Signature & Homegrown Program Webinars

NAMI Hearts & Minds is a presentation focusing on inner and outer wellness for people living with a mental illness. The upcoming presentation is titled, “Fill the bowl: Wellness through healthy, cost-conscious eating” with Elena Kravitz.

Monday, October 12, 2020, 7:00 pm – 8:15 pm

Previous PowerPoint Presentation Slides:

NAMI Hearts & Minds: Criminal Justice and Mental Health

NAMI Hearts & Minds: Individual Advocacy for Wellness


~~~ ~~~ ~~~


In Our Own Voice is a NAMI program for community education and reducing stigma, as trained volunteers share their lived experience of mental health recovery; What Happened, What Helps, and What’s Next.

This is a presentation we give over 200 times a year to a wide variety of audiences, including high school and college classes, professional trainings, family education courses, and congregations.

Monday, October 26, 2020, 7:00 pm – 8:15 pm

Monday, November 2, 2020, 1:00 pm – 2:15 pm


~~~ ~~~ ~~~


NAMI Smarts for Advocacy will enhance your advocacy skills by helping to shape your powerful and personal story that will move policy makers. Whether you are new to advocacy or have years of experience, this integrated training will equip you to be informed, confident and ready to make a difference. NAMI Smarts for Advocacy modules include: Telling Your Story; Emails and Phone Calls; and Meeting Your Legislator.

Module 1: Telling your story | Real stories are the most potent motivator for legislators. This module guides you through writing and delivering a concise and compelling version of your story that will serve as the springboard for your advocacy.

Module 1 will be offered on
Wednesday, October 28, 2020, 11 am – 1:00 pm

Registration closes on Sunday, October 25 at 5 pm.
Space is limited to the first 300 registrants.

Program contact: Phil Lubitz at or 732-940-0991.


~~~ ~~~ ~~~


NAMI Family & Friends is a free seminar that informs people who have loved ones with a mental health condition how to best support them. It’s also an opportunity to meet other people in similar situations and gain community support. Led by trained people with lived experience of supporting a family member with a mental health condition, the seminar includes topics such as:

– Understanding diagnoses, treatment and recovery

– Effective communication strategies

– The importance of self-care

– Crisis preparation strategies

– NAMI and community resources

Participants will receive a free e-book after the presentation.

Stay tuned for the next webinar!



Visit our COVID-19 Webpage for more NAMI NJ Online Services and Resources