions for distance learning, and other relevant resources for families of special education students. MDE has also issued guidance for school-district obligations for special education services during the COVID-19 outbreak. (3-24-20)