Upcoming NAMI PA, Main Line events include:
Navigating Behavioral Health in Delaware and Montgomery Counties
Please join us for our next Main Line NAMI Forum featuring speakers Vera Zanders, Deputy Mental Health Administrator for Montgomery County; Donna Holiday, Deputy Mental Health Administrator and Tracy Halliday, Mental Health Director for Delaware County. This forum will take place on Sunday, September 17, from 2-4 p.m. at Ardmore Presbyterian Church (also known as the First Presbyterian Church of Ardmore; 5 West Montgomery Avenue in Ardmore). The speakers will describe crisis services and the continuum of mental health supports in Delaware and Montgomery counties. There will be ample time for questions and answers. For more information, please contact us at info@NAMIpaMainLine.org or 267-251-6240.
Family-to-Family Education Program (F2F)
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.
Fall 2017 F2F Course:
- Family-to-Family in Devon/Wayne will begin on October 17 and will meet once a week for 12 weeks through January (with select holidays off), from 7-9:30 p.m. on Tuesdays. The exact location is to be determined. If you have questions or to register for the Devon course, please contact Sarah at 484-919-0069 or BrynMawrF2F@gmail.com.
Crisis Prevention and Management for the Holidays (and year round)
Please join us for our next Main Line NAMI Workshop on Sunday, October 22, from 2-4 p.m. at Ardmore Presbyterian Church (also known as the First Presbyterian Church of Ardmore; 5 West Montgomery Avenue in Ardmore). Ellen Berman, MD and Amanda Falivene-Rocco, LPC, CPRP will give advice for coping with the stresses of the holidays and for preventing and managing crises. Participants will have the opportunity to work in small groups to develop plans, using WRAP (Wellness Recovery Action Plans), both for people with mental illness and for family members. Ellen Berman is a family psychiatrist and Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, Perelman School of Medicine (U Penn) and Amanda Falivene-Rocco is Director of an outpatient day program at a community mental health center in Philadelphia. For more information, please contact us at info@NAMIpaMainLine.org or 267-251-6240.
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 Susie Vernick at 610-649-5206.
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.
The Upper Darby NAMI Family Support Group is a free, confidential and safe group of families helping other families with a special emphasis for parents of youth and young adults ages 26 and younger struggling with mental health and substance abuse challenges, but all are welcome. 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 and/or substance abuse challenges. The group will meet on the 2nd Thursday of each month, from 7-8.00 p.m. The meeting will be held at Crossroads Community Church*, 104 Heather Rd, Upper Darby, PA 19082. The Upper Darby NAMI Family Support Group is co-facilitated by Michael and Jacqueline Harper. For more information, please contact Michael at firstname.lastname@example.org.
*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.