Our NAMI Connection Recovery Support Group for adults living with mental illness on meets on Tuesday evenings. This group will have in-person meetings on the1st and 3rd Tuesdays and Zoom Meetings on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of every month.  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.

Our Havertown NAMI Family Member Support Group will meet on Tuesday, March 21, at 7 p.m. at Llanerch Presbyterian Church, 211 Lansdowne Road, Havertown.  This is a free, confidential and safe group of families helping other families who live with mental health challenges. In this support group, families join a caring group of individuals helping one another by utilizing their collective lived experiences and learned wisdom.  Please contact Nora at nora@huntjohnson.org for more information.

Our next Wellness Chat for Family-to-Family Graduates will be on Wednesday, March 22, at 7 p.m. Please contact Judy at F2FMainLine@aol.com for the upcoming meeting information.

For more information about our other support groups, please go to https://namimainlinepa.org/support/support-groups/ .

Other Upcoming Events

Bryn Mawr College’s Graduate School of Social Work and Social Research will be hosting a Hearing Voices Panel on Saturday, March 18, from 3-4 p.m. Four panelists will share their stories – recognizing that stories are not stagnant and that meaning emerges over time as we meet voices and each other rationally and with curiosity. The Montgomery County Hearing Voices Network is part of a relationally based, international human rights movement of people with lived experience of seeing, hearing, or sensing differently from most other people in their social environments. Advance registration is requested. To register, click here.

Achieva Family Trust and The Arc Erie County Pennsylvania will host, “SSI/SSDI: Benefits and Working. How to make it work for YOU,” on Thursday, March 23, from1 – 3:30 p.m. In this webinar, you will join representatives from Disability Rights Pennsylvania (DRP),  Achieva Family Trust Benefits Counseling , and Social Security Administration (SSA). You will learn about types of advocacy services- systemic and individual advocacy to remove various barriers to employment, Medicaid guidelines, waivers, working rules for Social Security Disability, working rules for Supplemental Security Income, and more. If you have questions, contact familytrust@achieva.info or 412.995.5000 x565. To register, click here.

Upcoming Family-to-Family Program

Family-to-Family (F2F) is a free, 8-week education program that is 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.

NAMI Delaware County’s Family-to-Family Education Program will begin on Thursday, March 23, and will meet once a week from 6-8 p.m. at Delaware County Intermediate Unit, 200 Yale Ave., Morton, PA 19070. If interested, please email your address and phone number to: infonamipadelco@gmail.com. You must register in advance.

Research Study Participants Needed

To increase awareness of ongoing mental health research, NAMI National creates “Research Opportunity Announcements” to share information about clinical trials and social sciences research relevant to the mental health community. All studies all promoted by NAMI have been thoroughly reviewed to ensure the safety of those involved.

This month, NAMI has shared a study that is a fully remote clinical trial evaluating the impact of a well-being mobile application (app) known as the Healthy Minds Program for people experiencing depression. The study is currently seeking participants. For more information, please see the NAMI Research Opportunity Announcement.

For information about additional research opportunities, click here.

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