How Can We Stay Well After Depression?

Main Line NAMI News and Events

During the summer, our Parent Peer Support Group will meet every other Wednesday from  6:15-7:45 p.m. Summer meetings will be July 25August 8 and August 22. This group is 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 is 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.

We hope you will plan to join us for our annual summer party on Sunday, August 5, from 4-6 p.m. at a Merion location. This will be a good opportunity to socialize with others who share similar experiences and to meet Board members of our affiliate. The food will be “potluck” – salads, cold cut, rolls, desserts and drinks. If you are unable to bring any food that’s okay, but a reservation is still required. Please let us know if you will be able to attend and what you will bring by registering online or contacting Kristine at Kristine@NAMIpaMainLine.org or 267-251-6240. We will provide the address upon registration.

Main Line NAMI on the Move: Stepping Out for Mental Health Awareness will be on Saturday, October 13 at St. Mary’s Episcopal Church in Ardmore.  Registration and a mental health resources fair will begin at 8:30 a.m., the program will begin at 9:30 a.m., and the walk will begin at 10 a.m.  Please click here for more information and to register.

Feature of the Week: How Can We Stay Well After Depression?

Depression often is recurrent. It is beneficial if therapists and patients plan ahead to reduce the risk of recurrence and prepare to get early treatment if recurrence does occur. Cognitive behavioral therapy to reduce negative thoughts, mindfulness meditation, and increased social support appear to reduce the risk of recurrence. Marian Sandmaier shares her experience with depression, therapy and how to stay well in an article in Psychotherapy Networker.  https://www.psychotherapynetworker.org/magazine/article/2297/in-the-shadow-of-depression 

Upcoming Events  

Join Mental Health Partnerships and Mural Arts Philadelphia this Saturday, July 21, as they paint mural panels that will installed in West Philadelphia. This free paint by numbers activity is good for kids and adults. Free refreshments will be provided. Drop in any time between 2 p.m and 5 p.m. at 3119 Spring Garden St, Philadelphia, PA 19104. Call 267-314-3721 or email jessica.lewis-turner@muralarts.org for further information.

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