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Mental Health Awareness Month Fundraiser Event

May is Mental Health Awareness Month and NAMI Cumberland and Perry Counties, PA is proud to announce our 1st Annual Mental Health Awareness Month Fundraiser Event, a fun-filled evening that will include speakers, food and drink, live music, silent auction items and camaraderie.Click to purchase tickets

The event will take place at Strawberry Square in Harrisburg, PA on Saturday, May 9th, starting at 6:00PM. Please join us!

Bring your friends and family. Click here to purchase tickets and support your local network of mental health advocacy, education and support.



NAMI FAMILY-TO-FAMILY SPRING 2020 COURSE

We are pleased to announce that our Camp Hill Spring 2020 Family-to-Family course will take place from 6:30 to 8:45PM every Thursday evening, starting on 4/9/2020 and ending on 5/28/2020.

NAMI Family-to-Family is a free, 8-session educational program for family, significant others and friends of people living with mental illness. It is a designated evidenced-based program. Research shows that the program significantly improves the coping and problem-solving abilities of the people closest to an individual living with a mental health condition.

NAMI Family-to-Family is taught by NAMI-trained family members who have been there, and includes presentations, discussion and interactive exercises.

To register, please contact us here, call us at (717) 620-9580, or email us at nami.cp.pa@gmail.com.


 

In The News: NAMI Cumberland and Perry Counties, PA

February 26, 2020

By Amy Mock, LCMHC-S, CEDS | Feb. 26, 2020

As the new year begins, people of all ages are making resolutions around losing weight. While getting fit can be fun and keeping one’s weight in check can be a good part of a healthy lifestyle, too much focus on weight loss is not healthy. Teenagers are an age group that are at risk for developing eating disorders.

Anyone can develop an eating disorder, but onset is more common in people Read More

    By Sarah Marsh | Feb. 07, 2020

    Secrets and lies.

    That’s how I would describe the beginning of my decades-long battle with mental illness. The year was 1996, I was 17 years old, and my life came to a stand-still because of depression, anxiety and an eating disorder. I had no community to call upon, few friends that knew of my struggles.

    Everyone knew something was wrong. I couldn’t keep my outward appearance or drastic personality changes to myself. But mental illness wasn’t Read More

    11/20/2019

    Released today is an updated and expanded Milliman Report, “Addiction and Mental Health Vs. Physical Health: Widening Disparities in Network Use and Provider Reimbursement.” Since the last report two years ago, there has been an increase in coverage disparities for mental health and substance abuse disorders compared to other medical conditions related to physical health. Specifically, the report points out there is a shortage of in-network mental health care providers. And it also points out why: Read More

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