We Provide Info about Resources to Help You Cope
Upcoming Support Groups
Our Havertown NAMI Family Support Group will meet on Tuesday, April 21, at 7 p.m. via Zoom. Please contact Nora for more information.
Our Parent Peer Support Group for parents with a middle school through young adult child will meet remotely on Wednesday evenings. If you are interested in the 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 will be meeting remotely. Please contact Danielle Sulpizio at (484) 880-0660 or Ed Kane at (484) 744-0860 for more information.
For the most up-to-date meeting information, please check our Support Groups page
Join Us for Twice Weekly Wellness Chats
NAMI Main Line is offering Wellness Chats – a place FOR ANYONE – to come together virtually to share how you are handling your wellness and challenges, while we are practicing social distancing. Wellness chats will be held Tuesdays and Thursdays, 5-6 p.m.
The information to join the wellness chats is as follows:
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 655 820 752
Or you can join us by phone: 1-646-558-8656
Upcoming Useful Webinars
Gaming for Mental Health: Using Video and Board Games to Support Wellbeing
With the pressure of all that is happening, one way many people are coping is through games. Mental Health America is sponsoring this webinar with Kat Mahoney today at 2:15 p.m. Kat Mahoney, Owner and Visionary Director of WeDiscoverGeeks, an organization dedicated to educating parents, educators, and the community on the positive effects of today’s video games, social media, and STEM Education, is a speaker on emotional recovery through geek entertainment. Join her for a 60-minute discussion on video and board games that can help us through our emotional setbacks and challenges. For more information and to register, go to https://mhanational.org/get-involved/gaming-mental-health-using-video-and-board-games-support-wellbeing.
Teens, Tweens & Quarantines Webinar
Join Jon Mattleman & Minding Your Mind on Tuesday, April 21, from 7-8 p.m. for a live presentation of “Teens, Tweens & Quarantines” via Zoom! “Teens, Tweens & Quarantines” is a presentation for parents and caregivers, focusing on the impact of COVID-19 on our children. In a dynamic fashion, this talk will address the teen/tween brain, explain why this pandemic is so difficult for this age group, survey the process of loss, discuss issues related to independence, autonomy, and privacy, and offer perspectives and suggestions that parents and caregivers can implement immediately. For more information and to register, go to https://events.mindingyourmind.org/teens-tweens-quarantines/.
24/7 Statewide Support and Referral Helpline Available
The Pennsylvania Department of Human Services has launched a statewide Support and Referral Helpline that is available 24/7 to assist Pennsylvanians experiencing challenging emotions due to the COVID-19 emergency. The Helpline is available at 855-284-2494.
For more local information, please see https://namimainlinepa.org/resources-coping-covid-19-pandemic/ or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ask the Experts Will Be Offered Online May 3
Our Main Line NAMI Interactive Forum: Ask the Experts, scheduled for Sunday, May 3, from 2-4 p.m., will meet virtually using Zoom. Our panel will answer your questions about mental illness, treatments, community supports, and related topics. Our experts will include:
- Dr. Larry Real, Medical Director at Horizon House and Director of the University of Pennsylvania’s Community Psychiatry Fellowship program
- Kathy Laws, Program Manager of the Montgomery County Family and Youth Division for Mental Health Partnerships, where she leads the Family Mentor and Advocacy Network, as well as the Family Empowerment and Satisfaction Team
- Michael Harper, Esq., lawyer and advocate
Join Zoom Meeting: https://us04web.zoom.us/j/103034203?pwd=RWJua0x3SS9VYVJMWW03ckRpeno1dz09
Meeting ID: 103 034 203
You can also join by phone: 1-646-558-8656
For more information, please contact us at 267-251-6240 or info@NAMIMainLinePA.org.
For the most up-to-date event information, please see our Events page.
We have created a page on our website that compiles resources to help you maintain your health and well-being during this time of uncertainty as we cope with the coronavirus emergency. Sections include:
- Crisis Information
- Warm Lines, Help Lines and General Information
- Virtual Support Group Meetings
- Wellness Chats for All
- Tips on Coping
NAMI Main Line PA is here to help you. Please reach out to us at info@NAMIMainLinePA.org for information and resources.