Main Line NAMI Weekly Update

NAMI PA, Main Line News and Offerings
 
NAMI PA, Main Line presents: Severe Mental Illness and Recovery – First-Person Accounts by Individuals who are in Recovery and Family Members.
This event will take place on Sunday, April 23, 2-4 p.m. at Ardmore Presbyterian Church, 5 West Montgomery Avenue in Ardmore. The speakers will describe their lived experience with mental illness and recovery and answer your questions. Panel members in recovery live with schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. Family members will present the perspective of a mother and a husband. For more information, please contact us at info@NAMIpaMainLine.org or 267-251-6240.

We will host our third annual local awareness-raising, fund-raising walk, Main Line NAMI on the Move – Stepping out for Mental Health Awareness 2017 on Saturday morning, May 20 rain or shine. We hope you will join us for this family-friendly outreach and fund-raising walk. Registration is scheduled for 9:30 a.m. at Bryn Mawr Community Center Park (9 S. Bryn Mawr Ave., Bryn Mawr, PA 19010), which is next to Ludington Library. The walk will be a 5K loop on Lancaster Avenue, beginning at 10:00 a.m., with a 1K option if you prefer. To register or to donate to the walk, go to http://namipamainline.dojiggy.com.

Feature of the Week: Coping with Family Conflicts

Conflict can happen when family members have different views or beliefs that clash. Sometimes conflict can occur when people misunderstand each other and jump to the wrong conclusion. Suggestions for coping can be found on our web page: https://namipamainline.org/coping-with-family-conflicts-some-suggestions/.
OutsideeventsUpcoming Events

Spectra Support Services LLC in cooperation with PA Family Network present a workshop for families and individuals: Planning a Life Course: integrating services & supports across the lifespan for your family and loved one with a disability. This workshop will introduce you to Charting the LifeCourse  which includes: assisting you and your loved one with creating a life vision, Concrete planning tools for identifying natural supports and paid services, exploring choices and options that are available, and utilizing a person-centered planning process for creating a trajectory that leads to a vision for the future. This workshop will be held this Sunday, March 12, from 4.00 p.m. to 6.00 p.m. at 475 Lawrence Rd, Broomall, PA 19008. Register here: http://bit.ly/2mDdhBw.

Do you have schizophrenia or care for someone who does? Help inform NAMI of better medications by sharing your experiences with increased or more intense symptoms of schizophrenia that may have led to hospitalization or community-based treatment-either as a person with schizophrenia or as a caregiver. Your responses will provide real-life insights that will help research into medications that may help symptoms of schizophrenia from getting worse. If you qualify and complete the anonymous research survey, you will receive a $50 Visa gift card. If you’re interested or have questions, email us at researchstudy@nami.org or call us at 888.780.4167. The deadline to see if you qualify for the research study is March 13th.

The Temple University Collaborative on Community Inclusion invites you to join us on campus for Summer Institute, July 24 and 25, to discuss the state-of-the-science research findings related to individuals with mental illnesses and community inclusion. Registration has officially opened and space does fill quickly! The Summer Institute will provide opportunities for participants to share their own research and their policy, program and practice innovations as part of panel discussions during the two-day Institute. Proposals must be submitted by March 31st.To register: https://noncredit.temple.edu/portal/events/reg/participantTypeSelection.do?method=load&entityId=12163833

The NAMI Child & Adolescent Mental Health Conference will be held Friday, 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. For more information, or to register: http://www.namiswpa.org/1st-annual-child-adolescent-mental-health-conference/

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