NAMI Homefront now Online

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 11, July 25, August 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.

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.  

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: NAMI Homefront is Online 

NAMI Homefront is a free, 6-session program for family, friends and significant others of military Service Members and Veterans. The class helps families understand what the Service Member/ Veteran is experiencing related to trauma, combat stress, civilian life transition, PTSD and other mental health conditions.

The program is designed to help family members understand and support their Service Member/Veteran while maintaining their own well-being. NAMI Homefront leaders have personal experience with mental health conditions impacting their Service Member/ Veteran. The class is free but you are expected to attend all six sessions. You must have access to a laptop, PC or tablet with a stable internet connection to participate. Audio will be telephone, a headset or headphones with mic are recommended.

There are two classes scheduled for participants in our area:

Wednesdays, from August 8th – September 12th, from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Tuesdays, from August 7th – September 11th, from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Pre-registration is required and space is limited. For more information about the program, please go to https://www.nami.org/Find-Support/NAMI-Programs/NAMI-Homefront. All participants are screened to ensure this program is appropriate for their needs. To register, please go to https://www.research.net/r/homefrontonline

Upcoming Events

 
How to Create Systems and Structures for Children and Teens with ADHD, ODD, and Anxiety will be offered on  Wednesday, July 11, at 1 p.m.  This is a live webinar; however, a replay link will be offered to all who sign up.  This free expert webinar will teach how to take the “coach approach” to help complex kids get things done with Elaine Taylor-Klaus, PCC, CPCC, and Diane Dempster. For more information and to register, go to https://bit.ly/2MwmsNW.

New Directions Support Group’s Annual Arts Fest will be on Saturday, July 14, from 1-4 p.m. atGiant Supermarket in Willow Grove, Community Room, 2nd floor. The annual arts festival is free and will feature members of the community displaying artwork, crafts and photography and performing poems and songs. Free refreshments will be provided. For more information, email compass123@comcast.net or call 215-659-2366.

NAMI Montgomery County’s WRAP Training for Individuals with Mental Health Challenges will be on Saturday and Sunday, July 14 and 15, from 9 a.m.-4:00 p.m. at NAMI Montgomery County’s office. WRAP (Wellness Recovery Action Plan) is a powerful tool in helping people manage their lives and take personal responsibility for their recovery. WRAP can help you live your best life by reducing stress, promoting self-awareness and crisis planning. For more information and to register, please call 215-361-7784 by July 7.

 

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