NAMI Bucks Forums
NAMI Bucks holds a forum on the third Thursday of the following months: September, November, February, April and June. Each forum will feature a speaker on various topics that are of interest to our members. These forums are free of charge and do not require registration and are open to the general public as well as our members. You do not have to be a member of NAMI of Bucks County to attend. The forums begin at 7:30 P.M. and generally runs until 9:00 P.M. The forums are held at the old Warminster Hospital now called Abington Memorial Health Center, Warminster Campus at 225 Newtown Rd., Warminster, PA 18974. For more information please call 1-866-399-6264.
Please join us for our November 21, 2013 Forum.
Please join us for our November 21, 2013 forum. Our speaker will be Nick Weingarten, LCSW discussing Co-Occurring Mental Illness & Trauma: Impact on the Family. This Forum will focus on recent research that has found that over 60% of persons diagnosed with a mental illness also have a history of Trauma. For those persons with co-occurring substance abuse and mental illness the numbers go up to 85% with a history of Trauma. This combination of illnesses is very difficult to treat and often results in continuing demands, frustrations and emotional exhaustion for families who are struggling to support their loved ones. We will discuss how Trauma affects individuals, what new treatments are emerging that work and how families can benefit by becoming aware of how trauma affects them and how to manage that impact.