New and Updated Resources for Coping with Mental Illness
We have added a new page to our website. Mental Illness, Treatments, Coping & Practical Help (https://namimainlinepa.org/info-resources/mi-help/) includes information on the following topics:
- Helping a Loved One with Mental Illness
- Mental Health Screening Tools
- Mental Illnesses and Treatments
- Practical Help
- Self-Care and General
- Criminal Justice
For information about support groups for family members and for individuals living with mental illness in Chester, Delaware, Montgomery and Philadelphia Counties, see Support Groups by County in Southeastern Pennsylvania page. For support groups sponsored by NAMI Main Line PA, please go to http://namimainlinepa.org/support/support-groups/.
To prepare for and try to prevent a crisis, see https://namimainlinepa.org/resources-for-coping-with-preparing-for-and-preventing-a-crisis/, which includes information about involuntary commitment and HIPAA and lots of additional helpful information.
Register NOW for Winter and Spring 2020 Family-to-Family Courses
Family-to-Family (F2F) is a 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. F2F is offered as a community service without charge. Registration is Required.Winter and Spring 2020 F2F Courses:
- Family-to-Family in the Fishtown/Kensington neighborhood will begin on Monday, January 6. This course is co-presented by NAMI Philadelphia and NAMI Main Line PA. For questions and to register, please contact NAMI Philadelphia at 267-687-4381.
- Family-to-Family at the LANKENAU Medical Center in Wynnewood will begin on Wednesday, February 19. For questions or to register, please contact Judy Green at F2FMainLine@aol.com.
NAMI Main Line Support Groups Meeting Next Week
Our Bryn Mawr Family Member Support Group will meet on Monday, January 6, at 7 p.m. For more information, please contact Diane at 610-247-4545.
Our NAMI Connection Recovery Support Group meets on Tuesdays. This is a free, weekly, peer support group for adults living with mental illness. For more information, please contact Danielle Sulpizio at (484) 880-0660 or Ed Kane at (484) 744-0860.
Our Parent Peer Support Group meets on Wednesdays from 6:45-8:15 p.m. for parents with a middle school through young adult child who is challenged with mental health symptoms. For questions or to RSVP, contact Nancy Dever at firstname.lastname@example.org or text 610-574-3319 to set up a time to talk.