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

MIDDLESEX COUNTY  (View flyer)

HARMONY FAMILY SUCCESS CENTER/PRAB (THIRD FRIDAY)
255 Livingston Avenue
New Brunswick, NJ 08901
Time 11:00 am to 1:00 pm (light lunch) (Spanish)

We are planning a new support group in Hudson County! (View flyer)
Our support group meets the first Wednesday of every month.
Place: TBD (Hudson County)
Time: 6:30 pm to 8:45 pm
Topics: Depression, Bipolar Disorder, Schizophrenia, ADHD, Caregiver Support, and other mental health topics.
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 nbarreiro@naminj.org

NOTE: All groups meet once a month except where indicated. All groups close in August. We suggest that participants call to confirm their attendance specially during the winter months. For more information pertaining to any of the groups please contact NAMI NJ office at (732) 940-0991.

 

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

Education

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!

Resources

NAMI en Español

NAMI Latino/Hispanic Resources

National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) Publications in Spanish

Videos

Latino Community Conference 2009

NAMI NJ en Español Conference 2008