Find Info on Available Services

Our NAMI Connection Recovery Support Group meets weekly on Tuesday evenings. 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. By sharing your experiences, you can gain hope and you can develop relationships with a group dedicated to productive discussion. The group encourages empathy and fosters a sense of community. To sign up and for more information, including the location and time of our meetings, please contact Hannah Cooper (215) 806-6178 or Danielle Sulpizio (484) 880-0660.

Our Parent Peer Support Group meets 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 nancydever@comcast.net or call 610-574-3319.

Feature of the Week: Information about Available Services
 
Our Introduction to Services for Individuals with Mental Illness and their Family Members in Southeastern Pennsylvania page summarizes the types of services available and provides information about how to find available services.

Our Guide to Resources for People with Mental Illness and their Families provides descriptions of services and contact information for organizations in Chester, Delaware and Montgomery Counties. This Resource Guide also provides information about selected online resources.

Upcoming Events

The Ellipses Ensemble will perform on Saturday, November 10, at 1:00 p.m. (at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Royersford) and Sunday, November 11, at 7:30 p.m. (at Ethical Society in Rittenhouse Square, Philadelphia). The Ellipses Ensemble is a chamber music ensemble devoted to raising awareness of mental health and celebrating the intersection of music, mental health, and creative storytelling. There is no charge for these concerts- donations welcomed for Prevent Suicide PA, a statewide organization whose sole aim is to prevent suicide through outreach, advocacy, education, and training.

Wayne Presbyterian Church will be hosting Brad Reedy, PhD, author of The Journey of the Heroic Parent for a discussion on Raising Resilient Children Amidst Today’s Societal Challenges on Thursday, November 15, at 7 p.m.  Parents and those working with children are challenged by technology, high expectations and cultural definitions of success.  Dr. Reedy will help parents learn how to shift from striving to comply with society’s high expectations and obsession with over-performance to promoting the development of a healthy sense of self in our children.  His message will resonate with parents of children and teens (10+ years) as well as young adults.  Although Dr. Reedy’s book focuses on parenting children struggling with mental health and/or addiction issues, the tenets he presents are applicable to the obstacles faced parenting any child. The event is free and open to the public. RSVP at https://waynepres.org/resilient-children-registration – or for more information regarding the event, go to https://waynepres.org.

Mental Health Partnerships will have their Morning Family & Friends Educational Support Group (for families and friends of adults with any mental health or substance use condition), beginning with a discussion about What Are Healthy Boundaries? on Thursday, November 15, from 10 a.m.- noon at 1211 Chestnut Street, 11th Floor, Center City. No fee. Registration is preferred, but not required. Contact tecinfo@mhasp.org or 267-507-3863.

Mental Health Partnerships will have their Adult Daughters, Sons and Siblings Educational Support Group (for adults who have/had a parent or sibling with a mental health disorder), beginning with a discussion about When Mood Disorders Have Psychotic Features on Tuesday, November 20, from 7-9 p.m. at Belmont Behavioral Hospital. No fee. Registration is preferred, but not required. Contact tecinfo@mhphope.org or 267-507-3863.

The Pennsylvania Mental Health and Wellness Conference “Stronger Together” will be held May 20- 21, 2019 in Harrisburg Pennsylvania. The event is organized by NAMI Keystone, the Mental Health Association of Pennsylvania and PA Mental Health Consumer Association and it aims to unite peers, family members, advocates and professionals for a one-of-a-kind statewide mental health event. For more information, go to: https://bit.ly/2DSXUPy.  Workshop proposals are being accepted until November 30th, for more information, please go to https://www.namikeystonepa.org/education/conferences/2019-pennsylvania-mental-health-and-wellness-conference/.

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