Registration Open for Family-to-Family
We encourage you to register for Family-to-Family, a program offered to the community without charge that provides education and support for family members of a person who has a serious mental illness. Family-to-Family at the Lankenau Medical Center in Wynnewood will begin on Tuesday, February 27, and will meet once a week for 12 consecutive weeks from 7-9:30 p.m. For questions or to register, contact Judy Green at 610-668-7917 or F2FMainLine@aol.com.
Feature of the Week: Testimonial from a Family-to-Family Graduate
In this program, we were thoroughly educated about the mental illnesses, their therapies, and strategies for self-care and that of our loved ones. This experience was enhanced by the variety of facilitators and professionals we were allowed to engage with as well as the other families, all caregivers of the mentally ill, who were in this program. This context made for significant emotional & social support and normalization which helped as much, if not more than the educational materials. Years later, we still periodically meet with this cohort of families which has become an ongoing support community for us.
As often as I have the occasion, I recommend this program.
Registration is now open for the annual NAMI Keystone Pennsylvania Mental Health & Wellness Conference, Champions of Mental Wellness: Fighting Stigma and Stereotypes in the System and Society. The two-day event features personal stories of recovery and resilience aimed to educate and inspire professionals, advocates, individuals in recovery, and family members. Register online or download a form. Sign up before Friday, Feb. 2, 2018 to take advantage of the early-bird rate. Download the Conference Brochure.