NJ Mental Health Community Events

September 2019

Thursday, September 5 – Join SAMHAJ Central Jersey Support Group for a workshop on Accessing Appropriate Housing and Creative Housing Options by Hinkle, Fingles, Prior & Fischer, Attorneys At Law. This workshop will explain the housing options offered by the Division of Developmental Disabilities (DDD) and how to access them. 7:15 to 8:30 pm, Location: NAMI NJ Office, 1562 Route 130, North Brunswick, NJ 08902.

Thursday, September 5 – NIMH Reddit “Ask Me Anything” with Dr. Jane Pearson – Suicide Prevention, in recognition of National Suicide Prevention Month. NIMH’s suicide prevention expert, Dr. Jane Pearson will answer questions from the public about how NIMH-supported research is helping save lives and reduce the rising suicide rate. Learn more here.

Saturday, September 7 – Afternoon with Chanika Svetvilas, Visual Artist and Mental Health Advocate, 12-2pm, NAMI NJ Office. Download flyer.

Saturday, September 7 – The Darren Clark Jr Memorial Corp. presents: Paint “n” Friends, 7-10pm, at Bloomfield Recreation Center, 84 Broad St. Bloomfield, NJ. Sandwiches and soft drinks will be served. Ticket Price: $35. Contact (862) 202-9139 for tickets. View flyer. For more information, visit http://www.darrenmemorial.com/

Sunday, September 8 – Join SAMHAJ North Jersey Support Group for a presentation, What does “stress” mean to you? This workshop, by Neha Mistry, will be helpful for parents wanting to best support their children during the school year. Middle schoolers and above are also encouraged to attend! 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm, Location: Morristown and Morris township library, 1 Miller Rd, Morristown, NJ 07960 (Morristown street parking is free on Sunday).

Tuesday, September 10 – Suicide Prevention Conference “Healthcare Communities: A Crucial Setting for Suicide Prevention”, by NJ Department of Human Services, Division of Mental Health and Addiction Services. Location: War Memorial, 1 Memorial Drive, Trenton, NJ.

Tuesday, September 10 – Meet the Scientist Webinar: Choline: A New Prenatal Supplement to Improve
a Child’s Mental Health, 2:00 – 3:00 PM EST, Presented by M. Camille Hoffman, M.D., MSc. Learn more and register here.

Monday, September 16 – A Brief Introduction to Suicide Prevention, a presentation on the most up-to-date research on prevention, and what we can all do to fight suicide. 7:00 – 8:30 p.m., Bridgeway, 93 Stickles Pond Rd., Newton, NJ 07860. RSVP to NAMI Sussex at nami.sussex@gmail.com or 973-214-0632. View flyer.

Tuesdays, September 17 through December 17 – The National Education Alliance for Borderline Personality Disorder invites you to attend a 12 week course, Family Connections, Sponsored by NAMI Sussex at St. Francis De Sales RC Church, 614 Route 517, Vernon, NJ. 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. Register here. For more information, view flyer.

Thursday, September 19 – The Darren Clark Jr Foundation presents: “Reading the Signs,” a Seminar on Mental Illness, 6:00-8:00pm, Newark YMCA, Newark, NJ. View flyer. For more information, visit http://www.darrenmemorial.com/

Monday, September 23 – Seventh Annual Suicide Prevention Conference, by New Jersey Association of Mental Health & Addiction Agencies, Inc., 8:30 am – 12:30 pm, Hackensack Meridian Health Jersey Shore University Medical Center, Hope Tower, 1945 NJ Route 33, Neptune City, NJ 07753. Learn more and get tickets.

Tuesday, September 242019 Middlesex County Conference on Mental Health & Addiction Recovery, in celebration of National Recovery Month and dedicated to ending stigma, at the Middlesex County Fire Academy in Sayreville.

Saturday, September 28NAMIWalks New Jersey, Seaside Park, NJ.


October 2019

Thursday, October 17NJHAMAA’s Fall Behavioral Healthcare Conference, Pines Manor, Edison, NJ


November 2019

Saturday & Sunday, November 16 & 17 – NAMI Basics Training


December 2019

Saturday, December 7NAMI NJ Annual Conference.


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