President’s Message – September
We will celebrate National Mental Illness Awareness Week, October 4-10, with a series of virtual events. Our week will kick off with “How Illness Changes Families and How Family Members Can Support Each Other” an interactive virtual event on Sunday, October 4, 2-4 p.m. We will cap off the week with “Hope and Gratitude in these Challenging Times” on Saturday, October 10, 10-11 a.m. in honor of the National Day of Hope. More information about the planned events is available in our Newsletter. We encourage you to reach out to your families, friends, neighbors, and colleagues to join us for these events. Please also make a donation to support the important work of our affiliate during these challenging times.
We continue to offer our support groups online. We also continue to provide helpful information electronically, through our Weekly Updates, Facebook posts, tweets, and website. We have recently added a page to our website, “Voluntary and Involuntary Commitment to Inpatient Hospitalization” and we have updated multiple pages, including:
- Frequently Asked Questions
- Resources for Coping with, Preparing for and Preventing a Crisis
- Support Groups by County in Southeastern Pennsylvania
For more information about our fall programs and support groups, suicide prevention, and other resources to help individuals with mental illness and their families, please see our Newsletter.
We hope you will find these resources helpful,
Ingrid Waldron, President
NAMI Main Line PA