May is Mental Health Awareness Month, during which we will be raising awareness of NAMI’s services to promote mental well-being. We hope you will renew your membership in NAMI Main Line or if you are not already a member, join our affiliate. Your membership will support us and increase our effectiveness in advocating for policies that benefit individuals with mental illness.

This month, our social media posts will be focusing on NAMI’s “Take the Moment” campaign. Through “Take the Moment,” we shine a spotlight on NAMI’s array of signature programs. This campaign also champions the importance of destigmatizing mental health by normalizing the practice of taking moments to prioritize mental health care without guilt or shame.

Please join us in raising awareness by following, liking and sharing our posts on Facebook and Instagram.

For more information, see https://www.nami.org/get-involved/awareness-events/mental-health-awareness-month/.

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.

May 5-11, 2024, Is Tardive Dyskinesia (TD) Awareness Week

This Mental Health Awareness Month, we are proud to recognize May 5-11, 2024, as Tardive Dyskinesia (TD) Awareness Week to help increase awareness and support people living with this burdensome condition.

TD is a persistent, involuntary movement disorder that is characterized by uncontrollable, abnormal and repetitive movements of the face, torso, limbs and fingers or toes.The condition is associated with prolonged use of antipsychotic medication that may be necessary to treat individuals living with mental illness, such as bipolar disorder, depression, schizophrenia and schizoaffective disorder.

We encourage everyone across Pennsylvania to acknowledge the first full week of May as TD Awareness Week. To learn more about TD, visit, https://www.talkabouttd.com/https://www.webmd.com/mental-health/tardive-dyskinesia, or https://www.mind.org.uk/informationsupport/types-of-mental-health-problems/tardive-dyskinesia-td/about-tardive-dyskinesia/.

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