PA Voting Registration Ends October 9

Main Line NAMI Events and News

The Bryn Mawr Family Member Support Group meets this Monday October 1 at 7:00 p.m. in Bryn Mawr. 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 new NAMI Connection Recovery Support Group meets weekly on Tuesday evenings. 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 up and for more information, including the location and time of our meetings, please contact Hannah Cooper (215) 806-6178 or Danielle Sulpizio (484) 880-0660.

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 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: PA Voting Registration Ends October 9  

There have been many changes in healthcare and voting laws that have made a big impact to the mental health community. It is more important than ever to vote in the upcoming November election. The deadline for registering to vote in Pennsylvania is October 9. Information on how to register can be found here: https://www.pavoterservices.pa.gov/pages/VoterRegistrationApplication.aspx .
For examples of issues that will be affected by the outcome of the election, see pages 4-5 of the toolkit available at http://www.mentalhealthamerica.net/vote18 

Upcoming Events  

The Delaware County Criminal Justice and Juvenile Justice Advisory Boards and Neumann University will present Delaware County’s Summit on Mental Health, the Heroin Epidemic and the Criminal Justice System on Friday October 5. For additional questions, please call 610-713-2376.
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