The Mental Health Planning Council of Pennsylvania (MHPC), a part of the Office of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services (OMHSAS), is conducting a family survey to collect family feedback on successes/challenges in accessing Intensive Behavioral Health Services (IBHS). The survey was created by members of the Mental Health Planning Council Children’s Committee with the aim of gathering information directly from families across Pennsylvania regarding their ability to obtain IBHS services that have been prescribed for their child. Feedback will be de-identified and compiled by the Family Satisfaction Team of Montgomery County to be shared with the MHPC, OMHSAS, and other entities as appropriate. Data collection for this survey will run from July 3 – August 7, 2023. The survey takes about five minutes to complete.

Survey Link: MHPC IBHS Survey (

Any questions can be directed to the Family Satisfaction Team at:

NAMI Main Line Support Groups Meeting Next Week

Our NAMI Connection Recovery Support Group for adults living with mental illness on meets on Tuesday evenings. This group will have in-person meetings on the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays and Zoom Meetings on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of every month.  Please contact Danielle Sulpizio at (484) 880-0660 or Ed Kane at (484) 744-0860 for more 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.

For more information about our other support groups, please go to .

Other Upcoming Events

CMC: Foundation for Change’s Family Mondays take place on the first and many second Mondays of every month, from 6:00-7:00 p.m. on Zoom. Family Mondays are 1-hour learning and support sessions open to anyone who loves someone struggling with substance use. Led by Dr. Nicole Kosanke, one of the authors of Beyond Addiction, each session covers a new topic related to helping your loved one (and yourself) from a place of compassion. Dr. Kosanke’s approach is based in psychological research and a principle of kindness. The upcoming topics are: Linking Your Values to Your Actions with Loved Ones (for parents and families on July 10), Opening Doors of Communication with Loved Ones (for parents and families on August 7), and Special Considerations for Partners in Opening Doors of Communication (for spouses and partners on August 14).  For more information and to register, please go to


Registration is open for NAMI Keystone Pennsylvania’s second annual Black Mental Health Summit on Wednesday, July 19, from 12-4 p.m. at Hosanna House in Wilkinsburg. For Black Americans, historical trauma, discrimination, community violence, and economic insecurity all impact mental health. The summit addresses the unique challenges that members of Pittsburgh’s Black community are facing, how stigma can be a barrier to seeking treatment, and the obstacles experienced when getting help.

This year’s summit will feature a keynote presentation, personal stories, a panel discussion, and networking opportunities. Lunch will be served.  Registration is free and required to attend. Click here for more information and to register.

The Pennsylvania Care Partnership is hosting “Back to School! What do we need to know?” on Tuesday, August 8, from noon – 1:30 p.m. This webinar is for all caregivers, including educators, families, guardians, foster parents, other people raising children, and those who support children of all ages from pre-school to high school graduation. Beth-Ann McConnell, a mom, a school social worker, and a lover of resources, will talk to participants about how to prepare themselves and their children for their coming school year with consideration for their future. Participants will walk away with resources to help you address your children’s educational, health, and emotional needs. The resources provided will be helpful to people in all areas of Pennsylvania. Click here for more information and to register.

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