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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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) […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]