Join Us Next Week For Our Summer Party

Main Line NAMI Events and News

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.

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.

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 Brain Tissue Donation is Important for Researchers

Progress has been made with many medical illnesses because of tissue donation. Why can’t we do the same for brain disorders? Did you know that being an organ donor does not include brain tissue? If you would like to donate your brain, you must fill out a specific form. Brain tissue is also hard to get as it can only be donated post mortem. Researchers need tissue from persons living with serious mental illness as well as other brain disorders, brains from their relatives and brains of people with no brain disorder diagnoses. Jim Hayes, President of NAMI SC and NAMI National Board Member discusses this and more on the Pete Earley blog. https://bit.ly/2uPWG0O

Upcoming Events  

Prevent Suicide PA, Access Services and Montgomery County Suicide Prevention Taskforce have teamed up to present Suicide the Ripple Effect. The film chronicles the life of Kevin Hines who at age 19 attempted to take his life by jumping from the Golden Gate Bridge. Since then Kevin has been on a mission to use his story to help others stay alive and find recovery. The film will be shown at the King of Prussia IMAX and RPX Theater this Wednesday, August 1 at 7.30 p.m. 300 Goddard Blvd, King of Prussia, PA 19406. Reserve tickets here: https://gathr.us/screening/23761

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