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Peyton Heart Project: Infinite Reasons to Live Event

November 10, 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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Walk Fundraising Rally at MOD Pizza (4/26/20)

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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Your Donation Crushes Stigma on GivingTuesday

November 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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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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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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Study: PA residents spent over 1 million days in hospital for mental disorder treatments

November 8, 2019

October 9, 2019 By Sierra Darville WJAC https://wjactv.com/news/local/study-pa-residents-spent-over-1-million-days-in-hospital-for-mental-disorder-treatments (WJAC) — A study released by the Pennsylvania Health Care Cost Containment Council revealed residents spent over 1 million days combined in the hospital for treatment of mental disorders in 2018. The study was released in conjunction with Mental Illness Awareness Week. According to the report, there were more »

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PA changed its standard for involuntary mental health treatment earlier this year. So why aren’t counties using it?

October 24, 2019 By Juliette Rihl PublicSource https://www.publicsource.org/pas-recently-changed-its-standard-for-involuntary-outpatient-treatment-so-why-arent-counties-using-it/ Involuntary mental health treatment is a highly controversial issue among practitioners, advocates and those who have sought and received treatment. Some argue that involuntary treatment is the only way to guarantee that certain people get the help they need. Others say it infringes on a person’s civil 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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