Events

Upcoming NAMI Main Line PA events include:

NAMI Main Line Workshop: The Power of Practicing Gratitude in the Face of Mental Illness will be on Sunday, May 23, from 2-4 p.m. on Zoom. It will focus on building skills for integrating Gratitude Practices in everyday life while coping with mental illness. It will also provide opportunities to practice these skills while discussing and reflecting with fellow attendees. Participants will learn how the use of new approaches can help to decrease symptoms of depression, anxiety, and stress while increasing self-confidence and well-being. This workshop is designed for both caregivers and people who experience mental illness. It will be co-facilitated by Joan Sugarman and Sarah Freudberg. Joan has an MFT and has worked for many years as a mental health therapist with both individuals and families. Sarah is a teacher and a former Family-to-Family facilitator. This workshop is free and open to the public, but advance registration is required. Click here to register today. 

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. The next meetings will take place on Monday, April 5 and Thursday, April 29, at 7 p.m. Please contact Judy at F2FMainLine@aol.com for the meeting information. 

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 third Tuesday of the month at 7:00 p.m. For more information, please contact Nora at nora@huntjohnson.org.

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.

*Although some of our events are held at religious institutions, they are non-denominational and open to people of all beliefs. For information on other local events, see our newsletter.

Last updated in December, 2020.

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