Register NOW for Family-to-Family
Family-to-Family (F2F) is a 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. F2F is offered as a community service without charge. Registration is Required. Winter and Spring 2020 F2F Courses:
- Family-to-Family in the Fishtown/Kensington neighborhood began on Monday, January 6. This course is co-presented by NAMI Philadelphia and NAMI Main Line PA. For questions and to register, please click here to contact NAMI Philadelphia or call 267-687-4381.
- Family-to-Family at the LANKENAU Medical Center in Wynnewood will begin on Wednesday, February 19. For questions or to register, please contact Judy Green at F2FMainLine@aol.com.
NAMI Main Line Support Groups Meeting Next Week
Our NAMI Connection Recovery Support Group meets on Tuesdays. This is a free, weekly, peer support group for adults living with mental illness. For more information, please contact Danielle Sulpizio at (484) 880-0660 or Ed Kane at (484) 744-0860.
Our Parent Peer Support Group meets on Wednesdays from 6:45-8:15 p.m. for parents with a middle school through young adult child who is challenged with mental health symptoms. For questions or to RSVP, contact Nancy Dever at firstname.lastname@example.org or text 610-574-3319 to set up a time to talk.
Child & Adolescent Mental Health Conference Early-Bird Deadline
The deadline to register for the early-bird rate for NAMI Keystone Pennsylvania’s fourth annual Child and Adolescent Mental Health Conference is today, January 10. This is one of the only events in the region that specializes in youth mental health. For more information about the conference. please see the conference brochure. To register, please click here.
Other Upcoming and Local Events
On Sunday, January 26, at 6:00 p.m. at Wayne Presbyterian Church, the local authors of The Stressed Year’s of Their Lives, B. Janet Hibbs, Ph.D. and Anthony Rostain, MD, will discuss how parents and educators can help teens survive and thrive in preparation for life on their own. Childhood is evaporating into a life filled with over-scheduled activities and screen time, and adolescence has become a high-stakes, time-starved pressure cooker of stress, fear, and perfectionism for kids. Many parents experience anxious over-involvement, wondering, “Will my child be OK?” and “Will they be ready for the challenges ahead?” This talk will review the unique environmental stressors of this age and reveal the keys to health promotion and harm reduction as teens prepare to launch into the real world outside the comforts of home. This event is ideal for parents and educators of children 10 years through young adult. It is free, open to the public and non-denominational. For more information and to RSVP click here. For questions contact Nancy Dever at email@example.com. (The snow date for this event is Sunday, February 9, 2020. Anyone who RSVPs will be contacted by email should this be necessary.)
NAMI Homefront, a free, 6-session educational program, designed to address the unique needs of family, caregivers and friends of those who have served or are currently serving our country, will be offered online beginning on Tuesday, January 28 (daytime program) and Wednesday, January 29 (evening program). The program is taught by trained family members of service members/veterans with mental health conditions. For more info and to register, go to https://www.nami.org/find-support/nami-programs/nami-homefront.