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 help your loved one and to care for your own well-being. The 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 (affiliate President). We will open the Zoom meeting at 1:30 p.m. to admit participants so that we can begin promptly at 2 p.m. 

Advance registration is required at https://tinyurl.com/CompassionateKindnessNov2020.

Support Our Work

It is our privilege to provide workshops, support groups, community education and advocacy for individuals with mental illness and their families.  While all of our services are free to participants, we rely on contributions and volunteers to make it all happen.  

During these times of self isolation and social distancing when so many activities are on hold, mental illness is not.  Every day people and their families continue to work to build meaningful lives while living with these diagnoses. Every day someone new receives a diagnosis and they and their loved ones struggle to find the right health care, education and emotional support.  

If you have been with us through those times and can remember the feelings of relief and hope when you found people who deeply understand what you are going through, we ask you to please consider making a donation to NAMI Main Line PA so that we can continue to be there for all of you and especially for the folks who are just learning that they need our services.  We are all in this together, now even more than ever. 

Upcoming Virtual Support Groups

Our Havertown NAMI Family Member Support Group will meet on Tuesday, November 17, from 7-8:30 p.m. on Zoom. In this support group, families join a caring group of individuals helping one another by utilizing their collective lived experiences and learned wisdom. For more information, please contact Nora at nora@huntjohnson.org.

Judy Green, Family-to-Family (F2F) facilitator, and Nancy Helfman, former F2F participant, invite F2F “graduates” of the program to join their Wellness Chat for Family-to-Family Graduates on Monday, November 23, from 7-9 p.m. Please contact Judy at F2FMainLine@aol.com for the meeting information. 

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. *There will be no meeting on November 25.

Our NAMI Connection Recovery Support Group for adults living with mental illness on Tuesday evenings and Friday afternoons is meeting remotely. Please contact Danielle Sulpizio at (484) 880-0660 or Ed Kane at (484) 744-0860 for more information.

For more complete information about support groups, please check our Support Groups page.

Other Virtual Events

Join NAMI Bucks County and Brooke Glenn Behavioral Health for a live screening of “We Roll with Depression”, a collection of four short films by OC87 Recovery Diaries on Thursday, November 19, at 7:00 p.m.. This film documents the inspiring stories of individuals living with depression and anxiety. You’ll be inspired by their unique journeys through these often misunderstood mental health conditions. View the webinar at https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83608199361. Registration is not required.

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