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Support Groups, Wellness Chats, and Resources for Coping

Our Parent Peer Support Group for parents with a middle school through young adult child will meet remotely on Wednesday evenings. If you are interested in the support group and are not currently on Nancy’s weekly email list, please email Nancy as this is how she will communicate how the group will connect each week. Our NAMI Connection Recovery Support […]

NAMI Main Line Groups and Tips for Staying Positive

Our Parent Peer Support Group for parents with a middle school through young adult child will not be able to meet at Wayne Presbyterian Church during the COVID-19 emergency. We are planning alternative methods of meeting (telephone and video). If you are interested in the support group and are not currently on Nancy Dever’s weekly email list, […]

Updates to Our Programming Due to COVID-19

Important Support Group Updates Our Parent Peer Support Group for parents with a middle school through young adult child will not be able to meet at Wayne Presbyterian Church for at least two weeks beginning on 3/18. We are actively considering alternative methods of meeting. If you are interested in the support group and not on Nancy […]

Save the Date for Our March 22 Workshop

Our Main Line NAMI Workshop: Balancing Compassionate Kindness with Limit Setting will be on Sunday, March 22 from 2-4 p.m. at Ardmore Presbyterian Church.  For more information, please contact us at info@NAMIMainLinePA.org or 267-251-6240. Registration is not required. Our Main Line NAMI Interactive Forum: Ask the Experts will be on Sunday, May 3, from 2-4 p.m. at Ardmore Presbyterian Church. For more information, please contact us at 267-251-6240 […]

President’s Message – March

We invite you to register for our 8-week Family-to-Family at the Lankenau Medical Center in Wynnewood, beginning March 11. We hope you will join us for our spring programs: Interactive Workshop, Balancing Compassionate Kindness with Limit Setting, on Sunday, March 22, 2-4 p.m. at Ardmore Presbyterian Church Interactive Forum, Ask the Experts on Sunday, May 3, 2-4 p.m. at Ardmore Presbyterian Church. We are grateful […]

Join us to learn more about Borderline Personality Disorder

The Post-F2F Bala Cynwyd Library Group has organized an event for Family-to-Family Alums and Interested Others. Learn more about Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD), presented by Talya Lewis, will be next Thursday, February 27, from 7-8:30 p.m. at the at the Bala Cynwyd Library (131 Old Lancaster Road, Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004). Talya is considered an expert on BPD and conducts […]

Family-to-Family, support groups, and informative events

Wynnewood Family-to-Family Now Enrolling Family-to-Family (F2F) at the LANKENAU Medical Center in Wynnewood will begin in early March. F2F is a free 8-week 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 […]

QPR Suicide Prevention Training on February 12

This free training consists of how to apply Suicide Prevention techniques through QPR (Question. Persuade. Refer.) and will be held on Wednesday, February 12, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Bala Cynwyd Library.  QPR is not intended to be a form of counseling or treatment but is intended to offer hope through positive action.  QPR is also intended to help recognize the warning signs, clues and […]

Learn more about Learn more about Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) on 2/4

Our Post-F2F Bala Cynwyd Library Group is offering a special invitation to Family-to-Family (F2F) Alums and Interested Others to Learn more about Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) this Tuesday, February 4, from 7-8:30 p.m. at the Penn Wynne Library (130 Overbrook Parkway, Wynnewood, PA 19096). Please contact Judy Green at F2FMainLine@aol.com with any questions. The Post-F2F Bala Cynwyd Library Group has […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]