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, July 11 due to the 4th of July holiday. 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.

We will be starting a New NAMI Connection Recovery Support Group that will tentatively meet every other Monday from 4-6 p.m. This group will tentatively begin on Monday, July 25. Please email us for more information about this new group.

Our NAMI Connection Recovery Support Group for adults living with mental illness on Tuesday evenings is meeting remotely. 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 Support Group will meet in-person on the third Tuesday of the month from 7 to 8:30 pm at the Llanerch Presbyterian Church, 211 Lansdowne Road, Havertown. If you are new to the group and interested in attending a meeting or have questions, please contact Nora at nora@huntjohnson.org.

Our Wellness Chat for Family-to-Family Graduates meets once a month at 7 p.m. Please contact Judy at F2FMainLine@aol.com for the upcoming meeting information.

Join us for NAMIWalks Your Way Main Line PA

Join us as we step into NAMIWalks Your Way 2022, which promises to be our most meaningful event ever. It’s a new day for mental health and we will embrace it together on October 16 at Wilson Farm Park. You won’t want to miss it — a vibrant gathering where inspiration can shine on all of us.  For more information and to register, please go to www.namiwalks.org/mainlinepa.

Other Events

PA Care Partnership Webinar “Asian American Womanhood and Resilience,” with Dr. Esther Hio-Tong Castillo and Noel Ramirez, DBH, MPH, MSW, LCSW, BCD will be on Thursday, July 14, at 2:30 p.m. In this webinar, the speakers will explore what it is like growing up Asian in America, Asian American womanhood, and resilience through the discussion of Disney and Pixar’s original feature film “Turning Red”. The film introduces 13-year-old Meilin Lee who is torn between being her mother’s obedient daughter and the chaos of her youth. Speakers will discuss salient topics in contemporary Asian America such as mental health, parental pressure, the “model minority” myth, and intergenerational trauma and resilience. In particular, we will highlight the ways generational trauma is passed down between grandmothers, mothers, and daughters in cultures that are largely oppressive towards women, how it shows up in the immigrant family experience, and what healing, resilience, and growth look like in the Asian and Asian American communities. For more information and to register, go to https://tinyurl.com/325jnm6k.

NAMI Webinar, Help Not Handcuffs: A Day in the Life, “Mental Health Emergencies and Police Response,” will be on Tuesday, July 19, from 7–8:30 p.m. This webinar, moderated by NAMI CEO Dan Gillison, will continue the discussion from the popular March 8th Help Not Handcuffs session featuring Ernie Stevens and Joe Smarro from “Ernie and Joe: Crisis Cops.” Dirk Butler from the Center for Policing Equity and Ron Bruno from CIT International will also be joining the conversation to address collective solutions for justice diversion and compassionate crisis response. Register Today.

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