Our next Main Line NAMI Forum, “Improving Mental Health Crisis Services: Changes & Challenges in Philadelphia, Chester, Delaware & Montgomery Counties,” will be this Sunday, November 13, from 2-4 p.m. on Zoom. In preparation for the recently launched 988 Suicide & Mental Health Crisis Lifeline, counties in southeastern PA have been working hard to improve mental health crisis services and resources. In this webinar, a panel of officials from Philadelphia, Chester, Delaware and Montgomery Counties will present the changes they have been making and any successes so far. They will also discuss the challenges they are facing, along with suggestions for anyone who wants to advocate with their local legislators to help improve mental health crisis services in the counties that affect them or their loved ones. There will be an opportunity for participants to join break-out rooms with the official from their county of interest, as well as sharing of ideas across counties. Register for this event at https://tinyurl.com/CrisisServicesForum.

NAMI Main Line Support Groups

Our Havertown NAMI Family Support Group will meet in person on Tuesday, November 15, from 7-8:30 p.m. at Llanerch Presbyterian Church (211 Lansdowne Road, Havertown). This is a free, confidential, and safe group of families helping other families who live with mental health challenges.  For more information, please contact Nora at nora@huntjohnson.org.

Our next Wellness Chat for Family-to-Family Graduates will be on Thursday, November 17, at 7 p.m. Please contact Judy at F2FMainLine@aol.com for the upcoming meeting information.

Our NAMI Connection Recovery Support Group for adults living with mental illness on meets on Tuesday evenings on Zoom. 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 https://namimainlinepa.org/support/support-groups/ .

Resources for Veterans

Veterans Day is a special day to honor all of the men and women who have served our country. NAMI Main Line PA thanks you for your dedication and sacrifice!

NAMI has resources available to support veterans and their loved ones:

  • Resources for Veterans and Active Duty Members with a focus on on questions that military personnel often ask, concerning treatment resources, disclosure and staying healthy during the transition to civilian life, are available at https://nami.org/Your-Journey/Veterans-Active-Duty.
  • NAMI Homefront is a free, online suite of resources for caregivers, family members, and military service members and veterans designed to increase understanding, communication, wellness and advocacy skills.
  • In NAMI’s podcast, Hope Starts With Us: Veteran Mental Health, NAMI CEO Daniel H. Gillison Jr. speaks with three veterans about their experiences with mental health. To listen, please go to https://nami.org/Blogs/From-the-CEO/November-2022/Hope-Starts-With-Us-Veteran-Mental-Health.

Other Events

Join Tikvah for Play Reading: Half a Bicycle on Sunday, November 13, from 4-6 p.m. at the Kaiserman JCC. This fictional play by Tikvah Member, Mike Solomon, is a depiction about his journey through his lived experience with Bipolar disorder. For questions or more information, please contact Rhonda at rhonda@tikvahajmi.org.

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