Please join us for our Main Line NAMI Forum: Finding, Evaluating and Working with a Therapist this Sunday, February 25, from 2-4 p.m. on Zoom. Our panelists will provide suggestions on how to locate therapists for individual therapy with adults, adolescents or children and for child-focused or adult families. They will discuss how to think about the best type of therapy for a particular problem, how to decide if a therapist is a good fit for you or your family members, and how to negotiate the therapeutic relationship. There will be ample opportunity for you to ask questions about each of these challenging issues. Ellen Berman, MD is a psychiatrist who specializes in individual, couple, and adult family therapy. Amanda Falivene-Rocco, MA, LPC, CPRP is a Licensed Professional Counselor specializing in individual and creative arts therapy as well as community-based services. Dr. Wayne Jones, Ph.D. is a psychologist who specializes in the treatment of children, adolescents, and their families. Click here to register.

Our next Main Line NAMI Forum: Borderline and Narcissistic Personality Disorders: Challenges and Tips for Families and Friends will be on Sunday, April 7, from 2-4 p.m. on Zoom. The traits of people with borderline and narcissistic personality disorders can be especially hard on relationships and frequently affect the mental health of loved ones and friends.  This live, online forum explores the persistent, maladaptive patterns associated with two of the ten recognized personality disorders.  Participants will learn how they are diagnosed, theories about how they develop, and treatment approaches that have demonstrated positive outcomes. Tips for responding effectively to challenging behaviors will also be presented. This forum features slides, short videos, and opportunities for questions and discussion. The presenters are Edie Mannion, LMFT, a licensed therapist with the DBT Center of Greater Philadelphia (specializing in schema therapy, dialectical behavior therapy, couples/family therapy and family consultation) and Scott Johnston, M.Ed., an outpatient therapist at Merakey (where he provides dialectical behavior therapy, as well as cognitive behavioral and exposure therapies).   Click here to register.

Announcing our Spring 2024 Sowing the Seeds Campaign

In celebration of the the 45 years of mental health services provided by NAMI Main Line PA, we are launching our spring 2024 Sowing the Seeds: Growing a Thriving Mental Health Community campaign to help raise funds to continue the free support and education programs provided by NAMI Main Line to our community. NAMI Main Line will continue to offer NAMI signature programs (e.g. Family-to-Family), support groups, workshops and forums, community outreach, and other services along the Main Line. In addition, this year NAMI Main Line will be expanding these services to all of Delaware County.  Our campaign will conclude with a celebration to be held on April 20, 2024 at the Haverford Community Recreation & Environmental Center.

We invite you to support our Sowing the Seeds campaign to promote mental health education, reduce stigma, inspire those living with mental illness to feel less alone, and to continue the important free programs offered by NAMI Main Line. Please help us to grow a thriving mental health community by:

Upcoming NAMI Main Line Support Groups

Our NAMI Connection Recovery Support Group for adults living with mental illness 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

In recognition of Black History Month, NAMI Keystone PA is hosting a virtual Sharing Hope community conversation series in February. Sharing Hope is a three part video series that was created for people who identify as Black or African. It was designed to create a safe space for people of color to develop their own language and solutions around the mental health issues facing families and communities.  The virtual event is free and registration is not required. The next conversation will take place from 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm on Tuesday, February 27. Use this link to access the events: https://v.ringcentral.com/join/391100857.

NAMI is sponsoring a webinar, NextGen@Work: Making Mental Health Benefits Work for You, on Tuesday, February 27, at 8 p.m.. This webinar will feature an insightful conversation with NAMI’s Workplace Mental Health Director, Meg Delp, NAMI NextGen graduate, Alex Ang and The Hartford’s Clinical Manager, Anabel Cloutier-Perez on all things mental health benefits. Panelists will explore common benefits that are offered by employers and share tips on how they can help you when you experience mental health concerns. Click here to register.

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