Support Groups Next Week & Other Virtual Events

Our next Wellness Chat for Family-to-Family Graduates will be on Monday, March 15, at 7 p.m. This is a group for F2F “graduates” of the program. Please contact Judy at F2FMainLine@aol.com for the meeting information. 

Our Havertown NAMI Family Support Group will meet on Zoom on the Tuesday, March 16, at 7:00 p.m. For more information, please contact Nora at nora@huntjohnson.org.

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.

NAMI Main Line Upcoming Virtual Events

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 Mental Health Partnerships, a private therapist and consultant 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.

Other Upcoming Virtual Events

Mental Health Partnerships’ Institute@MHP had to suspend in-person training at the onset of the pandemic; however, they will now be offering an online 75-hour Certified Peer Specialists Training. This course is approved by the Pennsylvania Certification Board (PCB) as well as Mental Health America under their MHA National Certified Peer Specialist (NCPS) Certification. If you are interested in learning more about this training, please email recovery@mhasp.org.

A Story of Hope will take place on Thursday, March 25, from 2:30 – 4 p.m. In this presentation organized by the Pennsylvania Care Partnership, Sociologist, best-selling author, and mother of five Bertice Berry, Ph.D. argues that how we tell our story is how we are living our lives. “If we can tell better stories, we can live more productive, harmonious, and peaceful lives,” Berry says. Sociological Story Telling, or using story as a means of understanding, connecting, and belonging is finding a new place among scholars and business leaders. However, Berry points out that it is also an effective tool for empowering its users to present the self they want and need others to see. For more information and to register, please go to http://bit.ly/2MmZxtK.

NAMI Keystone PA is hosting a virtual NAMI Homefront course beginning on Thursday, April 8. The online class will meet weekly for six weeks from 6-8:30 PM. NAMI Homefront is a free, 6-session educational program for families, caregivers, and friends of military service members and vets with mental health conditions. Based on the nationally-recognized NAMI Family-to-Family program, NAMI Homefront is designed to address the unique needs of family, caregivers, and friends of those who have served or are currently serving our country. The program is taught by trained family members of service members/veterans living with mental health conditions. Registration is required. For more information, please go to https://www.namikeystonepa.org/education/programs/.

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