NAMI has compiled many useful resources for the LGBTQ+ community:
- For information about important risk factors of LGBTQ+ mental health and useful tips on how to find the right mental health professional, click here.
- For information about mental health resources specifically for the LGBTQ+ community, click here.
- For information about how to find an LGBTQI-affirming mental health provider, click here.
- For inspirational videos, click here to check out NAMI’s LGBTQ+ YouTube playlist.
- For more information about how you can participate in the #IAmNAMIPride movement on social media, click here.
More info is available at https://nami.org/Your-Journey/Identity-and-Cultural-Dimensions/LGBTQ/NAMI-Pride.
NAMI Main Line Upcoming Support Groups
Our next Wellness Chat for Family-to-Family Graduates will be on Wednesday, June 28, at 7 p.m. Please contact Judy at F2FMainLine@aol.com for the upcoming meeting information.
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 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.
Other Upcoming Events
Registration is open for NAMI Keystone Pennsylvania’s second annual Black Mental Health Summit on Wednesday, July 19, from 12-4 p.m. at Hosanna House in Wilkinsburg. For Black Americans, historical trauma, discrimination, community violence, and economic insecurity all impact mental health. The summit addresses the unique challenges that members of Pittsburgh’s Black community are facing, how stigma can be a barrier to seeking treatment, and the obstacles experienced when getting help.
This year’s summit will feature a keynote presentation, personal stories, a panel discussion, and networking opportunities. Lunch will be served. Registration is free and required to attend. Click here for more information and to register.
The Pennsylvania Care Partnership is hosting “Back to School! What do we need to know?” on Tuesday, August 8, from noon – 1:30 p.m. This webinar is for all caregivers, including educators, families, guardians, foster parents, other people raising children, and those who support children of all ages from pre-school to high school graduation. Beth-Ann McConnell, a mom, a school social worker, and a lover of resources, will talk to participants about how to prepare themselves and their children for their coming school year with consideration for their future. Participants will walk away with resources to help you address your children’s educational, health, and emotional needs. The resources provided will be helpful to people in all areas of Pennsylvania. Click here for more information and to register.