Many people find they struggle with their mental health during times of global conflict. Mental Health America has published a new page on their website about Mental Health During Global Conflict that addresses how your mental health might be affected by major political conflict events such as war, terrorism, political tension, political instability, etc. This webpage includes information on common emotional responses and actionable ways to cope. It also includes additional resources – from both MHA and their trusted partners – regarding many challenges individuals face during war, including:
- Supporting youth
- Dealing with traumatic online and news content
- Self-care during direct advocacy work
- Community care
- Understanding trauma
- Coping with fear, anger, and grief
- Sexual violence
New Resource on Our Website
We have posted the slides from our November Main Line NAMI Workshop: “Guilt & Toxic Guilt: Understanding and Moving Beyond these Powerful Emotions” on our website at https://namimainlinepa.org/wp-
Upcoming NAMI Main Line Support Groups
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
The Special Education Department at McAndrews, Mehalick, Connolly, Hulse and Ryan P.C. will be hosting a free webinar, “Special Education and Back-To-School Issues: Know Your Child’s Educational Rights” on Thursday, November 9, at 6:30 p.m. Click here for more information and to register.
Temple University Collaborative is hosting a webinar entitled, “Connecting with Family over the Holidays,” on Thursday, November 16, from 2-3 p.m. on Zoom. This webinar will focus on strategies for connecting intentionally with family over the holidays. The presenters will talk about strategies for working through common barriers, as well as identifying family strengths. There will also be time for open discussion and brainstorming. For more information and to register, click here.
Tikvah’s Dessert and Dialogue with Edie Mannion, will be on Sunday, November 19, at 2 p.m. at Temple University Bright Hall (580 Meetinghouse Road in Ambler, PA 19002). In this presentation, Edie Mannion will discuss “Family Recovery: Tips & Resources for Healing Family Relationships Affected by Mental Health Disorders”. Edie Mannion is is a licensed marriage and family therapist in private practice with her team at the DBT Center of Greater Philadelphia. Please RSVP for this free event by calling Tikvah at 215-832-0671 or emailing email@example.com.