HELP US REACH OUR FUNDRAISING GOAL
As of March 27th, we have 12 walkers registered for the NAMIWalks NJ event on Sat. May 19th (see flyer below) and need to raise $3,450 to meet our goal of $5,000. You can register as a walker, or a "virtual walker" if you can't walk with us, or support our team with a donation (any amount is appreciated), and help us raise funds so we can continue to offer free programs, courses and support groups. If you raise $100 (you can ask 10 friends, family members or co-workers for $10 each), you'll earn a NAMI Walks t-shirt. Thanks for your support & generosity!

ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING
CELEBRATING OUR 20TH ANNIVERSARY!
Mon. Apr. 23 from 7-9 p.m. at Bridgeway, 93 Stickles Pond Rd., Newton, NJ

Come and celebrate our 20th anniversary and reconnect with members whom you haven’t seen for a while and meet other members. The Board is eager to hear your thoughts and ideas on future programs and events. We will also elect board trustees for 2-year terms, adopt the budget for fiscal year 2018-19, and celebrate with scrumptious desserts and a raffle. Prizes include restaurant gift certificates, NAMI Sussex t-shirts and several other delightful surprises. Click for flyer.
To help us with planning, pre-registration is appreciated.  You can do so online at https://namisussexannualmeeting.eventbrite.com , email nami.sussex@gmail.com or call 973-214-0632.

To become a member or renew your membership, click here for the membership form.
By becoming a member or continuing your membership, you are helping us have a greater voice in our advocacy efforts and anti-stigma efforts. THANK YOU!
FREE SUPPORT GROUP MEETINGS - JUST SHOW UP
Support, information and referral For family members/friends who have a loved one with mental illness
Tues. Apr. 3rd - 7:00-8:30 p.m. at Newton Medical Center, 175 High St., Newton, NJ. Enter through the main entrance and ask at the Reception Desk to be directed to the Emergency Department Conference Room. 

NAMI Connection Support Group  – (monthly, 2nd & 4th Mondays)
For adults who have experienced mental health challenges
Mon. Apr. 9th & 23rd - 6:00-8:00 p.m. (note change in start time) at A Way to Freedom Wellness Center, 29 Trinity St, Newton, NJ. Parking lot and entrance are at rear of the Mitchell Agency Building on the corner of Trinity and Moran Streets. 

Parent/Guardian Support Group   – (monthly, 4th Tuesday)
For parents/guardians of children and teens with emotional, behavioral, or mental health challenges, in collaboration with Family Partners of Morris & Sussex Counties.  
Tues. Apr. 24th - 7:00–8:30 p.m. at Family Partners, 67 Spring St. (use Spring St. entrance), Newton, NJ

For veterans, police & first responders recovering from post-traumatic stress as a result of their service
Tues. Apr. 24th - 7:00­‐8:30 p.m. at Bridgeway, 93 Stickles Pond Rd., Newton, NJ 

FOR FAMILY-TO-FAMILY COURSE ALUMNI

Family-to-Family Alumni Support Group - (monthly, 3rd Tuesday)
For those who have completed our Family-to-Family course
Tues. Apr. 17th - 7:00-9:00 p.m at Bridgeway, 93 Stickles Pond Rd., Newton.  
For more information, call Toni at  973-786-5507 .
INTENSIVE FAMILY SUPPORT SERVICES (IFSS) OF SUSSEX COUNTY

Open House for families and friends of individuals with mental illness - Apr. 26th from 3:30 - 6:30 p.m. For more information, call 973-579-4399, ext. 606.

Mental Health First Aid ("MHFA") course - Apr. 10th & 17th from 5-9 p.m.
RESOURCE GUIDE FOR NAVIGATING A MENTAL HEALTH CRISIS

Click here for a NAMI resource guide for those experiencing a mental health emergency.
IS YOUR MEDICATION AN EFFECTIVE TREATMENT FOR YOU?

Drug-gene testing looks for changes or variants in genes that determine whether a medication could be an effective treatment for you or whether you could have side effects to a specific medication. Click here for further information.
FREE ONLINE EVENTS

SAMHSA webinar - Myths and Reality: The HIPAA Privacy Rule
Wed. Mar. 28th 2:30 - 4:00 PM EDT


The Resilience Summit - Interviews are focused on how to manage stress and adversity, build an unshakable core of inner strength, and thrive in a challenging world

Topics include self-harm, the opiod epidemic, ketamine for depression, early psychosis treatment, understanding and helping kids with social, emotional and behavioral challenges, exercise and mental health and others.
NAMI Sussex
P.O. Box 652, Sparta, NJ 07871
Tel no. 973-214-0632
NAMI Sussex is an all-volunteer 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization that provides support, education, and advocacy throughout the Sussex County, New Jersey area on behalf of individuals and families affected by mental illness.