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NAMI Delaware to host virtual night of hope and healing

NAMI Delaware will host a virtual memorial for lives lost during the COVID-19 pandemic next week.

NAMI Delaware is gearing up to host a virtual night of hope and healing next week.


Many in Delaware have struggled over the past 18 months - due in part to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.


“And some of those people have experienced losses of different types - such as the loss of a loved one who may have died of COVID or some other reason during this time," said Joshua Thomas, the executive director of NAMI Delaware. "Some have lost opportunities, they’ve lost careers, sometimes they’ve lost relations during this very difficult and stressful time.”

Thomas notes many have not had time to reflect and process what has happened or get information on ways to heal - and this event hopes to help by reflecting and mourning all those Delawareans lost recently.


Thomas adds that NAMI Delaware has been inundated with people experiencing mental health struggles over the past year-and-a-half.


He says his organization is seeing increases in people experiencing anxiety and depression and they are working to connect people with the proper resources to cope and heal.


Thomas says Chaplain Pamela Adams from Delaware State University (DSU) will be on next week's call, as will Dr. Keith Brown of Magellan Healthcare - who will address how people can move forward.

Registration for the Monday, September 27, 2021 event is free, but required to receive a Zoom link. The event will take place from 5:30 to 6 p.m.

Kelli Steele has over 30 years of experience covering news in Delaware, Baltimore, Winchester, Virginia, Phoenix, Arizona and San Diego, California.