Support Groups Meet Next Week, Register for Spring Programs
Main Line NAMI Upcoming Support Groups
Our Havertown NAMI Family Member Support Group will meet on Tuesday, April 20, at 7 p.m. on Zoom. For more information, please contact Nora at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
For more complete information about support groups, please check our Support Groups page.
NAMI Main Line Spring Events
Main Line NAMI Program: Gender, Sexuality and Mental Health: A Foundational Session on Identity, Expression and Common Social Bias presented by Samantha King, MSW, MEd., will be on Tuesday, May 11, from 7-9 p.m. on Zoom. Samantha is the Family Support and Education Specialist at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia’s Gender & Sexuality Development Program. For the last six years, Samantha has helped to advocate for LGBTQ individuals. During this workshop, Samantha will discuss the appropriate language and terminology related to gender and sexuality. She will help participants to better understand the differences between sex, gender identity, expression, and sexual orientation. Special time and attention will be focused on how to best support the development of our youth as they begin to navigate their own identity development. Samantha’s affirming approach to support development will highlight the specific tools families can use to ensure positive and healthy physical, mental, and emotional development of their loved ones. This program is free and open to the public, but advance registration is required. Click here to register today.
NAMI Main Line Workshop: The Power of Gratitude in the Face of Mental Illness will be on Sunday, May 23, from 2-4 p.m. on Zoom. It will focus on building skills for integrating Gratitude Practices in everyday life while coping with mental illness. It will also provide opportunities to practice these skills while discussing and reflecting with fellow attendees. Participants will learn how the use of new approaches can help to decrease symptoms of depression, anxiety, and stress while increasing self-confidence and well-being. This workshop is designed for both caregivers and people who experience mental illness. It will be co-facilitated by Joan Sugarman and Sarah Freudberg. Joan has an MFT and has worked for many years as a mental health therapist with both individuals and families. Sarah is a teacher and a former Family-to-Family facilitator. This workshop is free and open to the public, but advance registration is required. Click here to register today.
Other Upcoming Virtual Events
NAMI Bucks County will hold NAMI Peer-to-Peer classes online beginning on Wednesday, May 5. In this program, you’ll learn that you’re not alone and that recovery is possible. You’ll also learn more about mental health diagnoses, how the brain functions, self-care, lived experience, and more. Classes are offered free of charge, and seats are limited. Register now at namibuckspa.org/springclasses/.