Main Line NAMI Weekly Update
- F2F at the LANKENAU Medical Center will begin this Wednesday, February 15 and will meet once a week for 12 consecutive weeks from 7-9:30 p.m. For questions or to register for F2F, contact Judy Green at 610-668-7917 or F2FMainLine@aol.com. Registration is required.
Feature of the Week: NAMI PA, Main Line Grant Program
NAMI PA, Main Line is pleased to offer small grants to families with a child or teen who could benefit from a structured program that provides the opportunity to practice social skills or supports other therapeutic goals for a child with a DSM diagnosis (such as ADD/ADHD, anxiety, autism spectrum disorder, depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder, pervasive developmental disorder, etc.). The purpose of these grants is to provide children and teens access to a program recommended by a physician or other professional with knowledge of the child’s diagnosis, including a social skills program, a recreational program that meets social skills needs, or a program that meets other therapeutic goals. For further information and eligibility requirements, visit our webpage: https://namipamainline.org/support/services-for-children-and-teens/grant/
Join MHA and NAMI in a SAMHSA-sponsored webinar “Challenges and Solutions for Mental Health Caregivers” as they discuss the challenges faced by caregivers including structural issues that limit recovery from the caregiver perspective. Based on two reports with responses from over 2,000 caregivers, presenters will present compelling data, stories and solutions for families and leaders to empower caregivers and adults living with mental health conditions. The webinar will be held Tuesday February 14 from 2.00 p.m to 3.30 p.m. Register here: http://bit.ly/2jvUveU
A Mental Health First Aid course will be held on February 16 from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Annenberg Center for Medical Education, 100 East Lancaster Avenue, Wynnewood. Mental Health First Aid teaches a 5-step action plan to offer initial help to people with the signs and symptoms of a mental illness or in a crisis, and connect them with the appropriate professional, peer, social, or self-help care. Anyone can take the 8-hour Mental Health First Aid course – first responders, students, teachers, leaders of faith communities, human resources professionals, and caring citizens. Registration is free through Event Brite at http://tinyurl.com/jbrmwvp.
NAMI Southwestern Pennsylvania proudly presents its first-ever, Child and Adolescent Mental Health Conference on March 31 at the Pittsburgh Airport Marriott.The conference plans to offer professionals and families diverse and innovative learning opportunities pertaining to current issues affecting children and youth with behavioral health conditions. In addition to the keynote presenters, this conference will offer 12 different workshops for participants to attend. Continuing education credits will be available. Contact NAMI Southwestern PA at 412-366-3788 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for information and registration details. http://bit.ly/2lg2Tf6