This Support Group is free, confidential, and open to anyone age 18 and older who has a family member or loved one with a mental health condition.
The Support Group meeting will be done through Zoom, which is an easy way to connect. You can also call in by phone, if that works better for you. Click the Zoom link, and your phone/computer will guide you through steps to join any group. Check back here for a Zoom link to the meetings and additional dates for future meetings.
Questions: Contact Janice Sommerhoff at 610-568-2912 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Although the NAMI Berks County office in Reading is currently closed, you can reach us by phone or email at 610-685-3000 or email@example.com. We will try to respond to you promptly.
*** The Peer-to-Peer Education Program scheduled to begin Friday, March 13 has been postponed. See information in NAMI Programs and Services. Call 610-685-3000 if you are interested in a future Peer-to-Peer Class.
*** The Family-to-Family Class scheduled to begin Tuesday, March 3 has been postponed due to low registration. See more info in NAMI Programs and Services. Call 610-685-3000 if you are interested in a future Family-to-Family Class.
Thanks to Jim Miller for his January 10th interview BCTV Talking Mental Health to discuss NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) Berks County PA with Linda Dapcic-Angst, President, and Janice Sommerhoff, Executive Director.
Letters to Strangers is a global youth-run organization seeking to destigmatize mental illness. Founder Diana Chao shared her story and strategies to improve mental wellbeing at Kutztown University on October 16th.
*In case you missed seeing her at KU, here is Diana’s TEDxTeen Talk:
Boscov’s Friends Helping Friends Day on October 16th a Success! We raised over $300 for NAMI Berks County PA!
“Adopt a Highway” Clean-up Day October 12th!🌎
THANK YOU to all who volunteered for our 2nd “Adopt a Highway” Route 61/Centre Avenue clean-up day on October 12th! Our next clean-up day will be spring 2020. Thanks to Denise Zimmerman for organizing this event!
Thank you to the Presenters at our Public Mental Health Education Series Presentation held at McGlynn Conference Center, Alvernia University
Thursday September 26, 7:00pm
Getting Mental Health Care in Berks
Edward B. Michalik, Psy.D., Berks County MH/DD Administrator and Executive Director, Area Agency on Aging
Lydia Singley, Berks County HealthChoices Program Director
Amy Groh, Service Access & Management Director of Crisis Services
How Do You Access Mental Health Care in Berks County?
The Role of Family
Who Are the Providers
How Are Providers Accessed
The Role of Insurance Coverage
Availability of Entitled Coverage
Who Are the Decision Makers Determining Care
Thank you to Lloyd Wertz for the presentation on Self and Community Advocacy!
Free Public Mental Health Education Series Presentation held at McGlynn Conference Center, Alvernia University