Main Line NAMI Virtual Forum: Obtaining, Navigating and Maintaining Benefits Are you trying to help a loved one with a disability create a roadmap to the future? Join us for this presentation with Q & A by Michele Leahy, MS, CPWIC on Zoom on Sunday, January 24, from 2-4 p.m. Michele is the founder and CEO of Leahy Life Plan and understands disability challenges from both a professional and personal perspective. The following topics will be included: SSI/SSDI, Medicaid/Medicare, public mental health care programs, working while receiving benefits, person-centered planning, power of attorney vs. guardianship, eligibility for waivers and how to receive them, and Individualized Support Plans (ISP). Register at to receive the Zoom link. For more information, please contact us at

Resources to Help Families Cope with Mental IllnessNAMI Main Line PA will present a brief course about our services and other resources to help individuals living with mental illness and their families and friends though Haverford Township Adult School on Thursday, February 4, from 7-8 p.m. We will discuss support and education programs and information about mental illness treatments and services ( We will do our best to answer any questions you may have. The class will be co-taught by Ingrid Waldron and Kristine Songster, who have been the President and Affiliate Coordinator of NAMI Main Line PA for many years. Advance registration will be required through Haverford Township Adult School at

NAMI Main Line Upcoming Virtual Support Groups

Our Havertown NAMI Family Support Group will meet on Tuesday, January 19, at 7 p.m. on Zoom. For more information, please contact Nora at

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.

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 Tuesday, January 26, at 7 p.m. Please contact Judy at for the meeting information. 

Other Upcoming Virtual Events

oin participants from across the country for NAMI Keystone Pennsylvania’s annual Child, Adolescent, and Transition Age Youth Mental Health Conference, Closing the Gap: Prioritizing the Needs of Traumatized Youth. The conference is taking place virtually on Friday, Feb. 5, 2021. Register here. The pandemic has left young people feeling higher levels of stress and anxiety. But the impact varies depending on background, experience, and whether a young person has a history of trauma. This conference will examine the intersection between the pandemic and complex trauma, and the role trauma plays in rising suicide rates among marginalized youth. For more information, go to the conference website.

PA Care Partnership Webinar Series “Transforming Stigma, How to Become a Mental Health Wellness Super Hero” with by Mike Veny will be on Thursday, January 21, at 2:30 p.m. Mike Veny shares his story about living with depression, anxiety, and obsessive-compulsive disorder. He will talk to us about his formula for transforming stigma and then show us how we all can become a mental wellness superhero. For more information and to register, go to

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