Upcoming Main Line NAMI Workshop and Support Groups

Main Line NAMI Virtual Interactive Workshop: Balancing Compassionate Kindness with Limit Setting will be on Zoom on Sunday, November 15, from 2-4 p.m. This workshop will address a common difficulty when you have a loved one with mental illness – when to emphasize kindness and when to emphasize limit setting and how best to combine these approaches to help your loved one and to care for your own well-being. The workshop will include opportunities to work in small groups to develop your ability to use both compassionate kindness and limit setting. The workshop will be co-facilitated by Sarah Freudberg (Family-to-Family facilitator) and Ingrid Waldron (affiliate President). We will open the Zoom meeting at 1:30 p.m. to admit participants so that we can begin promptly at 2 p.m. Advance registration is required at https://tinyurl.com/CompassionateKindnessNov2020.

Upcoming Virtual Support Groups

Our Havertown Family Member Support Group will meet on Tuesday, October 20, at 7 p.m. on Zoom. 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 as this is how she will communicate how the group will connect each week.
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.

For more complete information about support groups, please check our Support Groups page.

NAMI Frontline Wellness

As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, frontline professionals are experiencing unprecedented levels of stress and anxiety. 

To address these challenges, NAMI is proud to announce NAMI Frontline Wellness: an initiative to support health care and public safety professionals on the frontlines of the COVID-19 pandemic. In partnership with #FirstRespondersFirst, Thrive Global, Starbucks, KIND Snacks, Frontline Impact Project, Johnson & Johnson Foundation, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, The CAA Foundation and the Dr. Lorna Breen Heroes’ Foundation, NAMI has developed a suite of no-cost digital resources and community support services. 

If you or someone you love needs support, visit NAMI.org/FrontlineWellness to access resources that can help. You can also contact the NAMI HelpLine between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. Monday-Friday at 1-800-950-6264, or text “SCRUBS” to 741741 at any time for support.

Other Virtual Events

Mental Health Partnerships will hold their Monthly Educational Support Group for Adult Daughters, Sons and Siblings of People with Mental Health/Personality Disorders on Tuesday, October 20, from 6:30-8:30 p.m., starting with a discussion of a YouTube video, The Key to Repairing Damaged Relationships, as well as a an internet article, Rebuilding Life with Mental Health Problems: A Journey of Discovery for Family, Friends & Carers. This discussion is followed by a support group.  Please contact tecinfo@mhphope.org or 267-507-3863 to get the link and phone number for this group.

Mental Health Partnerships will hold their Monthly Evening On-Line/Call-In Educational Family Support Group on Tuesday, October 27, from 6:30-8:30 p.m., starting with a presentation on Setting Limits: Tips & Techniques, followed by a support group.  Contact tecinfo@mhphope.org or 267-507-3870 to get the link and phone number for this group. 

Rogers Behavioral Health in Philadelphia is excited to announce a virtual CE event, “Assessment and treatment of OCD across the developmental spectrum.” This free, limited-capacity webinar provides the opportunity to earn 6.0 CE credits. “Assessment and treatment of OCD across the developmental spectrum” will take place on Friday, November 6, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Led by Martin Franklin, PhD, this presentation will help you will gain a greater understanding of the use of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) to treat OCD in adults, adolescents, and children. Click here for more information and to register.

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