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
Beginning February 25, 2015
Wednesday 6:00PM to 8:30PM
The classes will be held in the NAMI-Philadelphia Office
Located at 520 Delaware Avenue, 7th Floor

Please call for information or e-mail if you have any questions
Rose Carvalho, 267-687-4381, rcarvalho@nami-pa.org
Yolanda Smith, 267-687-4382, ysmith@nami-pa.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
 

FAMILY CONSULTATION: ONE-ON-ONE INFORMATION, SUPPORT, PROBLEM SOLVING & REFERRAL
CONTACT MARYCATHERINE LOWERY AT 267-507-3865 OR mlowery@mhasp.org

Free phone or face-to-face appointments at
1211 Chestnut Street in center city if you or your loved one lives in Philadelphia.

Phone or face-to-face appointments at
1211 Chestnut Street in center city are $50/hour if you or your loved one does not live
in Philadelphia.


Workshops& Support Groups

Getting Off the Emotional Roller Coaster:
10-Week Skill Building Workshop for Families & Friends of People with
Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD), Bipolar Disorder or Major Depression
with or without Co-Occurring Substance Abuse

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.
We will use interactive discussions, presentations with slides, guest speakers, demonstration role plays, practice exercises and homework assignments that combine “lived experience” and evidence-based tools. Classes will be co-facilitated by a team consisting of a therapist specializing in family caregivers, a peer specialist, and a family peer specialist.

WHEN? 10 consecutive weeks 7 – 9 PM in the spring of 2015
WHERE? Belmont Center in Phila., as well as Plymouth Meeting in Montgomery County and Wallingford in Delaware County
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
You can also visit www.mhasp.org/about-tec

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MORNING FAMILY & FRIENDS GROUPS

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

3rd Thursday:  January 15th  10 AM – Noon
Discussion Topic: How's Your Self-Care?
followed by a support group

3rd Thursday:  February 19th  10 AM – Noon
Discussion Topic: Understanding "Recovery"
followed by a 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 267-507-3865 or TECinfo@mhasp.org



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EDUCATIONAL SUPPORT GROUP FOR FAMILY MEMBERS OF PEOPLE WITH TRAITS OF BORDERLINE PERSONALITY DISORDER

4th Tuesday:  January 27th  7 - 9 PM
Discussion Topic:  How Much to Talk about BPD with Your Loved One
followed by a support group

4th Tuesday: February 24th  7 - 9 PM
Discussion Topic:  Overview of the Family Workshop, Getting Off the Emotional Roller Coaster
followed by a support group

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 267-507-3863 or TECinfo@mhasp.org


 

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

3rd Tuesdays of every month:
January 20th  7 - 9 PM
Discussion Topic:  The Power of Naming Your Emotions 
followed by a support group

February 17th  7 - 9 PM
Discussion Topic:  Coping with Ambiguous Loss 
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 267-507-3863 or TECinfo@mhasp.org


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"MONTHLY GRADUATE GROUP" FOR GRADUATES OF OUR 10-WEEK FAMILY WORKSHOP,
GETTING OFF THE EMOTIONAL ROLLER COASTER:

2nd Tuesdays of every month:
January 13th, February 10th and March 10th  7 - 9 PM
Opportunities to review and practice the skills taught in the family workshop

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 267-507-3865 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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