Last Chance to Support Us During Our May Membership Drive

NAMI Main Line PA offers life-changing free education and support for people who have mental illness and those who support them.  In honor of Mental Health month, we invite you to join NAMI Main Line PA or renew your membership. Your renewal will add 12 months to your current membership. Together we can offer help and hope for a better future to the many people in our local community who are living with mental illness and their families. 

Join Us for Twice Weekly Wellness Chats

Wellness chats will be held Tuesdays and Thursdays, 5-6 p.m., as long as social distancing is required in the greater Philadelphia area. To improve security, we have changed the Zoom link; to get the new Zoom link, please register at https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYsdeuvrj0sE9OGjCW6-Yc1bmhBVVshBjjy. We will keep your registration strictly confidential.

Upcoming Virtual Support Groups

Our Bryn Mawr Family Member Support Group will meet on Monday, June 1, at 7 p.m. on Zoom. For more information, please contact Diane at dmkotrl@aol.com.  

Our Parent Peer Support Group for parents with a middle school through young adult child meets weekly via Zoom. If you are interested in joining this support group, please email Nancy as this is how she will communicate how the group will connect each week.

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.

Maintaining Your Equilibrium During COVID-19

By Harriet P. Zilber, L.C.S.W., summarized from Serendip Studio (https://serendipstudio.org/)

In this time of uncertainty and social distancing, Harriet P. Zilber, L.C.S.W., offers eleven useful tips for coping and self-care. In her helpful post, she notes that “To survive we must turn to new strategies and greater reliance on self-care, in order to be there for friends, family, and other important people in our lives. We need to know how to care for ourselves.” She describes each suggestion below in detail at https://serendipstudio.org/oneworld/mental-health/maintaining-your-equilibrium-during-covid-19.

  1. Allow yourself to feel what feelings arise with awareness, acceptance and non-judgement.
  2. Practice lots of self-compassion.
  3. Practice mindfulness.
  4. Take care of your body.
  5. Take care of your mind.
  6. Be radically realistic.
  7. Take control of what you can.
  8. Maintain social distancing NOT social isolation.
  9. Practice gratitude.
  10. Nature is healing.
  11. Celebrate silver linings.

Resources for Coping During the COVID-19 Pandemic

We have compiled resources to help you maintain your health and well-being during this time of uncertainty as we cope with the coronavirus emergency. Sections include:

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