National Alliance on Mental Illness Philadelphia

Workshops & Consultations


NAMI Family to Family Education Courses

The NAMI Family-to-Family Education Program is a free 12-week course for families and caregivers of individuals with mental illness.  Trained family members teach the course.  All instruction and course materials are free to class participants.  The course will cover information about schizophrenia, the mood disorders (bipolar disorder and major depression), panic disorder and obsessive compulsive disorder: coping skills such as handling crisis and relapse; basic information about medications; listening and communication techniques; problem-solving skills; recovery and rehabilitation; and self-care around worry and stress.
REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED
Course Is Free - Space Is Limited - For Family Members and Caregivers Only


Philadelphia

Family to Family Education Class
This workshop is open to family members and caregivers only, starting  September 8, 2014 for 12  weeks

Mondays 6:00 - 8:30 p.m.

The classes will be held at NAMI Philadelphia Office
520 North Delaware Ave, 7th floor


For more information and to register, please contact:

Rose Carvalho, 267-687-4381, rcarvalho@nami-pa.org
Yolanda Smith, 267-687-4382, ysmith@namippa.org

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Programa Educacional De Familia A Familia
Ofrece:De Familia a Familia (Family-to-Family)

Un programa Educacional para Familiares y Amigos de Personas que viven con un diagnóstico de Salud Mental.  De Familia a Familia (F2F) es una serie de 12 clases semanales, estructuradas para ayudar a entender y apoyar a aquellos seres queridos que viven con un diagnostico de una enfermedad mental y las posibilidades de una Recuperación.  De Familia a Familia – es un curso gratuito, cuyo unico requisito es tener un familiar o ser querido/relacionado  adulto con un diagnostico de enfermedad mental severa.
“De Familia a Familia”– es un curso gratuito, cuyo unico requisito es tener un familiar o ser querido/relacionado  adulto con un diagnostico de enfermedad mental severa.

      *For more information please call (610)291-2549.  Ask for Ramon Castro.



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Philadelphia Warmline

The Warm Line is for Persons in Recovery who are experiencing anxiety, depression, loss, stress, loneliness, relationship difficulties, and other life changes.  The Warm Line staff offers a friendly, caring, sincere and non-judgmental “listening ear” to callers.  Warm Line staff assists people in recovery with
their goals of recovery through linking callers to resources, teaching callers coping skills, empowering callers to regain control over their lives, providing an alternative to crisis services, reducing unnecessary and unwanted hospitalizations and instilling hope.

The Warm Line is operated by trained Certified Peer Specialists
Hours of Operation
Friday through Tuesday – 4 pm to 7 pm
Warm Line Numbers
Toll Free: 1-855-507-9276 (WARM)
267-507-3945


Sponsored by: The Mental Health Association of
Southeastern Pennsylvania
In Partnership
With
The Philadelphia Department of Behavioral Health and
Intellectual disAbility Services



DBSA Groups – Depression & Bipolar Support Alliance

DBSA Northeast Philadelphia (formerly Friends for Friends)

Meets at PATH, 8220 Castor Ave., Philly 19152

Every Weds from 5:45 to 7:45 PM.

Email Caryn Kuhner at caryn.kuhner@gmail.com or call her at 267-343-7558.

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DBSA HUP (Hospital of the U of PA) Support Group

“University City,” Philadelphia

Every 2nd & 4th Wednesday, from 7 – 9 PM

Contact Denis and Fran Hazam <FHazam@mhasp.org>

215-545-0407


Borderline Personality Disorder Group

Meets twice a month at Belmont Center in Philadelphia.
For more info contact Talya (ta-LEE-uh) Lewis at bpdsupport@comcast.net or (267) 357-5565


Pink & Blues Philadelphia

A FREE peer-run recovery & wellness support group for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender adults living with mental health conditions. Meets every Wednesday 7-9pm at The Church of St. Luke and The Epiphany Blue Room, 330 S. 13th St., Philadelphia, PA 19107 Contact Mark A. Davis at 215-627-0424 or madpride@ymail.com



Healing Ajax - Support Group for Families and Friends of Veterans

Weekly meetings at RDH's Pine Street Facility - 4821 Pine St., Philadelphia
Thursdays at 7:00 pm
For more information contact Jim McPhail at 215-951-0300 or email at jimmcp@rhd.org


Veterans Administration

1. Coaching Into Care            
For families and others who want to help reluctant Veterans access their health care benefits, particularly for mental health issues.                              http://www.mirecc.va.gov/coaching/                                         1-888-823-7458
 
2. Veterans Crisis Line
For Family members or Veterans with Immediate crises.          1-800-273-8255,
                                                                                      Press 1 for Veterans 

3. Mental Health Clinic                            
215-823-4300                                                                      
                                             

TEC - Training & Education Center
Mental Health Association of Southeastern PA
 
ONE-ON-ONE FAMILY SUPPORT AND INFORMATION
Workshops and groups can be very helpful, but sometimes what you really need is to talk with a compassionate, knowledgeable person who can address your family’s questions and concerns about your unique situation. TEC offers this free information & referral service by phone or face-to-face appointments.

FOR MORE INFORMATION OR TO REGISTER
call TEC at  267-507-3865 or mlowery@mhasp.org

**Family consultation will continue to be free if a family member or their loved one lives in Philadelphia, but  if a family member or their loved one do NOT live in Philadelphia, there will be a $50/hour fee for consultation, payable by check or cash at the appointment.  Meetings are held at 1211 Chestnut Street, 11th Floor in center city Philadelphia.


Workshops& Support Groups

10-WEEK FAMILY SKILL BUILDING WORKSHOP for Family and Friends of persons with Bipolar Disorder, Major Depression or Borderline Personality Disorder: 
GETTING OFF THE EMOTIONAL ROLLER COASTER

When someone we love has a disorder that affects their mood and ability to control their emotions and impulses, life can feel like an “emotional roller coaster” with ups, downs, twists and turns that can be overwhelming, draining and sometimes scary. This workshop will help you respond, not just react, so you can get yourself and your life back under better control. You will learn key information about these 3 disorders, as well the key skills of SELF-CARE, EMOTION REGULATION, VALIDATION, LIMIT SETTING & CRISIS MANAGEMENT.

WHEN? 10 consecutive weeks 7 – 9 PM
10/1 -12/10/14
WHERE? Belmont Center in Phila.
FEE? The Philadelphia workshop is free IF you or your loved one live in Philadelphia. Otherwise fees apply.

 FOR MORE INFORMATION OR TO REGISTER NOW (space is limited), call TEC at 215-751-1800 x3865 or write to TECinfo@mhasp.org

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MORNING FAMILY & FRIENDS GROUPS

Mental Health Association of SEPA, 1211 Chestnut Street (11th Floor Conference Room), Philadelphia

August 21st 10 AM – Noon
Presentation by Loretta Graham, caregiver & author of The ABZ’s of Sanity, will discuss Compassion Fatigue & How to Prevent It,  followed by a support group

September 18th 10 AM – Noon
Mindfulness as a Wellness Tool, followed by a support group

10/16/14   10 AM – Noon
Bruce Sham, CLF from First Financial Group, will be back to discuss Financial Strategies for Family Members with Disabilities + Support Group

11/20/14     10 AM – Noon
Presentation on Using Emotional Validation to Improve Relationships + Support Group

1211 Chestnut Street (11th Floor Conference Room)
Philadelphia, PA 19107

Registration preferred but not required
Free for everyone
To register or for more information, contact 215-751-1800 x3865 or TECinfo@mhasp.org

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EDUCATIONAL SUPPORT GROUP FOR FAMILY MEMBERS OF PEOPLE WITH TRAITS OF BORDERLINE PERSONALITY DISORDER & GRADUATES OF THE “GETTING OFF THE EMOTIONAL ROLLER COASTER” FAMILY WORKSHOP

4th Tuesday in August:  August 26th  7 – 9 PM
Presentation, Steps to Repairing a Relationship, followed by a support  group

 4th Tuesday in September:  September 23rd  7 – 9 PM
Presentation:  The Dilemmas of Recovery from BPD,followed by a support group

Future dates: 9/23, 10/28, 11/25

Belmont Center, 4200 Monument Road (Room 139), Philadelphia PA 19131

Free only if you or your loved one live in Philadelphia.  Otherwise, fees apply.
Registration preferred, but not required
To register or for more information, contact 215-751-1800 x3865 or TECinfo@mhasp.org
 

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SUPPORT GROUP FOR ADULT DAUGHTERS, SONS AND SIBLINGS OF PEOPLE WITH MENTAL HEALTH DISORDERS:

3rd Tuesday every other month - 9/16 and 11/18/14

3rd Tuesday:  September 16th  7 - 9 PM
Discussion on Handling Job & Money Difficulties,  followed by a support group

            Belmont Center, 4200 Monument Road (Room 139), Philadelphia PA 19131

Free for everyone
Registration preferred but not required
To register or for more information, contact 215-751-1800 x3865 or TECinfo@mhasp.org

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Interactive Web Site for Youth Growing Up with Mental Illness in the Family
www.mhasp.org/coping

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PARENTS INVOLVED NETWORK

Parents Involved Network (PIN)
267-507-3860

Parents Involved Network (PIN) is a peer-to-peer run program that assists parents/caregivers of children and adolescents with behavioral health challenges.  PIN provides information, support, referrals and advocacy; assists parents/caregivers to acquire services from all state, local, or private child-serving systems.



Pro-Act

 
PRO-ACT is a grassroots recovery support initiative in Southeastern Pennsylvania (Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery and Philadelphia counties) working toreduce the stigma of addiction, ensure the availability of adequate treatment andrecoverysupport services, and to influence public opinion and policy regarding the value of recovery.
Philadelphia: 215-923-2202

Family Education Program
FREE monthly education program for families dealing with a loved one's alcohol or other drug problem.  The program offers information, help and healing to family and friends who are concerned about a person's drinking or drug use.
Program Outcomes: * understanding addiction
    * the impact on the family
    * developing a support network

Philadelphia

First 3 Thursdays of each month, 6:30-8:30 PM
Location: Philadelphia PRO-ACT Office
444 N. 3rd St., Philadelphia, PA 19123


For information and to register - Call 1-800-221-6333 Monday-Friday
9 AM to 5 PM or visit us online at www.proact.org



















































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