Upcoming NAMI PA, Main Line events include:
Main Line NAMI Forum, “How to Address Substance Use Issues with a Mentally Ill Loved One,” will take place on Sunday, September 23, from 2-4 p.m. at Ardmore Presbyterian Church. The forum will be presented by Michael Ascher, M.D., Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of Pennsylvania and Sarah Espenshade, LCSW, CAADC, founder of Espenshade Counseling and co-founder of the Recovery Collaborative.
We will host our fourth annual local awareness-raising, fund-raising walk, Main Line NAMI on the Move – Stepping out for Mental Health Awareness 2018 on Saturday, October 13 in Ardmore. We will be gathering together to kick the event off at St. Mary’s Episcopal Church (36 Ardmore Ave., Ardmore, PA 19003).
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.
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.
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.