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: 7pm-8:20pm
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, April 13, 2017, 7-8:20pm
Topic: Discussion on Affordable Housing for Peers and Seniors (lead by Rhoda Li)
主題: 政府資助殘障人士和老年人的住房資源

Bridgewater meetings
Date: Every 3rd Thursday of the month
Time: 7:30pm-9:00pm
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, April 20, 2017, 7:30pm-9:00pm
Topic: Ask the Psychiatrist – Dr. Liren Li (Peer group participants can attend too)

主題: 與精神科李醫生交談


Piscataway Meetings
Date: Every 4th Monday of the month (Except December when meeting will be canceled due to holiday)
Time: 7:30pm-9:00pm
Location: UBHC, Room C101, 671 Hoes Lane West, Piscataway, NJ 08854
Upcoming meeting: 
Monday, March 27, 2017, 7:30pm-9:00pm

Atlantic City meetings
Date: Every 2nd Wednesday of the month
Time: 10am-11:30am
Location: 7 North Georgia Avenue, Atlantic City, NJ 08401
請電 (732) 718-2292, 電郵 camhop@naminj.org, 聯繫人: 胡小姐
Upcoming meeting:
Wednesday, April 5, 2017, 10:45am – 12:15pm
Topic: The Eight Dimensions of Wellness and How to Achieve Them
Download Flyer

 

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NAMI Family-to-Family in Chinese

全美精神疾病聯盟新州分部將於2017年三月至五月在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。

Upcoming Class:

Wednesday evenings, March – May 2017
7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
NAMI NJ Office, 1562 Route 130, North Brunswick, NJ
For information and registration:
(732) 940-0991 (Maggie)
Download Flyer
Registration Deadline: Monday, February 13, 2017
Late registration will be considered based on family situation.
限期後可根據具體家庭情況酌情接受報名

2015年三月至五月,金鶴計劃繼NAMI 加州分部四年前在美國境內開課後在美東地區首次開設華語家對家課程。十六位華裔社區成員參加了首次課程,以下是他們在結業典禮上分享對課程的感受:

課程的內容超乎想像的真實與貼切,豐富而且實用。 參加此課程會學到真正由家中被照顧人的眼中看到這個世界,感同身受。所有家中有精神患者的人,若能來上此課,絶對十分受惠。
– 此課程針對中國文化做特別的考慮與討論,非常有益於中國文化禁錮下的家庭成員。
– 課程教導我們如何與患者共同渡過高高低低的日子。學到很多該與不該的技巧,同時認識很多與我同處境的同學,大家互相交換心境共走人生道路。
– 愛是長久忍耐,又有恩慈。
– 獲得有關大腦和藥物方面的知識,和同學分享與家人相處的經驗教訓,互相打氣、學習交流。
– 更瞭解孩子、更有耐性對孩子。覺得更多支持、不再孤單 。
– 認識很好的老師和朋友,而且學到了很有用的知識。
– 學到專門知識,認識一些有相同經歷朋友,非常感謝NAMI。
– 對精神病有更深的認知,並與大家分享。
– 非常溫暖的課程,收益很多,非常感謝!
– 感覺是家長的support group。可以互相分享感受、經驗的家。非常感謝!
– 認識懂我的惶恐、擔心的家庭,互相支持打氣。多瞭解病人的情況,原來每個病人都不一樣。這個團體每個成員都很認真學習、討論、分享。老師們都很努力幫我們了解我們的問題。
– 這課程非常好,我學到很多知識勝於我可描述。這些知識對我照願有特別需要的女兒非常有用。

 

CAMHOP Quarterly Bowling Event

Upcoming bowling event:
Saturday, March 25, 2017, 
3 – 5 p.m.
Stelton Lane, 1665 Stelton Rd, Piscataway, NJ 08854

REGISTER HERE

Cost: $5 per person (pay on site)
Free coaching by Certified USBC Coach Tim Szeto!
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