NAMI Main Line Upcoming Virtual Support Groups

Our Bryn Mawr Family Support Group for family members who have a loved one with mental health challenges will meet on Monday, December 6, at 7 p.m. via Zoom. For more information, please contact Diane at dmkotrl@gmail.com

Our Havertown NAMI Family Support Group for family members who have a loved one living with mental health challenges will meet on Tuesday, December 7, at 7 p.m. via Zoom. For more information, please contact Nora at nora@huntjohnson.org.

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.

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.

Five Ways to Take Care of Your Mental Health This Holiday Season

By Mental Health First Aid USA on November 29, 2021
Excerpted from https://bit.ly/31knedO

We all feel stressed from time to time during the holiday season. There is often pressure to attend social events, give gifts, travel and more that can take a toll on our mental health. For people with mental illness, stress or anxiety associated with holiday activities can contribute to worsening symptoms. Here are a few tips from Mental Health First Aid to help you take care of your mental health this holiday season:

  • Focus on what you can control. Control what you can to take care of your physical and mental health. 
  • Keep healthy habits. It’s important to keep healthy habits in place regardless of your holiday plans. Taking care of your physical health can improve your mood, reduce feelings of stress and anxiety, and improve mental wellbeing.
  • Make time for yourself. Spending more time with family and friends can be challenging. It’s important to take a break if you need some time to yourself to rejuvenate.
  • Create new traditions. Many people may find it hard to return to pre-pandemic traditions. It’s okay to prioritize your mental health and create new traditions that work for you.
  • Ask for help if you need it. If you are feeling especially sad, stressed, anxious or depressed, ask for help. Reach out to a trusted friend, family member, or mental health professional. Your local Warm Line can offer peer support. Virtual support groups can also offer connection and support. 
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