Upcoming NAMI Main Line PA events include:

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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 what she presented in the September webinar, then build on that framework for understanding trauma, trauma disorders, trauma treatments and trauma recovery by addressing questions and encouraging discussion.  Upon registering, you will receive the slides from her previous webinar, which we ask you to review, and then submit your questions or comments to nami.main.line.pa@gmail.com.  Your input will guide the discussion. This event is free, but advance registration is required at https://tinyurl.com/ExpandingTrauma.  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 at nami.main.line.pa@gmail.com.   

Bryn Mawr Family Member Support Group
This support group for family members of people with mental illness meets on the first Monday of every month at 7:00 p.m. on Zoom. For more information, please contact Diane at dmkotrl@gmail.com.

Havertown NAMI Family Support Group
This is a free, confidential and safe group of families helping other families who live with mental health challenges. In this support group, families join a caring group of individuals helping one another by utilizing their collective lived experiences and learned wisdom. Family members can achieve a renewed sense of hope for their loved one living with mental health challenges.  In the interest of safety and compliance with NAMI, state, and local guidelines, the Havertown NAMI Family Support Group will meet via Zoom on the first and third Tuesdays of the month at 7:00 p.m. For more information, please contact Nora at nora@huntjohnson.org.

Wellness Chat for Family-to-Family Graduates
Judy Green, Family-to-Family (F2F) facilitator, and Nancy Helfman, former F2F participant, invite F2F “graduates” of the program to join on-going Zoom wellness chats. This group typically meets once a month on Zoom at 7 p.m. Please contact Judy at F2FMainLine@aol.com for the meeting information. 

NAMI Connection Recovery Support Group 
This is a free, peer support group for adults living with mental illness run and led by NAMI-trained facilitators. You will gain insight from hearing the challenges and successes of others in a confidential setting.  NAMI Connection will meet weekly on Tuesday evenings on Zoom.  For more information, please contact Danielle Sulpizio at (484) 880-0660 or Ed Kane at (484) 744-0860.

Our Parent Peer Support Group for parents with a middle school through young adult child suffering from mental illness will meet weekly via Zoom.  Our Parent Peer Support Group meets on Wednesday nights from 6:45-8:15 p.m.  The group is facilitated by Nancy Dever and Debbie Gillespie and was previously held at Wayne Presbyterian Church.  The peer support group is designed to be a safe, confidential place to share your experiences and learn from others.  If you are interested in the support group, or for questions, please contact Nancy Dever at psadfacilitator@gmail.com or text 610-574-3319 to set up a time to talk.

*For information on other local events, see our newsletter.

Last updated in October, 2021.