December 2018 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.
ANNUAL NEW YEAR'S DAY PARTY - RSVP BY 12/30
Tues., Jan. 1, 5:00-7:30 p.m.
Light supper, dessert, and beverages provided! Door prizes awarded.
Location : Bridgeway, 93 Stickles Pond Rd., Newton
Come share some New Year's Good Cheer with your NAMI friends!
Please RSVP  via email at nami.sussex@gmail.com or
phone at 973-214-0632 by Dec. 30 .
FREE SUPPORT GROUP MEETINGS - JUST SHOW UP!
NAMI Family Support and Information Meeting   (1st Tuesday of every month)
Support, information and referral for family members/friends who have a loved one with mental illness.
Tuesday, December 4, 2018, 7:00-8:30 p.m.
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  ( 2nd and 4th Monday of every month, excluding legal holidays)
For adults who have experienced mental health challenges.
Monday, December 10, 2018, 6:00-7:30 p.m.
NO MEETING ON DEC. 24TH.
(followed by informal conversation from 7:30-8 p.m)
A Way to Freedom Wellness Center, 29 Trinity St, Newton, NJ 07860  
(Parking lot and entrance at rear of Mitchell Agency Building on the corner of Trinity and Moran Streets.)  

Parent/Guardian Support Group  (4th Tuesday of every month)
For parents/guardians of children and teens with emotional, behavioral, or mental health challenges, in collaboration with Family Partners of Morris & Sussex Counties.  
NO MEETING THIS MONTH. RESUMES IN JANUARY.
Family Partners Community Center, 67 Spring Street, Newton, NJ
(Use Spring Street entrance)

For veterans, police and first responders recovering from post-traumatic stress as a result of their service.
NO MEETING THIS MONTH. RESUMES IN JANUARY.
Bridgeway, 93 Stickles Pond Road, Newton, NJ 

Family-to-Family Alumni Support Group (3rd Tuesday of every month)
For those who have completed our Family-to-Family course.
NO MEETING THIS MONTH. RESUMES IN JANUARY.
Bridgeway, 93 Stickles Pond Road, Newton, NJ  
(For more information, call Toni at  973-786-5507 )
THANKS TO ALL DONORS!

The board of NAMI Sussex extend our thanks to all who contributed to our Greystone Clothing collection.
FREE ONLINE EVENTS


Mon. 12/3 to Sun. 12/9 - Superhuman Brain Masterclass - Protect your brain — disorders like depression, anxiety, headaches, ADHD, memory loss, epilepsy, dementia and other neurological disorders are MORE prevalent than ever before! Learn how to prevent and heal from these attacks. Register here.

Sun. 12/9 to Sat. 12/15 - EMF Health Summit - Register here.
NAMI HOMEFRONT
REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN for the following sessions*: 
Eastern, Mondays, 6:30 - 8:30 PM EST, Starting Jan. 7
Eastern Day, Tuesdays, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM EST, Starting Jan. 8
Central, Thursdays, 6:30 - 8:30 PM CST, Starting Jan. 10

*Please note the TIME ZONE listed for each class time

NAMI Homefront is a free, 6-session program for family, friends and significant others of military Service Members and Veterans. The class helps families understand what the Service Member/ Veteran is experiencing related to trauma, combat stress, civilian life transition, PTSD and other mental health conditions.

The program is designed to help family members understand and support their Service Member/Veteran while maintaining their own well-being. NAMI Homefront leaders have personal experience with mental health conditions impacting their Service Member/ Veteran. The class is free but you are expected to attend all six sessions. You must have access to a laptop, PC or tablet with a stable internet connection to participate. To hear audio, you will need to call in via telephone. We recommend you use a headset or headphones.

An application process is required to ensure this program is a good fit. Space is limited. Click here to register.
NAMI BASICS AND FAMILY-TO-FAMILY FALL COURSES

There were 8 Basics and 12 Family-to-Family graduates who completed the fall courses. Thanks to all the teachers for their dedication and commitment.

Dates for Spring 2019 courses will be announced in the 1st quarter of 2019.
Left to right: L. Hirtes, K. Brooks, J. Doherty
NAMI BASICS WORKSHOP
NAMI Basics teachers Lauren Capaci Hirtes and Kelly Brooks, along with NAMI Sussex board member and Education Committee Chair Jeri Doherty, conducted a workshop on NAMI Basics at NAMI NJ's Annual Conference on Dec. 1.
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.