CAMHOP (Chinese)

camhop_imgCAMHOP-NJ (Chinese American Mental Health Outreach Program in New Jersey) is a NAMI New Jersey initiative to serve immigrant families of Chinese origin who are affected by mental illnesses, including Chinese immigrants from mainland China, Hong Kong, Taiwan and other countries and regions, through education, support and advocacy. Our free services include family support groups, referral services, advocacy, community workshops, and educational materials in Chinese. CAMHOP pronounces like “Golden Crane” in Chinese. The crane is a symbol of health and longevity in the Chinese culture. Program Factsheet  金鶴中英文介紹

Latest CAMHOP e-News 電子月刊  |  CAMHOP Facebook Page

Program contact: [email protected], (732) 940-0991 ext.109


Four Major Goals of CAMHOP-NJ

• Increase awareness among Chinese immigrants in NJ that mental illness can be treated, and that anyone can be affected by mental illness – there are no barriers based on class, education or background.

• Help Chinese American individuals and families affected by mental illness set up local self-help groups where they learn coping skills through sharing with people with similar experience.

• Provide referral service for Chinese speaking mental health providers to Chinese families and individuals who have limited English skills.

• Help mental health professionals in NJ to be aware of and sensitive to Chinese culture on mental health issues and understand the unique struggles that Chinese American individuals and families face when seeking services.


Chinese Mental Health Provider List

新州的華語心理精神專業醫師和諮詢師稀少,金鶴為華人家庭提供醫師名單(點擊下面的鏈接下載),其中包括新州、紐約市、費城境內的專業人士和醫療機構。由於金鶴與治療機構沒有直接業務聯繫,煩請家人自行聯絡名單上的醫生或機構。若您是華語醫師並希望將執業信息放在名單上,請電郵聯絡我們camh[email protected]

CAMHOP-NJ compiles a list of psychiatrists, psychologists, therapists and facilities providing mental health services in Chinese language in the areas of New Jersey, New York City and Philadelphia. If you are looking for a doctor or specialist in mental health, feel free to contact the professionals on the list. If  you are a provider and would like to be listed, please contact us at [email protected].




Social distancing doesn’t mean social isolation. CAMHOP is devoted to serving families affected by mental illness, who need support more than ever in trying times like this. Aligned with NAMI NJ’s statewide online support group guidelines, and thanks to the labor of love from our trained facilitators, CAMHOP launched online support group meetings for Chinese American families across the state starting April 2020.

社交距離並不一定意味著社交孤立。CAMHOP致力於為新州受心理精神疾病影響的華裔美國家庭服務,大家在這樣的艱難時期比以往任何時候都需要同伴的支持。根據NAMI NJ在全州範圍內的在線支持小組指南,並在受訓主持人的熱心幫助下,所有自助小組在網路上進行。

NAMI Family Support Group Online Meetings
(家屬互助 For Family members with a loved one with mental illness)

Register for FSG online meeting

Dates: 2nd Tuesdays of every month (Mandarin 國語)
Time: 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Upcoming meeting:
Date/Time: Tuesday, October 12, 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

CAMHOP Talk: 分享與患者溝通的基本原則
週二晚10/12/2021, 7PM,邀請您來聽家屬支持會義工Ming分享如何與患病家人溝通

Dates: 4th Tuesdays of every month (Mandarin 國語)
Time: 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Upcoming meeting:
Date/Time: Tuesday, September 28, 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Topic: Family Support 家屬互助

NAMI Connection Recovery Support Group Online Meetings
(患者互助 For individuals with lived experiences of mental illness)

Register for Connection online meeting

Dates: 2nd Thursdays of every month (English 英語)
Time: 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Dates: 2nd Saturdays of every month (English 英語)
Time: 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
This meeting is followed by an online CAMHOP Social Group gathering. Come and have fun!
Same Zoom link as the Connection meeting on Saturday.

Dates: 3rd Thursdays of every month (English 英語)
Time: 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Dates: 4th Mondays of every month (English 英語)
Time: 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Dates: 4th Thursdays of every month (Mandarin 國語)
Time: 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm


CAMHOP-NJ Self-Help Groups

CAMHOP’s support group meetings for families and peers are moved online until further notice.


CAMHOP Self-help group meetings are for Chinese families and individuals in NJ coping with mental illnesses (Major Depression, Bipolar Disorder, Anxiety Disorders, Schizophrenia, etc.). The goal of the self-help support groups is to provide Chinese immigrant families who struggle with mental health issues with a safe environment to have emotionally support discussions, linkages with available resources, exchange of successful coping strategies, etc.

Although our monthly self-help support group meetings are not run by mental health professionals, we sometimes have professional guest speakers joining the meetings to host a question and answer session or conduct an educational presentation. If you would like to be notified of the meeting schedule and programs, please email [email protected] to sign up to our email list.

Pre-registration is required.

Call (732) 940-0991 ext.109 or email [email protected] before joining a meeting to confirm location/time.

NAMI Family Support Group – For family members and other caregivers

Edison meetings
Date: Every 2nd Thursday of the month
Time: 7:00pm – 8:30pm
Location: Rutgers University Behavioral HealthCare, 100 Metroplex Drive, Suite 200, Edison, NJ 08817
Concurrent meetings: NAMI Family Support Group & NAMI Connection

Bridgewater meetings
Date: Every 3rd Thursday of the month
Time: 7:00pm – 8:30pm
Location: Richard Hall Community Mental Health Center, 500 N Bridge St, Bridgewater, NJ 08807
Concurrent meetings: NAMI Family Support Group & NAMI Connection

心理健康互助會 (患者互助)
NAMI Connection – Recovery Support Group for people with lived experiences of mental illness

Edison meetings
Date: Every 2nd Thursday of the month
Time: 7:00pm – 8:30pm
Location: Rutgers University Behavioral HealthCare (Rutgers-UBHC), 100 Metroplex Drive, Suite 200, Edison, NJ 08817
Concurrent meetings: NAMI Family Support Group & NAMI Connection

Hackensack Meetings
Date: Every 2nd Saturday morning of the month
Time: 11:00am – 12:30pm
Location: Bergen Wellness Center, 177 Hudson Street, Hackensack, NJ 07601 (Limited street parking)

Bridgewater meetings
Date: Every 3rd Thursday of the month
Time: 7:00pm – 8:30pm
Location: Richard Hall Community Mental Health Center, 500 N Bridge St, Bridgewater, NJ 08807
Concurrent meetings: NAMI Family Support Group & NAMI Connection

Piscataway Meetings
Date: Every 4th Monday of the month (Except December when meeting will be canceled due to holiday)
Time: 7:30pm – 8:45pm
Location: UBHC, Room C101, 671 Hoes Lane West, Piscataway, NJ 08854



NAMI Family-to-Family in Chinese

全美精神疾病聯盟新州分部將於2021年在North Brunswick舉辦每週一次、為期八週的華語「家庭對家庭課程 Family -to-Family Education Course」。「家對家課程」是全美心理疾病聯盟最受歡迎的課程,專為家屬而設;根據課後調查,此課程不但提供家屬在協助患者康復方面的技巧與信心,並且對家中正在康復的患者也有實際的幫助。在北美,已經有十五萬人參加過此課程。課程及教材完全免費,家屬學員將持續在互助會中學到或分享到更多的實際應用技巧。請聯絡 (732) 940-0991 ext. 109, [email protected]

Congratulations to the CAMHOP Family-to-Family Class of 2019!

In May 2019, 18 class participants, their family members, 6 Family-to-Family Educators, NAMI NJ Staff representatives, invited community members and volunteers gathered at the NAMI NJ Office to celebrate the triumphant completion of the 12-week Family-to-Family Course which has been held every Spring in Chinese language since 2015.

Many thanks to our devoted team of Family-to-Family Educators: Ming Hong, Amy Hu, Jane Liang, Peishan Wu, John Zhang, Cathy Chen and Grace Travinsky!


– 感恩課堂提供了我們共同認識、共同進步和學習的空間,讓我在這條特殊心路上不再孤獨,有你們真好!
– 學了很多知識,交了許多朋友,得到了很多的信息,受益很大,我將 (廣而告之),讓更多的人理解病患並幫助他們。
– 這個課程對我幫助很大,第一是心理上的、精神上的支持。第二是知識上的長進。我感覺不再孤單一人奮戰,非常感謝有這個課程,感謝老師們無私的付出和教導!
– 了解自己,了解別人,更好地幫助有需要的人。謝謝!
– 老師和同學都非常有愛心,相互幫助,分享經驗,我現在更加有耐心和信心支持和關心女兒,也會自己保持平和心態對待自己和家庭的生活。
– 讓我更多了解,更多學習。深深感謝老師們的辛苦!!
– 受益良多,知道而且了解也更有同理心面對家人,更能放開胸懷和關懷他人!
– 老師盡心傳授,有知識又有親身經歷,同學彼此分享,從同學之間也學到很多,而且形成關懷、支持網,對精神疾病有了更多的認識,減少了無知與懼怕。
– 簡而明了,實用有針對性,有助於家人了解和認知精神健康的防護知識。Knowledge is powerful.
– Reach out to the friends & families that are suffering!
– 通過參加NAMI課題,感覺收穫很大,對精神疾病有了正確的認識,學到了許多。很感謝NAMI,感謝老師。
– 這個課程非常有幫助:1.知道藥物的副作用  2.知道病人的感受  3.知道應對措施  4.知道本地、州及聯邦的各種資源。
– 這個課程讓我明白,精神 (或腦子) 得病並不是見不得人的事,跟別的病一樣,都可以也應該得到最好的治療和照顧。
– 感謝NAMI提供這樣的一個課程,每週材料都很豐富,老師們也都很熱切指導,同學們也踴躍分享,班上同學的微信群也提供了很好的交流平台,受益良多,相信這是一個開始,而不是結束。


Community Webinars 社區線上中文講座

認識焦慮: 我們一起學習輕鬆面對 Understanding Anxiety & Cultivating Calm
Recording 錄影回放 | 講座資料
內容包括:病毒大流行如何影響心理健康  |  有關焦慮及相關障礙  |  應對焦慮的實用工具 | 社區服務資源
講員簡介 Speakers Biographies
Carol Shu, MSW, LSW, Licensed Social Worker for DSRIP Program / ICU Concierge / Post COVID Recovery Program, Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital 羅格斯-羅伯屋強生大學醫院急診室社工
Yushi Wang, LCSW, MBA, Community Based Counselor, Rutgers University Counseling Center 羅格斯大學諮詢中心社區心理治療師

冠狀病毒疫苗 – 所有您想知道但無從問起的問題  COVID-19 Vaccine: All you want to know but hesitate to ask
講員: 林偉如醫師, 羅格斯-羅伯屋強生醫科大學環球醫療副院長 |  2021年5月3日 | Recording 錄影回放
內容包括:COVID-19 發病病程, 疫苗種類, 疫苗安全問題, 面向華人的疫苗資訊, 國內外安全旅行須知


CAMHOP Quarterly Bowling Event

Due to the pandemic, indoor activities are on hold until further notice. 
For more information, email [email protected]



NAMI NJ provides people with mental illness and family members with information and resources needed to learn more about mental illness, seek treatment and finding support. Materials in Chinese language are developed or compiled for Chinese immigrant families who want to learn about mental illness and seek support.

NAMI’s Chinese Language Resources

– What are Mental Illnesses? – 什麼是精神疾病?

 Major Depression – 抑鬱症

– Bipolar Disorder – 興奮抑鬱症(舊譯狂躁抑鬱症)

– Schizophrenia – 精神分裂症

– Borderline Personality Disorder – 邊緣型人格障礙

– Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder – 強迫症

 Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder – 創傷后壓力心理障礙症

– Panic Disorder – 恐慌症

– Asian American and Pacific Islander Mental Health: A Guide on How to Get Support for Your Loved One – 亞太裔美國人的心理精神保健: 協助親人獲取精神保健支持的指引

– Mental Health Issues among Asian American and Pacific Islander Children and Youth – 美國亞太裔兒童與青少年的心理精神保健狀況

NAMI Blog Articles (Translated by Amy Hu, proofread by Dr. Pao-Chu Tseng, NAMI NJ CAMHOP Volunteer Translators)

A Letter to Those Struggling with Mental Illness by Katherine Ponte, BA, JD, MBA, CPRP 写给在精神疾病中挣扎的人一封信

A Word to the Wise: Caregiver Take Care by Linda Snow-Griffin, Ph.D.  給智慧人的話:病人照顾者,自我照顧

How The COVID-19 Pandemic Has Helped My Anxiety by Tanya W. 新冠病毒流行如何幫助我的焦虑症

Recovery Begins with a Decision by Jack Bragen 一個抉擇是康復的起點

The Many Impacts of Self-Stigma by Katherine Ponte, BA, JD, MBA, CPRP 自我汙名化的衝擊

Overcoming Low Self-Worth with Anxiety, Depression and ADHD, by Angela Rose Steinberg 克服與焦慮、抑鬱和多動症相關的低自我價值感

The Importance of Explaining Our Lived Experience, by Mark D. Rego, MD 說出我們的經歷有多重要

Let My Journey with BPD Be Your Guide (Not Your Blueprint), by Andrea Rosenhaft LCSW-R 讓我的邊緣人格障礙成為你的路線圖

Building an Early Warning Sign System, by Mark D. Rego, MD 建立早期預警系統

Myths and Facts of Bipolar Disorder, by Cassandra Miasnikov 躁鬱症的迷思和事實

Six Underrated Depictions of PTSD in Movies and TV, by Randy Withers, MA, NCC, LCMHC 電影和電視中被低估的創傷後應激障礙的六個描述

The Stigmatizing Word Hidden in Mental Health Conversations by Betsey O’Brien 隱藏在心理健康對話中的污名化詞彙

A Message for Anyone with a Treatment-Resistant Mental Illness by Kelly Dunn 給難治性精神疾病患者的訊息

Redefining My Normal After My Diagnosis by Natalie Dale, M.D. 患精神疾病後重新界定自己

Serious Mental Illness Recovery: The Basics by Larry Davidson, Ph.D., and Katherine Ponte, B.A., J.D., MBA, CPRP 嚴重精神疾病康復的基本點

I Thought I Understood My Daughter’s Mental Illness, But I Had No Idea by Denise Mueller 我以爲自己很瞭解女兒的精神病,其實並非如此

7 Behaviors for Improving Mental Health by Brad Bowins, MD, FRCP(C) 增進心理健康的七個行為

What Are the Warning Signs of Depression in College Students? by Ginger Abbot 大學生抑鬱症的危險信號

• NAMI NJ Materials in Chinese

Guides for Caregivers – Chinese material by Next Step in Care, A United Hospital Fund Campaign

• About Medicare and Medicaid (Chinese publications by U. S. Dept of Health & Human Services) Fact Sheet


Chinese resources provided by Autism Speaks

Autism Fact Sheet 自閉症系列障礙說明 (CDC factsheet, translated by Childrens Hospital Los Angeles)

Articles to Share

Our Story 我們的故事  By Grace Travinsky, NAMI NJ Trustee, CAMHOP Advisor

Sino Monthly Magazine article on Grace Hu Travinsky & CAMHOP 胡桂芳:從職場女強人,轉戰心理疾病戰場:NAMI NJ 華裔董事專訪(漢新月刊2016年5月版刊登;圖、文:廖美惠)

Articles by Melody Lin, LCSW, Board Member, NAMI Ft.Bend in Texas:

How to Talk to People Affected by Depression 如何跟因憂鬱症受苦的人說話

Xiaoyun’s Help Seeking Journey 小雲求醫記 

Notes From the Desk of Melody Lin, LCSW  社工手記

Signs of Suicide   自殺的徵兆

News: Translation of the Term Schizophrenia  思覺失調症

The Father with Messy, Slept-in Spiked Hair  爆炸頭爸爸

Articles by Shirley Gauf, CAMHOP friend:

Reflections on Mental Health 精神健康有感

My Autistic Beloved Son 别担心它会找到真爱的 – 自闭然儿的成长

Xiang Er  祥儿

Coming Out of Depression 走出抑郁

For Asian Immigrants, Mental Health an ‘Invisible Problem’  對亞洲移民而言,心理健康是“隱形問題”

By Anthony Advincula, New America Media, May 21, 2014

How to Keep Friends Company Who Have Mental Health Issues?


A Rich Life: A Story of Battling with Depression  原來我如此富裕: 一個憂鬱症病人的故事

By Susan Huang 黃美惠


轉載 紐約亞美醫師協會及親情健保計劃2021亞裔傳統月 – 關懷社區論壇



轉載 美国华裔精神健康联盟 (加利福尼亞州)

NAMI Blog: Hope Is Within Reach By Elaine Peng (NAMI 博客: 美國華裔精神健康聯盟負責人彭一玲主任的文章《希望就在不遠處》)

Chinese American youth mental health advocate in California, Irene Wei, testified before the CA Mental Health Services Oversight and Accountability Commission 勇敢的美國華裔青年心理健康倡導者,加利福尼亞州艾琳(Irene Wei)在加利福尼亞州心理健康服務監督與問責委員會作證


轉載 紐約心理安康家屬互援會 (CAFAMH)《希望季刊》Hope Quarterly

Walking with My Daughter On Her Journey to Recovery
我與女兒治療路程心得  (
作者: 紐約心理安康家屬互援會會員家屬 林女士)

Cultural Factors in Psychiatric Treatment 精神病治療的文化因素  (作者: 社工 吳英傑)


轉載 《世界周刊》World Journal Weekly:

OCD individuals have 10 times suicide intention than normal people  強迫症患者比正常人自殺傾向高出10倍

Diagnosis and treatment of anxiety disorder  焦慮症的診斷和治療

The natural anti-depressants: SAM-e  SAM-e 抗憂鬱症的天然藥物


轉載 基督教角聲佈道團《號角月報Herald Monthly

Articles by Vivien Lee, MA, EdM, LMHC  執照心理諮商師李飛君見證文章 :

A Case on Adolescent Emotional Issues: Who Can Understand Me?   誰能明白我? ─青少年情緒個案

Anxiety and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder   焦慮強迫症

A Case on a Young Adult Struggling with Social Anxiety   誰願意孤獨?

Mental and Spiritual Counseling Changes Lives – Sharing by Licensed Mental Health Counselor Vivian Lee   心靈輔導改變人生


轉載 中國信徒佈道會─《中信》月刊:







轉載 新州華人同伴輔導中心文章:

新州第一家華人同伴輔導中心 (CJCPCC)