Register Now for Balancing Compassionate Kindness with Limit Setting

Main Line NAMI Virtual Interactive Workshop: Balancing Compassionate Kindness with Limit Setting will be on Zoom on Sunday, November 15, from 2-4 p.m. This workshop will address a common difficulty when you have a loved one with mental illness – when to emphasize kindness and when to emphasize limit setting and how best to combine these approaches to help your loved one and to care for your own well-being. The workshop will include opportunities to work in small groups to develop your ability to use both compassionate kindness and limit setting. The workshop will be co-facilitated by Sarah Freudberg (Family-to-Family facilitator) and Ingrid Waldron (affiliate President). We will open the Zoom meeting at 1:30 p.m. to admit participants so that we can begin promptly at 2 p.m. Advance registration is required at https://tinyurl.com/CompassionateKindnessNov2020.

Upcoming Virtual Support Groups

Judy Green, Family-to-Family (F2F) facilitator, and Nancy Helfman, former F2F participant, invite F2F “graduates” of the program to join their Wellness Chats for Family-to-Family Graduates on Thursday, November 12, from 7-9 p.m. and Monday, November 23, from 7-9 p.m. Please contact Judy at F2FMainLine@aol.com for the meeting information. 

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. *There will be no meeting on November 25.

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.

Other Virtual Events

Rogers Behavioral Health in Philadelphia is excited to announce a virtual CE event, “Assessment and treatment of OCD across the developmental spectrum.” This free, limited-capacity webinar provides the opportunity to earn 6.0 CE credits. “Assessment and treatment of OCD across the developmental spectrum” will take place today, November 6, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Led by Martin Franklin, PhD, this presentation will help you will gain a greater understanding of the use of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) to treat OCD in adults, adolescents, and children. Click here for more information and to register.

The Department of Human Services-Behavioral Health has sponsored a Reflections of Recovery: Art Contest and Show for many years. Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, they are sponsoring an on-line Contest and Show in 2020. This year’s theme is: “An Expression of the Soul: The Corona Experience”. Department of Human Services – Behavioral Health members were invited to share how the pandemic affected their lives and daily activities. Check out this year’s Contest and Show today at the following link: https://delcopa.gov/artandwriting/. Since this is a Contest as well as a Show, you will have the opportunity to vote for your top three choices in the three categories: Standalone Art, Art/Photography with Content and Written Expressions. 

Trinity Presbyterian Church’s Mental Health and Addiction Ministry and Daemion Counseling will present “Cope and Connect” on Saturday, November 7, from 10-11:30 a.m. They invite you to come and learn some tools and discuss ideas for survival during the shorter days of winter and the holiday season. For more information and to register, please go to https://zoom.us/j/95162420697.

Learn about the PA ABLE Savings Program on Tuesday, November 10, from noon- 1:00 p.m. A PA ABLE Savings Program account gives individuals with qualified disabilities (Eligible Individuals) and their families and friends a tax-free way to save for a wide range of disability-related expenses, while maintaining government benefits. The state and federal tax-free investment options are offered to encourage Eligible Individuals and their families to save private funds to support health, independence, and quality of life. Some of the topics that will be discussed include: eligibility requirements for opening a PA ABLE account, the federal and state tax benefits of PA ABLE, and how PA ABLE account interacts with current benefits. For more information and to register, click here.

NAMI Montgomery County and Rubin & Badame Attorneys at Law, PC will offer a free seminar on Understanding Social Security Disability on Tuesday, November 10, from 6-7 p.m. The seminar will cover topics such as who qualifies for SSD/SSDI, the difference between SSD and SSDI, working while on SSD/SSDI, etc. For more information and to register, please click here.

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