Join Us on Sunday for The Basics of Trauma and Trauma Recovery
Please join us for our Main Line NAMI Forum: The Basics of Trauma and Trauma Recovery with Edie Mannion, LMFT this Sunday, September 26, from 2-4 p.m. on Zoom. This event is free, but advance registration is required at https://tinyurl.com/BasicsofTrauma. We will open the meeting early to admit participants so that we can begin promptly at 2 p.m. For more information, please contact us.
Family-to-Family Starts Next Week
Family-to-Family (F2F), an 8-week course structured to help family members understand and support a relative diagnosed with a serious mental illness while maintaining their own well-being, will be offered virtually on Tuesday evenings beginning on September 28. The course is taught by trained volunteer family members who know what it’s like to have a loved one with a serious mental illness. F2F is offered as a community service without charge. Please contact Judy Green at F2FMainLine@aol.com for more information and to register. Registration is required.
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.
Walk With Us
Thanks to our amazing walkers, donors and sponsors, we are nearing the 60% point on our fundraising goal! Help us keep up the momentum and register today to join us on Saturday, October 9, 2021. Walk with us as we strive for Mental Health for All! Register and donate at: NAMIWalks.org/MainLinePA.
Other Upcoming Events
Aaron’s Acres will host Disability Planning: What Caregivers Need To Know on Wednesday, September 29, at 5 p.m. on Zoom. There will be a panel discussion surrounding special needs planning. You will hear from specialists in the areas of legal and tax planning, financial planning, care management and trust administration. Panelists will include representatives from PLAN of PA. Click here to register.
The Montgomery County System of Care Back to School Series: A Discussion to Support Family and Youth Wellness will be on Wednesday, September 29, from 6:30 – 8 p.m. on Zoom. Join Montgomery County in a panel discussion about ways family and youth wellness can be supported during this unique transition back to school. Panelists include representatives from Access Services, Family Worx, NAMI, and the Office of Behavioral Health. Preregistration is required at https://bit.ly/3jdG1xK.
America’s Mental Health Madness with Keynote Speaker Pete Early will be on Tuesday, October 5, from 6-7:00 p.m. at West Chester University’s Emilie K. Asplundh Concert Hall (700 South High Street in West Chester, PA 19383). As part of Mental Illness Awareness week, NAMI on Campus WCU, in partnership with the WCU Office of the President, Chester County Mental Health/ Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities Program Office, and other university and community sponsors, including NAMI Main Line PA, is hosting “America’s Mental Health Madness”, with guest speaker Pete Earley, a nationally known journalist and author. Pete will use his personal experiences trying to help his adult son after a psychotic break to expose what works and doesn’t in our mental health care system. He will explain why jails and prisons have replaced our mental asylums, why this is wrong, and what eventually helped his son fully recover after being arrested, tasered by police, and years of hospitalizations. He will share an inspirational journey from despair to triumph. The event is free and open to the public, but advance registration is required at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/mental-illness-awareness-pete-earley-tickets-154835931439.