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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 https://www.mcall.com/news/pennsylvania/mc-nws-pa–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 https://www.inquirer.com/health/mental-health-law-involuntary-commitment-pennsylvania-west-philadelphia-quadruple-homicide-maurice-louis-20191120.html 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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NAMI Forum: Arrested. Now What?

December 11, 2019

Have you ever wondered what would happen if you or a loved one were arrested? How do you best handle this situation or avoid it entirely? Approximately 20 percent of inmates in jails and 15 percent of inmates in state prisons have a serious mental illness. Based on the total number of inmates, this means more »

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Mental Health by the Numbers

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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NAMI Bucks County Introduces Youth Support Groups

December 9, 2019

First Group Meets: Thursday, January 16, 2020 at 6pm Maintaining positive mental health is an important skill 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 through, but you’re not alone.   NAMI Youth Connection Support Group 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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Family Support Group Facilitator Training

November 25, 2019

The NAMI Family Support Group Program is a peer-led support group for family and friends of people experiencing mental health conditions, and gives participants an opportunity to learn from their common experience. All groups are confidential and participants may share as much or as little personal information as they want. NAMI Family Support Group uses a more »

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Cabaret Matinée Fundraiser for NAMI

November 24, 2019

Life is a Cabaret, ol’ Chum! Join us for a matinée showing of the hit musical Cabaret at the Bristol Riverside Theatre on Saturday, April 4, 2020 with proceeds from ticket sales and raffles benefiting NAMI Bucks County. Doors open at noon, and the performance begins at 2:00 PM. About the Show Willkommen to the more »

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Beneath the Vest: First Responder Mental Health Film Screening

November 23, 2019

Beneath the Vest is a series of short films by OC87 Recovery Diaries featuring 8 stirring stories of real first responders who have struggled with mental health challenges and came out on the other side. These brave men and women demonstrate that seeking help is a strength, not a weakness, and that hope and recovery more »

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Levittown Support Group will be held on November 27th

November 19, 2019

We want you to feel supported on Thanksgiving and throughout the holidays. Because our next NAMI Connection Support Group – Levittown, PA falls on Thanksgiving, we will hold our group the day before on Wednesday, November 27, 2019 from 2-3:30pm at the United Christian Church of Levittown.   For anyone who needs support throughout the more »

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NAMI Forum – Dear Recovery: You Saved My Life

Join us as we welcome Dr. Patrick McElwaine to the NAMI Forum on Thursday, November 21, 2019. Dr. McElwaine is an Assistant Professor at Holy Family University’s Graduate Counseling Psychology Department, and a survivor of addiction and trauma. His presentation, ‘Dear Recovery: You Saved My Life’ will leave you inspired. According to Dr. McElwaine, who more »

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Walk Fundraising Rally at MOD Pizza (4/26/20)

November 10, 2019

Commit to eat with us at MOD Pizza and support NAMI on Sunday, April 26, 2020 from 11am-10pm! When you purchase your meal mention NAMI Bucks County to receive 20% of your meal’s price donated back to NAMI Bucks County to benefit the NAMI Bucks County Stride for Mental Health Awareness! Click here to RSVP. more »

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Walk Fundraising Rally at On The Border (2/17/20)

November 9, 2019

Commit to eat with us at On The Border and support NAMI on Monday, February 17, 2020 from 11am-10pm! When you purchase your meal mention NAMI Bucks County to receive 20% of your meal’s price donated back to NAMI Bucks County to benefit the NAMI Bucks County Stride for Mental Health Awareness! Click here to more »

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Kevin Hines: Suicide the Ripple Effect Film Screening

October 29, 2019

– The Bucks County Suicide Prevention Task Force is hosting a local premiere screening of Suicide: The Ripple Effect, a film created to help reduce the number of suicides and suicide attempts around the world. – The event will be held from 5 to 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, November 6, in one or both of more »

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Join the Fight Against Stigma: Donate Today!

October 20, 2019

In keeping with NAMI’s belief that cost must never be a barrier to increased knowledge and improved quality of life, we charge no fees for support groups, education courses, school and community presentations, or access to our helpline. Furthermore, with rates of suicide increasing and more emphasis placed on mental health, our work is even more »

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Liberate: Film Screening & Panel Discussion on Suicide Awareness and Prevention

October 15, 2019

You’re invited to join us for the screening of a short film, Liberate, created by Temple University alum Gabriel Makoul Goodge to bring awareness to mental health and suicide prevention. The screening will be followed by a panel discussion including Bucks County mental health professionals and experts in their own lived experience. This is a more »

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NAMI Introduces LGBTQ+ Support to Bucks County

September 29, 2019

We are pleased to announce the launch of two new NAMI Connection Recovery Support Groups for our friends in the LGBTQIA community. NAMI LGBTQ+ Connection Support Groups will launch in Penndel, PA on October 1, 2019, and in Warminster, PA on November 4, 2019. NAMI LGBTQ+ Connection Support Group is designed for LGBTQ+ individuals living more »

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2020 Stride (5K Walk) for Mental Health Awareness

December 2, 2015

Saturday, May 16, 2020 in Warminster Community Park Register — Donate — Become a Sponsor – Our 6th Annual Stride for Mental Health Awareness is right around the corner! This years event will be held May 16, 2020 from 1pm – 4pm at Warminster Community Park (via the Special Events entrance on Bristol Road) in more »

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Peyton Heart Project: Infinite Reasons to Live Event

November 29, 2019

NAMI joins Peyton Heart Project Ambassador, AmandaGrace Krier to present an evening of crafting, kindness, and storytelling. We will share our stories of lived experience with mental health and surviving suicide while you tag Peyton Hearts to be left around our community to give hope to anyone who needs it. We will provide the supplies, more »

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