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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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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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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