COVID-19 Updates

Despite Allegheny County moving into green phase on Friday, June 5th, our programming will stay virtual for the time being to acknowledge and protect all of our community members. Any updates will be posted here, as well as on our social media pages: Facebook, Instagram, Twitter.

Upcoming Virtual Events

Message us for Zoom links and passwords, or RSVP on Eventbrite.

Mental Health Cafe (Mutual Aid)
Tuesdays from 5:00 – 7:00pm EST [Facebook Event]
Mental Health Cafe is a mutual aid community conversation on mental health, mental illness, and madness. The event will focus on informal discussions and friendly mutual aid in a welcoming space for all.

Cards of Solidarity
We’re currently collecting cards of support and solidarity for community members who are in local inpatient psychiatric units and elders who are isolated due to the pandemic. Learn more on our Facebook page.

Accessing Zoom

Inside Our Minds primarily uses Zoom for virtual meet-ups. Zoom is a web-based video conferencing tool that connects people through their browser, through the Zoom app, or even over the phone.

You can create a free Zoom account by visiting https://zoom.us/ (registration is not required but can make connecting easier). It may also be helpful to download Zoom to your computer, install the app on your smartphone, or bookmark / write down the number to call and meeting ID number for ease in joining calls.

To join from your computer or smartphone, click the Zoom link when it is time for the meet-up and follow the on-screen prompts. You can also join a test meeting here: https://zoom.us/test.

To join via phone, dial the number provided and wait for audio prompts requesting a meeting ID. Once requested, enter the meeting ID followed by the # key.

Zoom has the ability to communicate via video, audio, and/or text, with integrated options for closed captioning. You can choose to turn off your video and/or audio.

If Zoom’s servers are unable to handle increased traffic due to COVID-19, we will explore other avenues for meet-ups.