Local Events; How Family Members Can Communicate with Mental Health Professionals

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 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.

Communication with Mental Health Professionals

We have compiled a set of Strategies Family Members Can Use to Communicate with Mental Health Professionals (despite HIPPA), including:

  • finding family-friendly clinicians
  • creating communication agreements in advance
  • how to provide information to your loved one’s clinician
  • information about HIPPA regulations

For more information, please go to https://namimainlinepa.org/strategies-family-members-can-use-to-communicate-with-mental-health-professionals/.

Other Events

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. 

Mental Health Partnerships’ Supporting an Adult Child in Moving Beyond Addiction Workshop will begin on Monday, May 6, and meet once a week for 5 weeks from 6:30-8:30 p.m. in Philadelphia. This is a skill building workshop for families and friends of adult children with mental health and addiction issues.  The workshop is designed to help parents feel more hopeful and effective in how they respond, while emphasizing self-care and self-regulation. Free if you or your loved one live in Philadelphia. Fees apply if you or your loved one do not live in Philadelphia.  Registration is required. For more info or to register, contact MHP at tecinfo@mhphope.org or 267-507-3863.

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