Upcoming NAMI PA, Main Line events include:
Main Line NAMI Workshop, “When and How to Set Limits When a Loved One Has a Mental Disorder” will take place on Sunday, October 21, from 2-4 p.m. at Ardmore Presbyterian Church. This workshop will include advice on when and how to set limits and provide opportunities to practice these skills. Presenter Edie Mannion, LMFT (Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist), is the co-founder and manager of the Training and Education Center at Mental Health Partnerships, a private therapist and consultant specializing in serious mental health disorders, and a family member with lived experience.
A Montgomery County Candidate Forum on Mental and Behavioral Health will be on Tuesday, October 23, from 7-8:30 p.m. at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church (132 E. Valley Forge Rd., King of Prussia, PA 19406). Come hear candidates talk about their policies for mental health and substance use disorders. This forum is co-sponsored by NAMI Montgomery County; NAMI PA, Main Line; Mental Health Partnerships; Hopeworx; Mont-Co CSP, and the Consumer Satisfaction Team of Montgomery County.
Bryn Mawr Family Member Support Group
Our support group for family members of people with mental illness meets on the first Monday of every month at 7:00 p.m. in Bryn Mawr. For more information, please contact Diane at 610-247-4545.
Havertown NAMI Family Support Group
This is a free, confidential and safe group of families helping other families who live with mental health challenges. In this support group, families join a caring group of individuals helping one another by utilizing their collective lived experiences and learned wisdom. Family members can achieve a renewed sense of hope for their loved one living with mental health challenges. The group meets on the third Tuesday of every month, from 7-8:30 p.m. at the Presbyterian Church of Llanerch* (211 Lansdowne Rd. in Havertown, PA 19083). For more information, please contact Nora at email@example.com.
NAMI Connection Recovery Support Group
This is a free, peer support group for adults living with mental illness run and led by NAMI-trained facilitators. You will gain insight from hearing the challenges and successes of others in a confidential setting. NAMI Connection will meet weekly on Tuesday evenings in Bryn Mawr beginning in mid-September. For more information on the location and time of our meetings, please contact Hannah Cooper (215) 806-6178 or Danielle Sulpizio (484) 880-0660.
A Parent Peer Support Group will be offered on Wednesday nights from 6:15-7:45 p.m. for parents with a middle or high school child who is challenged with mental health symptoms. This group will meet twice monthly rather than weekly in the summertime. Summer meeting dates are June 13, June 27, July 11, July 25, August 8 and August 22. The peer support group is designed to be a safe, confidential place to share your experiences and learn from others. The group is facilitated by Nancy Dever and Debbie Gillespie and will be held at Wayne Presbyterian Church, Room 207, 125 E. Lancaster Ave, Wayne. For questions or to RSVP, contact Nancy Dever at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 610-574-3319.
*Although some of our events are held at religious institutions, they are non-denominational and open to people of all beliefs. For information on other local events, see our newsletter.