NAMI NJ en Español (Latino)

 

NAMINJenEspanolLogoNAMI 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: naminjenespanol@msn.com

 

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.

BERGEN COUNTY

BERGEN COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE (FOURTH TUESDAY)
355 Main St Room 132 (closed August and December)
Hackensack, NJ 07601
Time: 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm

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

HOBOKEN COMMUNITY MENTAL HEALTH CTR. (SECOND TUESDAY)
*** (Meetings conducted in English)
506-3rd St., Hoboken, NJ 07030
(Parking available on Madison Ave,
between 3rd and 4th St., behind the building)
Convenient to Light Rail
Time: 7:00 pm to 8:45 pm

MIDDLESEX COUNTY

FAMILY SUCCESS CTR. at PRAB, Inc. (THIRD FRIDAY)
90 Jersey Ave
New Brunswick, NJ 08901
Time: 11:00 am to 1:00 pm (light lunch) (Spanish)

PASSAIC COUNTY

SAINT ANTHONY OF PADUA CHURCH (THIRD FRIDAY)
101-103 Myrtle Ave. Second Floor
Passaic, NJ 07055 (Spanish)
Time: 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm

UNION COUNTY

TRINITAS HOSPITAL (FOURTH FRIDAY)
225 Williamson St., Conference Room, 7th floor South
Elizabeth, NJ 07207 (Spanish)
Time: 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm

MORRIS COUNTY

FIRST MEMORIAL PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH  (THIRD WEDNESDAY)
51 W. Blackwell St.,
Dover, NJ 07801
Time: 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm
Contact: Awilda Belardo at (201) 841-7840,  email adliwa@optonline.net

HUNTERDON COUNTY

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

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 (888) 803-3413
Email: naminjenespanol@msn.com

 

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.

Bases y Fundamentos (NAMI Basics in Spanish) Upcoming Classes:

Jose Marti Freshman Academy
1800 Summit Ave., Union City, NJ 07087
6:30 pm to 9:00 pm (every Monday)
March 3 to April 4, 2014

Greater Brunswick Charter School
429 Joyce Kilmer Ave, New Brunswick, NJ 08901
6:30 pm to 9:00 pm (every Thursday)
March 27 to May 8, 2014

 

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