NJ Mental Health Community Events

Check out events by NAMI NJ and County Affiliates:



Recommended events by other mental health organizations:


October 2022

Saturday, October 1 – NAMI Mercer Harvest of Hope, “Weathering the Storm,” an annual wellness conference, 8:15 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. at the Conference Center at Mercer County Community College. Learn more | Register here

Saturday, October 1Take Care Of You Sis presents: Chamberlain 5K Mental Health Awareness Walk, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m., at Cooper River Park, NJ (N Park Dr, Pennsauken Township, NJ 08109 – Armitage Pavilion Area). It will be a day of support and love. Come walk, network, and support mental health as we fight the stigma. In honor of all those we have lost in various ways due to mental health.

Saturday, October 1 – Intensive Family Support Services (IFSS) of Middlesex County, supported by NAMI Middlesex County presents, “Wellness Painting in the Park,” a relaxing wellness program, from 9:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., at Johnson Park, Grove #3, Piscataway, NJ. Registration is required and space is limited. Please call IFSS at 732-235-6184 to register no later than Tuesday, September 27, 2022. Download flyer

Saturday, October 1 – The New Brunswick Domestic Violence Awareness Coalition’s 20th Annual March and Rally Against Domestic Violence, 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., held in the courtyard outside 112 Paterson St., the Rutgers Institute of Health, in New Brunswick. Download flyer

Monday, October 3 – NAMI Middlesex County in collaboration with Intensive Family Support Services of Middlesex County (IFSS), invites you to attend the Fall Speaker Series, “Ask the Psychiatrist,” from 5 – 7 p.m. Register here | Download flyer

Monday, October 3 – New Jersey Governor’s Council on Mental Health Stigma’s Media Roundtable, 10:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Keynoter Dr Otto Wahl will address how to portray mental illness in a positive way in the media to support individuals’ efforts to achieve wellness. Register here | Download flyer

Thursday, October 6 – NAMI Gloucester County invites you to the 5th Annual Panel Discussion, hosted by System Review Committee, from 5:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m., located at Acenda, 42 Delsea Dr S, Glassboro, NJ 08028. The panelists are mental health professionals from the acute care system, local behavioral health hospitals, outpatient providers from case management, psychiatric screening, and other services. Listen, ask questions, and learn from hospitals & agencies who directly interact with your loved ones. Contact [email protected] for questions.

Saturday, October 8 – NAMIWalks New Jersey 2022 will take place on Saturday, October 8th at two locations — Duke Island Park in Central Jersey and Albert Giampietro Memorial Park in South Jersey. Learn more | Register today!

Tuesday, October 11 – Brain & Behavior Research Foundation presents: Meet the Scientist Webinar, “Exploring New Pathways of Discovery for Eating Disorders,” 2 p.m. ET. Register here

Wednesday, October 12 – The New Jersey Department of Human Services, Division of Mental Health and Addiction Services, presents the 7th Annual Suicide Prevention Conference: Connecting Communities to Save Lives, 9 a.m. – 2:30 p.m., open to anyone interested in learning about suicide prevention for this full-day virtual event. Get inspired by keynote speakers, hear state department commissioners discuss upcoming projects, and find two breakout sessions that interest you most. Register here

Monday, October 17 – NAMI Middlesex County in collaboration with Intensive Family Support Services of Middlesex County (IFSS), invites you to attend a webinar series on SSI/SSD, “Webinar 102: How Wages Affect Title II Benefits (SSDI, CDB, DWB) and Medicare,” from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. Join hereDownload flyer

Thursday, October 22 – The New Jersey Coalition Against Human Trafficking, in collaboration with Saint Elizabeth University and the New Jersey State Society of Physician Assistants, presents an innovative and survivor inclusive virtual Healthcare Conference: What Makes a Safer NJ? You do! A Trauma Responsive Approach. The conference will include peer-lead workshops on creating safety and community, in order to identify and respond to suspected human trafficking. It is aimed at everyone working in healthcare, from support staff to clinicians, as well as interested community members. Register here

Thursday, October 27 – Celebrate CSPNJ’s historically important role in advocating for, creating, and managing supported housing for the people they serve, at CSPNJ’s 2022 Tribute Luncheon, at 12 p.m., at the Asbury Hotel, 210 Fifth Avenue, Asbury Park, NJ. Purchase tickets

Friday, October 28 – Brain & Behavior Research Foundation 2022 International Mental Health Symposium. Register here


November 2022

Monday, November 14 – NAMI Middlesex County in collaboration with Intensive Family Support Services of Middlesex County (IFSS), invites you to attend a webinar series on SSI/SSD, “Webinar 103: How Income Affects SSI and Medicaid,” from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. Join here | Download flyer


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