NAMI Montgomery County PA Updates

Annual Giving Appeal – Thank You for Making a Difference & Helping Us Reach Our Goal!

At NAMI Montgomery County PA, we strive to create a better tomorrow—a tomorrow where all people impacted by mental illness can experience hope, recovery and wellness in a world free of stigma.

Because of your generosity, that tomorrow will become a reality for so many impacted by mental illness in our community. Your help ensures that NO INDIVIDUAL OR FAMILY IS ALONE on their mental health journey.

The CHOC (Coordinated Homeless Outreach Center) will receive 10% of all donations.


Winter Support Schedule 

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NAMI Teen Chat is designed for any high school student in Montgomery County who is living with mental health challenges or those who need support handling their hard days.

This group provides a safe space to talk with other teens and share your experiences, while getting support, resources, and maybe make a new friend.
Groups are led by NAMI trained facilitators. They’re also free and confidential. Come to NAMI Teen Chat & know you aren’t alone!

Registration for all groups is required, CLICK HERE to register.


CALL FOR CANDIDATES & BYLAW AMENDMENTS
January begins the call for candidates to our Board of Directors, as well as for amendments to our by-laws. This year we have two open board positions, in addition to five incumbents finishing their terms and looking to run for re-election. If you would like to nominate yourself or another for a board position, our affiliate is always accepting nominations so that potential candidates can be interviewed and vetted. We are so thankful for your consideration.

Criteria for eligibility are:
1. Be a NAMI member in good standing of our affiliate.
2. Attend and participate in monthly board meetings and complete all committee assignments.
3. Act as an ambassador to our affiliate and promote the NAMI
mission.
Nominations may be submitted to office@namimontcopa.org or mailed to NAMI, 100 W. Main Street, Suite 204, Lansdale, PA
19446. Please contact our office with questions at 215-361-7784 or by the above email.

By-Laws can be found HERE


For COVID-19 updates and resources, click here.

In The News: NAMI Montgomery County PA

January 14, 2021
Jo Ciavaglia Buck County Courier Times Published 5:00am ET Jan. 12, 2021 There is a new pandemic spreading across the U.S., but this one isn’t fueled by microscopic infectious parasites.

It is the result of the emotional overload tied to a once-in-a-lifetime convergence of a worldwide health crisis on top of social, economic, racial and political unrest that has exhausted American psyches, mental health experts say.

“We have uncertainty to the max,” Temple University psychologist Frank Farley said.

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    The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) today released the following statement from CEO Daniel H. Gillison Jr., regarding the violent takeover of the U.S. Capitol building:

    “The images of mobs storming the seat of our nation’s government are deeply troubling, scary and may negatively impact the mental health of many Americans from all backgrounds. An attack on our democracy affects us all, no matter our political views. We call upon an end to the violence on Capitol Hill.

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    In an effort to streamline the flow of information between the Office of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services (OMHSAS) and Providers, Provider Associations and Consumer/Family/Advocate representatives, OMHSAS will hold monthly webinars throughout 2021.

    Starting in January 2021, the webinars for Providers, Provider Associations and Consumer/Family/Advocates will take place on the third Tuesday of each month from 3:00-4:00pm, beginning on Tuesday, 1/19/21.  A separate webinar will be held with Counties and County Affiliates and we ask stakeholders to join in only one monthly meeting,

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    12/22/2020

    Late yesterday, Congress passed major legislation (a bill combining the FY 2021 federal budget and COVID-relief provisions) that includes big wins for mental health — provisions that NAMI fought for that will benefit people with mental health conditions as well as nonprofits, like NAMI state and local organizations.

    This legislation is especially critical given the dramatic increases in people experiencing mental health conditions during this pandemic. “NAMI thanks Congress for passing the COVID-19 relief package and new federal budget,” said NAMI CEO Daniel H.

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    Decisions are being made RIGHT NOW in Congress on what will end up in the next COVID-19 relief bill. But the current proposal DOES NOT include additional funding for mental health.

    We need your voice to make sure this doesn’t happen.

    One in 3 people in the U.S. are reporting symptoms of anxiety and depression as a result of COVID-19 and the economic downturn. Sadly, 20% of these individuals said they need—but haven’t received—counseling or therapy.

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    We are thankful to NAMI National for their impactful words and important call to action encouraging us to demand reform and create a stronger, more prepared community to support mental health crisis. Our mission driven work to support, educate and advocate for change is vital as we join together to improve our systems. NAMI released the following a statement from Daniel H. Gillison, Jr, CEO: “Our hearts are with the family and loved ones of Walter Wallace, Jr. and all those who have suffered or died because of the lack of measured and humane responses to mental health crises. more » Read More
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