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 education, support 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.


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


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




Social distancing doesn’t mean social isolation. CAMHOP is devoted to serving families affected by mental illness, who need support more than ever in trying times like this. Aligned with NAMI NJ’s statewide online support group guidelines, and thanks to the labor of love from our trained facilitators, CAMHOP will launch the Online Meetings for Chinese American families across the state starting April!

社交距離並不一定意味著社交孤立。CAMHOP致力於為新州受心理精神疾病影響的華裔美國家庭服務,大家在這樣的艱難時期比以往任何時候都需要同伴的支持。根據NAMI NJ在全州範圍內的在線支持小組指南,並在受訓主持人的熱心幫助下,我們的所有自助小組將於4月開始在網路上進行!

NAMI Family Support Group Online Meetings
(家屬互助 For Family members with a loved one with mental illness)

Register for FSG online meeting

Date: Tuesday, April 14, 2020
Time: 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Topic: Family Support

Date: Tuesday, April 21, 2020
Time: 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Topic: Family Support

NAMI Connection Peer Support Group Online Meetings
(患者互助 For people with lived experiences of mental illness)

Register for Connection online meeting

Date: Thursday, April 9, 2020
Time: 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Date: Saturday, April 11, 2020
Time: 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

Date: Thursday, April 16, 2020
Time: 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Date: Monday, April 27, 2020
Time: 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm


CAMHOP-NJ Self-Help Groups

CAMHOP’s support groups for families and peers are canceled in April

CAMHOP has canceled NAMI Family Support Group Meetings and NAMI Connection Peer Support Group Meetings during April due to the outbreak of novel Coronavirus (COVID-19). We will continue to assess the evolving situations and provide updates on meeting/event schedule as they become available. This includes an Open House in Bergen Wellness Center, Hackensack.

NAMI NJ CAMHOP 決定取消三月份和四月份的所有支持小組會議,包括家屬支持和心理健康互助小組。我們會繼續追蹤新型冠狀病毒的發展態勢,並及時回復後續相關活動安排。

Hope everyone stay safe and healthy!


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 to sign up to our email list.

Pre-registration is required.

Please call (732) 940-0991 ext.109 or email before joining a meeting to confirm location and time.

NAMI Family Support Group – For family members and other caregivers

Edison meetings
Date: Every 2nd Thursday of the month
Time: 7:00pm – 8:30pm
Location: Rutgers University Behavioral HealthCare, 100 Metroplex Drive, Suite 200, Edison, NJ 08817
Concurrent meetings: NAMI Family Support Group & NAMI Connection
Tentative upcoming meeting: 
Thursday, May 14, 2020, 7:00pm – 8:30pm

Bridgewater meetings
Date: Every 3rd Thursday of the month
Time: 7:00pm – 8:30pm
Location: Richard Hall Community Mental Health Center, 500 N Bridge St, Bridgewater, NJ 08807
Concurrent meetings: NAMI Family Support Group & NAMI Connection
Tentative upcoming meeting:
Thursday, May 21, 2020, 7:00pm – 8:30pm

心理健康互助會 (患者互助)
NAMI Connection – Recovery Support Group for people with lived experiences of mental illness

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
Concurrent meetings: NAMI Family Support Group & NAMI Connection
Tentative upcoming meeting: 
Thursday, May 14, 2020, 7:00pm – 8:30pm

Hackensack Meetings
Date: Every 2nd Saturday morning of the month
Time: 11:00am – 12:30pm
Location: Bergen Wellness Center, 177 Hudson Street, Hackensack, NJ 07601 (Limited street parking)
Tentative upcoming meeting:
Saturday, May 9, 2020, 11:00am – 12:30pm

Bridgewater meetings
Date: Every 3rd Thursday of the month
Time: 7:00pm – 8:30pm
Location: Richard Hall Community Mental Health Center, 500 N Bridge St, Bridgewater, NJ 08807
Concurrent meetings: NAMI Family Support Group & NAMI Connection
Tentative upcoming meeting:
Thursday, May 21, 2020, 7:00pm – 8:30pm

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
Tentative upcoming meeting: 
Monday, May 25, 2020, 7:00pm – 8:30pm
Topic: Peer Support Session


NAMI Family-to-Family in Chinese

Spring 2020 NAMI Family-to-Family in Chinese has been postponed. We may re-start class in September 2020. Interested families can still email to inquire about registration.

全美精神疾病聯盟新州分部於2020年在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」。「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。請聯絡 (732) 940-0991 ext. 109,。

Congratulations to the CAMHOP Family-to-Family Class of 2019!

On May 22, 2019, 18 class participants, their family members, 6 Family-to-Family Educators, NAMI NJ Staff representatives, invited community members and volunteers gathered at the NAMI NJ Office to celebrate the triumphant completion of the 12-week Family-to-Family Course which has been held every Spring in Chinese language since 2015.

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


– 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:
Stay tuned!
3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Stelton Lane, 1665 Stelton Rd, Piscataway, NJ 08854

Register Here

Cost: $5 per person (pay on site)
For more information, email



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


People with Mental Illness Can Work
[繁體中文翻譯] [简体中文翻译]
By Katherine Ponte, BA, JD, MBA, NYCPS-P, CPRP | Oct. 21, 2019
Mental Health Conditions Seen in Childhood
[繁體中文翻譯] [简体中文翻译]
By Kristen Fuller, M.D. | Oct. 09, 2019
• NIMH Articles
Tips for Talking With Your Health Care Provider

• 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 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


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)

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?


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


轉載 美国华裔精神健康联盟 (加利福尼亞州)

NAMI Blog: Hope Is Within Reach By Elaine Peng (NAMI 博客: 美國華裔精神健康聯盟負責人彭一玲主任的文章《希望就在不遠處》)

Chinese American youth mental health advocate in California, Irene Wei, testified before the CA Mental Health Services Oversight and Accountability Commission 勇敢的美國華裔青年心理健康倡導者,加利福尼亞州艾琳(Irene Wei)在加利福尼亞州心理健康服務監督與問責委員會作證


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:







轉載 新州華人同伴輔導中心文章:

新州第一家華人同伴輔導中心 (CJCPCC)