Join us for our virtual walk kick-off event on June 28

Join us for an inspiring NAMIWalks Your Way Virtual Kick-Off on Monday, June 28, from 7-8 p.m. Learn more about our hybrid walk, tools and resources, fundraising and our new recognition program. We have a wonderful speaker joining us to share her “Why I Walk” story. We’ll also have time for Q & A. Stay until the end and you’ll be entered to win a fun door prize. Please register for the meeting in advance at https://tinyurl.com/MainLineKickOff.

We invite all former and future team captains, walkers and supporters to register and createjoin or donate to a NAMIWalks Main Line PA team. Register your walk team by midnight on Monday, June 28 and earn a chance to win a $25 Amazon Gift Card! The winner will be announced on Tuesday, June 29.

Learn more on NAMI Main Line’s PA’s all new walk website: NAMIWalks.org/MainLinePA.

NAMI Main Line Upcoming Virtual Support Groups

Our next Wellness Wellness Chat for Family-to-Family Graduates will be on Thursday, June 24, at 7 p.m. on Zoom. Wellness Chats are for F2F “graduates” of the program. Please contact Judy at F2FMainLine@aol.com for the meeting 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.

Our NAMI Connection Recovery Support Group for adults living with mental illness on Tuesday evenings and Friday afternoons is meeting remotely. Please contact Danielle Sulpizio at (484) 880-0660 or Ed Kane at (484) 744-0860 for more information.

For more complete information about support groups, please check our Support Groups page.

Other Upcoming Events

PA Care Partnership will host a webinar called “Healing Racial Trauma: Racial Socialization as a Clinical Strategy for Black Youth” on Thursday, June 24, from 2:30-4 p.m. For Black youth and adults, prolonged exposure to racial discrimination has resulted in debilitating psychological, behavioral, and health outcomes. To help their children prepare for and prevent the deleterious consequences of discrimination, many Black parents utilize racial socialization, or communication about racialized experiences. And, while racial socialization strategies correspond with several CBT strategies widely used by clinicians, there is a critical gap between what Black families do to mitigate discriminatory distress and what clinicians and providers offer Black youth. As such, training clinicians to more effectively utilize racial socialization processes and develop such skills to help Black youth and parents heal from the effects of past, current, and future racial trauma is important. This symposium will explore theories and practices important in the healing processes of racial trauma for Black families, clinicians, and researchers alike, especially in times of exceptional stress (e.g., COVID-19). For more information and to register, go to https://tinyurl.com/k3mxjadt

The Lifespan Brain Institute of CHOP and UPenn is having a virtual open house, “Early Psychosis Innovations: Risk, Resiliency, and Recovery“, on Saturday, June 26, from 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. The open house – centered around our psychosis research and treatment programs – will consist of lectures, information sharing and a panel discussion on topics such as psychosis intervention in childhood, efforts to understand psychosis risk and improve early interventions in adolescents and young adults, advances in neurocognition and neuroimaging in psychiatry, and so on. Participants will attend This event is open to all, including clinicians, research participants, patients and families/friends of patients/participants. To register, visit https://redcap.link/crvzlwbo  A Zoom link will be sent to registered attendees prior to the Open House.

Research Study Participants Needed

There is a new NIMH supported clinical trial within the Neurodevelopment and Psychosis Section at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania in need of participants. The purpose of this research is to test an experimental drug (CVL-562) as a possible cognitive enhancer for early-course schizophrenia or related psychotic disorders. You may be eligible to participate in a no-cost and confidential study that looks at the impact on how the brain supports memory and thinking in people with early episode Schizophrenia. To qualify, you must be: 18 to 45 years old, recently diagnosed with Schizophrenia, Schizoaffective, or Schizophreniform disorder, and willing to participate in a potential treatment study using a novel experimental medicine to improve cognition and thinking. Participants may be compensated up to $1,455. To learn more or to see if you are eligible to participate, call (215) 301-8951 or email.

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