NAMI Main Line Support Groups meeting next week

Our Bryn Mawr Family Member Support Group will meet on Monday, December 7, at 7 p.m. on Zoom. If you have a family member or loved one with mental illness and are interested in this support group, please contact Diane at dmkotrl@gmail.com for more information.

Judy Green, Family-to-Family (F2F) facilitator, and Nancy Helfman, former F2F participant, invite F2F “graduates” of the program to join their Wellness Chat for Family-to-Family Graduates on Monday, December 14 and Tuesday, December 29, at 7 p.m. Please contact Judy at F2FMainLine@aol.com for the meeting 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.

Our NAMI Connection Recovery Support Group for adults living with mental illness on Tuesday evenings and Friday afternoons is meeting remotely. Please contact Danielle Sulpizio at (484) 880-0660 or Ed Kane at (484) 744-0860 for more information.

For more complete information about support groups, please check our Support Groups page.

Other Virtual Events

Minding Your Mind will host a virtual conversation, Pandemic Grief & Gratitude During the Holidays on Wednesday, December 9, from 7-8 p.m. on Zoom. Holidays can be a challenging time for many people. As we experienced over Thanksgiving the pandemic has heightened our sense of loss and isolation while at the same time limited our ability to connect with family and friends. Please join Sheila Gillin, Clinical Director, for a conversation about finding gratitude, hope, and joy during the upcoming holidays. For more information and to register, go to https://mindingyourmind.org/online/community-conversations/.

The PA Parent and Family Alliance is hosting a webinar on Thursday, December 10, from 10-11 a.m. to showcase its updated website that has resources to provide assistance for parents and family members of children (to age 26) who have social, emotional, behavior, and mental health challenges (including substance use disorders and learning challenges). During the webinar, Christina Paternoster, the Executive Director of PA Parent and Family Alliance, will walk attendees through the new website and there will also be an extended Q&A. Click here for more information and to register.

Voice and Vision will hold a free virtual conference on Thursday, December 10 and Friday, December 11. This year’s conference theme is “Get Up Off That Thing“. Voice and Vision’s goal is to educate individuals, families, and communities, to help connect people needing services and treatment, and promote generational wellness. “It is time to get up off of that thing” and make LIFE better! For more information about the conference and to register, please go to https://www.eventbrite.com/e/voice-and-vision-2020-virtual-conference-registration-127888404661.  

Support Our Work

It is our privilege to provide workshops, support groups, community education and advocacy for individuals with mental illness and their families.  While all of our services are free to participants, we rely on contributions and volunteers to make it all happen.  

During these times of self isolation and social distancing when so many activities are on hold, mental illness is not.  Every day people and their families continue to work to build meaningful lives while living with these diagnoses. Every day someone new receives a diagnosis and they and their loved ones struggle to find the right health care, education and emotional support.  

If you have been with us through those times and can remember the feelings of relief and hope when you found people who deeply understand what you are going through, we ask you to please consider making a donationto NAMI Main Line PA so that we can continue to be there for all of you and especially for the folks who are just learning that they need our services.  We are all in this together, now even more than ever. 

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