Webinar Series

In response to the unique needs during the COVID-19 pandemic, NAMI NJ has pivoted to bring on a special online series in order to help our diverse communities cope better, with evidence-based and trauma-informed educational material on a wide range of topics*. For more information on how to join a webinar, or to suggest a topic, please contact us at webinars@naminj.org. We are in it together!

*We have also brought some signature and homegrown programs online, visit our Program Webinars webpage for more information. 




“Grateful & Present: 5 Tools to Help Make the Season Joyous!”

Wednesday, November 18 | 11 AM – 12 PM

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Add some self-care tools to your toolbox this season! Join Melissa Fine, C-IAYT, 500RYT for this yoga therapy inspired webinar. Using a framework rooted in yoga philosophy, she will share practical and simple ways to help stay in the moment and find joy. Exploring the multiple layers of “self”, physical, energetic, mental, and intuitive, she will provide insight into how we can nourish all of ourselves to increase wellbeing and gratitude. Specific topics will include movement, breathing, meditation (it’s more accessible than you think!), seasonal eating, journaling and self-talk. Don’t Hibernate, Celebrate!

Melissa Fine is a Yoga Therapist, certified by the International Association of Yoga Therapists, as well as a 500 hour Registered Yoga Teacher. Melissa stepped on a yoga mat for the first time at the age of 43, and only because the teacher and studio owner was a dear friend. Within 6 months she became a regular practitioner and began to notice ways that she was changing, physically as well as emotionally and spiritually. The next step was to become a certified teacher, and then a series of events let her to begin the three year and 1,000-hour training to become a Yoga Therapist. Her background in social services and the hospitality industry blend with yoga therapy to offer vast experience with listening, problem solving, quick thinking as well as compassion and a desire to help others live their best lives. She lives in Lambertville NJ with her husband and 3 sons, and has a private practice right in town where she specializes in YT for stress and anxiety.




“Estate Planning and Administration”

About Hinkle, Prior & Fischer


“Too Much Stuff – Why Persons Tend to Hoard”

View PowerPoint Slides | Speaker Biography

Hoarding Disorder Initiative – Local & National Resources | Hoarding Risk Assessment


Coping with the Return to School During COVID-19″

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NAMI New Jersey Overview”

View PowerPoint Slides | This webinar recording is available for a limited time!


“The Long Road Back to School”

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“Understanding Psychotropic Medication”

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Q&A Session Video


“Nutrition and Mental Wellness”

View PowerPoint Slides | Speaker Biography


“Mental Wellness and Substance Use/Misuse During Times of Crisis”

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“Stress & Anxiety in Youth with Autism and Developmental Disabilities: Supports for COVID-19 and Beyond”

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“Dealing with the Pandemic & Quarantine through Healthy Coping Skills and Stress Reduction Techniques”

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“Caregiving Your Older Loved One During the COVID-19 Pandemic”

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“Student Mental Health and Positive Parenting During COVID-19”

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“Staying ‘Senior-Tough’ During the COVID-19 Crisis and Beyond”

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“Crisis Planning for Families”

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Wellness Centers & Respite Houses Directory | Designated Screening Centers | Hotlines

Visitor Policy | Navigating a Mental Health Crisis Guide (available in Spanish)


“Pandemia del Coronavirus-19: Dimensión Psicosocial & Bienestar”

Speaker Bio: English | Biografia de la oradora: En Español

Ver diapositivas de presentación


“Federal and State Benefits Program Changes During the COVID-19 Emergency”

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“Emotional Wellness During COVID-19”

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“Grieving the Loss of Normalcy”

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“Intensive Family Support Services (IFSS)”

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“Wellness Strategies for Managing Crisis”

Words of Wellness (Vol. 12, No. 4)Words of Wellness (Vol. 12, No. 5)


“Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act”



NAMI’s Ask the Expert Webinar Replays:

In-Person, Virtual and Everything In Between – Supporting Families and Children

Impact of Racism and Trauma on Black Mental Health

Helping Each Other in Times of Crisis

Supporting the Emotional Needs of Youth During COVID-19

COVID-19 and Workplace Mental Health

Eating for Better Mental Health

What to Know Before Using a Mental Health App


Webinars By Other Agencies:

Navigating Students Return to School During COVID-19
By Effective School Solutions

Break the Stigma
By Somerset County Human Services Academy

Dunellen Municipal Alliance Town Hall – Dealing with Our New Normal
By Dunellen Municipal Alliance

Supporting your Loved One with Mental Illness during the COVID-19 Isolation
By NAMI Montgomery County PA and Dr. Aaron Brinen

Educator Self-Care and Thriving During a Public Health Crisis
By Northeast & Caribbean Mental Health Technology Transfer Center 

Provider Wellbeing During a Public Health Crisis
By Northeast & Caribbean Mental Health Technology Transfer Center 


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