Union County




Denise Gesumaria



NAMI of Union County,
P.O. Box 724, New Providence, NJ 07974





Contact Person:

Irene Bien at (908) 233-1628





Online Resources Guide:

NAMI Union County RESOURCE GUIDE 6th Edition



April 2018 Newsletter


Support Meeting:

Family Support Group
3rd Tuesdays @ 7:30 pm
First Presbyterian Church, 11 Springfield Ave, Cranford, NJ 07016

See Family Support Group flyer here

Public Meetings
4th Tuesdays @ 7:30 pm
RWJ Rahway Fitness & Wellness Center, 2120 Lamberts Mill Road, Scotch Plains
[No meetings in June, July, August, December or January]

Upcoming Meeting:

NAMI Union County will present an informative program on how best to navigate the Emergency Room when you need mental health services. On April 24th, Kelly Baker, Director of Psychiatric Emergency Services(PES) at Trinitas Medical Center will speak at the NAMI Union County public meeting. Ms. Baker will explain what to expect in the ER, the screening process/law and the role that caregivers can play.

Ms. Baker has degrees in both psychology and anthropology and has been in the mental health field for over 20 years. During that time, she has gained extensive experience with children, adolescents, adults and seniors with serious and persistent mental illness. Her experience includes working both in a hospital setting and out in the community. In addition, Ms. Baker works as an adjunct psychology professor for local colleges. As the director of Psychiatric Emergency Services, Ms. Baker oversees the PES unit that operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and serves children, adolescents and adults in need of crisis stabilization. PES also conducts mobile outreaches for adults throughout Union County.

See Public Meetings flyer here

*Phone (908) 233-1628 or send an e-mail to namiunioncounty@yahoo.com for current schedule of speakers or to request further information.


Family To Family Education:

12 week education course for families of adults living with mental illness
Learn more about the course

Upcoming Class:
Thursday evenings, March 22 – May 31, 2018
7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
St. Agnes Church, 332 Madison Hill Road, Clark, NJ 07066
To register, call Pat at 732-382-0762 or email patroman2@aol.com (Please include in the subject line: F2F class)
For more information, click here.


NAMI Union County hosted Senator Codey at their public meeting in April 2016, with a packed house of nearly 90 people. Senator Codey has been a long-time proponent of improving services for the mentally ill. He and his family have established a private foundation to support programs benefitting mental health issues.

Apr 26'2016 - Gov Codey audience - photo 1 Resized_20160426_194428



NAMI NJ En Espanol Support Group
Trinitas Hospital (4th Friday)
225 Williamson St., Conference Room, 6th floor South
Elizabeth, NJ 07207 (Spanish)
Time: 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm

Click here for a complete list of NAMI NJ Statewide Programs


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