Learning to Deal with Guilt, Grief and Anger workshop on Sunday

Main Line NAMI Workshop, “Learning to Deal with Guilt, Grief and Anger, will be this Sunday, April 15, from  2-4 p.m. at Ardmore Presbyterian Church (5 West Montgomery Avenue in Ardmore, PA). Workshop topics will include recognizing family grief when a loved one becomes mentally ill; learning to accept and move through guilt, grief and anger; and learning to accept your loved one with all the changes that mental illness may bring. This workshop will include presentations by facilitators, Bruce Fay and Sarah Freudberg, discussion, and a group exercise to help participants deal with their guilt, grief and/or anger. Bruce Fay and Sarah Freudberg are facilitators of NAMI’s Family-to-Family Education Program and each has a loved one with mental illness. We will have a brief membership meeting to vote on board members for 2018-2021 term before the workshop begins.

Our Havertown NAMI Family Support Group, a free, confidential and safe group of families helping other families who live with mental health challenges, will meet on Tuesday, April 17, 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 nora@huntjohnson.org.

Chichester High School Tri-M Music Honor Society’s Benefit Concert for NAMI PA, Main Line will be on Friday, April 27 at 7 p.m. at Chichester High School.  Join Tri-M to help raise awareness about mental illness and support all those who suffer from it.  Admission is any donation of your choosing, and merchandise and refreshments will be available for purchase. Enjoy live entertainment from Chichester High School’s Music Department and multiple partnering schools.  We are grateful that the Chichester High School Tri-M Music Honor Society has chosen to support our affiliate!

Just Talk About It featuring NAMI PA, Main Line and Minding Your Mind will take place on Sunday, May 6, from 6-8:30 p.m. at Wayne Presbyterian Church (125 E. Lancaster Ave. in Wayne, PA).  Participants will be encouraged to “Just Talk About It” as NAMI and Minding Your Mind help them to recognize the warning signs of stress, anxiety, depression and crisis. Designed for students in 6th grade and older and the adults who support them – we’ll learn to look beyond any stigma of mental health and notice warning signs in ourselves and our peers.   Updated information will be available at https://namipamainline.org/events/ in the upcoming months.

Feature of the Week: Main Line NAMI Nominees for 2018-21 Board Term 

We will have a very brief business meeting preceding our workship this Sunday to vote on five candidates for new terms on our Board of Directors.  Please go to https://namipamainline.org/home/boardmembers/ to read brief biographies of each candidate.

Upcoming Events

Mental Health Partnership’s Adult Daughters, Sons and Siblings Educational Support Group (for adults who have/had a parent or sibling with a mental health disorder) will begin with a discussion about Using Self-Affirmations and Self-Talk, followed by a support group on Tuesday, April 17, from 7-9 p.m. at Belmont Behavioral Hospital. Registration is preferred, but not required. Contact tecinfo@mhphope.org or 267-507-3863 for more info.

Mental Health Partnership’s Morning Family & Friends Educational Support Group (for families and friends of adults with any mental health or substance use condition) will begin with a discussion about Getting from Coping to Living Again, followed by a support group on Thursday, April 19, from 10 a.m.-noon at 1211 Chestnut Street, 11th Floor, center city. Registration is preferred, but not required. Contact tecinfo@mhasp.org or 267-507-3865 for more info.
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