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Update: After Sept 2, 2014 NAMI PA Cumberland & Perry Counties will no longer be using this microsite address. Our new page can be reached at Newsletters up to August 2014 can be found at the left sidebar.

grass roots icon for bullet NAMI Family To Family Class to be held on Wednesdays from 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM starting Sept. 10, 2014 through December 3, 2014. Location is the Carlisle YWCA 301 G Street, Carlisle, PA  17013. To sign up -- on-line: (paste in your browser) or email:  or call: 717 249-6318. To learn more about NAMI F2F visit 

grass roots icon for bullet The 1st Thursday and 3rd Thursday Blended Support Groups

Meetings have changed their format to one that has a quarterly public education program at each location instead of monthly. Program topics and details will be available in the running calendar below. On the months when no Public Education is being held at a location the meeting will consist only of a support group meeting. The support groups on the 1st Thursday and 3rd Thursday are Blended Peer Support Groups which means family members and users of services (sometimes referred to as clients, consumers, persons with the lived experience) are there together to give mutual support and encouragement. 

grass roots icon for bulletNAMI Connection Peer Support Group

NAMI Connection peer support group meeting in Mechanicsburg, PA 2nd and 4th Sunday of each month from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m at the Aurora Club (114 W Main Street). To learn more about NAMI Connection visit   

grass roots icon for bullet Support Groups for Family Members 

  • NEW CUMBERLAND SUPPORT GROUP [from York County F2F Class] Meets at 6:30 on the third Thursday of the month at the New Life Baptist Church,530 Big Springs Road, New Cumberland, PA. Contact Beverly Riggins at 717‐979‐0519 for more information.
  • DAUPHIN COUNTY SUPPORT GROUP [Assoc with NAMI PA Dauphin County]  Meets at 7:00 on the 3rd Monday of each month at the Epiphany Lutheran Church at 1100 Colonial Rd., Harrisburg, PA. Contact Marge Chapman at 574‐0055 for more information  

grass roots icon for bullet For a wealth of information and resources please visit the NAMI National site at For the most recent local newsletter look at the newsletter link located on the left sidebar. The newsletters contain the current information about our affiliate's activities.

1st Thursday Camp Hill and 3rd Thursday Carlisle Public Quarterly Education Programs are free and open to the public. No registration is needed. Just come, learn, and enjoy.

As always, life happens and the education schedule regarding topics is subject to change. Thank you for your understanding and continued support.

For more information about the Camp Hill Group call Thom at 717-697-2602.   The NAMI Connection support group is held the 2nd & 4th Sunday of the month in Mechanicsburg at the Aurora Club on 114 W Main Street.

The Running Public Education Calendar


Trainings, Special Events, and Workshops


1st Thursday

Start time is 6:30 pm


1st Thursday Camp Hill Support Group will start October 2, 2012 and Quarterly Education Program

1st Thursday will meet at Saint Timothy's Lutheran Church, 4200 Carlisle Pike in Camp Hill, PA. 17011. 

Each quarter the 1st Thursday group will have a Public Education Program from 6:30pm to 7:30pm followed by the Support Group from 7:30pm to 8:30pm. The support group is open to individuals living with mental illness, families and friends and is called blended.

Contact person is Thom Fager at 717.697.2602

On the 1st Thursday when no Public Education Program is listed it is Support Group Only starting at 6:30 pm

3rd Thursday 

Start time is 7:00 pm unless otherwise noted

3rd Thursday's Support Group and Quarterly Carlisle Education Topics

3rd Thursday's Location is at  STAR 253 Penrose Place, Carlisle, PA 17013. (near DQ). STAR stands for Steps Toward Advocacy & Recovery and there is a  Decal Sign on the door. STAR which operates as a psych social rehab program during the day, allows NAMI PA C/P to use the building for free for our meeting.

Just as with the 1st Thursday some 3rd Thursdays will have a Public Education Program from 7:00pm to 8:00pm followed by a blended support group from 8:00pm to 9:00pm. For the 3rd Thursdays when a Public Education is not happening there will only be a Support Group meeting starting at 7:00pm with Annoucements and the Support Meeting begins at 7:15 p.m. and last up to 8:30 p.m.

Related Links

Cumberland/Perry County Mental Health Board
Carlisle, Pennsylvania Newspaper