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Upcoming NAMI Main Line PA events include: Please register and join us on Saturday, October 9, for NAMIWalks Main Line PA. We’re excited to join with other NAMI affiliates across the country to raise awareness locally and nationally about Mental Illness, to support our affiliate, and to provide opportunities for us to connect with each other virtually […]

How to Get Government Services

This page explains how to obtain government services for a person with mental illness, including disability income, health insurance and mental health care. Overview of How to Get Services Many individuals with severe mental illness will find it necessary, or at least helpful, to apply for some or all of the following publicly supported services: […]


The Main Line NAMI Newsletter provides information on our events, other local events and helpful resources. Recent issues are available at the links provided at the bottom of this page. The President’s Message highlights our affiliate events and resources. For more recent news on other events, please see our Weekly Updates. Sign up for our Email […]

Support Groups

We offer the Bryn Mawr Family Member Support Group, the Havertown NAMI Family Support Group and the Parent Peer Support Group for family members of loved ones who have a mental illness.  We also offer the NAMI Connection Recovery Support Group for individuals with mental health conditions and the Wellness Chats for Family-to-Family Graduates. The Bryn Mawr […]


Personal experience with mental illness and navigating the mental health system makes family members and people with mental illness uniquely qualified to both educate elected officials on issues of importance and advocate for the policies and funding necessary to provide services that are essential to people with mental illness. NAMI Main Line PA sends electronic Advocacy […]

Mental Illness, Treatments, Coping & Practical Help

Resources for Coping with Mental Illnesses Helping a Loved One with Mental IllnessMental Health Screening ToolsMental Illnesses and TreatmentsPractical HelpYouthSelf-Care and GeneralCriminal Justice Helping a Loved One with Mental Illness Resources for Coping with, Preparing for, and Preventing Crises Family-to-Family provides education and support for family members who have a loved one with mental illness. Communicating […]

About Us

NAMI Main Line PA, an affiliate of the National Alliance on Mental Illness, is a grassroots organization offering information and support to people with mental illness, their families and friends. Our events, education programs, and support are available free-of-charge to people in the Philadelphia area. For additional information see What We Offer and FAQ. Members […]

Intro to Services

Introduction to Services for Individuals with Mental Illness and their Family Members in Southeastern Pennsylvania Although the information is accurate to the best of our knowledge, we are not specifically endorsing these services. Email us at or call 267-251-6240 to send us feedback. If the webpage does not display well in your browser, click on the Print Friendly button […]


We encourage you to sign up for Membership, subscribe to our E-communications, Follow Us on Facebook and Twitter, and/or Volunteer. Membership To join our affiliate or renew your membership: If you want to join or renew online and/or give a donation, click here. –or– If you want to join or renew offline, click here to print and complete […]


NAMI Family-to-Family Education Program Once a week for 8 consecutive weeks and for no charge, families of persons diagnosed with a serious mental illness have the opportunity to learn about the major mental illnesses from trained family members.  The course discusses the clinical treatment of these illnesses and teaches the knowledge and skills that family […]


NAMI PA, Main Line presents this information, which is accurate to the best of our knowledge, but we are not specifically endorsing these services. Email us at or call 267-251-6240 to send us feedback.

Distinguished Service

NAMI Main Line PA extends thanks to the individuals in our community who demonstrate extraordinary commitment to serving the needs of those living with mental health needs and their families. We have many outstanding volunteers.  These three have received awards for their long-term volunteer work. Ellen Berman, MD, is a Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at […]

Resources for Children and Teens

Resources for Helping Your Child or Teen with Mental Health or Behavioral Problems Many additional resources for teens are described in Resources for Transition Age Youth (16-24). • Learning to Help your Child and Your Family ( • Parenting a Child with Mental Illness provides helpful advice on a range of topics, including symptoms and treatment (; […]

Criminal Justice Resources

Unfortunately, many individuals with mental illness have encounters with the criminal justice system.  To help these individuals and those who support them, we have compiled resources in three sections: Preventing Arrest Criminal Justice System Procedures and Advice Relating to Individuals with Mental Illness Resources for People in the Philadelphia Metropolitan Area. Although the advice provided […]

Get Info & Help

Please see below for useful resources for supporting a loved with mental illness. Resources for Coping with, Preparing for and Preventing a Mental Health Crisis Frequently Asked Questions – General information, links to helpful documents, and specific resources for people in the Philadelphia area. Government Services – How to obtain government services, including mental health care, […]