Register now for Wellness Chats and Ask the Experts
Join Us for Twice Weekly Wellness Chats
NAMI Main Line is offering Wellness Chats – a place for anyone – to come together virtually to share how you are handling your wellness and challenges. Wellness chats will be held Tuesdays and Thursdays, 5-6 p.m., as long as social distancing is required in the greater Philadelphia area. To improve security, we have changed the Zoom link; to get the new Zoom link, please register at https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYsdeuvrj0sE9OGjCW6-Yc1bmhBVVshBjjy. We will keep your registration strictly confidential.
Advance Registration Open for Ask the Experts on May 3
Our Main Line NAMI Interactive Forum: Ask the Experts, scheduled for Sunday, May 3, from 2-4 p.m., will meet virtually using Zoom. Our panel will answer your questions about mental illness, treatments, community supports, and related topics. Our experts will include:
- Dr. Larry Real, Medical Director at Horizon House and Director of the University of Pennsylvania’s Community Psychiatry Fellowship program
- Kathy Laws, Program Manager of the Montgomery County Family and Youth Division for Mental Health Partnerships, where she leads the Family Mentor and Advocacy Network, as well as the Family Empowerment and Satisfaction Team
- Michael Harper, Esq., lawyer and advocate
Registration is required: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/vJQud-qsrDsp8bfxes6f0dwykdvSg-z8fg. The meeting link will be sent to you automatically after you register. We will keep your registration information strictly confidential.
Upcoming Virtual Support Groups
Our Parent Peer Support Group for parents with a middle school through young adult child will meet weekly via Zoom through the end of the school year. If you are interested in the support group, please email Nancy as this is how she will communicate how the group will connect each week.
Our NAMI Connection Recovery Support Group for adults living with mental illness on Tuesday evenings will be meeting remotely. Please contact Danielle Sulpizio at (484) 880-0660 or Ed Kane at (484) 744-0860 for more information.
For the most up-to-date meeting information, please check our Support Groups page.
Upcoming Useful Webinars
Writing Through Lived Experience: Writing to Support Your Mental Health JourneyWhether we’re going through a shared crisis like a pandemic or simply struggling in our daily lives just because we are, writing can be a way to manage the challenge. A regular writing practice can help release feelings of anxiety as well as be a tool to better understand what is happening. Mental Health America is sponsoring this webinar today at 2:15 p.m. Speakers include Janet Reynolds, an award-winning writer and editor and former high school English teacher, and Suzi Craig, Chief Strategy Officer for Mental Health Connecticut. For more information and to register, go to https://mhanational.org/events/writing-through-lived-experience-writing-support-your-mental-health-journey.
Community Survey on Coping During the COVID-19 Pandemic
Investigators at the University of Pittsburgh are doing research that involves a community survey about issues related to the current COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic and the experiences of people who are providing unpaid care to a loved one because of an illness (including mental illness), disability, or functional problem. Your responses will inform professionals and policy makers who are designing programs and interventions to help caregivers during this difficult time. We will not ask for your name or any other identifying information, your participation is voluntary, and the survey will take about 20 minutes.
For more information about the survey or to begin taking the survey, please click on the link below. We appreciate your consideration!
We have created a page on our website that compiles resources to help you maintain your health and well-being during this time of uncertainty as we cope with the coronavirus emergency. Sections include: