NAMI PA Main Line

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NAMI PA Main Line Contact Information

Ingrid Waldron, President
Email – iwaldron@sas.upenn.edu

Kristine Songster, Affiliate Coordinator
Phone – (267) 251-6240
Email – kristine@namipamainline.org

Email – nami.pa.main.line@gmail.com
Website – http://namipamainline.org/

NAMI PA Main Line Support

Family Support (Bryn Mawr)
1st Mondays at 7pm

Family Support Group (Havertown)
3rd Tuesdays from 7 – 8:30pm at the Presbyterian Church of Llanerch, 211 Lansdowne Road (Map)

Parent Peer Support Group (Wayne)
Wednesdays from 6:45 – 8:15pm at Wayne Presbyterian Church, Room 207, 125 E. Lancaster Avenue (Map)

NAMI Connection Recover Support Group (Bryn Mawr)
Meets Tuesdays
Contact Hannah Cooper at (215) 806-6178 or Danielle Sulpizio at (484) 880-0660 for time and location.

For more information, contact nami.pa.main.line@gmail.com or call (267) 251-6240.

NAMI Programs: Family-to-Family, Family Member Support Groups, Connection Support Group, In Our Own Voice, Basics

Montgomery County Crisis Line: 1 (855) 634-HOPE (4673)

Delaware County Crisis Line: 1 (855) 889-7827

NAMI PA Main Line Upcoming Events

How to Help a Loved One When Sadness Turns to Depression, presented by Dr. Judith Katz
Monday, January 28 | 7:00-8:00 pm
Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 132 E. Valley Forge Road, King of Prussia, PA  19406

Dr. Judith Katz is a psychiatrist practicing in a community mental health center in Philadelphia.  She treats depression, anxiety, and bipolar disorder and has expertise in the treatment of personality disorders and psychosis.  She is also a postdoctoral fellow at the Center for Mental Health Policy and Services Research at the University of Pennsylvania.  She has a particular interest in supporting families as they support loved ones who are experiencing mental illness.

Main Line NAMI Buisness Meeting and Ask the Experts
Sunday, February 10 (Snow Date February 24) | 2:00-4:00 pm
Ardmore Presbyterian Church, 5 W Montgomery Avenue, Ardmore, PA  19003

Our affiliate will need the help of our members to make legal changes that are required to bring our Articles of Incorporation in compliance with state law.  The meeting portion will take no more than 30 minutes.  In January we will send each member a message about the issues to be decided and how you can participate in person, by phone, or by proxy.  We will be most grateful for your much-needed participation.  Our “Ask the Experts” panel will include psychiatrists, Dr. Larry Real and Dr. Ellen Berman, Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania and lawyer and advocate, Michael Harper E.  For more information, please contact info@namipamainline.org or (267) 251-6240.

Interactive Workshop — Learning to Communicate with Your Mentally Ill Loved One, facilitated by Sarah Freudberg and Ingrid Waldron
Sunday, April 28 | 2:00-4:00 pm
Ardmore Presbyterian Church, 5 W Montgomery Avenue, Ardmore, PA  19003

This workshop will help you improve your inability to communicate effectively with a loved one who may be deeply depressed, highly ancious, psychotic, and/or dealing with other symptoms of mental illness.  The workshop will include opportunities to work in small groups of workshop participants to practice skills that can contribute to better communication, as well as opportunities to share your experiences, including your difficulties and successes.  The workshop will be co-facilitated by Sarah Freudberg (Family-to-Family facilitator) and Ingrid Waldron (affiliate President). For more information, please contact us at info@namipamainline.org or (267) 251-6240

Family-to-Family Education Course
TBD Early Spring | Once Weekly for 12 Weeks
Lankenau Medical Center in Wynnewood

Family-to-Family (F2F) 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.  The course is taught by trained volunteer family members who know what it’s like to have a loved one with a serious mental illness.  F2F is offered as a community service without charge.
Registration is required.  More information available here.
For questions or to register, please contact Judy Green a (610) 668-7917, or f2fmainline@aol.com.

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