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: msilva@naminj.org

 

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

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

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

MIDDLESEX COUNTY

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)

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

PASSAIC COUNTY

SAINT ANTHONY OF PADUA CHURCH (SECOND THURSDAY)
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, 6th floor South
Elizabeth, NJ 07207 (Spanish)
Time: 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm

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, 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.

DE FAMILIA A FAMILIA (Family to Family):

HOLY REDEEMER PARISH at Saint Mary’s Church (Iglesia de Saint Mary’s)
6515 Polk St., West New York, NJ 07093 (entrada por el parqueo)

Classes every Monday starting March 2, 2015
Clases todos los lunes comenzando el 2 de marzo, 2015
Time (Hora): 6:30 a 9:00 pm

Contact: Martha Silva, (201) 861-0614, msilva@naminj.org

 

NAMI BASICS (Bases y Fundamentos)

Place (Lugar): First Memorial Presbyterian Church
51 W. Blackwell St., Dover, NJ 07801

Time (Hora): From 6:30 – 9:00 p.m.
De 6:30 – 9:00 p.m.

When (Cuando) Every Monday starting April 6, thru May 11, 2015 (6 weeks)
Comenzando el lunes 6 de abril y continuando todos los lunes
hasta el 11 de mayo, 2015

If you have any questions or to register please contact:
Si usted tiene alguna pregunta o para inscribirse por favor comuníquese con:
Awilda Belardo
Phone 973-252-9424
email doverspanishgroup@gmail.com or

Martha Silva at 1-888-803-3413
email msilva@naminj.org

 

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