CAMHOP (Chinese)

camhop_imgCAMHOP-NJ (Chinese American Mental Health Outreach Program in New Jersey) is a NAMI New Jersey initiative to serve immigrant families of Chinese origin who are affected by mental illnesses, including Chinese immigrants from mainland China, Hong Kong, Taiwan and other countries and regions, through support, education and advocacy. Our free services include family support groups, referral services, advocacy, community workshops, and educational materials in Chinese. CAMHOP pronounces like “Golden Crane” in Chinese. The crane is a symbol of health and longevity in the Chinese culture.

PROGRAM FACTSHEET  金鶴中英文介紹

CAMHOP Facebook Page

 

Four Major Goals of CAMHOP-NJ

• Increase awareness among Chinese immigrants in NJ that mental illness can be treated, and that anyone can be affected by mental illness – there are no barriers based on class, education or background.

• Help Chinese American individuals and families affected by mental illness set up local self-help groups where they learn coping skills through sharing with people with similar experience.

• Provide referral service for Chinese speaking mental health providers to Chinese families and individuals who have limited English skills.

• Help mental health professionals in NJ to be aware of and sensitive to Chinese culture on mental health issues and understand the unique struggles that Chinese American individuals and families face when seeking services.

 

Chinese Mental Health Provider List

新州的華語心理精神專業醫師和諮詢師稀少,金鶴為華人家庭提供醫師名單(點擊下面的鏈接下載),其中包括新州、紐約市、費城境內的專業人士和醫療機構。由於金鶴與治療機構沒有直接業務聯繫,煩請家人自行聯絡名單上的醫生或機構。若您是華語醫師並希望將執業信息放在名單上,請電郵聯絡我們 camhop@naminj.org

CAMHOP-NJ compiles a list of psychiatrists, psychologists, therapists and facilities providing mental health services in Chinese language in the areas of New Jersey, New York City and Philadelphia. If you are looking for a doctor or specialist in mental health, feel free to contact the professionals on the list. If  you are a provider and would like to be listed, please contact us at camhop@naminj.org.

 

CAMHOP-NJ Self-Help Groups

患者和家屬互助小組旨在為飽受心理精神疾病困擾的患者及家屬提供一個安全自由的環境彼此交流經驗和感受,互助支持,更好地面對疾病。互助小組雖不能代替專業治療,但這種形式的聚會已被醫學界認為是最好的輔助治療方式,尤其是對心理疾病、酗酒、癌症等領域非常有效。

CAMHOP Self-help group meetings are for Chinese families and individuals in NJ coping with mental illnesses (Major Depression, Bipolar Disorder, Anxiety Disorders, Schizophrenia, etc.). The goal of the self-help support groups is to provide Chinese immigrant families who struggle with mental health issues with a safe environment to have emotionally support discussions, linkages with available resources, exchange of successful coping strategies, etc.

Although our monthly self-help support group meetings are not run by mental health professionals, we sometimes have professional guest speakers joining the meetings to host a question and answer session or conduct an educational presentation. If you would like to be notified of the meeting schedule and programs, please email camhop@naminj.org to sign up to our email list.

Pre-registration is required.

Please call Maggie at (732) 940-0991 or email camhop@naminj.org before joining a meeting to confirm location and time.

Edison meetings
Date: Every 2nd Thursday of the month
Time: 7:00pm – 8:30pm
Location: Rutgers University Behavioral HealthCare (Rutgers-UBHC), 100 Metroplex Drive, Suite 200, Edison, NJ 08817
兩組分別在不同會議室同時進行 Concurrent meetings:
金鶴心理健康互助會 (患者互助) Peer Support Group – For people with lived experiences of mental illness
金鶴家屬支持小組 Family Support Group – For family members and other caregivers of individuals with mental illness
Upcoming meeting:
Thursday, December 14, 2017, 7:00pm – 8:30pm
Topic: Family Support Session
專題: 心理健康家屬支持會

Bridgewater meetings
Date: Every 3rd Thursday of the month
Time: 7:30pm – 8:45pm
Location: Richard Hall Community Mental Health Center, 500 N Bridge St, Bridgewater, NJ 08807
兩組分別在不同會議室同時進行 Concurrent meetings:
金鶴心理健康互助會 (患者互助) Peer Support Group – For people with lived experiences of mental illness
金鶴家屬支持小組 Family Support Group – For family members and other caregivers of individuals with mental illness
Upcoming meeting:
Thursday, December 21, 2017, 7:30pm – 8:45pm
Topic: Family Support Session
專題: 心理健康家屬支持會


Piscataway Meetings
Date: Every 4th Monday of the month (Except December when meeting will be canceled due to holiday)
Time: 7:30pm – 8:45pm
Location: UBHC, Room C101, 671 Hoes Lane West, Piscataway, NJ 08854
Upcoming meeting: 
Monday, January 22, 2018, 7:30pm – 8:45pm
Topic: Peer Support Session

Atlantic City meetings
Date: Every 2nd Wednesday of the month
Time: 10:00am – 11:30am
Location: 7 North Georgia Avenue, Atlantic City, NJ 08401
請電 (609) 350-5623, 電郵 camhop@naminj.org, 聯繫人: 胡小姐
Upcoming meeting:
Wednesday, December 13, 2017, 10:00am – 11:30am
Topic: Family Support Session
專題: 心理健康家屬支持會

 

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NAMI Family-to-Family in Chinese

全美精神疾病聯盟新州分部將於2018年二月底至五月在North Brunswick舉辦每週一次、為期十二週的華語「家庭對家庭課程 Family -to-Family Education Course」。報名請聯絡Maggie or Cathy at (732) 940-0991, camhop@naminj.org。「家對家課程」是全美心理疾病聯盟最受歡迎的課程,專為家屬而設;根據課後調查,此課程不但提供家屬在協助患者康復方面的技巧與信心,並且對家中正在康復的患者也有實際的幫助。在北美,已經有十五萬人參加過此課程。課程及教材完全免費,家屬學員將持續在互助會中學到或分享到更多的實際應用技巧。View flyer here

2018年二月底至五月中,每週三晚 Wednesday evenings,
February 28 – May 16, 2018
7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
上課地點: NAMI NJ Office, 1562 Route 130, North Brunswick, NJ
報名請聯絡 Maggie or Cathy at 732-940-0991, camhop@naminj.org
報名截止 Registration Deadline: Monday, February 12, 2018

Congratulations to the CAMHOP Family-to-Family Class of 2017!

On May 15, 2017, 24 class participants, their family members, 6 Family-to-Family Educators, NAMI NJ Staff representatives, invited community members and volunteers, total about 45 people, gathered at the NAMI NJ Office to celebrate the triumphant completion of the 12-week Family-to-Family Course in Chinese which has been held every Spring since 2015.

Many thanks to our devoted team of Family-to-Family Educators: Jane Liang, Peishan Wu, John Zhang, Yann Lin, Cathy Chen and Grace Travinsky!

二十四位華裔社區成員參加了課程,以下是他們在結業典禮上分享對課程的感受:

 參加NAMI這個課程,使我認識到很好的老師,很多同學,感到很高興;另外,這個課程帶給我最大的收穫是會認識到怎樣做對患者以及家屬才是最合適的……我覺得,對患者的家屬有非常大的幫助!謝謝NAMI!
– 感恩課堂提供了我們共同認識、共同進步和學習的空間,讓我在這條特殊心路上不再孤獨,有你們真好!
– 學了很多知識,交了許多朋友,得到了很多的信息,受益很大,我將 (廣而告之),讓更多的人理解病患並幫助他們。
– 這個課程對我幫助很大,第一是心理上的、精神上的支持。第二是知識上的長進。我感覺不再孤單一人奮戰,非常感謝有這個課程,感謝老師們無私的付出和教導!
– 了解自己,了解別人,更好地幫助有需要的人。謝謝!
– 老師和同學都非常有愛心,相互幫助,分享經驗,我現在更加有耐心和信心支持和關心女兒,也會自己保持平和心態對待自己和家庭的生活。
– 讓我更多了解,更多學習。深深感謝老師們的辛苦!!
– 受益良多,知道而且了解也更有同理心面對家人,更能放開胸懷和關懷他人!
– 老師盡心傳授,有知識又有親身經歷,同學彼此分享,從同學之間也學到很多,而且形成關懷、支持網,對精神疾病有了更多的認識,減少了無知與懼怕。
– 簡而明了,實用有針對性,有助於家人了解和認知精神健康的防護知識。Knowledge is powerful.
– Reach out to the friends & families that are suffering!
– 通過參加NAMI課題,感覺收穫很大,對精神疾病有了正確的認識,學到了許多。很感謝NAMI,感謝老師。
– 這個課程非常有幫助:1.知道藥物的副作用  2.知道病人的感受  3.知道應對措施  4.知道本地、州及聯邦的各種資源。
– 這個課程讓我明白,精神 (或腦子) 得病並不是見不得人的事,跟別的病一樣,都可以也應該得到最好的治療和照顧。
– 感謝NAMI提供這樣的一個課程,每週材料都很豐富,老師們也都很熱切指導,同學們也踴躍分享,班上同學的微信群也提供了很好的交流平台,受益良多,相信這是一個開始,而不是結束。

 

CAMHOP Quarterly Bowling Event

Upcoming Event:
Saturday, January 13, 2018
3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Stelton Lane, 1665 Stelton Rd, Piscataway, NJ 08854

REGISTER HERE

Free coaching from Certified USBC Coach Tim Szeto!
Cost: $5 per person (pay on site)
For more information, email camhop@naminj.org

 

Resources

NAMI NJ provides people with mental illness and family members with information and resources needed to learn more about mental illness, seek treatment and finding support. Materials in Chinese language are developed or compiled for Chinese immigrant families who want to learn about mental illness and seek support.

•  美國中文網中文聚焦專訪節目:抑鬱症 隱形殺手

• NAMI’s Chinese Language Resources

– What are Mental Illnesses? – 什麼是精神疾病?

 Major Depression – 抑鬱症

– Bipolar Disorder – 興奮抑鬱症(舊譯狂躁抑鬱症)

– Schizophrenia – 精神分裂症

– Borderline Personality Disorder – 邊緣型人格障礙

– Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder – 強迫症

 Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder – 創傷后壓力心理障礙症

– Panic Disorder – 恐慌症

– Asian American and Pacific Islander Mental Health: A Guide on How to Get Support for Your Loved One – 亞太裔美國人的心理精神保健: 協助親人獲取精神保健支持的指引

– Mental Health Issues among Asian American and Pacific Islander Children and Youth – 美國亞太裔兒童與青少年的心理精神保健狀況

• NAMI NJ Materials in Chinese

NAMI NYC Metro – Network of Care for Behavioral Health (with educational videos in Cantonese)

•  十種憂鬱症自然療法 10 Natural Depression Treatments (WebMD)

•  老年癡呆症 Alzheimer’s Disease (Royal College of Psychiatrists, London, UK)

What Is Substance Abuse Treatment? A Booklet for Families (presented by SAMHSA)

Guides for Caregivers – Chinese material by Next Step in Care, A United Hospital Fund Campaign

• About Medicare and Medicaid (Chinese publications by U. S. Dept of Health & Human Services)

– The New Health Care Law and You

What is Medicare? What is Medicaid?

– Medicare at a Glance

www.medicare.gov Fact Sheet

– Get Help With Your Medicare Costs: Getting Started

– Closing the Prescription Drug Coverage Gap

– Are You Having Trouble Paying for Prescription Drugs?

Medicare Coverage of Diabetes & Supplies

– Have you done your Yearly Medicare Enrollment Review?

– Staying Healthy

Advance Directive for Mental Health Care Forms & Instructions 精神康護代理人聲明

 

自閉症網上資源:

Chinese resources provided by Autism Speaks

泛自闭症谱系障碍 ASD 儿童父母信息一览 (From the Autism Consortium, 由马萨诸塞大学安默斯特分校翻译)

Autism Fact Sheet 自閉症系列障礙說明 (CDC factsheet, translated by Childrens Hospital Los Angeles)

 

Other health resources for the Chinese community:

Chronic Disease Self-Management Program 長期病自我管理課程

“掌握美好人生”長期病自我管理課程是由新澤西州政府健康署為患有長期(慢性)疾病的人士舉辦的一個健康教育服務。長期病或慢性病的種類繁多, 但大多數長期病人均會有相同的問題,  包括疲累﹐ 喪失精力﹐ 睡眠困難﹐ 抑鬱﹐ 對未來的擔心﹐有些會出現痛楚或呼吸困難。要令自己能健康地生活的最佳方法便是學習處理長期並帶來的症狀。“掌握美好人生”課程會於不同的地區舉行, 以便利於你的參與。課程將會以英文, 粵語, 或國語教授。

查詢和報名: (732) 718-2292 胡小姐 (國語) 或 (609) 350-5623 廖小姐 (粵語).

Free breast cancer screening at Monmouth Medical Center 美門醫學中心提供免費乳房X光檢查

 

Articles to Share

Our Story 我們的故事  By Grace Travinsky, NAMI NJ Trustee, CAMHOP Advisor

Sino Monthly Magazine article on Grace Hu Travinsky & CAMHOP 胡桂芳:從職場女強人,轉戰心理疾病戰場:NAMI NJ 華裔董事專訪(漢新月刊2016年5月版刊登;圖、文:廖美惠)

 

Articles by Melody Lin, LCSW, Board Member, NAMI Ft.Bend in Texas:

How to Talk to People Affected by Depression 如何跟因憂鬱症受苦的人說話

Xiaoyun’s Help Seeking Journey 小雲求醫記 

Notes From the Desk of Melody Lin, LCSW  社工手記

Signs of Suicide   自殺的徵兆

News: Translation of the Term Schizophrenia  思覺失調症

The Father with Messy, Slept-in Spiked Hair  爆炸頭爸爸

 

Articles by Shirley Gauf, CAMHOP friend:

Reflections on Mental Health 精神健康有感

My Autistic Beloved Son 别担心它会找到真爱的 – 自闭然儿的成长

Xiang Er  祥儿

Coming Out of Depression 走出抑郁

 

For Asian Immigrants, Mental Health an ‘Invisible Problem’  對亞洲移民而言,心理健康是“隱形問題”

By Anthony Advincula, New America Media, May 21, 2014

How to Keep Friends Company Who Have Mental Health Issues?

如何陪伴「困在繭裡」親友?(林芝安)

 

A Rich Life: A Story of Battling with Depression  原來我如此富裕: 一個憂鬱症病人的故事

By Susan Huang 黃美惠

原來我如此富裕 – 黃美惠 (視頻):

 

轉載 紐約心理安康家屬互援會 (CAFAMH)《希望季刊》Hope Quarterly

Walking with My Daughter On Her Journey to Recovery
我與女兒治療路程心得  (
作者: 紐約心理安康家屬互援會會員家屬 林女士)

Cultural Factors in Psychiatric Treatment 精神病治療的文化因素  (作者: 社工 吳英傑)

 

轉載 《世界周刊》World Journal Weekly:

OCD individuals have 10 times suicide intention than normal people  強迫症患者比正常人自殺傾向高出10倍

Diagnosis and treatment of anxiety disorder  焦慮症的診斷和治療

The natural anti-depressants: SAM-e  SAM-e 抗憂鬱症的天然藥物

 

轉載 基督教角聲佈道團《號角月報Herald Monthly

Articles by Vivien Lee, MA, EdM, LMHC  執照心理諮商師李飛君見證文章 :

A Case on Adolescent Emotional Issues: Who Can Understand Me?   誰能明白我? ─青少年情緒個案

Anxiety and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder   焦慮強迫症

A Case on a Young Adult Struggling with Social Anxiety   誰願意孤獨?

Mental and Spiritual Counseling Changes Lives – Sharing by Licensed Mental Health Counselor Vivian Lee   心靈輔導改變人生

 

轉載 中國信徒佈道會─《中信》月刊:

怎麼幫助患憂鬱症的妻子?

走過憂鬱深淵

憂鬱、自殺的省思─一個臨床心理醫生的感悟

談產後憂鬱症

談家庭暴力