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. F2F at the Lankenau Medical Center will begin Wednesday, September 18 and will meet once a week for 12 consecutive weeks from 7-9:30 p.m. For questions or to register, please contact Judy Green at 610-668-7917 or F2FMainLine@aol.com. F2FMainLine@aol.com. Registration is required. More information is available at: http://namipamainline.org/support/family-to-family-education-basics-programs/
What You’ll Gain from Family-to-Family
NAMI Family-to-Family not only provides information and strategies for taking care of the person you love, but you’ll also find out that you’re not alone. Recovery is a journey, and there is hope. The group setting of NAMI Family-to-Family provides mutual support and shared positive impact—experience compassion and reinforcement from people who understand your situation. In the program, you’ll learn about:
- How to solve problems and communicate effectively
- Taking care of yourself and managing your stress
- Supporting your loved one with compassion
- Finding and using local supports and services
- Up-to-date information on mental health conditions and how they affect the brain
- How to handle a crisis
- Current treatments and therapies
- The impact of mental health conditions on the entire family
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Havertown NAMI Family Support Group
The Havertown NAMI Family Support Group is a free, confidential and safe group of families helping other families who live with mental health challenges. The group will meet on Tuesday, August 20, from 7-8:30 p.m. at the Presbyterian Church of Llanerch (211 Lansdowne Rd. in Havertown, PA 19083). For more information, please contact Nora at firstname.lastname@example.org.
#ABLE to Save Webinar Series
The #ABLEtoSave Awareness Campaign Webinar Series series provides information about Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) accounts. Weekly webinars will be held each Thursday in August from 2:00- 3:00 p.m. ET and will include information for people with disabilities, family members and those who support them. Each webinar will feature at least one ABLE account owner or family member who will share how an ABLE account enhances the health, independence and quality of life for people with disabilities. Visit here for weekly topics and registration information: http://ablenrc.org/webinars.