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FREE MENTAL HEALTH FIRST AID TRAINING

IS COMING TO THE GREATER NORTH PENN REGION IN 2020!!!!!

(AVAILABLE TO ALL COMMUNITIES WITHIN THE SOUDERTON, WISSAHICKON AND NORTH PENN SCHOOL DISTRICTS)

ADULT, YOUTH, AND OLDER ADULT MHFA TRAININGS 

for information please click for flyer or on links: 

YOUTH MHFA – CLICK HERE For Youth MHFA Registration

ADULT MHFA – CLICK HERE For Adult MHFA Registration

OLDER ADULT MHFA – CLICK HERE For Older Adults MHFA Registration

For more information or help with registration email: cschnee@pmhcc.org or call 610-313-0968

Brought to you by a grant from the VNA Foundation of Greater North Penn 

Presented by: Regional MH Services Coordination Office

For other Winter/Spring Mental Health First Aid Trainings available, please click here


MAKE YOUR VOTE COUNT & BE COUNTED

Join us for a Voter Registration & Education Session to take the mystery out of voting!

Get assistance with voter registration
See and use the new voting machines
Learn more about Census 2020
Use available computers to complete the census & be counted
Gather general information about the upcoming election
Tuesday, March 17th 2020
11:00am -2:00pm
NAMI Montgomery County PA, 100 West Main Street, Suite 204,Lansdale, PA  19448
No registration required
Free and open to the public
Focus on individuals who may have difficulties voting on Election Day

For questions, please call 215-361-7784 or email at office@namimontcopa.org

Assistance provided by Child Guidance Resource Centers and NAMI Montgomery County PA.  A Census 2020 Representative will also be present to answer any questions, share pertinent information on the importance of every person being counted.

For a printable flyer to share, click here


 

Montgomery County Certified Peer Specialist Training Information Session

March 13, 2020 1:00pm – 3:00pm or March 19, 2020 6:00pm – 8:00pm

Montgomery County will be sponsoring a two hour information session for individuals interested in applying for the Certified Peer Specialist Employment Training in August of 2020.

Who: All who are interested should attend (Only one session needed)

Where: Montgomery County Human Services Center
                              Entrance on Fornance Street
                              HSC Board Room on the 1st Floor (3/13/20)
                              HSC Community Room on the 1st Floor (3/19/20)
                              1430 DeKalb Street
                              Norristown, PA 19401

Why: Learn more about Certified Peer Specialist Training

Understand selection criteria for training

Develop an understanding of Peer Support in Montgomery County

Hear directly from a panel of Certified Peer Specialists describing their experience with taking the training and working in an agency/organization providing Peer Support

RSVP: Donna Vaughn at 610-278-3791 or dvaughn1@montcopa.org

 


Alternatives to Suicide
Peer-to-Peer Support Groups
 Alternatives to Suicide groups are intended as non-judgmental confidential spaces where people can share some of their darkest thoughts without being assumed to have an illness or being assessed for involuntary interventions.
 It has been learned over time that support to openly explore these thoughts – and the feelings and experiences underneath them – is so often the key to moving toward something different.
All Are Welcome! Two Groups Available:
Tuesday 10:30 AM —12:00 PM (Starts March 17, 2020)
Christ Community Church
1003 W. Marshal Street
Norristown, PA 19401
Wednesdays 10:30am -12:00pm
Trinity Community Church
1200 Easton Road, Abington PA 19001
For Additional Information, please contact Creating Increased Connections
(a Program of Resources for Human Development) at 484-681-9432

Click HERE for printable flyer


NAMIWalks Greater Philadelphia Kick-Off Event

For Sponsors and Team Captains

Join us for an afternoon of open bowling, food and fun! We will share team fundraising tips and have all your walk day questions answered.

A Free Event | Held in Club Box Suite Area which includes – upscale private lanes, lights & music, laser tag, Galaxy Game Room Arcade, Food Buffet!

March 18, 2020 | 3:00-5:00 pm | Our Town Alley, 2912 Swede Rd, East Norriton

 Please RSVP  for an accurate headcount: 215-361-7784 or eroberts@namimontcopa.org

 


Nominations for the
Annual Recognition Awards
Award Categories:
Maryella Hitt Advocacy Award
Presented to the individual/s or organization that exemplifies the true advocate for mental illness spirit.
The Peg Cochran Volunteer Award
Presented to the individual/s or organization that has displayed outstanding volunteer efforts for individuals with mental illness and their families.
The Glenn Koons Recovery Award
Presented to the individual/s or organization that exemplifies resiliency and recovery, and overcoming the challenges of mental illness.
The Criminal Justice Award
Presented in recognition of outstanding service in the realm of mental illness and the criminal justice system. 
 For consideration, nominations must be received by April 3, 2020

The Carol Caruso Innovation Scholarship

Carol Caruso, who served as the first Executive Director of NAMI Montgomery County PA, lived to help others.  She was a champion for all of those living with mental illness, specifically, youth and young adults, recognizing the importance of early identification and intervention in treating and preventing effects of mental illness.

Each year the Carol Caruso Innovation Scholarship awards a $1000 scholarship to a youth (teen to age 25 years old) OR entity supporting youth that embraces the NAMI principles of education, support, awareness, and advocacy.  The scholarship will be awarded to the individual or entity who produces a program or project that will impact the community while supporting the Mission of NAMI Montgomery County PA.

For nominations and further details about the award, click here

For consideration, nominations must be received by April 3, 2020


 

Mental Health Advance Directives Training

A Free Event – All Welcome, 18 yrs+

APRIL 8, 2020 | 3-6PM
100 W. MAIN ST, STE 204
LANSDALE, PA 19446

RSVP: office@namimontcopa.org or call 215-361-7784 or click here

For more information, click the flyer


CSP POSTER ART CONTEST
Theme: “Breaking Chains of Stigma”
The prizes for this year’s contest are:
1st prize – $100 & refrigerator magnet posters
2nd prize – $50
3rd prize – $25
Entries must be submitted by Monday, April 13th, 2020 to Ameika Malcolm at:
HopeWorx, Inc.
1210 Stanbridge St. Ste. 600, Norristown, PA 19401
610-270-3685
For more information, click here

NAMIWalks Greater Philadelphia
5K Mental Health Awareness Walk
Saturday, May 2, 2020
Montgomery County Community College | Blue Bell
Fun Starts: 8am | Walk Begins: 10am
All ages and dogs welcomed! 
Further info, click the image or contact: Ellen Roberts, Development Coordinator, eroberts@namimontcopa.org or 215-361-7784.

8th Annual CSP Conference &
43rd Annual Mental Health Awards Reception
Tuesday, May 5, 2020
Variety Club Camp│2950 Potshop Rd
Worcester, PA 19490
This celebration will be FREE, but RSVP is required.
18 years and over, Montgomery County residents and providers only, please.
Donations and sponsorship opportunities are
available and appreciated!

Beneath the Vest
First Responder Mental Health Film Screening

Beneath the Vest is a series of short films by OC87 Recovery Diaries featuring 8 stirring stories of real first responders who have struggled with mental health challenges and came out on the other side. These brave men and women demonstrate that seeking help is a strength, not a weakness, and that hope and recovery are possible.

OC87 Recovery Diaries, together with NAMI Montgomery County PA, Brooke Glen Behavioral Hospital and Montgomery County Department of Public Safety present an evening of open discussion on the anxiety, depression, complex PTSD, repeated exposure to trauma, relationship issues and substance abuse problems endemic to first responder culture, which sometimes perpetuates a stigma against seeking help.

The Storytellers:
Rob Davis, Police Officer
Ed Pila, Police Officer (Ret.)
Craig Tinneny, Dispatcher
Joseph Peterson, Police Officer
Michelle Monzo, Instructor
Ron Griffith, Police Officer (Ret.)
Ian Stoddart, Paramedic
Ashley Neubauer, Paramedic/Firefighter

Several of these storytellers, along with local mental health professionals, will join together to answer your questions after the film.

A Free Event but Registration is Required:
online:click here
email: office@namimontcopa.org
call: 215-361-7784

MONTGOMERY COUNTY EVENT VIEWING
Monday, May 18, 2020 6:30-9:00 PM
Montgomery County Public Safety Training Campus Auditorium
1175 Conshohocken Road
Conshohocken, PA 19428

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