NJ Mental Health Community Events

May 2018

Thursday, May 17 – NAMI Gloucester County Speaker Meeting: “Legalization of Marijuana and the Impact it will have on your Community,” Speaker: Kevin Sabet: Former WH Drug-policy Advisor, 8:30 am – 11:30 am, Rowan College at Gloucester County. Sponsored by Governor’s Council on Alcoholism & Drug Abuse & Gloucester Addictions Task Force; GC Mental-Health Board, & Board of Chosen Freeholders. Free event/call for registration: Registration or contact Wendy Jones, 856-848-8054 X1205 or wendyt@newpointbhc.org

Friday, May 18 – Webcast: National Older Adult Mental Health Awareness Day, 10am-12:30pm. More details here.

Friday, May 18 – The Sixth Annual Culture Counts Conference, 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., at The Conference Center at Montclair State University, 1 Normal Avenue, Montclair, NJ 07043. For details and to register, click here.

Saturday, May 19 NAMIWalks NJ 2018 at Seaside Park.

Saturday, May 19 – “There is Strength in My Tears,” erasing the stigma of mental illness in the black community panel discussion. Shiloh Baptist Church (Auditorium), Trenton, NJ. View flyer.

Monday, May 21 – The Mental Health Players performance co-sponsored by Intensive Family Support Services of Sussex County and Bridgeway Rehabilitation Services. The Mental Health Players is a group of volunteer performers who use theatrical improvisation and role playing to bring the realities of mental illness to life. See flyer for information and registration details.

Monday, May 21 – NAMI Cumberland Monthly Speaker/Support Meeting, 7-9pm, Chestnut Assembly of God, 2554 E. Chestnut Ave., Vineland. Fran Dagastino, manager of the Vineland office of Resources for Independent Living, will speak about the services the organization offers for people with disabilities.

Tuesday, May 22 – NAMI Camden Speaker Meeting, 6:30 – 8:00 pm, Oaks Integrated Care, Cherry Hill, 1409 N Kings Highway, first floor training room. Open meeting— NAMI Camden’s caregivers and loved ones are welcome to attend! Barbara A. Mahoney, CRSP will speak about Peer to Peer support. Barbara facilitates the Extra Mile program every Wednesday at 6:30pm at the Wellness & Recovery Outpatient Building in Woodbury NJ. Barbara will share strategies for cope with various issues including depression, bipolar illness, anxiety, and anger.

Tuesday, May 22 – The Mental Health Association in New Jersey’s Career Connection Employment Resource Institute brings you Spring 2018 Career Services Workshops – Job Development, 9:30 – 1:00 p.m., Morris County Public Safety Training Academy, 500 West Hanover Avenue, Morristown, NJ 07960. For more information and to register by May 17, click here.

Tuesday, May 22 – NJ Connect for Recovery Insurance Seminar, Learn guidelines when seeking treatment for substance use disorders; 7 – 8 pm at the Johnson Public Library in Hackensack, NJ.


June 2018

Saturday, June 2 & 9 – Mental Health First Aid Certification course, 8:30 am – 12:30 pm (must be able to attend BOTH days) Hunterdon Medical Center, Meeting Rooms A & B, 2100 Wescott Drive, Flemington, NJ 08822. $17/person* includes a manual and 3 yr certification. Open to the general public. Pre-Registration is required! *This course is a $170 value but is being offered for just the cost of the $17 manual, due to the generous sponsorship of NAMI Hunterdon. To register or for more information, email aliciastevenson@comcast.net.

Sunday, June 3 –  NAMI Sussex Picnic at Station Park, Sparta. Please join them as they continue to celebrate their 20th anniversary. See flyer for information and registration details.

Monday, June 4 – NAMI Middlesex County presents “Chinese Women Dancers,” an evening of entertainment to celebrate a cause that matters. Features special guests, Chinese dinner and music. Located at Rutgers University Behavioral Health Care. Click here for more information.

Tuesday, June 5 – Join NAMI Union County for their 14th Annual Pizza Party, 6:30-8:30pm, Knights of Columbus, 37-43 South Ave., Garwood. Free Admission. Registration Required. Sign up by Wednesday, May 23 with your counselor or Sandy at 908-272-8049.

Tuesday, June 5 – Open House: Rutgers University Certificate in Peer Support, 6:00-9:00 pm. West Lecture Hall, Piscataway Campus. RSVP to Debbie Rich at debbie.rich@rutgers.edu. View Flyer

Tuesday, June 5 – Webinar: Mental Health Apps on Your Smartphone: Do They Work? 12-1pm. More details here.

Wednesday, June 6 – NAMI Morris County’s 1st Annual Mental Health & Wellness Fair, 6:30pm-8:30pm, Saint Francis Residential Community-Club Room, 122 Diamond Spring Road, Denville. Click here to download flyer and for more information.

Saturday, June 9 – NAMI NJ Annual Leadership Meeting and Awards Luncheon, Pierre’s of South Brunswick (new venue!)

Sunday, June 10 – In Our Own Voice presentation at 2pm, at the Old Bridge Township Library HQ

Tuesday, June 12 – BBRF Webinar: Ketamine: Why Now? How? Where Do We Go from Here?, 2 – 3 p.m. Click here to learn more and to register.

Tuesday, June 12 – Webinar: Understanding the Complex Lives and Needs of People With Co-Occuring Mental Illness and Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities, 12-1pm. More details here.

Tuesday, June 12 – Webinar: Veterans’ Experienced Barriers to Engagement in PTSD Psychotherapy, 1-2pm. More details here.

Thursday, June 14 – In Our Own Voice presentation at 7pm, at the Eatontown Library

Thursday, June 14 – “This Is Your Body on Stress,” 6:30 – 8:00 p.m., RWJ Fitness and Wellness Center. For more information or to register: P: 609.799.8994 E: home@namimercer.org

Tuesday, June 19 – In Our Own Voice presentation at 7pm, at Zion Lutheran Church in Old Wick

Saturday, June 30 – IFSS of Middlesex County presents “Developing Resilience,” a free conference that will focus on what you can do to remain optimistic, motivated, and resilient when coping with the illness of your loved one; features keynote speaker, Robin Eubanks, PhD, Associate Professor, Dept. of Interdisciplinary Studies, School of Health Professions, Rutgers University. Download flyer.

June 27-30 – The NAMI National Convention, New Orleans, Louisiana


July 2018

Tuesday, July 10 – BBRF Webinar: Ketamine: Rare Misspellings in the Genome, Dopamine Mishandling, and ADHD, 2 – 3 p.m. Click here to learn more and to register.


September 2018

Tuesday, September 18 – BBRF Webinar: Bright Light Therapy for Mood Disorders including Bipolar Depression, 2 – 3 p.m. Click here to learn more and to register.


October 2018

Tuesday, October 9 – BBRF Webinar: Nicotine Receptors in the Brain: Implications for Addiction and Depression, 2 – 3 p.m. Click here to learn more and to register.


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