Hope and Gratitude in Challenging Times Now Online
Craig DeLarge, founder/curator at The Digital Mental Health Project, led a guided discussion on hope and gratitude for our affiliate on October 10. If you missed this very helpful event or would like to share it with others who were unable to attend, the PowerPoint slides and audio are now available on YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BX4K7fs4XPk&feature=youtu.be.
NAMI Main Line Events
Main Line NAMI Virtual Interactive Workshop: Balancing Compassionate Kindness with Limit Setting will be on Zoom on Sunday, November 15, from 2-4 p.m. This workshop will address a common difficulty when you have a loved one with mental illness – when to emphasize kindness and when to emphasize limit setting and how best to combine these approaches to help your loved one and to care for your own well-being. The workshop will include opportunities to work in small groups to develop your ability to use both compassionate kindness and limit setting. The workshop will be co-facilitated by Sarah Freudberg (Family-to-Family facilitator) and Ingrid Waldron (affiliate President). We will open the Zoom meeting at 1:30 p.m. to admit participants so that we can begin promptly at 2 p.m. Advance registration is required at https://tinyurl.com/CompassionateKindnessNov2020.
Upcoming Virtual Support Groups
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 as this is how she will communicate how the group will connect each week.
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.
For more complete information about support groups, please check our Support Groups page.
Other Virtual Events
Mental Health Partnerships will hold their Monthly Evening On-Line/Call-In Educational Family Support Group on Tuesday, October 27, from 6:30-8:30 p.m., starting with a presentation on Setting Limits: Tips & Techniques, followed by a support group. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 267-507-3870 to get the link and phone number for this group.
NAMI Bucks County PA and the Bucks County Suicide Prevention Task Force are proud to announce the upcoming virtual screening of Scattering CJ on on Thursday, November 5, at 7:00 p.m. This screening will be followed by a special Q&A with Hallie Twomey. The film has screened for capacity audiences across the country and has helped spark an essential conversation about mental health and suicide prevention. The feature-length documentary follows Hallie Twomey, her family, and their extraordinary efforts to heal following the traumatic loss of their eldest son CJ to suicide. For more information and to register, go to https://namibuckspa.org/scatteringcj/.
Rogers Behavioral Health in Philadelphia is excited to announce a virtual CE event, “Assessment and treatment of OCD across the developmental spectrum.” This free, limited-capacity webinar provides the opportunity to earn 6.0 CE credits. “Assessment and treatment of OCD across the developmental spectrum” will take place on Friday, November 6, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Led by Martin Franklin, PhD, this presentation will help you will gain a greater understanding of the use of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) to treat OCD in adults, adolescents, and children. Click here for more information and to register.