NJ Mental Health Community Events

Check out events by NAMI NJ and County Affiliates:



Recommended events by other mental health organizations:


July 2021

Tuesday, July 13 – Brain & Behavior Research Foundation presents: Cognitive Impairment in Psychosis: What it is and How it’s Treated, at 2 p.m. EDT, Presented by Amanda McCleery, Ph.D. Assistant Professor, Psychological and Brain Sciences, University of Iowa. Register here.

Wednesday, July 14 – Please join this webinar sponsored by CAMS-care: “When It is Darkest: Why People Die by Suicide Webinar,” It will be based around Dr. Rory O’Connor’s new book that he will try to dispel myths around suicide. He will also describe the complex set of factors that can lead to suicide, drawing from the Integrated Motivational-Volitional Model of Suicide. Dr. O’Connor will end with an overview of what we can do to support those who are vulnerable. At 12 p.m. ET. For more information and to register please click at: https://cams-care.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_BNo7Z944Qyua7ZWU4tFh_g 

Wednesday July 14 & 15 – National Institute of Mental Health, National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, and National Institute on Aging invites you to their 2 days virtual event: Neurologic and Psychiatric Effects of SARS-CoV-2 Infection Meeting. A discussion about emerging data related to neurologic and psychiatric complications of SARS-CoV-2 infection and possible interactions with other CNS infections such as HIV. Stay tuned for time, registration and more information!

Thursday, July 15 Check out a new program offered by IFSS of Essex and Morris for children and teens impacted by mental illness in the family, The Cloud Club for Kids, Every Cloud has a Silver Lining. It contains a 3-week psychoeducational workshop series, plus a 6-week art therapy group for those who complete the workshop series. The July group (Thursdays, July 15th, 22nd, & 29th at 3:30pm to 5pm, on zoom) is for participants ages 10-13. Register by emailing Renee at RFolzenlogen@mhaessexmorris.org, by July 9th.

Thursday, July 15 – NAMI National Alliance on Mental Illness presents: NAMI Ask the Expert Webinar: Promoting Mental Health Equity in Black churches. This webinar will explore how to expanding access to mental health care and supports through partnerships with faith-based organizations can to promote mental health equity and integrate cultural preferences. At 4 p.m. Presenter: Sidney Hankerson, M.D., MBA, Register now

Tuesday, July 20 – Please join the Mental Health Association in New Jersey (MHANJ) for a presentation: Tools for Developing and Maintaining Allies to the BIPOC Community, hosted by Laverne Saunders. At 6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. For additional information & registration, please contact MHANJ at 973.571.4100.

Thursday, July 22 – New Jersey Hope & Healing Program invites organizations & agencies to attend their monthly forum: A 45 minute Zoom Program, 4th Thursday at 10 a.m. Come and learn how to access free emotional support services to help New Jerseyans cope with challenges related to COVID-19. To register, visit: tn.jsp:  or for more information contact Merrill Altberg at maltberg@mhanj.org, 973-571-4100, ext:108.

Tuesday, July 27 & 28 – Please join Virtual NAMI Convention 2021, A NAMI’s two days event committed  to informing the mental health community with resources, research and support. For more information & registration, please visit at: https://www.nami.org/Get-Involved/Attend-the-NAMI-National-Convention 


August 2021

Thursday, August 5 – National Institute of Mental Health (NIH) invites you to attend their virtual webinar: Navigating Neuroscience Career for Scientists of Color, this event will familiarize the audience with a rising star in neuroscience. Presented by Dr. Damien Fair. At 11 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. Register here

Tuesday, August 10 – Brain & Behavior Research Foundation presents: Self-Control Gone Awry: The Cognitive Neuroscience Behind Bulimia Nervosa, at 2 p.m. EDT, Presented by Laura A. Berner, Ph.D. Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. Register now.

Monday, August 9 – 12 – RWJBarnabas Health Institute for Prevention and Recovery’s Hope and Healing Program invites families to attend their Hope and Healing Children and Families Virtual Conference: Preparing for a Post-Pandemic Transition. It will discuss about what to expect in the transition to post-pandemic living and share resources to support parents and children on topics like returning to school, managing anxiety, bullying, mindfulness and self-care. 7 p.m. – 9 p.m. For further information and registration, please view flyer


September 2021

Monday, September 27 – Please join Supportive Housing Association of New Jersey (SHA) at The Palace –  Somerset, NJ to celebrate their honorees during the 2021 Supportive Housing Awards Reception. For additional information, please call at 908-931-1131 or Visit this website


November 2021

Tuesday, November 9 & 10 – Supportive Housing Association of New Jersey (SHA) invites you to their 23rd Annual Supportive Housing Conference: Renewing and Rising Investing in Homes, Investing in People. A two half-days of excellent workshop presentations and discussions from local and national leaders in their conference workshops and keynotes. For additional information, please call at 908-931-1131 or Visit this website



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