Main Line NAMI thanks our supporters!

In this holiday season, we give heartfelt thanks for all our volunteers who do so much to help individuals with mental illness and their family members. We also very much appreciate the many generous donors who support our free services for people with mental illness and their families.  If you have not already donated, we encourage you to support our work.  We wish you a wonderful holiday season!

Our Parent Peer Support Group meets on Wednesdays from 6:45 to 8:15 p.m., and is intended for parents with a middle or high school child who is challenged with mental health symptoms. The peer support group is designed to be a safe, confidential place to share your experiences and learn from others. The group is facilitated by Nancy Dever and Debbie Gillespie and will be held at Wayne Presbyterian Church, Room 207, 125 E. Lancaster Ave, Wayne. For questions or to RSVP, contact Nancy Dever at or call 610-574-3319.

FeatureFeature of the Week: Early and First-Episode Psychosis

Psychosis temporarily interferes with the brain’s ability to make out reality and causes disruptions in thoughts and perceptions. Everyone’s experience with psychosis is different.

Early psychosis, also known as first-episode psychosis (FEP), is often frightening, confusing and distressing for the person experiencing it and difficult for his or her family to understand.  Learn more about the warning signs of early and first-episode psychosis and treatment at
Upcoming Events

Youth Mental Health First Aid (YMHFA), a free 8-hour training designed to teach parents, family members, caregivers, teachers, school staff, peers, neighbors, health and human services workers, and others how to help an adolescent (age 12-18) who is experiencing a mental health or addictions challenge or is in crisis, is scheduled for Tuesday, December 19, from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. at Friends Hospital.  High school juniors and seniors are encouraged to take this training, but you will need a signed parental permission slip. To register for this course, please contact or 215-685-3755.   For more information about Youth Mental Health First Aid, go to

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