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 [email protected]. We are in it together!

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





Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act (MHPAEA) Webinar Series

Brought to you by DOL-EBSA & NAMI NJ

U.S. Department of Labor’s Employee Benefits Security Administration (DOL-EBSA) collaborates with NAMI NJ to organize a virtual webinar regarding the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act (MHPAEA).

This webinar, available in three languages (EnglishSpanish and Chinese), is to share with our community members general information on the MHPAEA which provides important protections related to mental health and substance addiction benefits. This law generally requires that the financial requirements (copayments, deductibles, coinsurance or out-of-pocket maximums) and treatment limitations used by health plans be comparable for medical/surgical and mental health/substance addiction services.

Topics covered:
– Things to consider when submitting a mental health claim;
– What are your rights to information and to appeal;
– How EBSA’s enforcement efforts can help you get the benefits you deserve.


Webinar in English
Thursday, June 2
4 – 5 p.m. ET


Webinar in Spanish
Friday, June 3 | 4 – 5 p.m. ET
Seminario web en español el viernes, 3 de junio de 4 pm a 5 pm. Hora del Este.


Webinar in Chinese
Wednesday, June 8 | 4 – 5 p.m.
東部時間下午 4 點至 5 點


NAMI NJ Multicultural Conversations Webinar Series

NAMI New Jersey is committed to serving NJ’s diverse communities and is hosting its last webinar of the series sponsored by Amerigroup – NAMI NJ Multicultural Conversations. Our four multicultural programs (serving African American, Hispanic/Latinx, South Asian and Chinese American communities) will help facilitate meaningful, culturally-sensitive dialogues on various mental wellness topics.

Stay tuned for our next webinar series!




COVID-19 Vaccine – All you want to know but hesitate to ask!

Download Presentation Slides | View More Resources on NAMI NJ’s COVID-19 Webpage


La vacuna COVID-19: Lo que necesita saber

View PowerPoint Slides | Speaker Biography


¿Cómo obtener la tutela de un adulto incapacitado?

Speaker Biography | View PowerPoint (English) | View PowerPoint (Spanish)

Transitional Services (Spanish) | The Right to Appeal (Spanish) | Guardianship Forms (English)


NAMI NJ Multicultural Conversations Webinar Series

The Value of Culturally Sensitive Mental Health Resources

Speaker Biographies


A discussion on advocacy, culture, and mental illness: Where we have been, and where we can go together

Speaker Biographies


De la Oscuridad a la Esperanza:
Concientizacion de Prevencion de Suicidio en Comunidades Hispanas y Latinx

Speaker Biographies


El Mes Nacional de la Herencia Hispana:
Abrazando Nuestras Raíces & Fomentando Nuestra Salud Mental

Speaker Biography
View “Counseling Latino American” Slides
Read Article: “Broaching the Subjects of Race, Ethnicity, and Culture During the Counseling Process”
Read Article: “Latino Healing: The Integration of Ethnic Psychology Into Psychotherapy”
List of References for providing multiculturally competent counseling services


From Darkness to Hope: Words of Inspiration from Suicide Attempt Survivors

Speaker Biographies | Suicide Prevention Resources


From Denial to Accountability: Addressing Systemic Barriers in Diversity within Mental Health Care

Speaker Biographies | View PowerPoint Slides | Book List | Book Recommendations


Pride Month Conversations: LGBTQ+ and Mental Health

Speaker Biographies | View PowerPoint Slides


Same Hope, Different Pathways: Recovery is Possible

Speaker Biographies | Resources


Culturally Competent Mental Health Services for Diverse Communities

Speaker Biographies | Resources List

Language Access Rights (English) | Language Access Rights (Spanish)

Cultural Competency Checklist | Article on Cultural Competency Case Study

Article on Counseling Asian-American Indians from India: Implications for Training Multicultural Counselors


Academic Pressures and Mental Health Among Immigrant Families

Speaker Biographies


Mental Health & Communities of Color

Download PowerPoint Slides | Speaker Biography & Agenda


“Improving Mental Health with Digital Technology”

Speaker Biography  | Resource Links


“Recomendaciones y recursos para iniciar y mantener servicios psiquiátricos ambulatorios durante la pandemia”

View PowerPoint Slides | Speaker Biography


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

Download PowerPoint


“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″

View PowerPoint Slides | Speaker Biography


NAMI New Jersey Overview”

View PowerPoint Slides


“The Long Road Back to School”

Download PowerPoint Slides | Speaker Biography


“Understanding Psychotropic Medication”

Download PowerPoint Slides | Speaker Biography

Q&A Session Video


“Nutrition and Mental Wellness”

View PowerPoint Slides | Speaker Biography


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

Download PowerPoint Slides | Speaker Biography


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

Download PowerPoint Slides | Speaker Biography


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

 Download PowerPoint Slides | Speaker Biography


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

Download PowerPoint Slides | Speaker Biography


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

Download PowerPoint Slides


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

Download PowerPoint Slides | Speaker Biography


“Crisis Planning for Families”

View PowerPoint Slides

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”

Download PowerPoint Slides | PDF


“Emotional Wellness During COVID-19”

View PowerPoint Slides


“Grieving the Loss of Normalcy”

Download PowerPoint Slides | PDF


“Intensive Family Support Services (IFSS)”

View PowerPoint Slides


“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 


Hinkle Prior & Fischer Encore Screenings on Youtube


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