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Delaware Valley: Let’s Rally!

February 15, 2020

This year, we’re holding 4 Dine & Donate Fundraising Rallies, a Kickoff Luncheon at Maggio’s Restaurant, and a Bristol Riverside Theatre Fundraiser for the 2020 Stride for Mental Health Awareness! We’ve planned them to be easily accessible for our Lower, Central, and Upper Bucks County friends. Commit to eat with us at On The Border more »

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Register Now for Spring 2020 Classes

January 26, 2020

NAMI Peer-to-Peer and NAMI Family-to-Family are set to begin again this March in Bucks County. Learn more about mental health diagnoses, how the brain functions, self-care, lived experience, and more. Most importantly, you’ll learn that you’re not alone (1 in 5 Americans live with mental health conditions) and that recovery is possible. – About NAMI more »

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NAMI Provider Seminar

January 25, 2020

NAMI Provider is a 4-hour seminar for staff at facilities providing mental health treatment services. It introduces audiences to the unique perspectives of individuals affected by mental health conditions and to the importance of a culturally sensitive, collaborative approach to treatment. The curriculum consists of short lectures, group discussions and group exercises, and is typically more »

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Stride Kickoff Luncheon at Maggio’s

January 17, 2020

Who: Team Captains, Sponsors, Volunteers, Board Members and Staff What: 2020 Stride Kickoff Luncheon – Maggio’s Ballroom at Hampton Square Where: 400 2nd St Pike, Southampton, PA 18966 When: Sunday, March 1, 2020 from 1:00—3:00 P.M. Ready, set, Stride! Join us for food and fun at Maggio’s Ballroom at Hampton Square in Southampton, and help more »

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NAMI Forum: Arrested. Now What?

January 12, 2020

NAMI Bucks County, PA holds a forum on the third Thursday of the following months: September, November, February, April and June. Each forum will feature a speaker on various topics that are of interest to our members. These forums are free of charge, do not require registration, and are open to the general public as more »

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Gov. Wolf outlines effort to bolster mental health services in Pa.

January 9, 2020

Jan 2, 2020, 10:50 AM Mark Scolforo, Associated Press Pittsburgh Post-Gazette HARRISBURG — Pennsylvania’s governor announced a broad effort Thursday to improve mental health services and change public perceptions of mental illness. Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf rolled out an initiative that includes more resources and a public outreach campaign, saying the approach was inspired by more »

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Genetic test at Acme pharmacies guides choice of psychiatric medications

December 30, 2019 By Tom Avril The Philadelphia Inquirer A genetic test designed to help find the right medicine for patients with mental illness is now available at all 37 Acme pharmacies in Southeastern Pennsylvania. The test, which involves sending a cheek swab to the lab of test-maker Genomind in King of Prussia, is more »

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The NAMI Matters Winter 2020 Issue Is Here!

January 5, 2020

NAMI MATTERS, the NAMI Bucks County Newsletter The NAMI Bucks County Newsletter, NAMI Matters, is published 5 times a year and is mailed or e-mailed to our members. You can also read the latest newsletter or older newsletters below. To become a member of NAMI Bucks County, please click here. Current Issue – Winter 2020 more »

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Announcement: NAMI CAN Becomes NAMI Parent Support Group

January 4, 2020

The NAMI CAN (Child and Adolescent) Support Group that previously met once per month at Christ Home will now become the NAMI Parent Support Group and meet concurrently with the NAMI Youth Support Group at the NAMI office in Warrington. The NAMI Parent Support Group is a group that provides support, education, and resources for more »

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The NAMI Holiday Song!

December 23, 2019

You’d better not bully Watch how you speak You’d better not skip Therapy this week NAMI MAN/BOY is coming to town! We see you when you’re crying We know when your heart aches We know when you’ve been sad or blue So reach out for goodness sake! Oh, you better not think “I’ll do this more »

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Know The Warning Signs

December 22, 2019

Trying to tell the difference between what expected behaviors are and what might be the signs of a mental illness isn’t always easy. There’s no easy test that can let someone know if there is mental illness or if actions and thoughts might be typical behaviors of a person or the result of a physical more »

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NAMI Bucks County Featured in Newtown Lifestyle Magazine

December 19, 2019

As featured in Newtown Lifestyle’s December Good Times, NAMI was the recipient of the 100 Women Who Care – Bucks County donation. Pictured from left: Dana Guralnick Hurwitz, NAMI Board Member, Nick Emeigh, Outreach & Development Director, Debbie Moritz, Executive Director, Grace Deon, Board Member, and Lynne Kelleher of Lynne Kelleher and Associates and Chapter more »

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NAMI Bucks County Introduces Youth Support Groups

December 16, 2019

First Bristol Group: Wednesday, January 15, 2020 at 2:45pm First Warrington Group: Thursday, January 16, 2020 at 6pm – Download Flyer – Maintaining positive mental health is important in dealing with the challenges of life. As your brain develops, negative stress and pressure makes it hard to cope. Not everyone will understand what you’re going more »

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Walk Fundraising Rally at Panera Bread (3/15/20)

December 13, 2019

– Support the NAMI Bucks County Stride for Mental Health Awareness by eating at Panera Doylestown (Old Dublin Pike) on Sunday, March 15th from 4 – 8 PM! Panera will donate 20% of your meal price back to NAMI Bucks County when you mention NAMI or show our flyer. – Panera Bread Doylestown (Map) Sunday, more »

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Pennsylvania revokes license of prison psychologist after 20 inmates attempt suicide

Dec 05, 2019 2:44 PM By Samantha Melamed, Tribune News Service The Morning Call–20191205-dxhc5fwthfcvnp2sampryogd4e-story.html Nearly a decade after a 1½-year stretch during which three state inmates died by suicide and 17 others attempted it, the Pennsylvania Board of Psychology has revoked the license of the psychologist then in charge at the now-shuttered Cambria County more »

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Why it’s so hard to force people to get mental-health treatment in Pennsylvania

November 22, 2019 By Ellie Rushing The Philadelphia Inquirer Words such as antichrist, lucifer, and eternal torture cover Michael McDaniel’s hands, arms, and torso, a direct contrast to the 38-year-old’s kind eyes and soft smile. For McDaniel, who lives with paranoid schizophrenia, the collection of ink reminds him of how far he’s come since he nearly beat his more »

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Enrollment is Open for NAMI Homefront Online

– NAMI Homefront is a free, 6-session educational program for families, caregivers and friends of military service members and vets with mental health conditions. Based on the nationally recognized NAMI Family-to-Family program, NAMI Homefront is designed to address the unique needs of family, caregivers and friends of those who have served or are currently serving more »

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Mental Health by the Numbers

December 11, 2019

Millions of people in the U.S. are affected by mental illness each year. It’s important to measure how common mental illness is, so we can understand its physical, social and financial impact — and so we can show that no one is alone. These numbers are also powerful tools for raising public awareness, stigma-busting and more »

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New: Alternatives to Suicide Support Group

December 7, 2019

Historically, people have believed that it was too dangerous to offer peer-to-peer support groups focused on the topic of suicide without a clinician present. There are many myths and fears around this sort of group and around suicide in general. However, as a community we have found strength in coming together to talk about many more »

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Your Donation Crushes Stigma on GivingTuesday

December 3, 2019

On #GivingTuesday, give like mental health depends on it. Because it does. Your donation to NAMI Bucks County, PA funds much needed #MentalHealth support and education programs that help to build better lives for everyone affected by mental illness. Our advocacy has touched and changed thousands of lives in Bucks County. Mental illness can be more »

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New report calls for ‘comprehensive’ fight against Pa.’s other public health crisis: Suicide | Wednesday Morning Coffee

February 12, 2020

January 15, 2020 By John L. Micek Pennsylvania Capital A Wolf administration task force is calling for a “comprehensive approach to mental health treatment,” to prevent death by suicide and to reduce the stigma of mental illness, as it works to combat a public health threat that claims the lives of hundreds of Pennsylvanians every year. Those findings were more »

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Dr. Lawrence John: On mental health, physicians should lead by example

Tuesday, January 28, 2020 7:00 p.m. By Dr. Lawrence John TribLive Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf launched a campaign earlier this month aimed at expanding access to mental health services for all Pennsylvanians. As president of the Pennsylvania Medical Society, I applaud Wolf’s commitment to combating this growing issue. While strengthening insurance parity and network adequacy serve more »

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