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NAMI Support Moves Online in Bucks County, PA

March 25, 2020

Download Online Group Schedule—Get Resources Concern over a new type of coronavirus, abbreviated COVID-19, can make everyone anxious, especially individuals with mental health conditions and their loved ones. While we don’t know where and to what extent the disease may spread here in the United States, we do know that it is contagious, that the more »

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Online Support Group Schedule for 3/24/2020

March 24, 2020

Here’s the schedule of Online #mentalhealth Support Groups for Tuesday, 3/24/2020. All are welcome! Join us at https://zoom.us/j/9122024943 and share with anyone who needs it! • 3:00 PM – Mental Wellness & Recovery Support Group Join Group > • 7:00 PM – LGBTQ+ Support Group Join Group > • 10:00 PM – Night Owl Open more »

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NAMI & Chill (A Netflix Party!)

March 21, 2020

What are you doing on Saturday night? Wanna NAMI and Chill? Let’s watch a movie together using Netflix Party, an extension on Google Chrome! Every Saturday night in March at 9:00 PM, we will gather together to keep our connection stronger than the Coronavirus. Here’s how it works: Step 1: Make sure your subscription to more »

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information and Updates

March 12, 2020

NAMI Program Updates (Call us at 1-866-399-NAMI (6264) to confirm before you attend.) Updated: 3/20/2020 at 10:30 PM NAMI Family-to-Family and NAMI Peer-to-Peer have been postponed until further notice. All NAMI Support Groups will be held as online/phone-in groups. See Details Our “Bread for Brains” Fundraiser at Panera Doylestown is postponed until further notice. Our more »

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NAMI Forum: LGBTQ+ Basics

March 9, 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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Job Posting: CSP Coordinator

March 5, 2020

Job Description | Job Application Full Time, Hourly Non-Exempt Night and Weekend Hours as Needed Reports To: The CSP Coordinator will report to the Executive Director Job Overview: Working closely with the Director of Outreach and Development, this position is responsible for eliciting input from the community-at-large that supports system transformation initiatives affecting local mental more »

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NAMI Forum: Arrested. Now What?

February 19, 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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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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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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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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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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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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Film Screening: A Beautiful Day Tomorrow

March 26, 2020

Join suicide awareness and mental health advocate Gabriel Nathan on an inspiring road-trip as he collects stories of suicide loss and attempt survivors in his 1963 Volkswagen Beetle (a Herbie the Love Bug replica). This charming documentary is a hopeful road movie that will educate, inspire, and continue the conversation about suicide in America. Wednesday, more »

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Online Support Groups for 3/20/2020

March 20, 2020

Here’s the schedule of online groups for 3/20/2020. All groups are absolutely free, confidential, and open to anyone. Choose the groups that best suit your needs, click the Zoom link, and your phone/computer will guide you through steps to join any group. The link and ID are the same for all groups, so share with more »

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Online Support Groups for 3/19/2020

March 19, 2020

Here’s the schedule of online groups for 3/19/2020. All groups are absolutely free, confidential, and open to anyone. Choose the groups that best suit your needs, click the Zoom link, and your phone/computer will guide you through steps to join any group. The link and ID are the same for all groups, so share with more »

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Online Support Groups for 3/18/2020

March 18, 2020

Here’s the schedule of online groups today! All groups are absolutely free, confidential, and open to anyone. Choose the groups that best suit your needs, click the Zoom link, and your phone/computer will guide you through steps to join any group. The link and ID are the same for all groups, so share with your more »

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Online Support Groups for 3/17/2020

March 17, 2020

We have 2 Online Support Groups and 1 Phone Support Group scheduled for today, and they’re open to anyone who’d like to attend. (They’re also free!) • 2:30 PM – NAMI Phone Support Group for All Dial-in Number: 1-888-858-6021 Conference Code: 8057964030 • 6:30 PM – NAMI Online Support Group for All Join Zoom Meeting: more »

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This Mental Health Law Passed With Broad Support. Why Aren’t PA Counties Using It?

March 8, 2020

February 3, 2020 By Brett Sholtis WSKG https://wskg.org/news/this-mental-health-law-passed-with-broad-support-why-arent-pa-counties-using-it/ TRANSFORMING HEALTH — When Act 106 was passed into law in October 2018, lawmakers said it would help people with some of the most severe mental illnesses by allowing judges to set up “assisted outpatient treatment” plans. The bill passed with no votes against it. Republicans and more »

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Pennsylvania prison suicides are at an all-time high. Families blame ‘reprehensible’ mental-health care.

Updated: February 20, 2020 By Samantha Melamed The Philadelphia Inquirer https://www.inquirer.com/news/graterford-prison-suicide-pennsylvania-lawsuits-correct-care-solutions-mhm-20200220.html Roland Alston was despondent. The Graterford Prison lifer, who had been diagnosed with depression and paranoid personality disorder, had thrown out all his photos and legal materials. According to a legal filing, he told mental-health staff in March 2018 that he wanted “to give more »

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Hold On You Matter Walk

February 25, 2020

Walk To Make A Difference! Please join us Sunday, April 26th to raise suicide awareness and support our prevention efforts. Walk with your friends, family and community to help end suicide in Bucks County. Bucks County Technical High School 610 Wistar Rd, Fairless Hills, PA Registration: 9AM Walk Begins: 10AM RAIN OR SHINE RegisterFlyer – 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 https://www.penncapital-star.com/commentary/new-report-calls-for-comprehensive-fight-against-pa-s-other-public-health-crisis-suicide-wednesday-morning-coffee/ 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 https://triblive.com/opinion/dr-lawrence-john-on-mental-health-physicians-should-lead-by-example/ 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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