Author Archive for Kristine Songster

May Membership Drive

In 1979, a pioneering group of Main Line family members incorporated the organization that over the years has evolved into NAMI Main Line PA. We are having a membership drive this month, which is Mental Health Month. In honor of our affiliate’s 40th anniversary, we aim to increase our membership by at least one-quarter. If […]

President’s Message – May

Please join us for our Main Line NAMI Interactive Workshop – Learning to Communicate with Your Mentally Ill Loved One, facilitated by Sarah Freudberg and Ingrid Waldron, on Sunday, April 28, 2-4 p.m. at Ardmore Presbyterian Church. We are having a membership drive during May, which is Mental Health Month. In honor of our affiliate’s 40th […]

Local Events; How Family Members Can Communicate with Mental Health Professionals

Learning to Communicate with Your Mentally Ill Loved One, facilitated by Sarah Freudberg and Ingrid Waldron, will be on Sunday, April 28, from 2-4 p.m. at Ardmore Presbyterian Church (5 W. Montgomery Ave., Ardmore, PA, 19003). Our NAMI Connection Recovery Support Group meets weekly on Tuesday evenings in Bryn Mawr.   Our Parent Peer Support Group meets on Wednesday nights from 6:45-8:15 p.m. in Wayne. For questions or to […]

Local Events and Resources to Help Children and Teens

Information about resources for children and younger teens with mental health needs and their family members is available at https://namimainlinepa.org/support/services-for-children-and-teens/. For information about national, Pennsylvania and greater-Philadelphia-area resources to help transition-aged youth (ages 16-24) who are living with mental health needs, as well as their family members, please go to https://namimainlinepa.org/resources-for-transition-age-youth-with-mental-illness/.  Click here to see […]

Local Events and State Conference

Learning to Communicate with Your Mentally Ill Loved One, facilitated by Sarah Freudberg and Ingrid Waldron, will be on Sunday, April 28, from 2-4 p.m. at Ardmore Presbyterian Church (5 W. Montgomery Ave., Ardmore, PA, 19003).  Our NAMI Connection Recovery Support Group meets weekly on Tuesday evenings in Bryn Mawr.   Our Parent Peer Support Group meets on Wednesday nights from 6:45-8:15 p.m. in Wayne. For questions or to […]

Local Events, Support Groups, and Lobby Day

Learning to Communicate with Your Mentally Ill Loved One, facilitated by Sarah Freudberg and Ingrid Waldron, will be on Sunday, April 28, from 2-4 p.m. at Ardmore Presbyterian Church (5 W. Montgomery Ave., Ardmore, PA, 19003).  Our NAMI Connection Recovery Support Group meets weekly on Tuesday evenings in Bryn Mawr.   Our Parent Peer Support Group meets on Wednesday nights from 6:45-8:15 p.m. in Wayne.  Local Events BUILD […]

Save the Date for our Spring Workshop

Learning to Communicate with Your Mentally Ill Loved One, facilitated by Sarah Freudberg and Ingrid Waldron, will be on Sunday, April 28, from 2-4 p.m. at Ardmore Presbyterian Church (5 W. Montgomery Ave., Ardmore, PA, 19003). This workshop will help you improve your ability to communicate effectively with a loved one who may be deeply depressed, […]

President’s Message – March

It’s not too late to sign up for Family-to-Family (F2F), a course structured to help family members understand and support a relative diagnosed with a serious mental illness while maintaining their own well-being. Family-to-Family at the Lankenau Medical Center in Wynnewood will begin on Tuesday, March 5 and will meet once a week for 12 weeks from 7-9:30 p.m. For questions […]

Sign up for Family-to-Family!

Our spring Family-to-Family Education Course will begin on Tuesday, March 5, and will meet one night per week for 12 weeks at Lankenau Medical Center in Wynnewood. Family-to-Family (F2F) is a course structured to help family members understand and support a relative diagnosed with a serious mental illness while maintaining their own well-being.  F2F is offered as […]

Membership Meeting & Ask the Experts on Sunday

Members of our affiliate who participate in our Sunday, February 10 business meeting will be entered in our raffle for a chance to win one $100 or one of two $50 Amazon gift certificates. To be entered into the raffle members can participate by assigning a proxy or participating in person or by phone. To participate […]

Membership Meeting & Ask the Experts on Feb. 10

Members of our affiliate who participate in our February 10 (snow date, February 24) business meeting will be entered in ourraffle for a chance to win one $100 or one of two $50 Amazon gift certificates.To be entered into the raffle members can participate by assigning a proxy or participating in person or by phone.  If you have not already […]

Amazon gift card opportunity for Members Who Help Our Affiliate!

Members of our affiliate who participate in our February 10 (snow date, February 24) business meeting will be entered in our raffle for a chance to win one $100 or one of two $50 Amazon gift certificates. To be entered into the raffle members can participate by assigning a proxy or participating in person or […]

Lord & Taylor + NAMI Charity Days this Weekend

Throughout this weekend, Friday, January 18 – Monday, January 21, NAMI is teaming up with Lord & Taylor stores nationwide to support mental health.  With a donation of $5 in store, customers can purchase a savings pass which will give a discount of 30% off most items, plus 15% off almost all beauty products, January […]

Digital Stress Management Survey – Participants Needed

Our Bryn Mawr Family Member Support Group will meet on Monday, January 7, at 7:00 p.m. in Bryn Mawr. If you have a family member or loved one with mental illness and are interested in this support group, please contact Diane at 610-247-4545 for more information. Our Parent Peer Support Group meets on Wednesday nights from 6:45-8:15 p.m. for parents with a middle or high school child […]

President’s Message – January 2019

We are happy to announce our spring programs. We hope you will join us for: Presentation cosponsored by Main Line NAMI and The Lutheran Church of the Good ShepherdHow to Help a Loved One When Sadness Turns to Depression, presented by Dr. Judith Katz, on Monday, January 28,  7-8 p.m. at the Lutheran Church of […]