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Our next Main Line NAMI Workshop, “Living with Mental Health Challenges: Maintaining a Positive Approach Even When Times Are Hard,” will be on Sunday, October 2, from 2-4 p.m. on Zoom. Our panelists will describe the challenges they have experienced while dealing with chronic mental illness personally or in their families. They will also discuss what has helped them to maintain a positive approach during difficult times. Our panelists will respond to your questions and comments. During the second half of this workshop, each attendee will participate in a small group discussion. Each person will be invited to describe their successes and challenges in maintaining [...]

2022-09-23T09:39:28-04:00September 23, 2022|News|

Register for our Fall Events Today!

Our next Main Line NAMI Workshop, “Living with Mental Health Challenges: Maintaining a Positive Approach Even When Times Are Hard,” will be on Sunday, October 2, from 2-4 p.m. on Zoom. Our panelists will describe the challenges they have experienced while dealing with chronic mental illness personally or in their families. They will also discuss what has helped them to maintain a positive approach during difficult times. Our panelists will respond to your questions and comments. During the second half of this workshop, each attendee will participate in a small group discussion. Each person will be invited to describe their successes and challenges in maintaining [...]

2022-09-16T07:06:24-04:00September 16, 2022|News|

September is Suicide Prevention Month and Upcoming Events

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.  For additional information and awareness resources from NAMI National, click here. Suicide Prevention Resources: If you or someone you know is having a mental health emergency: Call or text the Suicide & Crisis Lifeline at 988 to be referred to the closest crisis center or call 911. or call your local crisis line; in Southeastern PA see https://namimainlinepa.org/crisis-numbers/. These crisis lines provide access to staff who [...]

2022-09-08T14:54:43-04:00September 9, 2022|News|

Back to School Toolkit and Upcoming Events

Highlights from Mental Health America's Back to School Toolkit Mental Health America's Back-to-School Toolkit 2022 looks at the issues young people face that are having an impact on their mental health. The toolkit offers tips on how to deal with these issues and the resulting emotions. Several sections of the toolkit are available at https://namimainlinepa.org/highlights-from-mental-health-americas-back-to-school-toolkit-2022/. Specifically, this page links to factsheets on fitting in and self-esteem, tips for processing grief, when home life is hard, social media and mental health, as well as a worksheet on social confidence and connections. NAMI Main Line Upcoming Events Our next Main Line NAMI Workshop, “Living with Mental Health Challenges: Maintaining a [...]

2022-09-01T16:24:06-04:00September 1, 2022|News|

President’s Message – September

Main Line NAMI President's Message - September 2022 We hope you will join us for our fall events. Workshop: Living with Mental Health Challenges: Maintaining a Positive Approach Even When Times Are Hard on Sunday, October 2, 2-4 p.m. on Zoom NAMIWalks Your Way Main Line PA on the morning of October 16 at Wilson Farm Park Forum: Improving Mental Health Crisis Services:  Changes & Challenges in Montgomery, Philadelphia, Chester & Delaware Counties on Sunday, November 13, 2-4 p.m. on Zoom Please see our Newsletter for more information about our fall events, support groups, other fall events, back to school [...]

2022-08-25T14:19:30-04:00August 25, 2022|News|

Information about Mental Illnesses and Treatments and Upcoming Events

For information about mental illnesses and treatments, including information about specific diagnoses and conditions, finding and paying for treatment, voluntary and involuntary hospitalization, and more, click here. NAMI Main Line Support Groups Our New Virtual NAMI Connection Recovery Support Group will meet on the 2nd and 4th Mondays of every month from 4:30-6 p.m. beginning in September. Please contact Sharona Dunoff at (610) 246-6755 or Olga Kobb at olgakobb@yahoo.com for more information about this new group.   Our Bryn Mawr NAMI Connection Recovery Support Group for adults living with mental illness on meets on Tuesday evenings on Zoom.  Please contact Danielle Sulpizio at (484) 880-0660 or Ed Kane at (484) [...]

2022-08-12T07:26:00-04:00August 12, 2022|News|

NAMI Resources for Children, Teens and Young Adults, NAMIWalks Promotions, and more

Many mental health conditions typically begin during childhood, adolescence or young adulthood. NAMI National has compiled essential information and useful resources to help young people get the mental health support that they need. We encourage you to explore these resources. The section on Kids, Teens and Young Adults is available at https://nami.org/Your-Journey/Kids-Teens-and-Young-Adults. In this section, you will find general useful information and links to the following subsections: Kids (https://nami.org/Your-Journey/Kids-Teens-and-Young-Adults/Kids) - This section has very practical advice for parents of children with mental health conditions, including information on getting accommodations for your child in school because of their emotional disability. Teens (https://nami.org/Your-Journey/Kids-Teens-and-Young-Adults/Teens) - This section has some information for parents, [...]

2022-08-04T23:52:34-04:00August 4, 2022|News|

Updated Crisis Info, NAMIWalks Promotions, and more

We have updated the crisis information on our website. For the crisis numbers, text line and chat, please see https://namimainlinepa.org/crisis-numbers/. For resources to help you cope with, prepare for and/or prevent a crisis, see https://namimainlinepa.org/resources-for-coping-with-preparing-for-and-preventing-a-crisis/. NAMI is calling for a standard of care for crisis services in every community that includes — 24/7 call centers that answer 988 calls locally, mobile crisis teams and crisis stabilization programs — that end the revolving door of ER visits, arrests, incarceration and homelessness. For more information, please see https://nami.org/Advocacy/Crisis-Intervention/988-Reimagining-Crisis-Response. To find out more about how you can join NAMI Main Line PA in advocating for the funding and services needed to support 988, please contact Loran or Edie. NAMI Main Line Support Groups [...]

2022-07-29T07:01:41-04:00July 29, 2022|News|

988 Lifeline Facts + NAMIWalks Team Captain Promotion

How can I reach 988? You can call 988, text 988 or chat via the Lifeline’s website (988lifeline.org). What happens when I call 988? What information will I receive, or does the Lifeline only offer immediate crisis support? The goal of the 988 Lifeline is to provide free, confidential, immediate crisis intervention and support. When you call or text or chat 988: You’ll hear a message that you’ve reached the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline – you are in the right place! If you are a veteran, you can press “1” to reach the Veterans’ Crisis Line or “2” to reach [...]

2022-07-22T07:41:58-04:00July 22, 2022|News|

Upcoming Support Group Meetings and Events

Our Bryn Mawr Family Member Support Group meets the first Monday of every month at 7:00 p.m. on Zoom. The next meeting will be on Monday, July 11 due to the 4th of July holiday. If you have a family member or loved one with mental illness and are interested in this support group, please contact Diane at dmkotrl@gmail.com for more information. We will be starting a New NAMI Connection Recovery Support Group that will tentatively meet every other Monday from 4-6 p.m. This group will tentatively begin on Monday, July 25. Please email us for more information about this new group. Our NAMI Connection Recovery Support Group for adults living with mental illness on Tuesday evenings is meeting [...]

2022-07-08T07:28:57-04:00July 8, 2022|News|

NAMI Main Line President’s Message and Newsletter – July

Thank you to everyone who joined or renewed your membership during Mental Health Awareness Month. Please save the date for our NAMIWalks Your Way on October 16 at Wilson Farm Park (www.namiwalks.org/mainlinepa). We encourage you to register today or volunteer by contacting nami.main.line.pa@gmail.com. Let's open doors for everyone from every walk of life to have access to the mental health resources and community they deserve. Please see our Newsletter for more information about our support groups, as well as multiple resources for Minority Mental Health Awareness and relevant therapist directories. Ingrid Waldron, President NAMI Main Line PA

2022-07-01T07:34:35-04:00July 1, 2022|News|

NAMI Keystone PA’s 2022 Child, Adolescent, and Transitional Age Youth Mental Health Conference – June 28

Registration is open for NAMI Keystone Pennsylvania's 2022 Child, Adolescent, and Transition Age Youth Mental Health Conference, Youth in Crisis: A Call for Action.  The virtual conference on June 28, 2022, will cover the most urgent challenges facing our youth and provide an action plan that will help transform caregivers, educators, mental health professionals, legislators, and community leaders into mental health changemakers. Continuing Education Credits and Act 48 Credits are available. Click here for additional information and registration. NAMI Main Line Support Groups Our Wellness Chat for Family-to-Family Graduates meets once a month at 7 p.m. The next meeting will be on Monday, June 27. Please contact Judy [...]

2022-06-24T07:54:42-04:00June 24, 2022|News|

Join us for our NAMIWalks Main Line PA 2022 Kickoff on June 23!

Help us launch a new season of NAMIWalks Your Way at our Kickoff Event on Thursday, June 23, from 7-8 p.m. in person at the Haverford Community Recreation and Environmental Center (9000 Parkview Dr, Haverford, PA 19041). Learn how to participate, hear from our guest speakers, reconnect with NAMI friends, and win some NAMI swag! Please RSVP by June 21 to Kristine at nami.main.line.pa@gmail.com.   NAMI Main Line Support Groups Our Bryn Mawr Family Member Support Group meets the first Monday of every month at 7:00 p.m. on Zoom. If you have a family member or loved one with mental illness and are interested in this support group, please contact [...]

2022-06-10T08:03:27-04:00June 10, 2022|News|

Last Chance to Celebrate Mental Health Month by Joining or Renewing Your Membership

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 living at the same address $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 with state and national legislatures Support our local NAMI programs. Learn more about our Family-to-Family classes, Support Groups, Workshops, Educational Outreach and Advocacy at https://namimainlinepa.org/. Join or Renew Today! Save the Date for our [...]

2022-05-27T07:49:31-04:00May 27, 2022|News|

Join or Renew Your Membership this May

 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 living at the same address $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 with state and national legislatures Support our local NAMI programs. Learn more about our Family-to-Family classes, Support Groups, Workshops, Educational Outreach and Advocacy at https://namimainlinepa.org/. Here is what some participants in our programs [...]

2022-05-20T07:48:11-04:00May 20, 2022|News|
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