Please join us for Main Line NAMI Workshop: The Effects of Mental Illness on All Family Members on Sunday, February 6, from 2-4 p.m. on Zoom. Our panel will describe their experiences as family members of someone who has a mental illness, including a spouse, a sibling, a parent, and a daughter. Dr. Ellen Berman will also describe the effects of mental illness on the extended family. Panelists will describe what helped them to cope in their family situation. Small group discussions will provide the opportunity to discuss your own situation and think about what could help you to cope better. We will open the meeting early to admit participants so that we can begin promptly at 2 p.m. Click here to register for this online forum. For more information, please contact us.

Our next NAMI Family-to-Family (F2F) Education Program will begin on Thursday, February 17, and will meet once a week for 8 weeks from 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. on Zoom. Family-to-Family (F2F) is a 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. F2F is offered as a community service without charge. Registration is required. Click here for more information. For questions and to register, please contact Judy Green at F2FMainLine@aol.com.

NAMI Main Line Upcoming Virtual Support Groups

Our Havertown NAMI Family Member Support Group meets on the first and third Tuesdays of every month at 7 p.m. on Zoom. The next meeting will be on Tuesday, February 1. For more information, please contact Nora.
Our Bryn Mawr Family Member Support Group meets the first Monday of every month at 7:00 p.m. on Zoom. The next meeting will be on Monday, February 7. If you have a family member or loved one with mental illness and are interested in this support group, please contact Diane at dmkotrl@gmail.com for more information.
Our next Wellness Chat for Family-to-Family Graduates will meet on Monday, February 7, at 7 p.m. Please contact Judy at F2FMainLine@aol.com for the upcoming meeting 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 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 Events

Reframe and Refresh: Unlocking Conversations About the Mind Through Film will hold a panel discussion with filmmakers Kimi Takasue, Victor Ilyukin, and Olga Lvoff on Thursday, February 3, at 2 p.m. Speakers will discuss making films about the inner workings of the mind, how these stories have changed people’s perspectives and how their documentaries can be used by educators and mental health professionals, especially in dealing with challenging subjects like dissociative identity disorder and isolation. The discussion will be moderated by Kelly Anderson, Professor of Media Studies at Hunter College. Click here for additional information and to register for free tickets.

Volunteer with Us!

It’s now time to begin the planning for our 2022 walk and we are looking for a few enthusiastic folks to join our 2022 Walk Planning Committee. The good news is that the only special skill required is some of your time and dedication to making this year’s walk season a success. There are many jobs to be done on the committee from large to small including planning for both virtual and in-person events, reaching out to sponsors, promoting our event, recruiting volunteers, and planning fun activities for our walk season. While we have the full support of our NAMIWalks National team, our local event needs you to pull it all together.
Please consider joining our Walk Planning Committee to support our wonderful NAMI Main Line PA local affiliate. The funds raised from our walk make our local programs possible. Joining the Walk Planning Committee is an easy way to get involved and make a difference.
To learn more contact Denise Hay at dddhay@aol.com or Kristine Songster at nami.main.line.pa@gmail.com.
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