Join us for our fall events!

Coping With Mental Illness for Family Members on Tuesday, October 15, from 7-8 p.m. at Haverford High School, Room 202 (200 Mill Road in Havertown, 19083). Please join us as our affiliate president, Ingrid Waldron, describes our free services for individuals with mental illness and their family members. This event is free, but registration is required through the Haverford Adult School. You can register for course #303 here.

Our 5th annual awareness and fundraising walk, Main Line NAMI on the Move – Stepping Up for Mental Health, will be on Saturday, October 19, in Ardmore. For more info and to register, click here to visit our walk website. It’s not too late to register, donate or volunteer!

A Mental Health Panel Presentation co-sponsored by NAMI Main Line and Upper Merion Library will be on Sunday, October 20, 2:00 p.m. at Upper Merion Library. Please join us for an educational presentation with first-person accounts by people in recovery from struggles with mental illness and family members sharing what it is like to care for or live with someone with mental illness. You can register for this event here.

Main Line NAMI Workshop: “Supporting Your Loved One on the Road to Mental Health Recovery – What Helps, What Hurts“ will be on Sunday, November 10 from 2-4 p.m. at Ardmore Presbyterian Church. Click here for more info.  

NAMI Main Line Support Groups

Our Havertown NAMI Family Member Support Group meets on Tuesday, October 15, from 7-8:30 p.m. Contact Nora for more info.

Our NAMI Connection Recovery Support Group meets on Tuesdays. This is a free, weekly, peer support group for adults living with mental illness. For more information, please contact Danielle Sulpizio at (484) 880-0660 or Ed Kane at (484) 744-0860.

Our Parent Peer Support Group meets on Wednesdays from 6:45-8:15 p.m. for parents with a middle school through young adult child who is challenged with mental health symptoms. For questions or to RSVP, contact Nancy Dever at psadfacilitator@gmail.com or text 610-574-3319 to set up a time to talk.

Mental Illness Awareness Week

As we conclude Mental Illness Awareness Week 2019, please take a look at NAMI’s resources and continue to help us raise awareness year-round.

Other Upcoming Local and Online Events

There will be a short Film Screening and Panel Discussion on Suicide Awareness & Prevention on Monday, October 21, from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. at Temple University Ambler Campus – Bright Lounge (580 Meetinghouse Road, Ambler, PA 19002). This is a free event, but registration is required at https://namimontcopa.org/liberate/ or contact 215-361-7784 or office@namimontcopa.org. The evening will provide an opportunity for the audience to view Liberatea short video by Temple University Alum, Gabriel Makoul Goodge, hear directly from Gabriel about his vision for the film, and experience a panel discussion with local mental health providers, suicide loss survivors and others impacted by suicide and mental illness.

Rogers Behavioral Health is hosting The A to Z of Breaking OCD on Monday, October 28, from 7-9 p.m. at Bala Cynwyd Library (131 Old Lancaster Road in Bala Cynwyd, 19004). Learn more about OCD medication management, dealing with resistance to OCD treatment, treating co-occurring disorders, and steps for moving forward. Please RSVP by Monday, October 21, to andrea.picariello@rogersbh.org.

NAMI’s Ask the Expert Webinar: A Look Inside Dialectical Behavior Therapy will be on Thursday, October 24, from 4-5:30 p.m. Hear from world-renowned Dialectical Behavior Therapy expert Dr. Kathryn Korslund as she describes what a person can expect from the DBT experience and the many ways in which DBT can be delivered. NAMI’s expert will present the philosophy, principles and treatment components that define Dialectical Behavior Therapy. The webinar will be presented with an emphasis on the person-experience and the many ways in which DBT can be delivered. To register, click here. See full event details here.

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