Main Line NAMI Forum “How to Address Substance Use Issues with a Mentally Ill Loved One” This Sunday
Our new NAMI Connection Recovery Support Group meets weekly on Tuesday evenings. This is a free, peer support group for adults living with mental illness, run and led by NAMI-trained facilitators. You will gain insight from hearing the challenges and successes of others in a confidential setting. By sharing your experiences, you can gain hope and you can develop relationships with a group dedicated to productive discussion. The group encourages empathy and fosters a sense of community. To sign up and for more information, including the location and time of our meetings, please contact Hannah Cooper (215) 806-6178 or Danielle Sulpizio (484) 880-0660.
Main Line NAMI on the Move: Stepping Out for Mental Health Awareness will be on Saturday, October 13 at St. Mary’s Episcopal Church in Ardmore. Registration and a mental health resources fair will begin at 8:30 a.m., the program will begin at 9:30 a.m., and the walk will begin at 10 a.m. Please click here for more information and to register.
Main Line NAMI Workshop, “When and How to Set Limits When a Loved One Has a Mental Disorder” will take place on Sunday, October 21, from 2-4 p.m. at Ardmore Presbyterian Church. This workshop will include advice on when and how to set limits and provide opportunities to practice these skills. Presenter Edie Mannion, LMFT (Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist), is the co-founder and manager of the Training and Education Center at Mental Health Partnerships, a private therapist and consultant specializing in serious mental health disorders, and a family member with lived experience.
Feature of the Week: Mental Health Screening
- Online screening tools for Adults, Adolescents and Parents: http://www.mentalhealthamerica.net/mental-health-screening-tools
- Online screening tool for behavioral health: http://screening.mentalhealthscreening.org/cityofphila
- Online screening tools in Spanish (Pruebas de Salud Mental): http://www.mentalhealthamerica.net/pruebas-de-salud-mental-en-espanol
QPR Training will be held Friday, September 28, 1-3 p.m. at Surrey Services in Devon. People trained in life saving techniques such as CPR and the Heimlich Maneuver help save thousands of lives each year. In a similar way, those trained in QPR learn to recognize the warning signs of a suicide crisis and how to question, persuade and refer someone to help. Please contact Nicole to reserve your space at 610-647-9172 or email@example.com.
Chester County Suicide Prevention Task Force will be walking in the AFSP Walk in Philadelphia on October 7. If you would like to join the group for this event, contact Carol Harkins firstname.lastname@example.org.