NAMI NJ en Español (Latino)

NAMI NJ en Español is an awareness & education program developed by NAMI New Jersey to serve the Hispanic/Latino community in New Jersey.

 

Goals of the Program:

• Provide support and information to families affected by mental illness.

• Encourage an understanding of mental illness among the Hispanic/Latino population.

• Increase the level of cultural competency among mental health providers.

• Provide education for mental health professionals to help them better understand cultural and treatment issues relevant to this population.

• Help break the barriers of stigma and shame associated with mental illness that exist within the Hispanic/Latino culture.

• Increase awareness of resources available so families can live a healthy and productive life.

• Provide information and referral service.

• Educate Family members in their own language to help them find understanding, acceptance and support.

 

Program Contact:

Martha Silva, Program Director

1 (888) 803-3413 (Toll Free)

E-mail: msilva@naminj.org

 

 

Annual Picnic

Sunday, August 19, 2018, 11 am – 3:30 pm

Location: Johnson Park, Grove #2, River Road, Piscataway, NJ 08854.

View flyer for registration details.

 

On September 2, 2017, NAMI NJ en Español held the annual Family Picnic in New Brunswick’s Donaldson Park with donations and support by Applebees.

 

Self Help Support Groups

In NAMI NJ en Español Self-Help Support groups conducted in Spanish, caring family members help one another learn to cope with the effects of mental illness. They find understanding, acceptance and mutual support in times of crisis. The groups offer hope, support, education, and a community of friends who understand.

NAMI NJ en Español Self-Help Support groups are currently offered in several counties. Bi-lingual volunteers have been trained to facilitate the self-help support groups.

 

HUDSON COUNTY

CATHOLIC COMMUNITY SERVICE (FIRST WEDNESDAY)
2201 Bergenline Ave (2nd Floor)
Union City, NJ 07087 (Spanish)
Time: 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm

JERSEY CITY MEDICAL CENTER (SECOND TUESDAY)
*** (Meetings conducted in English)
Ambulatory Care Center building, second floor
Eugene Dundon Memorial Dining Hall
395 Grand Street, Jersey City, NJ 07302
Convenient to Light Rail
Time: 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

NAMI HUDSON KIDS  (Support groups for families and caregivers of children/adolescents)
Meetings conducted in English)
Ambulatory Care Center building, second floor
Eugene Dundon Memorial Dining Hall
395 Grand Street, Jersey City, NJ 07302
Convenient to Light Rail
Time: 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

 

HUNTERDON COUNTY Spanish support group

HUNTERDON PREVENTION RESOURCES (SECOND WEDNESDAY)
4 Walter Foran Blvd, 2ndo piso Sala #410
Flemington, NJ. 08822
Time: 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm
Contact: Lauren Feliciano at (908) 222-6480, email laurenfeliciano16@gmail.com

 

MIDDLESEX COUNTY  (View Flyer)

HARMONY FAMILY SUCCESS CENTER/PRAB (THIRD FRIDAY)
255 Livingston Avenue
New Brunswick, NJ 08901
Time 11:00 am to 1:00 pm (light lunch) (Spanish)

 

NOTE: All groups meet once a month except where indicated. All groups close in August. We suggest that participants call to confirm their attendance specially during the winter months. For more information pertaining to any of the groups please contact: Martha Silva, Program Director at 201-861-0614, msilva@naminj.org.

 

Education

NAMI NJ provides both Family-to-Family Education and NAMI Basics in Spanish. Please contact Martha Silva at 1 (888) 803-3413 for more information.

Congratulations to the NAMI NJ en Español Family-to-Family Class of 2018!

 

 

Resources

NAMI en Español

NAMI Latino/Hispanic Resources

National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) Publications in Spanish

 

Videos

Latino Community Conference 2009

NAMI NJ en Español Conference 2008