NAMI Main Line members may be interested in The Stressed Years of Their Lives this Sunday

On Sunday, January 26, at 6:00 p.m. at Wayne Presbyterian Church, the local authors of The Stressed Years of Their Lives, B. Janet Hibbs, Ph.D. and Anthony Rostain, MD, will discuss how parents and educators can help teens survive and thrive in preparation for life on their own. Childhood is evaporating into a life filled with over-scheduled activities and screen time, and…

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Register NOW for Family-to-Family

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. The course is taught by trained volunteer family members who know what it’s like to have a loved one with a serious mental illness. F2F is offered as a community service without charge. Registration is Required….

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New and Updated Resources for Coping with Mental Illness

We have added a new page to our website. Mental Illness, Treatments, Coping & Practical Help (https://namimainlinepa.org/info-resources/mi-help/) includes information on the following topics: Helping a Loved One with Mental Illness Mental Health Screening Tools Mental Illnesses and Treatments Practical Help Youth Self-Care and General Criminal Justice For information about support groups for family members and for individuals living with mental illness in Chester, Delaware, Montgomery and Philadelphia Counties,…

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President’s Message – January 2020

Season’s Greetings and Best Wishes for the New Year!     Enrollment is open for Family-to-Family courses starting in January and February. Family-to-Family in the Fishtown/Kensington neighborhood will begin on Monday, January 6 Family-to-Family at the Lankenau Medical Center in Wynnewood will begin in mid-February For more information about the course and how to register see our newsletter.   We hope you will save the dates for our spring programs: Interactive Workshop, Balancing Compassionate…

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Coping with Holiday Stresses

The holiday season can bring plenty of excitement, but also stress — and a range of emotions from positive to negative. Managing the Seemingly Inevitable Holiday Season Stress offers tips to help you cope. Sign-up soon for our Family-to-Family programs! Family-to-Family (F2F) is a course structured to help family members understand and support a relative diagnosed with a serious mental illness while…

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Main Line NAMI President’s Message – November

Please join us for our Interactive Workshop, Supporting Your Loved One on the Road to Mental Health Recovery – What Helps, What Hurts, on Sunday, November 10, 2-4 p.m. at Ardmore Presbyterian Church. This interactive workshop will be facilitated by three NAMI Board Members: a clinician, a person living with mental illness, and a parent caregiver. These facilitators will share perspectives and insights…

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Save the Date for our Nov. 10 Workshop

Main Line NAMI Interactive Workshop: “Supporting Your Loved One on the Road to Mental Health Recovery – What Helps, What Hurts“ will be on Sunday, November 10 from 2-4 p.m. at Ardmore Presbyterian Church. NAMI Main Line Support Groups Our NAMI Connection Recovery Support Group meets on Tuesdays. This is a free, weekly, peer support group for adults living with mental…

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Join us for our fall events!

Coping With Mental Illness for Family Members on Tuesday, October 15, from 7-8 p.m. at Haverford High School, Room 202 (200 Mill Road in Havertown, 19083). Please join us as our affiliate president, Ingrid Waldron, describes our free services for individuals with mental illness and their family members. This event is free, but registration is required through the Haverford Adult…

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Support Groups Meeting This Week

Our Bryn Mawr Family Member Support Group will meet on October 7 at 7:00 p.m. in Bryn Mawr. Please contact Diane at 610-247-4545 for more information. Our NAMI Connection Recovery Support Group meets on Tuesdays. This is a free, weekly, peer support group for adults living with mental illness. For more information, please contact Danielle Sulpizio at (484) 880-0660 or Ed Kane at (484) 744-0860. Our Parent Peer Support Group meets…

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NAMI Main Line Fall Events

Our 5th annual awareness and fundraising walk, Main Line NAMI on the Move – Stepping Up for Mental Health, will be on Saturday, October 19, in Ardmore. For more info and to register, please visit our walk website: https://namimainlinepa.dojiggy.com/. Coping With Mental Illness for Family Members on Tuesday, October 15, from 7-8 p.m. at Haverford High School, Room 202 (200 Mill Road in…

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Information about Outpatient Services

For information on outpatient services in the greater Philadelphia area, you can call the warm lines listed at https://namimainlinepa.org/services-in-sepa-2/intro-to-services/#-2.-Help-Lines-and-Warm-Lines- or review the information supplied in the resource guides at https://namimainlinepa.org/services-in-sepa-2/intro-to-services/#.-Online-Guides-to-Resources. For personalized recommendations, including a recommendation for low-cost therapy for couples and for families with adult children, contact us at 267-251-6240 or coordinator@NAMIMainLinePA.org. Family-to-Family Course Family-to-Family (F2F) is a course…

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September is Suicide Prevention Month

September is National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month which helps promote resources and awareness around the issues of suicide prevention, how you can help others and how to talk about suicide without increasing the risk of harm. Suicidal thoughts can affect anyone regardless of age, gender or background. Suicide is the third leading cause of death among young people and is…

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President’s Message – Sept. 2019

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 at the Lankenau Medical Center will begin Wednesday, September 18, and will meet once a week for 12 consecutive weeks from 7-9:30 p.m. For questions or to register, please contact Judy Green at 610-668-7917 or F2FMainLine@aol.com. Registration is required. Please…

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Register Now for Family-to-Family!

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 at the Lankenau Medical Center will begin Wednesday, September 18 and will meet once a week for 12 consecutive weeks from 7-9:30 p.m. For questions or to register, please contact Judy Green at 610-668-7917 or F2FMainLine@aol.com. F2FMainLine@aol.com. Registration is required. More…

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Register Now for Family-to-Family!

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 at the Lankenau Medical Center will begin Wednesday, September 18 and will meet once a week for 12 consecutive weeks from 7-9:30 p.m. For questions or to register, please contact Judy Green at 610-668-7917 or F2FMainLine@aol.com. F2FMainLine@aol.com. Registration is required. More…

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