Our new NAMI Connection Recovery Support Group meets on 9/18

Main Line NAMI News and Events

The Bryn Mawr Family Member Support Group will meet on Monday September 10. If you have a family member or loved one with mental illness and are interested in this support group, please contact Diane at 610-247-4545 for more information.

Our Parent Peer Support Group meets on Wednesday nights from 6:45-8:15 p.m. for parents with a middle or high school child who is challenged with mental health symptoms.  The peer support group is designed to be a safe, confidential place to share your experiences and learn from others. The group is facilitated by Nancy Dever and Debbie Gillespie and will be held at Wayne Presbyterian Church, Room 207, 125 E. Lancaster Ave, Wayne. For questions or to RSVP, contact Nancy Dever at nancydever@comcast.net or call 610-574-3319.

Main Line NAMI Forum, “How to Address Substance Use Issues with a Mentally Ill Loved One,” will take place on Sunday, September 23, from 2-4 p.m. at Ardmore Presbyterian Church.  The forum will be presented by Michael Ascher, M.D., Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of Pennsylvania and Sarah Espenshade, LCSW, CAADC, founder of Espenshade Counseling and co-founder of the Recovery Collaborative.

Main Line NAMI on the Move: Stepping Out for Mental Health Awareness will be on Saturday, October 13 at St. Mary’s Episcopal Church in Ardmore.  Registration and a mental health resources fair will begin at 8:30 a.m., the program will begin at 9:30 a.m., and the walk will begin at 10 a.m.  Please click here for more information and to register.

Main Line NAMI Workshop, “When and How to Set Limits When a Loved One Has a Mental Disorder” will take place on Sunday, October 21, from 2-4 p.m. at Ardmore Presbyterian Church.  This workshop will include advice on when and how to set limits and provide opportunities to practice these skills. Presenter Edie Mannion, LMFT (Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist), is the co-founder and manager of the Training and Education Center at Mental Health Partnerships, a private therapist and consultant specializing in serious mental health disorders, and a family member with lived experience.

Feature of the Week: NAMI Connection Recovery Support Group


Our new NAMI Connection Recovery Support Group will meet weekly on Tuesday evenings beginning on September 18. This is a free, peer support group for adults living with mental illness, run and led by NAMI-trained facilitators. You will gain insight from hearing the challenges and successes of others in a confidential setting. By sharing your experiences, you can gain hope and you can develop relationships with a group dedicated to productive discussion. The group encourages empathy and fosters a sense of community. To sign upand for more information, including the location and time of our meetings, please contactHannah Cooper (215) 806-6178 or Danielle Sulpizio (484) 880-0660.
Upcoming Events
Suicide Prevention and Awareness: A Panel Discussion will be held on Tuesday, September 11, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Community Center at the Fellowship House, 515 Harry Street, Conshohocken, PA 19428. Join NAMI Montgomery County’s Executive Director, Abby Grosso, and other panel members for a discussion on how suicide has impacted the community and where to turn for help. For questions or more information about this event or the Montgomery County Suicide Prevention Taskforce, please contact Erin Hewitt at ehewitt@montcopa.org.
Creating Increased Connections presents a Storytelling Workshop: Claiming Your Prize, which meets on Wednesdays beginning September 12 through October 10 from 3- 4.15 p.m. at the Lansdale Library, 301 Vine St, Lansdale, PA 19446. Do you have a story to tell? Can you identify with a challenging mental health experience? Hope is powerful! It can turn any difficult experience into something positive and encouraging. Come join the workshop to learn how to tell your story – one that can transform you and give hope and meaning to your life and to others. To register, please contact Creating Increased Connections at 484-681-9432 or Michael.Nelson@rhd.org.
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