Save the date for How Problem-Solving Skills Really Can Solve Problems
NAMI Main Line Workshop: How Problem-Solving Skills Really Can Solve Problems will be on Sunday, April 25, from 2-4 p.m. This workshop will offer guidance in problem-solving skills that can be particularly important for families that include a loved one with mental illness. It will also provide opportunities to practice these skills. Our workshop leader, Edie Mannion, LMFT (Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist), is the co-founder/director of the Training and Education Center at the Mental Health Partnerships, a private therapist and consultant specializing specializing in adults with mental health disorders and their families. This workshop is free and open to the public, but advance registration is required. Click here to register today.
Upcoming NAMI Main Line Support Groups
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.
Our NAMI Connection Recovery Support Group for adults living with mental illness on Tuesday evenings and Friday afternoons is meeting remotely. Please contact Danielle Sulpizio at (484) 880-0660 or Ed Kane at (484) 744-0860 for more information.
Other Upcoming Virtual Events
Join participants from across the country for NAMI Keystone Pennsylvania’s annual Child, Adolescent, and Transition Age Youth Mental Health Conference, Closing the Gap: Prioritizing the Needs of Traumatized Youth. The conference is taking place virtually on Friday, Feb. 5, 2021. Register here.
NAMI Montgomery County will begin NAMI Teen Chat on Sunday, February 7 at 5:30 p.m. This is a group designed for any high school student in Montgomery County who is living with mental health challenges or those who need support handling their hard days. This group provides a safe space to talk with other teens and share your experiences, while getting support, resources, and maybe make a new friend. Groups are led by NAMI trained facilitators. They’re also free and confidential. For more information and to register, click here.
Mental Health America will hold a webinar, “Navigating Relationships During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Common Issues, Coping Strategies, & How Online Therapy Can Help” on Tuesday, February 9, at 2:15 p.m. In this presentation, Dr. Melissa Boudin, Psy.D., Clinical Director at Choosing Therapy, will discuss various issues that couples have been forced to navigate throughout the pandemic and provide coping strategies and techniques to help you and your partner maintain a healthy relationship either at home or long distance. She’ll also discuss how online couples counseling is a convenient way to get the support and guidance you may need. Click here for more information and to register.
Pennsylvania Care Partnership is offering A two-part webinar series in honor of National Black History Month in February. Black Mental Health Matters is a two-part webinar facilitated by Dr. Eunice Peterson, a board-certified Adult, and Child & Adolescent Psychiatrist. The webinar is an interactive presentation with a Q&A session designed to provide participants with an understanding of how racism impacts mental health. These webinars are free and require advance registration. Click here to register and for more information about Part 1 which will provide insights specific to healthcare providers and the staff that support them on February 11, from 2:30-4 p.m. Click here to register and for more information about Part 2 which is designed to be informative for those who face mental health challenges and the families and communities that support them. on February 25, from 2:30-4 p.m.
NAMI Montgomery County PA will be offering Family-to-Family courses this winter. Family-to-Family (F2F) is an 8-week 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. Click on the links below for more information and to register.
Wednesdays 6:30pm-8:30pm, starting February 17th: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/137848260859
Thursdays 9:00am-11:00am, starting February 25th: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/137852090313
COVID-19 Impact Surveys
In response to a discussion during the most recent Mental Health Planning Council (MHPC) meeting which identified the need for real-time information regarding the impact COVID-19 has had on behavioral health services and persons-in-recovery in Pennsylvania, a group of MHPC participants and the PA Advocates for Whole Health and Wellness developed the attached surveys. We are interested in understanding the needs of mental and behavioral health and substance use providers, individuals in recovery, and families in Pennsylvania during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Either survey should take approximately 10 minutes to complete. If you would like more information about these surveys, or if you are interested in providing a testimonial of your experiences, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please keep in mind that all survey collectors will be closed on February 12, 2021 at the close of business. The completed report will be distributed at the Mental Health Planning Council meeting on February 23, 2021 and will be available for wider distribution after that date.
Person-In-Recovery/Peer/Family Member/ Support Person Survey
Provider/County Agency Survey