Local Events and Resources to Help Children and Teens

Information about resources for children and younger teens with mental health needs and their family members is available at https://namimainlinepa.org/support/services-for-children-and-teens/.

For information about national, Pennsylvania and greater-Philadelphia-area resources to help transition-aged youth (ages 16-24) who are living with mental health needs, as well as their family members, please go to https://namimainlinepa.org/resources-for-transition-age-youth-with-mental-illness/

Click here to see our comprehensive list of books related to mental health issues for children and teens. 

The 5th Annual Trent Stetler LAX Play Day will take place from 8 a.m. – 8 p.m. on Saturday, April 13 at the Haverford High School athletic field. This community event raises awareness about mental health issues and features a full day of lacrosse games for young residents of Haverford Township from kindergarten through 12th grade, a free lacrosse clinic for boys and girls by LaSalle University’s Candace Bossell from 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m., a fun-zone from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., a visit from the St. Joe’s Hawk, food trucks, and local organizations providing mental health information for attendees.

NAMI Main Line Workshop & Support Groups

Learning to Communicate with Your Mentally Ill Loved One, facilitated by Sarah Freudberg and Ingrid Waldron, will be on Sunday, April 28, from 2-4 p.m. at Ardmore Presbyterian Church (5 W. Montgomery Ave., Ardmore, PA, 19003).

Our Havertown NAMI Family Member Support Group will meet on Tuesday, April 16 in Havertown. 

Our NAMI Connection Recovery Support Group meets weekly on Tuesday evenings in Bryn Mawr.  

Our Parent Peer Support Group meets on Wednesday nights from 6:45-8:15 p.m. in Wayne. For questions or to RSVP, contact Nancy Dever at 610-574-3319 or nancydever@comcast.net.

Other Local Events

Mental Health Partnerships’ Morning Family & Friends Educational Support Group on Thursday, April 18, from 10 a.m.-noon (1211 Chestnut Street, 11th Floor Conference Room, Center City). This group is intended for families and friends of adults with any mental health or substance use condition. The group will begin with a presentation on Introduction to Mindful Leadership by Dr. Esther Wyss-Flamm, and will be followed by a support group. No fee. Registration is preferred, but not required. Contact tecinfo@mhphope.org or 267-507-3863.

Mental Health Partnerships’ Educational Support Group for Families/Friends of People with Borderline Personality Disorder & Other Personality Disorders on Tuesday, April 23, from 7-9 p.m. (Belmont Behavioral Hospital, Room 139). The group will begin with presentation on the Family Guidelines for BPD, and will be followed by a support group. No fee. Registration is preferred, but not required. Contact tecinfo@mhphope.org or 267-507-3863. 

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