Coping with Holiday Stresses
The holiday season can bring plenty of excitement, but also stress — and a range of emotions from positive to negative. Managing the Seemingly Inevitable Holiday Season Stress offers tips to help you cope.
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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. Winter and Spring 2020 F2F Courses:
- Family-to-Family in the Fishtown/Kensington neighborhood will begin on Monday, January 6, and will meet once a week for 12 weeks from 6:30-9 p.m. This course is co-presented by NAMI Philadelphia and NAMI Main Line PA. For questions and to register, please contact NAMI Philadelphia at 267-687-4381.
- Family-to-Family at the LANKENAU Medical Center in Wynnewood will begin in mid-February and will meet once a week for 12 weeks from 7-9:30 p.m. For questions or to register, please contact Judy Green at F2FMainLine@aol.com.
NAMI Main Line Support Groups Meeting Next Week
Our NAMI Connection Recovery Support Group meets on Tuesdays. This is a free, weekly, peer support group for adults living with mental illness. For more information, please contact Danielle Sulpizio at (484) 880-0660 or Ed Kane at (484) 744-0860.
Our Parent Peer Support Group meets on Wednesdays, from 6:45-8:15 p.m. for parents with a middle school through young adult child who is challenged with mental health symptoms. For questions or to RSVP, contact Nancy Dever at firstname.lastname@example.org or text 610-574-3319 to set up a time to talk.
Child/Adolescent Mental Health Conference Registration Now Open
NAMI Keystone Pennsylvania’s fourth annual Child and Adolescent Mental Health Conference will take place on Friday, February 28, 2020, in Pittsburgh. The conference, “Resilient Youth: Strategies to Overcome Diversity,” is one of the only events in the region specializing in youth mental health. Participants from all over attend to learn about the newest research and best practices to assist and advance the mental health needs of young children, adolescents, and young adults. Click here for more information.
Other Upcoming Local Events
NAMI Bucks County will begin a new Alternatives to Suicide Support Group that will meets on the 2nd and 4th Monday of each month, from 6:30-8 p.m. beginning on December 9 at the NAMI Bucks County Office – 1432 Easton Road, Suite 2D, Warrington, PA 18976. The opportunity to talk openly about suicide and feelings of deep emotional distress with others who have or are experiencing similar struggles can be a powerful way to support people to move through those darkest places. During groups, people share their successes and their challenges, provide support for one another and strategize and share ideas for coping with difficult life circumstances. People are encouraged to come both in times of strength and challenge. Individuals need not identify as being in ‘crisis’ in order to attend. This is a group for people who are thinking about dying, or are trying to support someone else who is in that place. For more info, go to www.namibuckspa.org/alternatives.