Author Archive for Kristine Songster

Share Your Gratitude this Holiday Season

They say that gratitude is the key to happiness.  Consider expressing gratitude for any of the following with a gift to NAMI Main Line PA: In honor of yourself for making it through these times with all the grace you can muster To thank a volunteer who guided you gently though a support group To celebrate your […]

Balancing Compassionate Kindness with Limit Setting is Sunday, 11/15

Our Main Line NAMI Virtual Interactive Workshop: Balancing Compassionate Kindness with Limit Setting is this Sunday, November 15, from 2-4 p.m. on Zoom. This workshop will address a common difficulty when you have a loved one with mental illness – when to emphasize kindness and when to emphasize limit setting and how best to combine these approaches to […]

Register Now for Balancing Compassionate Kindness with Limit Setting

Main Line NAMI Virtual Interactive Workshop: Balancing Compassionate Kindness with Limit Setting will be on Zoom on Sunday, November 15, from 2-4 p.m. This workshop will address a common difficulty when you have a loved one with mental illness – when to emphasize kindness and when to emphasize limit setting and how best to combine these approaches to help […]

President’s Message – November 2020

We hope you will join us for a virtual interactive workshop, Balancing Compassionate Kindness with Limit Setting, Sunday, November 15, 2-4 p.m. This workshop will include opportunities to work in small groups to develop your ability to use both compassionate kindness and limit setting. The workshop will be co-facilitated by Sarah Freudberg (Family-to-Family facilitator) and Ingrid Waldron […]

Hope and Gratitude in Challenging Times Now Online

Craig DeLarge, founder/curator at The Digital Mental Health Project, led a guided discussion on hope and gratitude for our affiliate on October 10. If you missed this very helpful event or would like to share it with others who were unable to attend, the PowerPoint slides and audio are now available on YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BX4K7fs4XPk&feature=youtu.be.  NAMI Main Line […]

Upcoming Main Line NAMI Workshop and Support Groups

Main Line NAMI Virtual Interactive Workshop: Balancing Compassionate Kindness with Limit Setting will be on Zoom on Sunday, November 15, from 2-4 p.m. This workshop will address a common difficulty when you have a loved one with mental illness – when to emphasize kindness and when to emphasize limit setting and how best to combine these approaches to help […]

President’s Message – September

We will celebrate National Mental Illness Awareness Week, October 4-10, with a series of virtual events. Our week will kick off with “How Illness Changes Families and How Family Members Can Support Each Other” an interactive virtual event on Sunday, October 4, 2-4 p.m. We will cap off the week with “Hope and Gratitude in these Challenging Times” on […]

NAMI Peer-to-Peer Offered Online

NAMI Keystone Pennsylvania will offer NAMI Peer-to-Peer online on Mondays and Thursdays from 6:00-8:00 p.m. from July 30 – August 24. NAMI Peer-to-Peer is a free, eight-session educational program for adults (18+) with mental health conditions who are looking to learn more about themselves and define their own wellness and recovery. Led by trained individuals with lived experience, this program […]

Join NAMI’s Virtual Convention Next Week

NAMI National has scheduled their first-ever free virtual convention, NAMICon 2020, taking place July 13-14. The National Convention will provide essential resources and expert forums on early intervention, the latest research, criminal justice reform and mental health care. This is a unique opportunity for those who have not attended previous NAMI conventions to join our signature event free of […]

Support Groups Meeting Next Week

Our Bryn Mawr Family Member Support Group will meet on Monday, July 6, at 7 p.m. on Zoom. For more information, please contact Diane at dmkotrl@aol.com.   Our Parent Peer Support Group for parents with a middle school through young adult child meets weekly on Wednesday evenings via Zoom. If you are interested in joining this support group, please email Nancy as this is how she […]

President’s Message – July

During the current public health crisis, NAMI Main Line PA has transitioned our support groups to an online format.  We also continue to provide helpful information electronically, through our Weekly Updates, Facebook posts, tweets, and website. We regularly send out new information and update the information on our website. For example, We have recently added a new page, Recent Insights Concerning the Diagnosis […]

Wellness Chats – New Developments

Beginning next week, we will be offering one weekly Wellness Chat  – a place FOR ANYONE – to come together virtually to share how you are handling your wellness and challenges. Wellness chats will be held on Tuesdays, 5-6 p.m. as long as social distancing is required in the greater Philadelphia area. To improve security, we have changed the Zoom link; to […]

Multiple New Resources This Week

NAMI’s Statement On Recent Racist IncidentsAnd Mental Health Resources For African AmericansCross-posted from NAMI National (5/29/20) The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) today released the following statement from CEO Daniel H. Gillison, Jr., regarding recent racist incidents across the country and their impact on mental health: “The effect of racism and racial trauma on […]

Join A Weekly Virtual Wellness Chat or Support Group

Wellness chats will be held Tuesdays and Thursdays, 5-6 p.m., as long as social distancing is required in the greater Philadelphia area. To improve security, we have changed the Zoom link; to get the new Zoom link, please register at https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYsdeuvrj0sE9OGjCW6-Yc1bmhBVVshBjjy. We will keep your registration strictly confidential. Upcoming Virtual Support Groups Our Parent Peer Support Group for parents with […]

Last Chance to Support Us During Our May Membership Drive

NAMI Main Line PA offers life-changing free education and support for people who have mental illness and those who support them.  In honor of Mental Health month, we invite you to join NAMI Main Line PA or renew your membership. Your renewal will add 12 months to your current membership. Together we can offer help and hope for […]