Sign up for our Summer Party!

The Bryn Mawr Family Member Support Group meets on Monday, August 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 Susie Vernick at 610-649-5206 for more information.

The Upper Darby NAMI Family Support Group was scheduled to meet this Thursday but the meeting has been cancelled.

We hope you will join us for our annual summer party on Sunday, August 27, 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 signing up at www.SignUpGenius.com/go/10C0B49A8AE29A2FA7-annual. If you have additional questions, please contact Kristine at Kristine@NAMIpaMainLine.org or 267-251-6240. We will provide the address upon registration.

NAMI PA, Main Line will be offering two sessions 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 at LANKENAU Medical Center in Wynnewood will begin in mid-September (date to be posted), and will meet once a week for 12 consecutive weeks from 7-9:30 p.m. on Tuesdays. For questions or to register, contact Judy Green at 610-668-7917 or F2FMainLine@aol.com.
  • Family-to-Family in Devon/Wayne will begin in mid-October (date to be posted), and will meet once a week for 12 weeks, 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.
 
Feature of the Week: Inpatient Hospitalization

Many people find the process of psychiatric inpatient hospitalization frustrating and confusing. Our webpage explains the process of admission to a psychiatric acute inpatient hospital and provides tips to help make a hospitalization a bridge to long term recovery. http://namipamainline.org/inpatient-hospitalization/

 
Upcoming Events
 
Join NAMI on August 10 at 5.00 p.m. for  their Ask the Doctor Webinar: The Opioid Epidemic
How have we gotten to the point where, in many parts of the country, fatal overdoses from narcotics are three times the rate of suicides? During our webinar we will explore this question and many more, as we take an in-depth look at America’s opioid epidemic with Dr. Suzanne Vogel-Scibilia. An expert in the field, Dr. Vogel-Scibilia will walk through the epidemic’s historical background; relevant, pressing policy matters; options for systemic change; as well as treatment options for substance abuse disorders, especially those with opioid use disorder. Registration space is limited and will fill quickly. To register:  https://communique.adobeconnect.com/namiaskthedocaug2017/event/registration.html
 

New Directions Support Group will hold its Fifth Annual Arts Fest on Sunday, August 13, 2017, from 1 to 4 pm in the Willow Grove Giant Supermarket. Artists of all types – visual arts, poets, singers, dancers – will perform. If you’re interested in performing, please email us at
Compass123@compass.net or call us at 215-659-2142. The Giant is at 315 York Road, Willow Grove 19090. Enter on right of store. Make quick right and take stairs or elevator to second floor. Classroom is at the end of the hall. Free. No need to RSVP. For more information, call 215-659-2366, ext. 6. www.newdirectionssupport.org

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