NJ Mental Health Community Events

Check out events by NAMI NJ and County Affiliates:

 

 

Recommended events by other mental health organizations:

October 2020

Sunday, October 4-8 – Please join NAMI Mercer for their 12th Annual Harvest of Hope Conference. It will be  hosted online during Mental Illness Awareness Week! Register now.

Thursday, October 8 – Gloucester County Mental Health Acute Care Presents: Third Annual Systems Review Committee Family Panel. Learn how to navigate the mental health system. Meet representatives from area hospitals. Ask questions and share your concerns. 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm via zoom. Register here

Monday, October 5 – IFSS & NAMI Middlesex invites you to attend the second presentation in their Fall Speaker Series. “Helping vs. Enabling: Strategies to Improve Family Functioning,” 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm. Presented by Kenneth Kinter, LPC, NCC, MINT. For more information and registration link, please see flyer.

Wednesday, October 7 – Please join The Darren Clark Jr Memorial for a free Narcan Training. Learn more about the opioid epidemic, signs and symptoms of an opioid overdose, how to administer naloxone and receive a FREE Narcan kit, At 6:00 pm. Registration is required! Please see flyer.

Friday, October 9 – NAMI NJ’s Asian outreach programs, CAMHOP and SAMHAJ, co-organize with Collected, a program of CAFAMH in New York City presents: Finding a Mental Health Support Network: Asian American Students + Families. A mental health workshop series for Asian American college students during MIAW. 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm. Co-Sponsored by NAMI NJ. Register here.

Tuesday, October 13 – Brain & Behavior Research Foundation presents: Meet the Scientist Webinar Series – Why Did I Eat That? Obesity and the Neuroscience of Food Craving, 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm EDT, Presented by Carrie Ferrario, Ph.D. Register now.

Wednesday, October 14 – Please join NAMI Ocean County for their family meeting by Zoom. This presentation will be on Outpatient Detox. 6:45 pm – 8:00 pm. To join, please click here.

Friday, October 16 – Mental Health Association in New Jersey’s Government Affairs Team is hosting A Free Non-Partisan Voter Information presentation: Voting As An Instrument of Change. Anyone who wants to learn more about voting is welcome to attend. 10:00 am – 11:00 am. Please register for this webinar by emailing vote@mhanj.org.

Tuesday, October 20 – Well Beings and PBS NewsHour Student Reporting Labs invites you to their presentation: Teens, COVID and Coping- A virtual conversation about how peers, parents & teachers can help young people struggling now. At 8:00 pm EST. For more information please click here.

Wednesday, October 21 – Well Beings and PBS NewsHour Student Reporting Labs presents: Impact of Inequity & COVID-19 on the Mental Health of Black Youth. A virtual critical discussion on the state of mental health among Black youth to destigmatize mental illness and learn about available resources. At 6:00 pm EST. For more information please click here.

Wednesday, October 21 – NAMI Minnesota Invites you to their online event: Internet Gaming Disorder: Is It Really a Problem? It will be based on how internet gaming disorders are diagnosed and treated and how the structure of the internet and social media can reinforce the problem. 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm. Presented by Dr. Emily Brunner. Register here.

Wednesday, October 21 – National Institute of Mental Health(NIMH) Presents their livestream event: Managing Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder in Children and Adolescents. A discussion about signs, symptoms, treatments, current research, and tips for helping children and adolescents manage ADHD during the pandemic. 1:00 pm – 1:30 pm ET. Presented by Mary Rooney, Ph.D., For more information, please click here.

Wednesday, October 21 – Please join Disability Right of New Jersey for an online presentation: Assistive Technology and Voting. A fast-paced exploration of accessibility features that may be helpful to complete the 2020 accessible ballots. At 12:00 pm. Register now.

Wednesday, October 21Stop A Suicide Today in collaboration with the American Psychiatric Association, American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, and McLean Hospital Presents: National Stop A Suicide Today Town Hall. A virtual town hall Suicide: Why, Who and What to Do. 11:00 am – 1:30 pm (ET). For more information, please click here.

Thursday, October 22 – National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) invites you to their first-ever virtual event: Inspiring Hope Through Research. It will provide a unique opportunity for increased nationwide participation among the NAMI community and pay tribute to our honoree and recognize his outstanding contributions and achievements. At 2:00 pm EDT. Register now.

Thursday, October 22 – Child Mind Institute Presents: Parenting and Educating Kids in the Time of Anxiety-Balancing Precaution and Bravery. The topic includes on how to support children in a variety of ways. 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm EST. Register here.

Tuesday, October 27 – NAMI Montana invites you to their upcoming webinar: Jordan Brown speaks on
​”Mental Health Awareness & Advocacy in a Digitally Connected World.” Jordan utilizes his combined experiences as a caregiver, social worker, and someone who has personally faced mental health challenges to create authentic mental health content that has been read by people around the world. 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm MST. For more information and registration, please click here.

Wednesday, October 28 – Please join NAMI Greater Monmouth in collaboration with IFSS for their online presentation: “Choosing resources to help a person with an ongoing mental health condition return to work or school. “The topic will be on Making Informed Choices Among Services to Help an Individual Pursuing a Mental Health Recovery Obtain Education and Employment, at 2:00 pm. Register now.

Thursday, October 29 & 30 – The New Jersey Association of Mental Health and Addiction Agencies, Inc. (NJAMHAA) invites you to their 2020 NJAMHAA Annual Conference. It will provide learning experience for staff at all levels: Mental health counselors, Nurses, Policymakers, Psychiatrists, Social workers, Psychologists, etc. For more information please see brochure.

Friday, October 30 –  Please join Brain & Behavior Research Foundation for their 2020 International Mental Health Research Virtual Symposium, Get insights on schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, depression, autism, cognitive neuroscience and childhood psychiatric disorders. Register here.

 

November 2020

Monday, November 2 – IFSS & NAMI Middlesex invite you to attend the third presentation in their Fall Speaker Series, “Understanding Treatment with Psychotropic Medications,” 5:00 p – 7:00 pm, Presented by Azima Ashraf, MD. For more information and registration link, please see flyer.

Tuesday, November 10 – Please join Collaborative Support Programs of New Jersey (CSPNJ) for their 35th Anniversary Virtual Gala, honoring Dr. Kathy Pike & Dr. Peggy Swarbrick and celebrating CSPNJ’s role in the evolution of peer-led support, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm. For more information and registration, please click here.

Tuesday, November 10 – Brain & Behavior Research Foundation presents: Meet the Scientist Webinar Series –Not Feeling It: Adolescent Depression and Reward Processing Gone Awry, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM EST, Presented by Erika E. Forbes, Ph.D. Register here.

Wednesday, November 11 – PsychU invites you to their Virtual Regional Program on “Ask the Advisors: Impact of Social Media & Technology on Suicide” A Virtual Live Event for PsychU members in NJ & NY. The impact of social media and technology on suicidality will be discussed. 1:00 pm ET. For more information and registration, click here.

Tuesday, November 17 – Please join Psychu for their webinar: Addressing Racial Bias In Healthcare: Practice & Organizational Perspectives. This panel will be about experiences of bias within health care practice and at organizational levels. 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm ET. For more information and registration please see flyer.

Tuesday, November 17 – Please join Psychu for their webinar: Addressing Racial Bias In Healthcare: Practice & Organizational Perspectives. This panel will be about experiences of bias within health care practice and at organizational levels. 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm ET. For more information and registration please see flyer.

Wednesday, November 18 – Psyche presents: Virtual Live Event – Wellness In Mental Health: Examining Its Neurobiology & Clinical Application. A Virtual Live Event for PsychU members in ID, NJ, NV, & WY. This presentation will explore the importance of wellness in treating mental health. 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm ET. For more information and registration, click here.

 

December 2020

Tuesday, December 8 – Brain & Behavior Research Foundation presents: Meet the Scientist Webinar Series – Using Genetic Maps of the Brain to Understand Autism & Related Psychiatric Illnesses, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM EST, Presented by Daniel Geschwind, M.D., Ph.D. Register now.

 

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