Forum: Obtaining, Navigating and Maintaining Benefits on Sunday

Main Line NAMI Virtual Forum: Obtaining, Navigating and Maintaining Benefits
Are you trying to help a loved one with a disability create a roadmap to the future? Join us for this presentation with Q & A by Michele Leahy, MS, CPWIC on Zoom on Sunday, January 24, from 2-4 p.m. Michele is the founder and CEO of Leahy Life Plan and understands disability challenges from both a professional and personal perspective. The following topics will be included: SSI/SSDI, Medicaid/Medicare, public mental health care programs, working while receiving benefits, person-centered planning, power of attorney vs. guardianship, eligibility for waivers and how to receive them, and Individualized Support Plans (ISP). Register at https://tinyurl.com/BenefitWorkshop to receive the Zoom link. For more information, please contact us at info@namimainlinepa.org.

Resources to Help Families Cope with Mental Illness
NAMI Main Line PA will present a brief course about our services and other resources to help individuals living with mental illness and their families and friends though Haverford Township Adult School on Thursday, February 4, from 7-8 p.m. We will discuss support and education programs and information about mental illness treatments and services (https://namimainlinepa.org/). We will do our best to answer any questions you may have. The class will be co-taught by Ingrid Waldron and Kristine Songster, who have been the President and Affiliate Coordinator of NAMI Main Line PA for many years. Advance registration will be required through Haverford Township Adult School. Click here for more information.

NAMI Main Line Upcoming Virtual Support Groups

Judy Green, Family-to-Family (F2F) facilitator, and Nancy Helfman, former F2F participant, invite F2F “graduates” of the program to join their Wellness Chat for Family-to-Family Graduates on Tuesday, January 26, at 7 p.m. Please contact Judy at F2FMainLine@aol.com for the meeting 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.

Our NAMI Connection Recovery Support Group for adults living with mental illness on Tuesday evenings and Friday afternoons is meeting remotely. Please contact Danielle Sulpizio at (484) 880-0660 or Ed Kane at (484) 744-0860 for more information.

Other Upcoming Virtual Events

NAMI Bucks County will hold a virtual forum called Rewire for Wellness with Dr. Jen on Thursday, January 28, at 7:00 p.m. on Zoom. Jennifer Wolkin, PhD, will discuss rewiring our brains for wellness through mindfulness and neuroscience. No RSVP is required. You can join the Zoom meeting at https://bit.ly/NAMIVirtual, or dial-in by phone at 1-646-558-8656 with meeting ID: 912 202 4943 and meeting password: 202901. Please contact NAMI Bucks County with questions at nemeigh@namibuckspa.org.

Join participants from across the country for NAMI Keystone Pennsylvania’s annual Child, Adolescent, and Transition Age Youth Mental Health Conference, Closing the Gap: Prioritizing the Needs of Traumatized Youth. The conference is taking place virtually on Friday, Feb. 5, 2021. Register here.

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