The holidays can be a particularly difficult time for many, with challenges ranging from family conflict to loneliness and isolation. Though challenging, the holidays can still be a time of celebration, community and comfort when we access the right resources and practices. We have included a collection of articles below that will help you plan for a successful holiday season:

NAMI Main Line Upcoming Support Groups

Our NAMI Connection Recovery Support Group for adults living with mental illness on meets on Tuesday evenings on Zoom. Please contact Danielle Sulpizio at (484) 880-0660 or Ed Kane at (484) 744-0860 for more 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.

For more information about our other support groups, please go to .

Other Upcoming Events

Achieva Family Trust will offer a webinar, “Preparing Transition Students and Young Adults for the Workforce, and to be Financially Successful” on Tuesday, December 6, from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. This presentation will cover different Medicaid categories including Healthy Horizons and Medical Assistance for Workers with Disabilities (MAWD), CHIP, and Waiver. In addition, learn about when and how to apply for SSI and SSDI, and how earned income affects these benefits. This presentation will also cover Impairment Related Work Expenses (IRWE) and Childhood Disability Benefits. The presenters are Erin Guay, MA, Paralegal/Compliance Office, Pennsylvania Health Law Project and Joy Smith, Area Manager/Work Incentive Coordinator, AHEDD. Click here for more information and to register.

The Delaware County Community Support Program is hosting their Holiday Party and Talent Show on Monday, December 19, from 4:30-6 p.m. at Tree of Life Church (933 Baltimore Pike, Springfield, PA 19064). Talent Show participants must sign up by Friday, December 2. Contact for more information.

Research Study Opportunities

The Temple University Collaborative is offering two opportunities to participate in research studies. The first is for parents with mental health conditions who would like to engage in meaningful activities with their kids. Click here for more info.  The second opportunity is for emerging adults who would like to increase participation in their community. Click here for more info.

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