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WRAP Comes to NAMI of PA Montgomery County

NAMI of PA Montgomery County will be hosting WRAP (Wellness Recovery Action Plan) training sessions. WRAP was developed by Mary Ellen Copeland and is a powerful tool in helping people manage their lives and take personal responsibility for their recovery. WRAP can help you live your best life by reducing stress, promoting self-awareness and crisis planning.

Join us for a weekend of fun learning and self discovery!

For Family and Friends of those with Mental Health Challenges:
Dates: Saturday, September 15, 2018 and Sunday, September 16, 2018
Time: 9am – 4pm (with breaks including for lunch)
Location: NAMI Office: 100 W Main St., Suite 204, Lansdale, PA 19446
Training sessions are free and open to the public. However, due to limited space, please register by calling the NAMI office at 215-361-7784 by September 8th.

Champions of Science: The Art of Ending Stigma

A global project aimed at enhancing the conversation about eliminating stigma while calling out the importance of scientific insights about mental illness. Through public engagement, the program will encourage people to demonstrate how art, in its many forms, can help transcend mental illness and lead to a better understanding of them.

Janssen’s hope is to empower individuals to become champions of science by offering education about the biological basis of mental illness, with the goal of increasing acceptance, fostering compassion, and combating discrimination once and for all.

This project reflects Janssen’s and Johnson & Johnson Innovation’s goal to continue to help people and communities all over the world end stigma and discrimination related to medical conditions where stigma prevents people from seeking the attention, support, and care required to manage their condition.

Share an original artistic expression about mental illness and the importance of ending stigma. You can submit any form of art you choose – a painting or drawing, video, illustration, piece of writing, etc. As many submissions as possible will be posted. Click on the Champions of Science logo to submit your artwork today!


Needed: Volunteer Presenters for NAMI’s Ending the Silence!
ETS is a live presentation given to middle school & high schoolers to help them understand mental illness, teach them about the warning signs for themselves & their friends, & change perceptions around mental health conditions.
Anyone, ages 18-35, interested in training to become a presenter contact Jeanne Schafle at jschafle@namimontcopa.org or 215-361-7784 by 8/15. Total training includes: 4 hr online course and live classroom training on Sat., Aug 18th, 12-5pm at NAMI Office: 100 W Main St, Ste 204, Lansdale, PA 19446
Click here for an application: ETS Application

 


Peyton Heart Day Event

The Peyton Heart Project’s mission is to help raise global awareness about suicide and bullying and to help end the stigma surrounding mental health. The project is named after Peyton James, a 13-year-old boy who, in the fall of 2014, died by suicide after years of being bullied. www.thepeytonheartproject.org

The Kindness Committee of the Montgomery County Suicide Prevention Taskforce invites you to be a part of a Peyton Heart Day Event. Whether you would like to host your own event, or join our mailing list to stay in the loop about future activities, your involvement is critical to spreading a message of: awareness, hope, and kindness.

For more information or to host an event, contact our Taskforce Coordinator :

Erin Hewitt (ehewitt@montcopa.org, 610-278-1238). Click here for flyer: Peyton Heart Day Info Flyer.NEWLOGO.EH.GeneralFlyer

Event Date: August 22nd from 11am-1:00pm at the Health and Human Services Center in Room A & B (Innovation Room)


2nd Annual
TAKE OFF YOUR MASK
Free Health & Wellness Fair
An Interactive Suicide Prevention Event
SEPTEMBER 8, 2018
at Brooke Glen Behavioral Hospital
7170 LAFAYETTE AVE., FORT WASHINGTON
10:00 am – 2:00 pm
For more information, visit
www.TAKEOFFYOURMASK.ORG

September Monthly Meeting
Understanding Secondary Trauma
September 12, 2018 from 4:30pm-6:00pm
Family members, friends, first responders, mental health professionals and many others are impacted by Secondary Trauma. Come and learn how Secondary Trauma can impact your life and what you can do to support yourself and those you care about or work with.
At the NAMI Office: 100 W. Main Street, Suite 204, Lansdale, PA 19446
Light refreshments will be provided. This event is free and open to the public; however, and RSVP is requested.
Please call 215-361-7784.

Creating Increased Connections – Circle of Hope Presents:
Storytelling Workshop: Claiming Your Prize!
Do you have a story to tell?
Can you identify with a challenging mental health experience?
Hope is powerful! It can turn any difficult experience into something positive and encouraging. Come join this workshop to learn how to tell your story – one that can transform you and give hope and meaning to your life, and to others.
Workshop will be facilitated by those with lived experience who have used their own personal stories of hope to inspire others.
Class size up to 15 persons. Certificate of Completion awarded.
A Free Event. All Are Welcome.
Runs for 5 Sessions every Wednesday from  3:00pm-4:15pm
September 12th – October 10th 2018
Lansdown Library, 301 Vine Street, Lansdale, PA 19446
To sign up, call or email: Creating Increased Connections 484-681-9432 or Michael.nelson@rhd.org
Click for printable flyer: Storytelling WS flyer Lansdale 2018

A Montgomery County Community Event

 

Thursday, September 20, 2018
Rain Date: September 27th

6:00 pm Registration
Decorate a Bag • Music

7:00 pm Speakers
Brandon Novak, Former Pro-Skater and Television Celebrity

8:00 pm Luminaire Ceremony

Montgomery County Court House Plaza
425 Swede St. Norristown (Corner of Swede St. and Main St.)

Register online for the Lights of Hope Event

www.montcopa.org/lightsofhope

We remember loved ones lost to addiction
and celebrate

Questions email: JErazo@montcopa.org 2018 Lights of Hope Flyer

   
Valerie A. Arkoosh, MD, MPH, Chair
Kenneth E. Lawrence, Jr., Vice Chair
Joseph C. Gale, Commissioner

At Mermaid Lake
1002 Jolly Road
Blue Bell, PA
Bring Your Family, Your Friends & Your Appetite!
Our afternoon will include great BBQ food, music, bingo, games & more!
The picnic is free, but please RSVP by Friday, September 21, 2018.
Call 215-361-7784 to provide the number of adults & children under 8.
This is a Rain or Shine Event!

Boscov’s Friends Helping Friends
Support NAMI of PA Montgomery County and get 25% off to Boscov’s!
Boscov’s Friends Helping Friends program:
Your $5 Donation gives you a 25% off Shopping Pass to use at any Boscov’s Location on Tuesday, October 16, 2018 from 8am to 11pm. Plus free refreshments & door prizes including three $500 Shopping Sprees.
Your entire donation goes directly to NAMI of PA Montgomery County’s programs & events which are offered to all in the community at no cost.
Shopping passes available through:
  • NAMI Office, 100 W Main St, Suite 204, Lansdale PA 19446
  • online: click HERE (please note, donation amount is $6 online to cover transaction & postage costs)
  • NAMI volunteers in the community
Questions, contact Ellen Roberts, Development Coordinator, eroberts@namimontcopa.org

Save the Date
FREE event 
open to MontgomeryCounty residents of all ages
Saturday, October 20, 2018
10 a.m. – 1 p.m., rain or shine
Plymouth Meeting Mall
500 West Germantown Pike Plymouth Meeting, PA

All activities are FREE!

  • Physical health screenings
  • Behavioral health screenings
  • Demonstrations
  • Community resources
  • Tobacco dependence support
  • Games, crafts and face painting
  • Food sampling
  • Giveaways

For more information, contact Peggy Walsh at MWalsh@MagellanHealth.com or 215-504-3900

Sponsored by Magellan Behavioral Health of Pennsylvania, Inc. & Montgomery County Office of Managed Care Solutions,

Drug & Alcohol and MH/DD


Family Mentor and Advocacy Network’s New Support Group:

Grandparents Raising Grandchildren

A new group for Grandparents raising Grandchildren who have behavioral health challenges, providing support, as well as information and trainings about children’s services.

Offered the third Tuesday of the month
10-11 am
1210 Stanbridge Street, Suite 600
Norristown, PA 19401
Interested, contact: Kathy Laws 267-850-5677 or klaws@mhphope.org for more information
Click for the flyer: Family Mentor Grandparent Flyer

The 7th Annual Benefit for the Brain
Wednesday, November 7, 2018 at 6:00pm
Philadelphia Marriott West
For details or to sponsor, place an ad or buy a ticket, click here  

 

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