Registration Open for The Effects of Mental Illness on All Family Members and Family-to-Family

Please join us for Main Line NAMI Workshop: The Effects of Mental Illness on All Family Members on Sunday, February 6, from 2-4 p.m. on Zoom. Our panel will describe their experiences as family members of someone who has a mental illness, including a spouse, a sibling, and a daughter. Dr. Ellen Berman will also describe the effects of mental illness on the extended family. Panelists will describe what helped them to cope in their family situation. Small group discussions will provide the opportunity to discuss your own situation and think about what could help you to cope better. We will open the meeting early [...]

2022-01-07T07:41:06-05:00January 7, 2022|News|

President’s Message – January 2022

We hope you will join us for a panel discussion of The Effects of Mental Illness on All Family Members on Sunday, February 6, 2-4 p.m. Click here to register for this online forum. We are also cosponsoring an online NAMI Family-to-Family education program, beginning on Tuesday, January 25. (For additional information, see our Newsletter.) We invite you to explore our recently updated website (https://namimainlinepa.org/). We hope you will find the new design and information helpful. We are grateful to our many volunteers and donors whose generosity has made our work possible. Today is the last day of our end-of-year fundraising drive. If you would like to volunteer with our affiliate, please complete [...]

2021-12-30T22:36:45-05:00December 30, 2021|News|

Happy Holidays from NAMI Main Line

We at NAMI Main Line PA send you best wishes for the holidays and the New Year. We are grateful to our many volunteers and donors whose generosity has made our work possible. We look forward to continuing to serve individuals with mental illness and their families in 2022. Consider making a donation to help us continue our work in 2022.

2021-12-24T07:06:04-05:00December 24, 2021|News|

Support NAMI Main Line this Holiday Season

As we approach the end of 2021, we are reminded of our mission: NAMI Main Line PA provides support and information to people coping with mental illness and their families in the Main Line and surrounding areas. In addition, we act as a voice in the community to raise awareness of mental health challenges, and we advocate for needed resources and policies. How have we delivered on this aspiration this year? Through our support groups – “Finding a group of other parents who are living through the struggle of raising and loving a person with profound mental health challenges is a [...]

2021-12-17T07:13:19-05:00December 17, 2021|News|

Volunteers Needed to Advocate for Better Crisis Services + Tips for the Holidays

Seeking Volunteers to Advocate for Better Crisis Services Crisis services for individuals with mental health issues and their family members have been in need of reform for many years. Under the current system, law enforcement officers are most often the first responders to mental health crises or suicide attempts. This has often resulted in a failure to provide needed mental health services to individuals in crisis and unnecessary harm (including, in some cases, arrest and physical harm). In response to these problems, the federal government has approved 988 as the new number to call during a mental health crisis, instead [...]

2021-12-09T13:01:02-05:00December 9, 2021|News|

Best Wishes for a Happy Holiday Season

NAMI Main Line Upcoming Virtual Support Groups Our Bryn Mawr Family Support Group for family members who have a loved one with mental health challenges will meet on Monday, December 6, at 7 p.m. via Zoom. For more information, please contact Diane at dmkotrl@gmail.com.  Our Havertown NAMI Family Support Group for family members who have a loved one living with mental health challenges will meet on Tuesday, December 7, at 7 p.m. via Zoom. For more information, please contact Nora at nora@huntjohnson.org. Our Parent Peer Support Group for parents with a middle school through young adult child meets weekly on Wednesday evenings via Zoom. If you are interested in joining this support group, please email Nancy. [...]

2021-12-03T15:11:45-05:00December 3, 2021|News|

Join Us for Expanding our Understanding of Trauma and Trauma Recovery

Please join us for Main Line NAMI Forum: Expanding our Understanding of Trauma and Trauma Recovery with Edie Mannion, LMFT, on Sunday, November 14, from 2-4 p.m. on Zoom. The forums and workshops NAMI Main Line PA presents are informed by the needs and requests of our community, and so is the case with this requested follow-up to the forum, The Basics of Trauma and Trauma Recovery. Edie Mannion, LMFT, from the DBT Center of Greater Philadelphia, will provide, as she did earlier in the fall, a framework to explore and expand our understanding of trauma, trauma treatments and trauma recovery. On Nov. 14th, she will briefly review [...]

2021-11-05T10:33:46-04:00November 5, 2021|News|

President’s Message – November

We hope you will join us for Expanding our Understanding of Trauma and Trauma Recovery on Sunday, November 14, 2-4 p.m. Click here to register for this online forum presented by Edie Mannion.  We are very grateful for your generous support for our NAMIWalks. We have raised over $55,000 and reached 92% of our goal. Our walk webpage is still open for donations, if you would like to support our affiliate programs and help us reach our walk fundraising goal. We encourage you to make use of our website resources, including: Trauma & Trauma Recovery – Hope for Healing & Growth (a new page)Mental Health Books for Children [...]

2021-10-28T23:48:34-04:00October 28, 2021|News|

Support Groups Next Week

Our Havertown NAMI Family Member Support Group will now meet twice per month. The next meetings will be on Tuesday, October 19 and Tuesday, November 2, at 7 p.m. on Zoom. For more information, please contact Nora at nora@huntjohnson.org. Our next Wellness Chat for Family-to-Family Graduates with Judy Green, Family-to-Family (F2F) facilitator, and Nancy Helfman, former F2F participant, will be on Monday, October 25, at 7 p.m. on Zoom. Please contact Judy at F2FMainLine@aol.com for the meeting information.  Our Parent Peer Support Group for parents with a middle school through young adult child meets weekly on Wednesday evenings via Zoom. If you are interested in joining this support group, please email Nancy. Our NAMI Connection Recovery Support Group for [...]

2021-10-14T10:52:14-04:00October 15, 2021|News|

Walk Day Has Arrived!

NAMIWalks Your Way Main Line PA is tomorrow! We have some great activities planned. If you haven't already, we invite you to register and join us in person or virtually - whatever works for you. For those opting to join us in person, we will be having an Open House at Ashbridge Park from 9 - 11:30 a.m. Stop by anytime during our Open House: Visit our NAMI info table and check out our resources and programsWalk the park path at your leisure and pick up simple self-care exercises along the wayCheck out our selfie station/photo boothJoin a pop-up class with Built Fitness at 10 a.m.Visit the Kona Ice Truck [...]

2021-10-08T12:43:33-04:00October 8, 2021|News|

Join Us on Sunday for The Basics of Trauma and Trauma Recovery

Please join us for our Main Line NAMI Forum: The Basics of Trauma and Trauma Recovery with Edie Mannion, LMFT this Sunday, September 26, from 2-4 p.m. on Zoom. This event is free, but advance registration is required at https://tinyurl.com/BasicsofTrauma. We will open the meeting early to admit participants so that we can begin promptly at 2 p.m. For more information, please contact us.   Family-to-Family Starts Next Week Family-to-Family (F2F), an 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, will be offered virtually on Tuesday evenings beginning on September 28. The course is taught by trained volunteer family [...]

2021-09-23T13:23:46-04:00September 23, 2021|News|

Register for Our September Programs

Family-to-Family (F2F), an 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, will be offered virtually on Tuesday evenings beginning in late September. 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. Please contact Judy Green at F2FMainLine@aol.com for more information and to register. Registration is required. Please join us for our Main Line NAMI Forum: The Basics of Trauma and Trauma Recovery with Edie Mannion, LMFT on Sunday, September 26, from 2-4 [...]

2021-09-17T09:29:33-04:00September 17, 2021|News|

Register today for our Fall Programs

Family-to-Family (F2F), a course structured to help family members understand and support a relative diagnosed with a serious mental illness while maintaining their own well-being, will be offered virtually on Tuesday evenings beginning in mid-September. 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. Please contact Judy Green at F2FMainLine@aol.com for more information and to register. Registration is required. Please join us for our Main Line NAMI Forum: The Basics of Trauma and Trauma Recovery with Edie Mannion, LMFT on Sunday, September 26, from 2-4 p.m. on [...]

2021-09-13T10:27:25-04:00September 10, 2021|News|

President’s Message – September

We hope you will join us for our fall programs: The Basics of Trauma and Trauma Recovery on Sunday, September 26, 2-4 p.m. Click here to register for this online forum presented by Edie Mannion.Family-to-Family, beginning in mid-late September and meeting virtually one evening per week for 8 consecutive weeks. For more information and to register, contact F2FMainLine@aol.com.America’s Mental Health Madness, presented by Pete Earley, on Tuesday, October 5, 7-8 p.m. at West Chester University (cosponsored with NAMI on Campus WCU and other university and community sponsors). Click here to register.NAMIWalks Your Way on Saturday, October 9, at 9 a.m. at Ashbridge Park in Bryn Mawr. We encourage [...]

2021-08-26T16:41:51-04:00August 27, 2021|News|

Support Groups Next Week, Registration for Family-to-Family

NAMI Main Line Upcoming Virtual Support Groups Our next Wellness Chat for Family-to-Family Graduates will be on Monday, August 23, at 7 p.m. Please contact Judy at F2FMainLine@aol.com for the meeting information.  Our Parent Peer Support Group for parents with a middle school through young adult child meets weekly on Wednesday evenings via Zoom. If you are interested in joining this support group, please email Nancy. Our NAMI Connection Recovery Support Group for adults living with mental illness on Tuesday evenings and Friday afternoons is meeting remotely. Please contact Danielle Sulpizio at (484) 880-0660 or Ed Kane at (484) 744-0860 for more information. For more complete information about support groups, please check our Support Groups page. Registration [...]

2021-08-20T07:18:54-04:00August 20, 2021|News|
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