Upcoming NAMI PA, Main Line events include:
Our Family-to-Family Education Course will begin on Tuesday, March 5, and will meet one night per week for 12 weeks at Lankenau Medical Center in Wynnewood. 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 cours 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. For questions or to register, please contact Judy Green at 610-668-7917 or F2FMainLine@aol.com.
NAMI PA, Main Line Interactive Workshop – Learning to Communicate with Your Mentally Ill Loved One, facilitated by Sarah Freudberg and Ingrid Waldron, will be on Sunday, April 28, from 2-4 p.m. at Ardmore Presbyterian Church (5 W. Montgomery Ave., Ardmore, PA, 19003). This workshop will help you improve your ability to communicate effectively with a loved one who may be deeply depressed, highly anxious, psychotic, and/or dealing with other symptoms of mental illness. The workshop will include opportunities to work in small groups of workshop participants to practice skills that can contribute to better communication, as well as opportunities to share your experiences, including your difficulties and successes. The workshop will be co-facilitated by Sarah Freudberg (Family-to-Family facilitator) and Ingrid Waldron (affiliate President). For more information, please contact us at info@NAMIpaMainLine.org.
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 6:45-8:15 p.m. for parents with a middle or high school child who is challenged with mental health symptoms. 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.