Join us on Sunday 10/1 at 2 PM to Learn about Types of Mental Health Care in Our Area

Our Main Line NAMI Forum: What types of mental health care are available in Southeastern Pennsylvania? will be on Sunday, October 1, from 2-4 p.m. on Zoom. Please join us for this forum to learn more about various types of mental health care in our area. We will have the following presenters and topics: Amanda Falivene-Rocco – Outpatient and Inpatient Treatment Options for Adults Kathleen Goughler – Services for Adolescents and Teens Karen Irwin – Supportive Residences Each speaker will make a brief presentation, followed by plenty of time for Q & A. For more information and to register, please go to Our next Family-to-Family Education Program will [...]

2023-09-28T09:23:58-04:00September 28, 2023|News|

President’s Message – September

We hope you will save the dates for our fall outreach events: What types of mental health care are available in Southeastern Pennsylvania? – an online forum on Sunday, October 1, 2-4 p.m. Register at Guilt & Toxic Guilt: Understanding and Moving Beyond These Powerful Emotions – an online workshop on Sunday, November 5, 2-4 p.m. Register at We plan to offer Family-to-Family online on Wednesday evenings. This very helpful 8-week course will probably begin very early in November. Our fall Weekly Updates will provide more specific information, including information about how to sign up. We are looking for additional volunteers. If you are interested, fill out our volunteer form [...]

2023-08-31T08:51:22-04:00August 31, 2023|News|

NAMI Teen and Young Adult (TYA) HelpLine and Resource Directory

The NAMI Teen and Young Adult (TYA) HelpLine is a free, nationwide teen and young adult peer-support service providing information, resource referrals, and support to teens and young adults who have a mental health condition or may not have a condition but may still be going through a difficult time in their life. The HelpLine is available Monday-Friday, 10 a.m. – 10 p.m. And can be reached in the following ways: Call: 800-950-NAMI (6264) Text: “Friend” to 62640 Webchat: Email: NAMI HelpLine Staff compiled a directory of outstanding resources to help you identify possible options to meet your needs. NAMI does not [...]

2023-08-24T09:38:19-04:00August 24, 2023|News|

Juvenile Justice External Stakeholder Survey

The Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency (PCCD) is responsible for providing recommendations to the Governor on juvenile justice issues, funding, and other matters. PCCD’s Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Committee is seeking community input to inform priorities and recommendations that should be considered for the 2023 Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Plan. They would appreciate your input to this short, confidential survey to help them with their planning. Take the survey at Main Line NAMI Support Groups Meeting Next Week Our NAMI Connection Recovery Support Group for adults living with mental illness on meets on Tuesday evenings. This group will have in-person [...]

2023-08-17T09:36:24-04:00August 17, 2023|News|

Delaware County Public Hearing on Block Grant

Delaware County is inviting residents to attend a Public Hearing to discuss the County Human Services Block Grant Plan. They will be holding two Public Hearings: Wednesday, August 23rd at 6pm. In person hearing: County Council Meeting Room, Government Center, 201 W Front Street, Media, PA. The meeting will also be live streamed on Tuesday, August 29th at 6pm. In person hearing: County Council Meeting Room, Government Center, 201 W Front Street, Media, PA. The meeting will also be live streamed on Residents may email their public comments in advance, or during the hearings, and must be submitted with the same information that is requested [...]

2023-08-09T16:48:37-04:00August 9, 2023|News|

NAMI Creativity Survey for Youth-Engaged Individuals

NAMI is seeking the perspectives of individuals who work with young people on a regular basis to better understand the role of creativity in young people’s lives. In collaboration with an industry partner, NAMI is conducting a brief survey to learn more about the benefits and drawbacks of creativity, as well as what factors make it easier or harder for youth to engage in creative activities. If you would like to share your thoughts and experiences related to youth and creative engagement, NAMI would appreciate hearing from you. NAMI welcomes you to take the survey if you: Are 18 years [...]

2023-08-04T11:01:34-04:00August 3, 2023|News|

Keep up the momentum of 988 to #ReimagineCrisis

July marks one year of 988 – the nationwide 3-digit number for people to contact for help during a mental health, substance use or suicide crisis. The 988 Lifeline has already helped countless people in our state connect to support. Over the past year, Pennsylvania has been able to provide 988 counselors at 13 crisis call centers around the state that can immediately provide phone-based support and connections to local resources. If needed, the counselors can activate a mobile mental health crisis team that will arrive on site; provide therapeutic interventions; and/or make referrals for outpatient services or transportation for further evaluation. [...]

2023-07-28T08:05:18-04:00July 28, 2023|News|

First Episode Psychosis Centers In Pennsylvania and Upcoming Events

HeadsUp is a collaborating organization whose mission is to help end the stigma around psychosis through education, advocacy, and support. They promote early intervention centered around personalized, accessible, and effective care for all people in Pennsylvania. HeadsUp's website has useful information about all of Pennsylvania’s First Episode Psychosis (FEP) centers. These centers provide outpatient Coordinated Specialty Care (CSC) to adolescents and young adults who have experienced recent onset of psychosis. Click here for more information or watch this short video about First Episode Psychosis centers in Pennsylvania. NAMI Main Line Support Groups Meeting Next Week Our NAMI Connection Recovery Support Group for adults living with mental illness on meets on Tuesday evenings. This group will have in-person meetings on the 1st and [...]

2023-07-24T06:03:33-04:00July 21, 2023|News|

National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month and Upcoming Events

Join us as we honor and recognize Bebe Moore Campbell National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month this July. Bebe Moore Campbell was committed to creating safe spaces for people in communities of color to connect with others who share similar experiences and cultural backgrounds. NAMI’s #ShadesofMentalHealth campaign recognizes and celebrates the rich diversity and uniqueness within the mental health community. It encourages inclusivity, empathy and understanding while striving for more equitable and culturally competent approaches to mental health support and care. Resources are available at Bebe Moore Campbell National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month is also known as BIPOC Mental Health Month, where BIPOC [...]

2023-07-12T14:07:30-04:00July 13, 2023|News|

Family Survey on Successes/Challenges Accessing Intensive Behavioral Health Services

The Mental Health Planning Council of Pennsylvania (MHPC), a part of the Office of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services (OMHSAS), is conducting a family survey to collect family feedback on successes/challenges in accessing Intensive Behavioral Health Services (IBHS). The survey was created by members of the Mental Health Planning Council Children's Committee with the aim of gathering information directly from families across Pennsylvania regarding their ability to obtain IBHS services that have been prescribed for their child. Feedback will be de-identified and compiled by the Family Satisfaction Team of Montgomery County to be shared with the MHPC, OMHSAS, and other entities [...]

2023-07-06T10:43:03-04:00July 6, 2023|News|

President’s Message – July 2023

We hope you will save the date for our forum, “What types of mental health care are available in Southeastern Pennsylvania?” on Sunday, October 1, 2-4 p.m. We encourage you to open our Newsletter for information and links to resources about several ways that you and your loved ones can improve your mental health, including creative activities, physical activity, being in nature, and seeking social connection and support. Please see our Newsletter for more information about our fall events, support groups, other events of interest, and resources for minority individuals with mental health challenges. Ingrid Waldron, President NAMI Main Line PA

2023-06-29T12:24:17-04:00June 29, 2023|News|

NAMI’s Resources for the LGBTQ+ Community

NAMI has compiled many useful resources for the LGBTQ+ community: For information about important risk factors of LGBTQ+ mental health and useful tips on how to find the right mental health professional, click here. For information about mental health resources specifically for the LGBTQ+ community, click here. For information about how to find an LGBTQI-affirming mental health provider, click here. For inspirational videos, click here to check out NAMI's LGBTQ+ YouTube playlist. For more information about how you can participate in the #IAmNAMIPride movement on social media, click here. More info is available at NAMI Main Line Upcoming Support Groups Our next Wellness Chat for Family-to-Family Graduates will be on Wednesday, June 28, at 7 p.m. Please [...]

2023-06-22T11:20:26-04:00June 22, 2023|News|

Support Mental Health Funding Today

(Cross-posted from NAMI Keystone PA) For the first time in more than 15 years, the Governor's proposed budget includes an increase to mental health base funding. Additionally, there are several bills to allocate the ARPA money that has been earmarked for the behavioral health system. These funds have the potential to transform system as we know it! Click here to take action now. It takes less than 30 seconds and can make a difference! NAMI Main Line Support Groups Meeting Next Week The Bryn Mawr Family Member Support Group will meet on Monday, June 5, at 7:00 p.m. on Zoom. If [...]

2023-06-01T09:48:13-04:00June 1, 2023|News|

Important changes to Medicaid and CHIP renewals

Because of the pandemic, the federal government allowed Pennsylvania and other states to continue Medicaid (also known as Medical Assistance or MA) and Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) coverage for most people even if they were not eligible anymore. This policy is ended on March 31, 2023. After April 1, 2023, if you do not complete your renewal when it is due, you risk losing your health coverage. What does this mean? You will get a renewal packet in the mail when it is time to renew your state health coverage. It is very important that you complete and return your [...]

2023-05-18T12:02:39-04:00May 18, 2023|News|

May is Mental Health Month – Join or Renew Your Membership Today!

May is Mental Health Awareness Month Become a New Member or Renew your Membership Today Be a part of our mental health community! Your membership provides support and reliable information to people across our neighborhoods. Join NAMI at all three levels - national, state and local - with one payment! Choose the membership level that works for you: $60 per year for a Household membership for all household members $40 per year for a Regular individual membership for one person $5 per year for an Open Door membership for an individual member with limited financial resources Strengthen the NAMI voice in advocacy [...]

2023-05-03T17:03:25-04:00May 3, 2023|News|
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