Summer Party is August 27

NAMI PA, Main Line News and Offerings

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: Cognitive Therapy for Schizophrenia Treatment

Cognitive therapy for psychosis involves training to identify automatic thoughts and examine them to see if they are supported by evidence. If a person can change his/her thoughts in response to a situation, this can change the emotional behavioral and psychological suggestions for family members to help a relative with psychosis that is consistent with a cognitive behavioral therapy approach.

 
Upcoming Events
 
Mental Health Partnerships is re-launching Voices of Recovery, a support and advocacy group. The support group will meet monthly and will be a place where people can share their experiences and recovery efforts with one another. We are currently looking for new group members who have lived experience of a mental health condition to join us. Our first meeting will be Monday, July 31 at 5.30 p.m at the Mental Health Partnerships office: 1211 Chestnut Street, 11th Floor Conference Room, Philadelphia. Food and drinks will be served and stipends will be provided for members who speak at public events. Please RSVP by calling Sterling Johnson at 267.507.3894 or by email sjohnson@mhphope.org.

Mental Health Partnerships is seeking Peer Advocacy Fellows. Fellows will attend six interactive and engaging sessions to learn about different facets of advocacy, and how to make incremental change in the mental health system. Lunch will be provided during each session, Fellows may also be eligible for stipends for public speaking and other leadership activities at events, following full completion of the program. For more information, and how to apply, please contact Jennifer Wolff at jwolff@mhphope.org or 267.507.3191.

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