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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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New: Alternatives to Suicide Support Group

October 8, 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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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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NAMI Forum – Dear Recovery: You Saved My Life

September 22, 2019

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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#ArtHeals: World Mental Health Day

September 20, 2019

World Mental Health Day is observed each year on October 10th, with the overall objective of raising awareness of mental health issues around the world and mobilizing efforts in support of mental health. This year, NAMI Bucks County is partnering with NAMI Philadelphia to hold a special #ArtHeals: World Mental Health Day event with Kyle more »

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Hold On You Matter Walk

September 17, 2019

Walk Date: Sunday, April 28, 2019 Where: Bucks County Community College – Perkasie Campus One Hillendale Rd, Perkasie, PA 18944 Check In/Registration Time: 1:00 PM Walk Begins: 2:00 PM Rain or Shine Download Flyer | Register For more information, please contact: Name: Dawn Seader Phone: 267-904-7655 Email: holdonyoumatter@buckscounty.org

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Enrollment is Open for NAMI Homefront Online

September 11, 2019

– 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 Back-to-School Fundraiser

September 7, 2019

We need your help in funding and expanding NAMI Signature Education Programs in Bucks County. Please consider a donation to NAMI Bucks County, PA to help us fulfill our mission of building better lives for those in our community affected by mental illness and their families. For every $25 we raise, one student will receive more »

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Register for NAMI Peer-to-Peer beginning Fall 2019

August 26, 2019

– NAMI Peer-to-Peer is a free, 8-session educational program for adults with mental illness who are looking to better understand their condition and journey toward recovery. Taught by a trained team of people who’ve been there, the program includes presentations, discussion and interactive exercises. Everything is confidential, and NAMI never recommends a specific medical therapy more »

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NAMI Family and Friends

Enroll in the New NAMI Family & Friends Seminar

August 25, 2019

NAMI Family & Friends is a free 90-minute or four-hour seminar that informs people who have loved ones with a mental health condition how to best support them. It’s also an opportunity to meet other people in similar situations and gain community support. What You’ll Learn The seminar is led by trained people with lived more »

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2019 Volunteer & Member Appreciation Picnic

August 22, 2019

Team NAMI Bucks County, PA upholds our mission of building better lives for those affected by mental illness in Bucks County through the help of our dedicated volunteers and loyal members. We would like you to know just how much we appreciate you, so if you have volunteered for us or are a current member, more »

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Pennsylvania hospitals struggle under demand for mental health beds

October 19, 2019

Saturday, October 12, 2019 12:01 a.m. By Deb Erdley Trib Live https://triblive.com/local/westmoreland/pennsylvania-hospitals-struggle-under-demand-for-mental-health-beds/ More than 300 Pennsylvanians a day were hospitalized for mental illness in 2018, leaving mental health professionals in many instances struggling to find beds for them in a system plagued by limited resources. The numbers, detailed in a new report by the Pennsylvania Health Care more »

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Pennsylvania’s Suicide Prevention Task Force: Shattering stigma through sharing stories

Published 1:02 p.m. ET Oct. 4, 2019 York Daily Record https://www.ydr.com/story/opinion/2019/10/04/pas-suicide-prevention-task-force-shattering-stigma-through-stories/3865469002/ As a Special Advisor to the Secretary for the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services,  I have the honor of heading up the statewide Suicide Prevention Task Force, along with my dedicated colleagues at the Office of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services, State Representative more »

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Psychiatrist shortage causing suffering, risk of jail and suicide in central Pa.

September 18, 2019

Updated Sep 9, 2019; Posted Sep 9, 2019 By David Wenner Penn Live Patriot-News https://www.pennlive.com/news/2019/09/psychiatrist-shortage-causing-suffering-risk-of-jail-and-suicide-in-central-pa.html Depression is on the rise. So is suicide, particularly among young people and military veterans. And Pennsylvania recently concluded that addressing mental health needs is the best defense against school shootings. Yet, because of a shortage of psychiatrists, people commonly wait more »

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Here’s what you can do to help prevent suicide

Posted Sep 9, 2019 By PennLive Editorial Board PennLive Patriot-News https://www.pennlive.com/opinion/2019/09/heres-what-you-can-do-to-help-prevent-suicide-pennlive-editorial.html The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) has designated September 9-15 as a time to raise public awareness about the devastating toll of suicide and what individuals can do to help people in mental and emotional distress. The number of suicides in our state more »

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