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NAMI Hawaii Program Director Anisa Wiseman works on her computer at her home in Pupukea with her canine companion Umi as she deals with life in quarantine. Ronen Zilberman/Civil Beat/2020

The Hawaii affiliate of the National Alliance on Mental Illness is offering a free virtual wellness workshop on coping with stress during the coronavirus pandemic.

The workshop will take place from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. on April 8. Free registration is available through April 7.

NAMI Hawaii Program Director Anisa Wiseman will offer tools for strengthening your emotional intelligence and developing positive coping skills. The workshop will also allow participants to connect with other Hawaii residents who are feeling stressed out about the outbreak of COVID-19 in Hawaii and the restrictions on daily life that aim to slow its spread.

NAMI Hawaii has canceled or postponed its face-to-face classes, support groups and events due to the coronavirus pandemic. But the non-profit plans to offer more online workshops in the coming weeks, including virtual talk story events with art and music therapists. It is also testing its capabilities to offer online support groups.

Support from NAMI is available by phone and email at or 808-591-1297.

More mental health support and resources are available here.

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