NAMI Main Line members may be interested in The Stressed Years of Their Lives this Sunday

On Sunday, January 26, at 6:00 p.m. at Wayne Presbyterian Church, the local authors of The Stressed Years of Their Lives, B. Janet Hibbs, Ph.D. and Anthony Rostain, MD, will discuss how parents and educators can help teens survive and thrive in preparation for life on their own. Childhood is evaporating into a life filled with over-scheduled activities and screen time, and adolescence has become a high-stakes, time-starved pressure cooker of stress, fear, and perfectionism for kids. Many parents experience anxious over-involvement, wondering, “Will my child be OK?” and “Will they be ready for the challenges ahead?” This talk will review the unique environmental stressors of this age and reveal the keys to health promotion and harm reduction as teens prepare to launch into the real world outside the comforts of home. This event is ideal for parents and educators of children 10 years through young adult. It is free, open to the public and non-denominational. For more information and to RSVP click here. For questions contact Nancy Dever at wpcmentalhealth@gmail.com. (The snow date for this event is Sunday, February 9, 2020. Anyone who RSVPs will be contacted by email should this be necessary.)   

Winter and Spring NAMI Main Line Events

Our Post-F2F Bala Cynwyd Library Group is offering a special invitation to Family-to-Family (F2F) Alums and Interested Others to Learn more about Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) on Tuesday, February 4, from 7-8:30 p.m. at the Penn Wynne Library (130 Overbrook Parkway, Wynnewood, PA 19096). Please contact Judy Green at F2FMainLine@aol.com with any questions.

The Post-F2F Bala Cynwyd Library Group has organized a second event for Family-to-Family Alums and Interested Others. Learn more about Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) will be on Thursday, February 27, from 7-8:30 p.m. at the at the Bala Cynwyd Library (131 Old Lancaster Road, Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004). Please contact Judy Green at F2FMainLine@aol.com with any questions.

Our Main Line NAMI Workshop: Balancing Compassionate Kindness with Limit Setting will be on Sunday, March 22 from 2-4 p.m. at Ardmore Presbyterian Church.  For more information, please contact us at info@NAMIMainLinePA.org or 267-251-6240.

Our Main Line NAMI Interactive Forum: Ask the Experts will be on Sunday, May 3, from 2-4 p.m. at Ardmore Presbyterian Church. For more information, please contact us at info@NAMIpaMainLine.org or 267-251-6240.

Wynnewood Family-to-Family Now Enrolling

Family-to-Family (F2F) at the LANKENAU Medical Center in Wynnewood will begin on Wednesday, February 19. F2F is a free 12-week course structured to help family members understand and support a relative diagnosed with a serious mental illness while maintaining their own well-being. The course is taught by trained volunteer family members who know what it’s like to have a loved one with a serious mental illness. Registration is Required. For questions or to register, please contact Judy Green at F2FMainLine@aol.com.

NAMI Main Line Support Groups Meeting Next Week

Our NAMI Connection Recovery Support Group for adults living with mental illness meets on Tuesday evenings.

Our Parent Peer Support Group for parents with a middle school through young adult child who is challenged with mental health symptoms meets on Wednesdays from 6:45-8:15 p.m. 

Public Health Services Survey

The Delaware County Council is conducting a survey to assess the delivery of public health services. Click here to complete a 10-15 minute anonymous online survey.

Other Upcoming Events

The Lower Merion Committee on Special Education will host an 1847Financial Special Needs Planning Workshop on Wednesday, February 5, at 7:00 p.m. at the Lower Merion Admin Building in Board Room A (301 E. Montgomery Avenue in Ardmore). This complimentary workshop will focus on empowering & educating families who have dependents with special needs giving them clear, actionable information that can be used to understand & build a responsible financial lifestyle. The goal is to make sure attendees learn the importance of integrating all the necessary pieces into one cohesive plan, so the vision they have for their child’s life can become a reality, whether they are here or not. Please call 215-317-4143 with questions.

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