The NAMI Teen and Young Adult (TYA) HelpLine is a free, nationwide teen and young adult peer-support service providing information, resource referrals, and support to teens and young adults who have a mental health condition or may not have a condition but may still be going through a difficult time in their life. The HelpLine is available Monday-Friday, 10 a.m. – 10 p.m. And can be reached in the following ways:

NAMI HelpLine Staff compiled a directory of outstanding resources to help you identify possible options to meet your needs. NAMI does not endorse the resources included in the NAMI TYA HelpLine Resource Directory, and NAMI is not responsible for the content of or service provided by any of these resources. Throughout this directory you will find NAMI Knowledge Articles that provide detailed resources, support options, and information. They may also be accessed at helplinefaqs.nami.org for your convenience.

Click here to access the Teen and Young Adult HelpLine Resource Directory.

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 the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays and Zoom Meetings on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of every month. Please contact Sharona Dunoff at 610-246-6755 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.

Judy Green, Family-to-Family (F2F) facilitator, and Nancy Helfman and Mo Gillen, former F2F participants, invite F2F “graduates” of the program to join our Wellness Chat for Family-to-Family Graduates on Wednesday, August 30, at 7 p.m. Please contact Judy at F2FMainLine@aol.com for the upcoming meeting information.

Other Upcoming Events

Delaware County Public Hearing on Block Grant

Delaware County is inviting residents to attend a Public Hearing to discuss the County Human Services Block Grant Plan. They will be holding two Public Hearings:

  • Tuesday, August 29th at 6pm. In person hearing: County Council Meeting Room, Government Center, 201 W Front Street, Media, PA. The meeting will also be live streamed on  https://youtube.com/live/HkEPmkSnMbA

Residents may email their public comments in advance, or during the hearings, and must be submitted with the same information that is requested at a public meeting including the person’s name and address. Emails may be sent to: HS_BlockGrant@delcohsa.org. On the subject line type in COMMENTS.

Public comments will be accepted until each hearing is adjourned. The public comments will be read into the record during the hearing and the Department will respond if warranted. Emailed comments deemed inappropriate, or which do not contain the commenter’s name and address, will not be read into public record.

Save the Date for the 2023 PA Crisis Planning Symposium on 9/14

OMHSAS received a mobile crisis planning grant from CMS. This grant’s final activity is hosting a symposium for all interested partners. This event will feature four of the nation’s thought partners on the evolution of crisis services.

The symposium has been designed to answer your questions and empower professionals to understand their roles in the SAMHSA vision for a modernized crisis system. Evidence has shown us that when a community has a continuum of 988, mobile crisis, an emergency behavioral health walk-in crisis center, and short-term crisis stabilization beds- emergency room boarding and jail admissions significantly decrease. Also of critical importance, voluntary engagement in treatment significantly increases.

For more information and to register, click here.

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