DECEMBER 2019 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.
HAPPY HOLIDAYS!
BEST WISHES FOR A HAPPY HOLIDAY SEASON AND A HEALTHY, ABUNDANT 2020 -
NAMI Sussex Board of Trustees - Annie Glynn, Mary Anne McInerney, Annette Hoffman, Jeri Doherty, Robert Cubby & Charles Cantelmo

Photo by  Ray Hennessy  on  Unsplash
NAMI SUSSEX NEW YEAR'S DAY PARTY
You and your family are invited to the seventh annual
NAMI Sussex NEW YEAR'S DAY PARTY!
Wed., Jan. 1, 5:00-8:00 p.m.
Light supper, dessert, and beverages provided!
Location:  Bridgeway, 93 Stickles Pond Rd., Newton
Come share some New Year's Good Cheer with your NAMI friends! 
Please RSVP  here , email nami.sussex@gmail.com
or phone 973-214-0632 by Dec. 29 .
We will have door prizes instead of a gift exchange again this year, so you don’t need to bring anything!
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 Jan. 7, 2020, 7-9 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  .)

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.  
Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2020 from 7:00-8:30 p.m. ** NO MEETING IN DECEMBER **
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.
Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2020 from 7:00-8:30 p.m. * NO MEETING IN DECEMBER **
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.
Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2019 from 7-9 p.m.
Bridgeway, 93 Stickles Pond Road, Newton, NJ  
For more information, call Charles at 201-893-4793
NAMI NJ WALK UPDATE
NAMI NJ exceeded its goal of $150,000, raising $153,975. NAMI Sussex was the third top fundraising team with $5,700. We will receive 50% ($2,850), with the other 50% going to NAMI National and NAMI NJ. Thanks to all walkers, donors and supporters.
NAMI SUSSEX'S 4TH ANNUAL
GREYSTONE HOLIDAY COLLECTION
Thank you to everyone who contributed to our annual holiday collection for patients at Greystone!

Thanks to the generosity of NAMI Sussex members and friends, we will be able to deliver a carload of new clothing items to brighten the holidays of patients at Greystone Park Psychiatric Hospital in Morris Plains. Donations included new pajamas, slippers, gloves, hats, sweatpants and sweatshirts, underwear, leggings and t-shirts, plus two new suitcases which can be used by patients being discharged from the hospital.
NAMI SIGNATURE PROGRAMS
NAMI BASICS

The NAMI Sussex family grew a little larger on Nov. 9, when 7 parents graduated from our NAMI Basics course for parents and guardians of children/teens with mental health challenges.  In their written course evaluations, the parents expressed their deep appreciation for the knowledge and support they gained from the course. 

Many thanks to Monika Sternecker and Jeri Doherty for teaching the course! 
NAMI FAMILY-TO-FAMILY

The Family-to-Family course graduated 13 on Dec. 3.

Many thanks to Christie Farber and Dawn Hyland for teaching the course and to Jeri Doherty for filling in.
NAMI NJ BASICS STATE TRAINING


NAMI NJ Basics State Trainers and NAMI Sussex members Lauren Hirtes and Kelly Brooks conducted a two day training course for participants representing 8 NJ counties.

Photo from NAMI NJ Facebook
FREE ONLINE EVENTS
One Commune Wellness Summit - Dec. 5 - 14. F eaturing 25 of the world's foremost experts on health and wellness. Click here to register.

The Mental Health Summit - Dec. 9 -12. L earn from 12 amazing experts in parenting, mental health, and theology. Click here to register.

Mitochondrial Summit - Dec. 9 - 15. Your mitochondria convert nutrients from cells into energy, giving them the ability to carry out various functions, like growth, metabolism and cellular production. Learn how to support your mitochondria. Click here to register.
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.