Registration Open for Child and Adolescent Mental Health

Our Parent Peer Support Group meets on Wednesday nights from 6:45-8:15 p.m. for parents with a middle or high school child who is challenged with mental health symptoms.  Please note that this group will not meet on December 26.  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 will be 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.

Our Bryn Mawr Family Member Support Group will meet on Monday, January 7, 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 Diane at 610-247-4545 for more information.

Our NAMI Connection Recovery Support Group will resume meeting weekly on Tuesday, January 15, 2019. This is a free, peer support group for adults living with mental illness, run and led by NAMI-trained facilitators. You will gain insight from hearing the challenges and successes of others in a confidential setting. By sharing your experiences, you can gain hope and you can develop relationships with a group dedicated to productive discussion. The group encourages empathy and fosters a sense of community. To sign up and for more information, including the location and time of our meetings, please contact Hannah Cooper (215) 806-6178 or Danielle Sulpizio (484) 880-0660. 

Feature of the Week: Registration Open for Child and Adolescent Mental Health Conference

Early-Bird Registration is officially open for NAMI Keystone Pennsylvania’s annual Child and Adolescent Mental Health Conference, Critical Connections: Reaching Youth in Crisis on Friday, March 8, 2019, at the Pittsburgh Airport Marriott.  The event will equip attendees with the skills and strategies needed to improve outcomes for children and adolescents with mental health needs and provide a better understanding of best practices and the latest research in child and adolescent mental health.  This conference is designed for parents and caregivers, behavioral health professionals, health care providers, and educators. 

Click here to see an overview of the conference.  Click here for the conference website.

Please contact NAMI Keystone Pennsylvania if you have any questions at 1-888-264-7972 or info@namikeystonepa.org.

Upcoming Events 

Mental Health Partnerships will have their Adult Daughters, Sons and Siblings Educational Support Group (for adults who have/had a parent or sibling with a mental health disorder), beginning with a discussion about What are Healthy Boundaries? on Tuesday, January 15, from 7-9 p.m. at Belmont Behavioral Hospital. No fee. Registration is preferred, but not required. Contact tecinfo@mhphope.org or 267-507-3863.

Mental Health Partnerships will have their Morning Family & Friends Educational Support Group (for families and friends of adults with any mental health or substance use condition) beginning with a presentation on How Peer Support Promotes Recovery, followed by a support group on Thursday, January 17, from 7-9 p.m. at Belmont Behavioral Hospital. No fee. Registration is preferred, but not required. Contact tecinfo@mhphope.org or 267-507-3863.

Mental Health Partnerships will have their Educational Support Group for Families/Friends of People with Borderline Personality Disorder & Other Personality Disorders, beginning with presentation on Programs & Providers with Evidence-Based Treatments for Personality Disorders on Tuesday, January 22, from 7-9 p.m. at Belmont Behavioral Hospital, Room 39.  No fee. Registration is preferred, but not required. Contact tecinfo@mhphope.org or 267-507-3863. 

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