Please join us for Main Line NAMI Workshop: The Effects of Mental Illness on All Family Members on Sunday, February 6, from 2-4 p.m. on Zoom. Our panel will describe their experiences as family members of someone who has a mental illness, including a spouse, a sibling, a parent, and a daughter. Dr. Ellen Berman will also describe the effects of mental illness on the extended family. Panelists will describe what helped them to cope in their family situation. Small group discussions will provide the opportunity to discuss your own situation and think about what could help you to cope better. We will open the meeting early to admit participants so that we can begin promptly at 2 p.m. Click here to register for this online forum. For more information, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our next NAMI Family-to-Family (F2F) Education Program will begin on Thursday, February 17, and will meet once a week for 8 weeks from 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. on Zoom. 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. Click here for more information. For questions and to register, please contact Judy Green at F2FMainLine@aol.com.
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Magellan Healthcare will host eMpowered for Learning webinar, “Wellness in 8D: A lens to build resilience” on Thursday, January 27, from 1:00-2:00 p.m. with presenter, Peggy Swarbrick, PhD, FAOTA, associate director, Center of Alcohol & Substance Use Studies, and research professor, Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology, at Rutgers University. Wellness is an inspiring and powerful word. A wellness philosophy supports healthy lifestyle habits that, in turn, have positive effects on quality of life. Wellness involves a lifelong process of creating and adapting habits and routines that lead to improved health in multiple dimensions. This session will examine wellness in an 8-dimensional model (8D) as a lens for prevention, treatment and recovery supports. Through this interactive webinar, participants will have the opportunity to examine personal strengths and areas for personal growth to build resilience. Explore how this model can be personally applied and professionally implemented to support people with a wide range of challenges. Click here for more information and to register.