NAMI NJ in Spanish

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, education and advocacy for families affected by mental illness in their own language

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

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

 

Self Help Support Groups

NAMI NJ en Español offers self-help support groups in Spanish for family members, caregivers and loved ones of individuals living with mental illness. We help one another learn to cope with the effects of mental illness, and find understanding, acceptance and mutual support in times of crisis. The groups offer hope, support, education, and a community of friends who understand.

NAMI Family Support Group 

Middlesex County  (View flyer)
Dates: Third Friday of every month except August
Time: 11:00 am – 1:00 pm (light lunch provided)
Location: Harmony Family Success Center/PRAB, 255 Livingston Avenue, New Brunswick, NJ 08901

NAMI NJ & Mom2Mom
Dates: Second Tuesday of every month
Time: 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Location: NAMI NJ Office, 1562 Route 130, North Brunswick, NJ 08902

Hudson County (View flyer)
Dates: Third Wednesday of every month except August
Time: 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Location: Palisades Family Success Center, 1408 New York Ave, Union City, NJ 07087

Hunterdon County
Dates: Fourth Friday of every month
Time: 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Location: Harvest Family Success Center, 87 Park Avenue, Flemington, NJ 08822

NAMI Connection

Third Friday of every month (except August), 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Harmony Family Success Center/PRAB, 255 Livingston Avenue, New Brunswick, NJ 08901

NOTE: Our meetings are free, but we encourage that you call to register. For more information, please call Nelhy at 732-940-0991 ext. 113, or email nbarreiro@naminj.org

 

NAMI Family-to-Family

Starts Tuesday, March 3, 2020, 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
ACT NOW Foundation (Education room), 3167 Kennedy Boulevard, North Bergen, NJ 07047
For more information, call toll free NAMI NJ en Español: 1 888 803 3413
View flyer

 

NAMI Basics

NAMI Basics is an education program for parents and caregivers of children and adolescents living with mental illnesses. NAMI NJ en Espanol is planning to offer classes in Spanish.

 

NAMI In Our Own Voice

IOOV is a NAMI speaker program for community education and reducing stigma by putting a human face on an often misunderstood area of human suffering. Presentation in Spanish are available at request.

 

Radio Show “La Salud Mental Importa”

Follow www.facebook.com/lasaludmentalimporta, a weekly radio show by Lauren Feliciano, NAMI NJ en Espanol Regional Coordinator, on mental health in Spanish! Every Tuesday, 12–1pm (10–11pm Rewind).

 

Annual Picnics

NAMI NJ en Español had a successful picnic on Sunday, June 30, 2019 in central Jersey where community members gathered to have fun and supportive conversations. The program continues to grow and plans to offer more NAMI signature programs to Hispanic and Latino communities throughout New Jersey, such as family support groups and NAMI Family-to-Family education classes, with the help from trained program leaders.

 

On August 19, 2018, NAMI NJ en Español held the Annual Picnic in Johnson Park
with donations and support by Applebees.

The Spanish group in Hudson picnic was held on August 25, 2018,
at James Braddock North Hudson County Park, in North Bergen.

 

Presence in the Media

Education

NAMI NJ provides both Family-to-Family Education and NAMI Basics in Spanish.

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