NAMI NJ in Spanish

NAMI 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.


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 impact of mental illness. Family caregivers find understanding, acceptance, and mutual support in times of crisis. The groups offer hope, support, education, and a community of friends who understand.

Dates: Third Friday of every month except August
Time: 11:00 am – 1:00 pm (light lunch provided)
Location: Harmony Family Success Center/PRAB, 255 Livingston Avenue, New Brunswick, NJ 08901

HUDSON COUNTY (View flyer)
Dates: Third Wednesday of every month except August & January
Time: 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Location: Palisades Family Success Center, 1408 New York Ave, Union City, NJ 07087

NOTE: Our meetings are free, but we encourage that you call to register. For more information, please call Nelhy at 732-940-0991 ext. 113, or email



Starts Tuesday, September 24, 2019, 6:30pm-9:00pm
ACT NOW Foundation (Education room) 3167 Kennedy Boulevard, North Bergen, NJ 07047
For more information, call toll free NAMI NJ en Español: 1 888 803 3413
View flyer


Annual Picnic

NAMI NJ en Español had a successful picnic on Sunday, June 30 in central Jersey where community members gathered to have fun and supportive conversations. The program continues to grow and plans to offer more NAMI signature programs to Hispanic and Latino communities throughout New Jersey, such as family support groups and NAMI Family-to-Family education classes, with the help from trained program leaders.


On August 19, 2018, NAMI NJ en Español held the Annual Picnic in Johnson Park
with donations and support by Applebees.

The Spanish group in Hudson picnic was held on August 25, 2018,
at James Braddock North Hudson County Park, in North Bergen.


Presence in the Media


NAMI NJ provides both Family-to-Family Education and NAMI Basics in Spanish. Please contact NAMI NJ office at (732) 940-0991.

Congratulations to the NAMI NJ en Español Family-to-Family Class of 2018!


NAMI en Español

NAMI Latino/Hispanic Resources

National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) Publications in Spanish


Latino Community Conference 2009

NAMI NJ en Español Conference 2008