NAMI Main Line Workshop: The Power of Practicing Gratitude in the Face of Mental Illness will be this Sunday, May 23, from 2-4 p.m. on Zoom. It will focus on building skills for integrating Gratitude Practices in everyday life while coping with mental illness. It will also provide opportunities to practice these skills while discussing and reflecting with fellow attendees. Participants will learn how the use of new approaches can help to decrease symptoms of depression, anxiety, and stress while increasing self-confidence and well-being. This workshop is designed for both caregivers and people who experience mental illness. It will be co-facilitated by Joan Sugarman and Sarah Freudberg. Joan has an MFT and has worked for many years as a mental health therapist with both individuals and families. Sarah is a teacher and a former Family-to-Family facilitator. This workshop is free and open to the public, but advance registration is required. Click here to register today.
Mental Health Month Membership Drive
Many thanks to all of you who have renewed your memberships, joined us for the first time and/or donated in response to our 2021 Membership Drive.
If you haven’t already, please take a few minutes now to be a part of our continuing efforts to support our families, friends and neighbors who are finding ways to live with mental illnesses with the help of NAMI Main Line PA. Renew Your Membership or Become a New Member now, Make an Additional Donation, and let others know about our services. Keep our essential services going so that we can continue to support our community. We want to have you with us!
NAMI Main Line Upcoming Virtual Support Groups
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
NAMI Keystone Pennsylvania will present workplace mental health webinar, “Working from Home or Always Working?” on Tuesday, May 25, at noon. Since the pandemic hit, work-from-home employees have been putting in longer hours and it’s taking a toll. Learn more about the impact this is having on employee mental health and productivity and how employers can better support a work/life balance. Click here to register.
NAMI National will host Virtual Town Hall: Justice Equity Diversity & Inclusion (JEDI) on Thursday, May 27, at 4 p.m. NAMI National has reconfigured its organizational structure and refined its Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) strategy. Embedding JUSTICE as one of the pillars of DEI will transform our operations and reorient mindsets toward a focus on cultural humility and the role it will play in achieving NAMI’s justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion (JEDI) goals across the Alliance. Click here to register.
Delaware County is partnering with SEPTA to provide free COVID-19 Vaccines at 69th St. Terminal in Upper Darby every Thursday from 3-7 p.m. Single-dose Johnson &Johnson vaccines will be given in the main lobby at Great Hall. No appointment necessary and no ID or health insurance is needed. Please call 484-276-2100 with any questions.
Helping Your Loved One Who is Suicidal: A Guide for Family and Friends
SAMHSA has just released Helping Your Loved One Who Is Suicidal: A Guide for Family and Friends. This guide will help families who have a loved one who is suicidal or has made a suicide attempt. It provides information on understanding suicide, warning signs and action steps to take, and ways to prevent future attempts and keep your loved one safe.