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NAMI Main Line Events and News

NAMI PA, Main Line will be offering a session of Family-to-Family (F2F) this fall.  Family-to-Family is a course structured to help family members understand and support a relative diagnosed with a serious mental illness while maintaining their own well-being. Family-to-Family in Devon will begin on October 17, and will meet once a week for 12 weeks through January (with select holidays off), from 7-9:30 p.m. on Tuesdays.  If you have questions or to register for this course, please contact Sarah at 484-919-0069 or BrynMawrF2F@gmail.com.  Registered participants will receive a schedule and meeting dates the week before the course begins.

NAMI PA, Main Line will offer a workshop Crisis Prevention and Management for the Holidays (and year round) on Sunday, October 22, from 2-4 p.m. at Ardmore Presbyterian Church (also known as the First Presbyterian Church of Ardmore; 5 West Montgomery Avenue in Ardmore). Ellen Berman, MD and Amanda Falivene-Rocco, LPC, CPRP will give advice for coping with the stresses of the holidays and for preventing and managing crises. Participants will have the opportunity to work in small groups to develop plans, using WRAP (Wellness Recovery Action Plans), both for people with mental illness and for family members. Ellen Berman is a family psychiatrist and Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, Perelman School of Medicine (U Penn) and Amanda Falivene-Rocco is Director of an outpatient day program at a community mental health center in Philadelphia. For more information, please contact us at info@NAMIpaMainLine.org or 267-251-6240.
 
Feature of the Week: Housing Options for People with Mental illness
It is important to find safe, stable and affordable housing for a loved one with mental illness. Doing so can prevent hospitalizations and involvement in the criminal justice system. Housing options vary from completely independent living to 24/7 care. Learn more here: https://namipamainline.org/housing-options-for-people-living-with-mental-illness/

Upcoming Events

Registration is now open for NAMI Homefront online classes. NAMI Homefront is a free, six-session education program for family, friends and partners of Military Service Members and Veterans with mental health conditions. It focuses on the unique needs of military and veteran communities, such as post-deployment and post-discharge transitions. Classes are held on a weekly basis for 6 consecutive weeks and are taught live by trained NAMI Homefront leaders. To register, go to: https://www.research.net/r/HomefrontOnlineRegistration 

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