QPR Suicide Prevention Training on February 12

This free training consists of how to apply Suicide Prevention techniques through QPR (Question. Persuade. Refer.) and will be held on Wednesday, February 12, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Bala Cynwyd Library.  QPR is not intended to be a form of counseling or treatment but is intended to offer hope through positive action.  QPR is also intended to help recognize the warning signs, clues and suicidal communications of people in trouble and to act vigorously to prevent a possible tragedy. More information is available at https://www.preventsuicidepa.org/event/qpr-question-persuade-refer-suicide-prevention-gatekeeper-training-4/.

Wynnewood Family-to-Family Now Enrolling

Family-to-Family (F2F) at the LANKENAU Medical Center in Wynnewood will begin in early March. F2F is a free 8-week course structured to help family members understand and support a relative diagnosed with a serious mental illness while maintaining their own well-being. The course is taught by trained volunteer family members who know what it’s like to have a loved one with a serious mental illness. Registration is Required. Please contact Judy Green at F2FMainLine@aol.com to register or for more information.

Winter and Spring NAMI Main Line Events

The Post-F2F Bala Cynwyd Library Group has organized a second event for Family-to-Family Alums and Interested Others. Learn more about Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) will be on Thursday, February 27, from 7-8:30 p.m. at the at the Bala Cynwyd Library (131 Old Lancaster Road, Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004). Please contact Judy Green at F2FMainLine@aol.com with any questions.

Our Main Line NAMI Workshop: Balancing Compassionate Kindness with Limit Setting will be on Sunday, March 22 from 2-4 p.m. at Ardmore Presbyterian Church.  For more information, please contact us at info@NAMIMainLinePA.org or 267-251-6240.

Our Main Line NAMI Interactive Forum: Ask the Experts will be on Sunday, May 3, from 2-4 p.m. at Ardmore Presbyterian Church. For more information, please contact us at info@NAMIpaMainLine.org or 267-251-6240.

NAMI Main Line Support Groups Meeting Next Week

Our NAMI Connection Recovery Support Group for adults living with mental illness meets on Tuesday evenings.

Our Parent Peer Support Group for parents with a middle school through young adult child who is challenged with mental health symptoms meets on Wednesdays from 6:45-8:15 p.m. 

Other Upcoming Events

NAMI Keystone Pennsylvania’s fourth annual Child and Adolescent Mental Health Conference will take place on Friday, February 28, 2020, at the Pittsburgh Airport Marriott. The conference, “Resilient Youth: Strategies to Overcome Adversity,” is one of the only events in the region specializing in youth mental health. Participants from all over the country attend to learn about the newest research and best practices to assist and advance the mental health needs of young children, adolescents, and young adults.The conference is geared toward parents and caregivers, mental health professionals, educators, and students. For more information and to register, go to https://www.namikeystonepa.org/education/conferences/camhcon2020/.

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