Main Line NAMI Virtual Forum: Obtaining, Navigating and Maintaining BenefitsAre you trying to help a loved one with a disability create a roadmap to the future? Join us for this presentation with Q & A by Michele Leahy, MS, CPWIC on Zoom on Sunday, January 24, from 2-4 p.m. Michele is the founder and CEO of Leahy Life Plan and understands disability challenges from both a professional and personal perspective. The following topics will be included: SSI/SSDI, Medicaid/Medicare, public mental health care programs, working while receiving benefits, person-centered planning, power of attorney vs. guardianship, eligibility for waivers and how to receive them, and Individualized Support Plans (ISP). Register at to receive the Zoom link. For more information, please contact us at

Resources to Help Families Cope with Mental IllnessNAMI Main Line PA will present a brief course about our services and other resources to help individuals living with mental illness and their families and friends though Haverford Township Adult School on Thursday, February 4, from 7-8 p.m. We will discuss support and education programs and information about mental illness treatments and services ( We will do our best to answer any questions you may have. The class will be co-taught by Ingrid Waldron and Kristine Songster, who have been the President and Affiliate Coordinator of NAMI Main Line PA for many years. Advance registration will be required through Haverford Township Adult School at

NAMI Main Line Upcoming Virtual Support Groups

Judy Green, Family-to-Family (F2F) facilitator, and Nancy Helfman, former F2F participant, invite F2F “graduates” of the program to join their Wellness Chat for Family-to-Family Graduates on Monday, January 11, at 7 p.m. Please contact Judy at for the 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 note that this group will not meet between December 23 and January 4. Please contact Danielle Sulpizio at (484) 880-0660 or Ed Kane at (484) 744-0860 for more information.

Other Upcoming Virtual Events

Angst Virtual Screening and Panel hosted by NAMI Montgomery County PA will be on Wednesday, January 13, at 5:30 p.m. Angst is a film-based education program designed to raise awareness around anxiety, with an emphasis on youth and families. The film includes interviews with kids, teens, experts, and parents. The goal is to help people identify and understand the symptoms of anxiety and encourage them to reach out for help. The film will promptly be followed by a panel discussion and include access to further resources and materials. Learn more at To register, go to

PA Care Partnership Webinar Series “Ride the Wave with Gab” with Gab Bonesso will be on Thursday, January 14, at 2:30 p.m. Gab Bonesso’s comedy is manic, frenetic, wild yet rooted in empathy. Her origin story is full of trauma, BiPolar, anxiety, and grief. Ride the Wave with Gab Bonesso is a raw, high-energy and hilarious experience empowering people who have mental health issues and raising awareness for those who don’t. For more information and to register, go to

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