May is Mental Health Awareness Month
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NAMI Main Line Support Groups Meeting Next Week
Our NAMI Connection Recovery Support Group for adults living with mental illness on meets on Tuesday evenings. This group will have in-person meetings on the1st and 3rd Tuesdays and Zoom Meetings on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of every month. Please contact Danielle Sulpizio at (484) 880-0660 or Ed Kane at (484) 744-0860 for more information.
Our Parent Peer Support Group for parents with a middle school through young adult child meets weekly on Wednesday evenings via Zoom. If you are interested in joining this support group, please email Nancy.
For more information about our other support groups, please go to https://namimainlinepa.org/
NAMI Bucks County and CHOP (Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia) Primary Care Doylestown are holding a free NAMI Forum on Anxiety in Children and Teens today, May 4, from 7-8:30 p.m. in-person at Bucks County Intermediate Unit, Rooms A-C (705 N. Shady Retreat Road, Doylestown, PA 18901). In this Forum moderated by Naline Lai, MD, presenters Lisa Gaffney, CRNP, and John Grove, LCSW, will discuss techniques to calm everyday anxiety and medication myth busters. For more information and to register, go to www.namibuckspa.org/anxiety/. Please contact email@example.com or 215-343-3055 with questions.
The 2023 Yale – NEABPD Conference, “Interpersonal Connections and BPD: Understanding the Role of Attachment and Trauma” is this Friday, May 5. This year’s Yale-NEABPD Conference will feature a day-long hybrid (in-person or virtual conference) focused on understanding the role of attachment and trauma as underlying many of the difficulties associated with borderline personality disorder.
Our day-long virtual conference will feature:
- Keynote presentation by Dr. Judith Herman, leading expert in research and treatment of traumatic stress.
- A range of presentations by leading researchers and clinicians in the field, including Dr. Maureen Zalewski, Dr. Jennifer Gomez, Dr. Nathalie Edmond, and Dr. Susan South
- Presentations by individuals with lived experience of borderline personality disorder and their family members
All conference events are open to mental health professionals, training clinicians, researchers, those with lived BPD experience, and their family members. Click here for more information and to register.
Challenging Stigma: Helping Friends & Families Understand Addiction will be on Tuesday, May 9, at 6:30 pm at the Haverford Township Free Library (Community Room). Friends, family and community members are invited to this interactive conversation. This program is made possible through a partnership between the Haverford Township Free Library, Be a Part of the Conversation, and the Haverford Alliance for Drug Awareness (HADA). The presentation will include a treatment professional and an individual in recovery. Together they will address:
- Why it is that some people become addicted, while others do not.
- How to respond when we are concerned about someone’s substance use.
- How we can challenge stigma and remove obstacles to seeking treatment and support.
- How we find recovery as individuals, as families, and as a community.
The program will feature special guest, Michael Blanche, MSS, LCSW. Michael is the co-founder of Ethos Treatment, LLC. He is a licensed clinical social worker with more than twenty years of experience providing all levels of direct clinical care in the treatment of addiction and mental health. Registration is required. To register, go to www.convo.zone/haverford.
Virtual webinar, Mental Health: Overcoming the Social Stigma, will be on Wednesday, May 10, at noon. Seventy-five percent of mental illness occurs before a person turns 24, but when we think of someone with a mental health challenge, we rarely picture a child. Attend to learn more about mental illness and its effects on 1 in 4 people, including our children. Join the PEAL Center and Parent and Family Alliance to learn:
- Facts to dispel myths and misinformation.
- How to be an ally to those living with mental health challenges.
- Understand what mental health recovery means.
To register, please go to https://tinyurl.com/567xpce6.
NAMI Keystone PA’s 2023 Pennsylvania Mental Health and Wellness Conference will take place in person on May 22-23 at the Best Western Premier: The Central Hotel and Conference Center in Harrisburg. The annual event is an opportunity for peers, caregivers, advocates, and mental health professionals to experience a one-of-a-kind conference that will provide a platform to learn, share, and network. The conference will feature keynote presentations, workshops, resource tables, and networking. Continuing Education Credits will be offered. For more information and to register, please go to https://www.namikeystonepa.