Main Line NAMI Weekly Update

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The Bryn Mawr Family Member Support Group meets the Monday April 3rd at 7:00 p.m. in Bryn Mawr. If you have a family member or loved one with mental illness and are interested in this support group, please contact Susie Vernick at 610-649-5206 for more information.

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. We will begin with a brief business meeting. 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.

We are planning to revitalize our Advocacy Committee. If you are interested in participating, please email Ingrid at iwaldron@upenn.edu. Thank you.

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OutsideeventsUpcoming Events

On Tuesday April 4 from 12.20 p.m. to 1.20 p.m. Tuesday with Toomey supporters will rally for mental health care and the opiod crisis. Remind Senator Toomey of how our current health care system benefits those suffering from mental health or substance use disorders.  Insist that he stay on the right side of history by voting “NO” on any attempt to pull funding from Medicaid and other crucial health care programs for these vulnerable communities. Meet at Senator Toomey’s office at 200 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia and bring a letter describing the importance of mental health and substance use disorder coverage and programs in our health care system, how our current system has helped you or a loved one, or how a repeal would negatively affect you or a loved one.

A group of graduate students at Villanova School of Business are working alongside a non-profit mental/ behavioral health service provider in the western suburbs of Philadelphia. This organization serves the needs of children and adolescents throughout the Philadelphia/ Delaware/ NJ area.  We are requesting your assistance by way of a survey in evaluating the mental health resources available for children ages 3-18 as we aim to get an understanding of what people are looking for, what they have liked/what has worked, and what they have disliked/what has not worked through real life experiences thus far. We hope to use your anonymous feedback to identify key gap in care and see how this organization can better address those needs while also identifying programs that have worked and building them out as necessary.

Parent/Guardian/Family Member Survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/7XXFGFR
Guidance Counselor/ Psychiatrist/ Psychologist: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/7NV6HKS.
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