May is Mental Health Awareness Month, and the Delaware Restaurant Association (DRA) is partnering with the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI Delaware), to raise awareness of mental health conditions.This year, NAMI’s ‘You Are Not Alone’ national campaign focuses on the power of connection for those affected by mental illness. Collectively, we can make a positive impact on the millions of people who are struggling and feeling particularly alone given the current situation of social isolation and physical distancing.

  • Share Your Story – NAMI is asking the public to share their own lived experience with mental health conditions by submitting their stories.
  • NAMI Delaware Helpline: 1-888-427-2643
  • Help is Here DE – Available 24/7, dial 2-1-1 for confidential, emergency assistance with food, transportation, healthcare, counseling, addiction and more.
  • Support videos & information from NAMI Delaware can be found here
  • Click here for more online resources & webinar replays

Week 4 (May 23 – 31st) – Self Care, Mindfulness & Outlets to Providers/Help

The following are available online resources for mental health and support groups:

The following are support groups offered through NAMI – contact/registration information is provided for each group. For more details, please visit their Facebook page.

  • Discover Online for Peers (Tues) and Discover Online for Family/Loved Ones (Thurs) at 1pm. To register, email or call 1-888-427- 2643 and press 1 for Helpline.
  • Mental Health Association in Delaware Depression and Anxiety: Mondays 1- 2pm, Thursdays 9-10am
  • Survivors of Suicide (for Grief & Healing): Thursdays 7-8pm To register, email Rochelle Balan at
  • Mid-Atlantic Behavioral Health Parenting Support Group every Wed at 5pm
More information & registration here:

NAMIWalks Your Way Delaware – May 30th – NAMIWalks Your Way works the way it sounds: participants get to make NAMIWalks their own. You can walk or run a 5K—through your neighborhood, around your backyard, along a nature trail, on your treadmill, or wherever you are comfortable. Or, you can do something else meaningful and fun to celebrate our virtual walk day.

What participants are doing on May 30:
• Making a goal to walk 3,500 steps throughout the entire day, creating a 5K their way.
• Planning a craft day with their kids.
• Making a positive and encouraging sign about mental health and hanging it in their window or putting it in their front yard.
• Practicing self-care with a favorite hobby: yoga, gardening, knitting.
• And more!

Thursday, May 28th at 3pm – Register here:–IFFQJFmsVrfz8
More info at:

The following are hotlines and helplines for mental health resources in Delaware, based on insurance company and uninsured individuals.

Aetna1-833-327-AETNA (2386)
24/7 Confidential Counseling for Aetna Members
United Healthcare1-866-342-6892
24/7 Confidential Counseling for United Healthcare Members
CignaTelemental Health- Member should call the 800# on the back of the ID card.
Always a benefit to Cigna members, prior to COVID-19.
HighmarkTeleMental Health- included in Amwell Telemedicine. (Flyer Attached)
For UninsuredThe Bridge Clinic offers free mental health/substance use screenings along with follow-up resources depending on an individual’s situation. This service is offered to all Delawareans. They are located in all 3 counties at the following locations: New Castle County: 14 Central Ave, New Castle, DE 19720 1-302-255-1650 Kent County: 805 River Rd., 3rd Floor, Dover, DE 19901 1-302-857-5060 Sussex County: 546 S. Bedford St., Georgetown, DE 19947 1-302-515-3310
Delaware Crisis Intervention Services Staffed 24/7Delaware Crisis Intervention Services Staffed 24/7, including holidays New Castle County: 1-800-652-2929 Kent & Sussex Counties: 1-800-345-6785 CIS for Minors: 1-800-969-HELP (4357)
The Trevor Project (LGBTQ+ Youth)1-866- 488-7386 or text START to 678678
Nat’l Domestic Violence Hotline:1-800-799- 7233 or text LOVEIS to 22522
Veteran’s Crisis Line1-800-273-8255 or text 838255
Jewish Family ServicesOnCall Emotional Support Hotline: 1-302-781-4537 *not a crisis line

Week 3 (May 15 – 21st) – Suicide & Substance Prevention

DRA & NAMI Webinar – Wednesday, May, May 20th at 10am
Please join Norwood Coleman and Veirgina Dudley for a discussion based around Mental Health Awareness Month, and how you can continue to care and be conscious for the well-being of your employees through COVID-19.

Topics discussed will include common signs of suicidal thoughts and struggling substance abuse, why wellness works best when it is a community approach, the cost of suicide and substance abuse on the community and business and learning how restorative practices create the climate of healing for staff organizations, and the communities in which you serve. Click here to register.

Click here to sign up for May 13th webinar – “COVID’s Impact on the Mental Health Landscape”

HelpLines & Local Resources

Northern Delaware Crisis Hotline (Mental Health & Substance Abuse): 800-652-2929

Southern Delaware Crisis Hotline (Mental Health& Substance Abuse): 800-345-6785

National Suicide Hotline: 1-800-273-8255

Crisis Text Line: Text HOME to 741741

NET Detox Centers: Northern Delaware: 1-800-359-1367, Southern Delaware: 1-302-786-7800

Recovery Innovation Response Center: Northern DE: 659 East Chestnut Hill Rd, Newark DE 19713 Phone: 1-302-318-6070 Southern DE: 700 Main St, Ellendale, DE 19941 Phone: 1-302-424-5660

Week 2 (May 8 – 14th) – Women and Children

Week 1 (May 1st – 7th) – Stress, Anxiety & Depression