National Alliance for Mental Illness
Updated: Dec 13, 2020
The coronavirus pandemic is pushing our community into a mental health crisis. According to the CDC, one in three people say the pandemic has left them feeling anxious or depressed, with a sharp increase in suicidal ideation. Twenty-four percent of people ages 18-24 have considered suicide.
Alarming new research shows that one fifth of COVID-19 patients receive a psychiatric diagnosis within 90 days.
The work of NAMI Metropolitan Baltimore is critical as this pandemic continues. As a member of the Board of Directors for NAMI Metropolitan Baltimore and past Board president, Mary O’Byrne has seen firsthand the important work NAMI does in our community. In this unique time, NAMI is finding that requests for support are coming in faster than their resources to respond.
A donation to NAMI Metropolitan Baltimore will allow them to continue to provide free signature programming, support groups and classes to our community.
All online donations received before the end of the year will be matched by the Van Dyke Family Foundation.