Are you feeling completely overwhelmed? Are you having trouble processing the effects of the pandemic? Maybe you're just not sleeping well. Whether we realize it or not, the current state of the world is affecting our mental health. The Berkshire County branch of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) has taken extra measures to provide support and services to anyone struggling during the COVID-19 pandemic.

NAMI Berkshire County's new "Warmline" is up and running. This resource is a non-crisis phone line that you can call or text, to speak one-on-one with a trained operator. All calls received are kept confidential and callers remain anonymous. Trained operators are peers or NAMI Berkshire County staff who can give you perspective on how to find support in the community, build self-resilience, or just to listen.

Until 8 p.m. each day, anyone can call (413) 445-1136 and outside of those hours people can leave their phone number and first name and will be contacted within 24 hours.

NAMI Berkshire County would like to remind people that this is not an emergency crisis line. If you are experiencing a mental health crisis, call 9-1-1 or the Brien Center at 1-800-252-0227

NAMI Berkshire County is grateful The Berkshire United Way and The Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation for funding this resource.

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