Main Line NAMI Weekly Update

NAMI PA, Main Line News and Offerings

NAMI PA, Main Line presents: Severe Mental Illness and Recovery – First-Person Accounts by Individuals who are in Recovery and Family Members. This event will take place this Sunday, April 23, 2-4 p.m. at Ardmore Presbyterian Church, 5 West Montgomery Avenue in Ardmore. The speakers will describe their lived experience with mental illness and recovery and answer your questions. Panel members in recovery live with schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. Family members will present the perspective of a mother and a husband. We will begin with a brief business meeting. For more information, please contact us at or 267-251-6240.

We will host our third annual local awareness-raising, fund-raising walk, Main Line NAMI on the Move – Stepping out for Mental Health Awareness 2017 on Saturday morning, May 20 rain or shine. We hope you will join us for this family-friendly outreach and fund-raising walk. Registration is scheduled for 9:30 a.m. at Bryn Mawr Community Center Park (9 S. Bryn Mawr Ave., Bryn Mawr, PA 19010), which is next to Ludington Library. The walk will be a 5K loop on Lancaster Avenue, beginning at 10:00 a.m., with a 1K option if you prefer. To register or to donate to the walk, go to

Feature of the Week: Has a Mental Health Program Helped You? 

The federal budget process is under way and programs critical to people with mental health conditions are already under threat, including housing, community mental health services, crisis services, ACT and CIT teams, first episode psychosis programs, mental health courts, jail diversion, re-entry programs, VA services, and research. Share how a program helped you or someone you care about. Your story will help NAMI fight for funding for life-changing and life-saving programs. Click here to share your story:

Upcoming Events

New Directions Support Group is sponsoring a program on addictions on Saturday, April 29, from 1- 3.00 p.m. Mr Terry Livorsi, CEO and Founder of Health Care Assistance and Member Support, will give the presentation. Mr Livorsi’s  firm offers addictions treatment, intervention services and court appearances to return to work, in addition to aiding employees and family members concerned about recovery planning, utilizing 34 years of his own personal recovery experience. This free program will be held at the Willow Grove Giant which is at 315 York, Rd, Willow Grove, PA 19090. Call 215.659.2366 ext. 6 for more information.

Montgomery County Hearing Voices Network presents :A Conversation with Robert Whittaker: Challenging the Brain -Illness Narrative-Shifting the Paradigm on Wednesday May 3 from 7-8:30 p.m. American journalist and author, Robert Whittaker will give a presentation which will be followed by a facilitated community discussion. This presentation will be held at Montgomery County Community College, 340 DeKalb Pike, Blue Bell, PA 19422. No registration necessary. Contact Mary Fala at 484.681.9432 with any questions.

The first ever NAMI Keystone PA Mental Health and Wellness Conference will be held May 12-13 in Harrisburg. The conference features 15 workshops and three speakers, including NAMI’s own, Sita Diehl. Diehl is the Director of Policy and State Outreach at NAMI, and she’ll be sharing highlights of the study, Pins & Needles: Caregivers of Adults with Mental IllnessHotel information, registration, and the complete conference agenda are available online at

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