It’s not too late to register for Family-to-Family!
Main Line NAMI Workshop, “Learning to Deal with Guilt, Grief and Anger“, will be on Sunday, April15, from 2-4 p.m. at Ardmore Presbyterian Church (5 West Montgomery Avenue in Ardmore, PA). Workshop topics will include recognizing family grief when a loved one becomes mentally ill; learning to accept and move through guilt, grief and anger; and learning to accept your loved one with all the changes that mental illness may bring. This workshop will include presentations by facilitators, Bruce Fay and Sarah Freudberg, discussion, and a group exercise to help participants deal with their guilt, grief and/or anger. Bruce Fay and Sarah Freudberg are facilitators of NAMI’s Family-to-Family Education Program and each has a loved one with mental illness. We will have a brief membership meeting before the workshop begins.
Feature of the Week: Child and Adolescent Mental Health Resources
In the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Resources section of our Resource Guide, you will find information about different diagnoses, education about mental illness, schooling options, case management and community support as well as providers grouped by county. Please go to https://namimainlinepa.org/child-and-adolescent-mental-health-resources/ for more info.
Mental Health Partnerships will hold a morning family and friends educational support group for families and friends of adults with any mental health or substance use condition on Thursday, February 15, from 10 a.m. – noon. at 1211 Chestnut Street, 11th Floor in Center City. There will be a presentation on helping siblings understand and cope, followed by a support group. This group is free and open to the community. For more information or to register, please call 267-507-3863 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
NAMI Homefront is a free, six-session class for family, friends and significant others of Military Service Members and Veterans. The class helps families comprehend what the Military Service Member/ Veteran is experiencing related to trauma, combat stress, civilian life, PTSD and other mental health conditions. Topics covered include mental health, communication, handling crises, treatment and recovery. The program is designed to help family members understand and support their Service Member/Veteran while maintaining their own well-being. NAMI Homefront leaders have personal experience with mental health conditions impacting their Service Member/ Veteran. The class is free but you are expected to attend all six sessions. Online classes begin the week of February 18. Online classes meet weekly in a virtual classroom, so participants experience the same level of interaction and learning as traditional in-person classes. You must have access to a laptop, PC or tablet with a stable internet connection to participate. Audio will be via telephone line, a headset is recommended. For more information, go to https://www.nami.org/Find-Support/NAMI-Programs/NAMI-Homefront.