Welcome to NAMI Montgomery County!
Mental Illness Awareness Week
In 1990 the U.S. Congress declared the first full week of October as Mental Illness Awareness Week (MIAW). This year the week is October 4-10. To celebrate MIAW, every year our affiliate donates to community libraries. The funds are from our Greater Philadelphia NAMIWalk. The donations ($500 each) are to purchase books/videotapes/magazine subscriptions on mental illness. This is in an effort to educate the public, to raise awareness and to fight stigma.
This year, in addition to the donations, we will also hold “Lunch and Learns” at several of our libraries. Please join us at the library near you. A pizza lunch will be provided along with a 30 minute presentation on an important mental health topic from noon to 1 PM.
Monday, October 5 — Lansdale Library
Trauma—Bob Slewinski, M.A.
Wednesday October 7 — Norristown Library
What is Mental Illness—Ask Dr. Nell
Thursday October 8 — Pottstown Library
Metabolic Syndrome—Bob Slewinski, M.A.
These events are free and open to the public. To RSVP call our office —215-361-7784 — by October 2nd.
October 2015 Monthly Information Meeting
Adult Mobile Crisis, Teen Talk Line and other Services
Guest Speaker: Jessica Fenchel, Senior Director of Adult Behavioral Health
ACCESS Services provides a range of mental health services for children, adolescents and adults in Montgomery County. There is a Children’s Crisis Support Program that includes the Teen Talk Line. Adult Mobile Crisis responds to emergency scenarios with the belief that people should receive support in their own communities in a manner that empowers them to find stability, as well as increase their ability to manage crisis over time.
Join us to learn about these services. We will also hear about eligibility and how to access these services.
DATE: Wednesday October 7
TIME: 7 PM – 8:30 PM
LOCATION: NAMI Office
100 W. Main Street, Suite 204
Lansdale PA 19446
(free parking in rear of building)
The event is free of charge and open to the public. Light refreshments will be provided.
Please RSVP by October 6, 2015 215.361.7784
NAMI Montgomery County, PA
We are a grassroots organization of families and individuals whose lives have been affected by mental illness. We advocate for lives of quality and respect, without discrimination and stigma, for all of our constituents. We provide leadership in advocacy, legislation, policy development, education and support throughout Montgomery County.
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