Our next Family-to-Family Education Program will begin on Wednesday, October 18, and will meet for 8 weeks on Zoom from 6-8:30 p.m. (We will not meet the week of Thanksgiving.) 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 without charge. Registration is Required.  For more information, please contact us at nami.main.line.pa@gmail.com.

Register for our Other Fall Program

Our Main Line NAMI Workshop: Guilt & Toxic Guilt: Understanding and Moving Beyond These Powerful Emotions will be on Sunday, November 5, from 2-4 p.m. on Zoom. The painful emotion of guilt frequently haunts family members of people with mental illness for a whole host of reasons. In this live, non-recorded on-line workshop, you will learn what the experts say about guilt, its various sub-types and related emotions, and common triggers for guilt experienced by family members. Strategies for determining to what extent guilt is truly justified will be presented. Participants will also learn ways to respond effectively if they decide that guilt is justified, including effective apologies, amends letters, and self-compassion/boundary setting. This workshop will include slides, resources and an opportunity for participants to join facilitator-led small group discussions. Our presenter will be Edie Mannion, LMFT, from the DBT Center of Greater Philadelphia. For more information and to register, please go to https://tinyurl.com/GuiltWorkshop.

NAMI Main Line Support Groups Meeting Next Week

Our Havertown NAMI Family Member Support Group will meet in person on Tuesday, October 17, from 7-8:30 p.m.  Please contact Nora for more information at nora@huntjohnson.org.

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 Sharona Dunoff at 610-246-6755 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.

Other Upcoming Events

Managing Behavioral Emergencies – With Paramedic Luke Meehan will be on Wednesday, October 18, at 7:30 p.m. Join the Children’s Mental Health Resource Center for this webinar on managing mental health crises with expert paramedic, Luke Meehan. He will talk about how to deescalate, how to stay safe, how to know when to call 911, and what your options are once the police and medical personnel arrive. For more information and to register, go to https://tinyurl.com/yn433hdr.

Tikvah’s Dessert and Dialogue with Melissa Hopely Rice will be on Sunday, October 29, at 2 p.m. at KleinLife (10100 Jamison Avenue in Philadelphia, PA 19116). In this presentation, Melissa Hopely Rice will discuss her personal story of mental health recovery and the inspiring stories of people she has met in her life. Melissa is a well-accomplished international motivational speaker, mental health, anti-bullying and suicide prevention advocate, and author of “The People You Meet in Real Life”. Please RSVP for this free event by calling Tikvah at 215-832-0671 or emailing office@tikvahajmi.org.

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