We are co-sponsoring Let’s Talk Mental Wellness, along with Tikvah and Har Zion Temple’s Inclusivity Committee on Thursday, May 23, at 7 p.m. at Har Zion Temple (1500 Hagys Ford Road in Penn Valley. Join us for a peek into the world of one man’s journey with bipolar disorder in Michael Solomon’s play, Half a Bike, followed by a discussion about local mental health resources and light refreshments. For more information, please contact Tikvah at 215-832-0671 or office@tikvahajmi.org.

Upcoming NAMI Main Line Support Groups

Our Havertown NAMI Family Support Group will meet on Tuesday, May 21, from 7-8:30 p.m. in Havertown. For more information or if you are new to the group, please contact Nora at nora@huntjohnson.org.

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 Danielle Sulpizio at Danielle@livelikebishop.com 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 Event

NAMI Ask the Expert Presents: Movement Disorders as a Side Effect of Psychiatric Medications on Thursday, May 23, from 4-5:30 p.m. For people who take psychiatric medications, it’s important to understand the potential side effects and know what symptoms to watch for. The development of movement disorders is one rare, but significant potential side effect of some psychiatric medications, occurring most commonly in the group referred to as “antipsychotics.”

This webinar will focus on movement disorders that may occur as a result of taking some psychiatric medications. During this Ask the Expert webinar, you will learn about:

  • The prevalence of movement disorders a side effect of psychiatric medications
  • What symptoms of movement disorders may look and feel like
  • The challenges associated with movement disorders as a side effect
  • Treatment options available for individuals who are affected by movement disorders
  • Strategies to use when discussing movement disorders as a side effect with health care providers

NAMI’s guest expert, Craig Chepke, M.D., DFAPA, a Board-Certified psychiatrist and Medical Director of Excel Psychiatric Associates, will speak on the background, treatment, and care of movement disorders.  Click here to register.

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