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Join us in person for Let’s Talk Mental Wellness on May 23

We are co-sponsoring Let's Talk Mental Wellness, along with Tikvah and Har Zion Temple's Inclusivity Committee on Thursday, May 23, at 7 p.m. at Har Zion Temple (1500 Hagys Ford Road in Penn Valley. Join us for a peek into the world of one man's journey with bipolar disorder in Michael Solomon's play, Half a Bike, followed by a discussion about local mental health resources and light refreshments. For more information, please contact Tikvah at 215-832-0671 or office@tikvahajmi.org. Upcoming NAMI Main Line Support Groups Our Havertown NAMI Family Support Group will meet on Tuesday, May 21, from 7-8:30 p.m. in Havertown. For more information or if you [...]

2024-05-16T09:38:08-04:00May 16, 2024|News|

Join Us for Mental Health Awareness Month

May is Mental Health Awareness Month, during which we will be raising awareness of NAMI’s services to promote mental well-being. We hope you will renew your membership in NAMI Main Line or if you are not already a member, join our affiliate. Your membership will support us and increase our effectiveness in advocating for policies that benefit individuals with mental illness. This month, our social media posts will be focusing on NAMI’s “Take the Moment” campaign. Through "Take the Moment," we shine a spotlight on NAMI's array of signature programs. This campaign also champions the importance of destigmatizing mental health by normalizing the practice of taking [...]

2024-05-06T14:48:02-04:00May 6, 2024|News|

President’s Message – May 2024

Peer-to-Peer is a free 8-week education and support program for adults with mental health conditions who are seeking to better understand themselves and their recovery. Our Peer-to-Peer will start on Thursday, May 2, and will meet once a week for 8 weeks from 1-3 p.m. For more information and to register, please contact Lisa at LISA@namimainlinepa.org or call 267-251-6240. We hope you will join us for an event that we are cosponsoring with Tikvah, dessert and dialogue featuring the play “Half a Bike” on May 19, beginning at 2, at Har Zion Temple. May is Mental Health Awareness Month, during which we will be raising awareness of NAMI’s services [...]

2024-04-26T11:00:47-04:00April 26, 2024|News|

Last chance to support our Sowing the Seeds campaign – donate or buy a ticket today

In celebration of the 45 years of mental health services provided by NAMI Main Line PA, we are running our spring 2024 Sowing the Seeds: Growing a Thriving Mental Health Community campaign to help raise funds to continue the free support and education programs provided by NAMI Main Line to our community. NAMI Main Line will continue to offer NAMI signature programs (e.g. Family-to-Family), support groups, workshops and forums, community outreach, and other services along the Main Line. In addition, this year NAMI Main Line will be expanding these services to all of Delaware County.  Our campaign will conclude with a celebration [...]

2024-04-18T15:10:15-04:00April 18, 2024|News|

Join us for “Finding, Evaluating and Working with a Therapist” this Sunday, February 25

Please join us for our Main Line NAMI Forum: Finding, Evaluating and Working with a Therapist this Sunday, February 25, from 2-4 p.m. on Zoom. Our panelists will provide suggestions on how to locate therapists for individual therapy with adults, adolescents or children and for child-focused or adult families. They will discuss how to think about the best type of therapy for a particular problem, how to decide if a therapist is a good fit for you or your family members, and how to negotiate the therapeutic relationship. There will be ample opportunity for you to ask questions about each of these challenging issues. Ellen Berman, MD is [...]

2024-02-23T11:04:43-05:00February 23, 2024|News|

Registration open for Family-to-Family and Winter Programs

Upcoming NAMI Main Line Events Our next Family-to-Family Education Program will begin on Tuesday, February 6, and will meet weekly on Tuesdays for 8 weeks from 7-9:30 p.m. on Zoom. 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. Registration is Required.  For more information, please contact us at nami.main.line.pa@gmail.com. Join us for Yoga for Well-being on Thursday, February 1, from 6:00 - 7:00 p.m. at the Lansdowne Library (55 S. Lansdowne Ave., [...]

2024-01-19T13:07:28-05:00January 11, 2024|News|

President’s Message – January 2024

We are happy to announce that we are expanding our services to all of Delaware County.  As a result, we will be offering: an additional family member support group that meets in Media (https://namimainlinepa.org/support/support-groups/), more Family-to-Family classes (https://namimainlinepa.org/support/family-to-family-education-basics-programs/), and Peer-to-Peer for adults with mental health conditions who want to better understand themselves and their recovery (https://www.nami.org/Support-Education/Mental-Health-Education/NAMI-Peer-to-Peer). All of our services will continue to be free-of-charge. Family-to-Family is an eight-week education and support program for family members of persons with severe mental illness. If you want to take Family-to-Family, beginning on February 6, please contact us at nami.main.line.pa@gmail.com or 267-251-6240. Please save the date for [...]

2024-01-04T10:28:09-05:00January 4, 2024|News|

Thank you for a wonderful year!

It's time to close the books on 2023, and what a year it's been at NAMI Main Line PA! Together, we've been able to accomplish some amazing things: We reached 2,565 individuals through our many outreach programs and community events. We offered a total of 125 support group meetings for peers, parents, and other family members resulting in an increased sense of community and connection. We provided educational workshops and forums to 147 individuals on relevant topics including: strategies for communicating with a loved one who has a mental health condition, the types of mental health care available in SE Pennsylvania, [...]

2023-12-28T09:16:47-05:00December 28, 2023|News|

Resources for Successful Holidays

The holidays can be a particularly difficult time for many with challenges ranging from family conflict to loneliness and isolation. Though challenging, the holidays can still be a time of celebration, community and comfort when we access the right resources and practices. To aid your safety planning for the holidays, we have included a collection of articles that will help: Crisis Prevention & Management for the Holidays (and year round), from 2017 workshop by Dr. Ellen Berman and Amanda Falivene-Rocco, LPC, CPRP: https://bit.ly/2Tuluaj NAMI’s Ask the Expert: Navigating the Winter and Holiday Blues (with video): https://www.nami.org/Blogs/NAMI-s-Ask-the-Expert/2021/NAMI-Ask-the-Expert-Navigating-the-Winter-Holiday-Blues Avoiding Holiday Stressors, by Jessica Maharaj: https://www.nami.org/Blogs/NAMI-Blog/December-2018/Avoiding-Holiday-Stressors-Tips-for-a-Stress-Free-Season How to Prioritize [...]

2023-12-01T09:34:21-05:00November 30, 2023|News|

Happy Thanksgiving

During this holiday season we extend our best wishes to each of you and give thanks for all of our supporters, including especially our volunteers and donors. Sincerely, Ingrid Waldron, President, and Kristine Songster, Affiliate Coordinator Upcoming NAMI Main Line Support Groups 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 3rd Tuesdays and Zoom Meetings on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of every month. Please contact Danielle Sulpizio at 484-880-0660 or Ed Kane at (484) 744-0860 for more information. Our Post-F2F Wellness Chat with Judy Green, Family-to-Family (F2F) facilitator, and [...]

2023-11-16T08:17:43-05:00November 16, 2023|News|

New Resources about Mental Health during Global Conflict + Guilt

Many people find they struggle with their mental health during times of global conflict. Mental Health America has published a new page on their website about Mental Health During Global Conflict that addresses how your mental health might be affected by major political conflict events such as war, terrorism, political tension, political instability, etc. This webpage includes information on common emotional responses and actionable ways to cope. It also includes additional resources – from both MHA and their trusted partners – regarding many challenges individuals face during war, including: Supporting youth Dealing with traumatic online and news content Self-care during direct advocacy work [...]

2023-11-13T14:17:41-05:00November 10, 2023|News|

Our Workshop on Guilt & Toxic Guilt is on Sunday – Register today!

Our Main Line NAMI Workshop: Guilt & Toxic Guilt: Understanding and Moving Beyond These Powerful Emotions will be on Sunday, November 5, from 2-4 p.m. on Zoom. The painful emotion of guilt frequently haunts family members of people with mental illness for a whole host of reasons. In this live, non-recorded on-line workshop, you will learn what the experts say about guilt, its various sub-types and related emotions, and common triggers for guilt experienced by family members. Strategies for determining to what extent guilt is truly justified will be presented. Participants will also learn ways to respond effectively if they decide that guilt is justified, including effective [...]

2023-11-03T14:32:33-04:00November 3, 2023|News|

Register for our November Workshop

Our Main Line NAMI Workshop: Guilt & Toxic Guilt: Understanding and Moving Beyond These Powerful Emotions will be on Sunday, November 5, from 2-4 p.m. on Zoom. The painful emotion of guilt frequently haunts family members of people with mental illness for a whole host of reasons. In this live, non-recorded on-line workshop, you will learn what the experts say about guilt, its various sub-types and related emotions, and common triggers for guilt experienced by family members. Strategies for determining to what extent guilt is truly justified will be presented. Participants will also learn ways to respond effectively if they decide that guilt is justified, including effective [...]

2023-10-19T09:32:24-04:00October 19, 2023|News|

Family-to-Family will begin on 10/18 – Register today!

Our next Family-to-Family Education Program will begin on Wednesday, October 18, and will meet for 8 weeks on Zoom from 6-8:30 p.m. (We will not meet the week of Thanksgiving.) 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.  For more information, please contact us at nami.main.line.pa@gmail.com. Register for our Other Fall Program Our Main Line NAMI Workshop: Guilt [...]

2023-10-12T09:45:37-04:00October 12, 2023|News|

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 https://tinyurl.com/MHsvcsSEPA2023. Our next Family-to-Family Education Program will [...]

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