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

September 7, 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 Back-to-School Fundraiser

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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NAMI Introduces LGBTQ+ Support to Bucks County

September 4, 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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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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NAMI’s Statement Regarding President Trump’s Comments on Reinstitutionalizing People with Mental Illness

August 16, 2019

8/16/2019 Yesterday, President Trump revisited his statements about reopening mental “institutions” and perpetuated false stereotypes. Two weeks ago, the president also called people with mental illness “monsters.” In response, National Alliance on Mental Illness Acting CEO Angela Kimball released the following statement: “The president should be talking about better care and earlier access to intensive 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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NAMI Forum: The Addicted Brain

What came first: the addiction or the mental illness? Join us as we welcome David Fialko, Internationally Certified Prevention Specialist for The Council of Southeast Pennsylvania, to the NAMI Forum on Thursday, September 19, 2019 from 7:00PM – 8:30 PM at Abington Health Center – Warminster Campus. Learn more about the ways in which substance more »

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Veterinarians Are Killing Themselves: An Online Group Is There To Listen And Help

September 7, 2019

Dr. Carrie Jurney is on the board of an online organization that works to prevent suicides. It’s called Not One More Vet. This isn’t a mental health support group for veterans — it’s for veterinarians. Veterinarians are killing themselves in alarming numbers. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found male vets are 2.1 times more »

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“ArtHeals: Black & White” Group Art Show

August 22, 2019

#ArtHeals Group Art Show Friday, August 23rd 6-10pm Tattooed Mom (Event Area Upstairs) 530 South Street, Philadelphia, PA 19147 Presented and curated by Kyle Confehr, Tattooed Mom, and NAMI. “#ArtHeals” is an exhibition of local Philadelphia artists and artwork hosted in a stigma free environment. This show shines a light on mental health through open more »

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Enrollment is Open for Fall Classes

August 14, 2019

You can’t know what no one has told you. That’s why NAMI offers a variety of free educational programs and presentations for individuals, family members, schools, providers, and the community. 1 in 5 individuals in America live with the reality of having a mental health condition, but 5 in 5 Americans are affected by mental more »

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Bucks family’s struggle with Pa.’s mental health system

Air Date: July 22, 2019 WHYY https://whyy.org/episodes/bucks-familys-struggle-with-pa-s-mental-health-system/ Bucks County resident Kim Stringer has been struggling with mental illness for a decade and has refused treatment. Her parents have turned to involuntary commitment as a last resort, but Pennsylvania law has worked against them. WITF health reporter Brett Sholtis explains why a recent change in state more »

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Report: Anonymous tips from Pennsylvania students overwhelmingly concern mental health issues

August 5, 2019 By Emily Rolen Philly Voice https://www.phillyvoice.com/report-tips-pennsylvania-students-mental-health-issues/ The program is now mandated under a 2018 law which requires every school to have an anonymous reporting system for students who may be at risk of hurting themselves or others. Students and teachers are also being trained on how to recognize signs of individuals who more »

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NAMI Statement on Mass Shootings in Texas and Ohio

August 5, 2019

8/5/2019 NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, is deeply saddened by the tragic events that occurred over the weekend in Texas and Ohio. These mass shootings are far too common and impact every corner of our nation. Every time we experience a tragedy like this, people with mental illness are drawn into the conversation. The more »

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Register for NAMI Family-to-Family Beginning Fall 2019

August 1, 2019

NAMI Family-to-Family is a free, 12-session educational program for family, significant others and friends of people living with mental illness. It is a designated evidenced-based program. Research shows that the program significantly improves the coping and problem-solving abilities of the people closest to an individual living with a mental health condition. Family-to-Family is taught by more »

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Study Shows NAMI Homefront Helps Veteran Family Members

July 30, 2019

It’s no secret that the transition from war to civilian life is not easy for service members or their families. Add mental illness, and the already difficult experience can become a debilitating one. Unfortunately, this situation is very common. A 2014 study showed that nearly one out of four active duty service members showed signs of a more »

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