APRIL 2020 NEWSLETTER
NAMI Sussex envisions a community where those impacted by mental illness obtain the help, support and hope they require to achieve resiliency, recovery and wellness.
Dear NAMI Sussex members and friends,

During this challenging time, since our support groups, courses, and special events are temporarily on hiatus until the need for social distancing is relaxed, we have compiled a list of free resources on our website to support you . Please check our website and Facebook page for updates.

If you need information, support and referral, please call our Help Line at 973-214-0632, or email us at  nami.sussex@gmail.com.

Stay safe and healthy.

Thank you,

Annie Glynn
President
COVID-19 RESOURCES
The novel coronavirus (COVID-19) can significantly affect mental health, particularly for those with mental illness. Both the anxiety of contracting the disease as well as the increase in loneliness and isolation can worsen and trigger symptoms.   NAMI has published Mental Health Coping Strategies.

COVID-19 resources - free meditations, apps, livestream events, courses, tools for anxiety and well-being etc.
KEEPING OUR SENIORS IN MIND
N ORWESCAP’s Senior Help Line stands ready to help during this difficult time
Dear Friends of NAMI Sussex,

This is Bob Cubby, a member of the NAMI Sussex Board of Trustees and a NAMI Connection Group Facilitator.  I am also a volunteer with NORWESCAP’s Senior Help Line.  I’ve been doing this volunteer work since May 2019.  Calls come into the NORWESCAP Senior Help Line call center requesting guidance, direction, assistance or just conversation with seniors concerning various services they need but cannot find.  We are very blessed in this area of Sussex, Morris and Warren Counties, with many agencies offering a wide array of services.  Trying to narrow the search can become very confusing for many.  This is often particularly confusing for our seniors. Read more
Join NAMI NJ for an 
In Our Own Voice Online Presentation
this weekend!
Sunday, April 5,   11 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.

Learn from people about their lived experience of mental health recovery;  What Happened What Helps , and  What’s Next  . 

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

Click here for more information on how to join the presentation.
FREE ONLINE EVENTS
Digital Sanity Summit - Mar. 30-Apr. 3. A series of 18+ in-depth interviews featuring the most recognized global experts in Technology & Parenting. 

How to Build Resilience in Stressful Times using Positive Psychology - Lunch and Learn Series - Mar. 30-Apr. 3 from 12-1 p.m. EST

Pandemic Recovery Summit - Mar. 30-Apr. 3. 39+ Experts Reveal How You Can Keep Your Family Healthy, Safe And Protect Your Financial Future During The  Pandemic

The Power of Positive Summit - Apr. 2-8. 30+ leading experts sharing strategies on how t o help you stay positive, overcome challenges and make a greater difference. 

Meditations for Life Challenges with Michael B. Beckwith - April 6-10. Learn to live through anything with power & purpose.

Brain Degeneration Summit - April 6-12. 33 expert talks about innovative support for brain health.

Superhuman Brain Masterclass - April 13-19. The world’s top neuroscientists, brain researchers, doctors and biohackers provide proven solutions to heal and upgrade your brain to “high performance” for life!

Can Traumatic Memories Be Erased? April 14. Meet the Scientist Webinar by Brain & Behavior Research Foundation.

2020 Climate Diet Summit - April 14-17. Learn what you can do about the climate crisis.

Nourishing Hope Summit - April 20-26. 35 Nutrition and Pediatric Experts Reveal
How Science-Based Nutrition is Dramatically Improving The Lives of People
with ADHD, Autism, and Anxiety

Digestion SOS Rescue and Relief Docusummit - April 20-28. Learn how to heal your gut.

Food Revolution Summit - Apr. 25-May 3. Get the latest cutting-edge insights from 25 of the world’s most trusted food and nutrition experts.
NAMI NJ Dara Axelrod Expressive Arts Mental Health Poetry Contest 2020
Contest submission deadline has been extended to April 8, 2020. Click here for information.
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.