FEBRUARY 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.
NAMI MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS NIGHT
Prudential Center
25 Lafayette St Newark, New Jersey 07102
Thu, Feb 20, 7:00 PM
Tickets from   $49
The New Jersey Devils will host their second annual Mental Health Awareness and #HockeyTalks Night on Thursday, February 20th. The Devils will dedicate the game night to bring awareness to mental health, provide information from experts and alleviate some of the misconceptions and stigma associated with mental illness. Several mental health organizations will have tables on the concourse to interact with fans and spread awareness.

Each ticket purchased through this special offer includes:

5:30 - 6:00 PM: Networking event
6:00 - 6:30 PM: Panel discussion including the Director of Player & Team Development for the New Jersey Devils, Dr. Aimee Kimball
-Access to pre-game panel discussion
-Free New Jersey Devils drawstring bag
-Special gameday giveaway
-Access to post-game group photo on the ice
-Special recognition of #HockeyTalks Night during 1st intermission

To support NAMI Sussex, on page 2 of the ticket payment form, under Please select your county , choose " Sussex County " from the drop down menu.
NAMI FAMILY-TO-FAMILY COURSE
STARTS WED. MAR. 18TH IN VERNON AREA
"Family-to-Family," a free, 8-session family education course provided by the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), will be offered on Wednesday evenings, 6:30-9:00 p.m., from March 18 to May 6 in the Vernon area (location to be announced). The course is provided to support and educate family members and close friends of individuals with mental illness.   Participants will learn effective communication skills, problem-solving 
techniques, and how to manage their own stress and face crises as they arise.

For more information or to register, call Jeri at 973-214-0632. Advance registration by phone is required.  Class size is limited to 20. Click  here to view flyer.
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 Feb. 4, 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  .)

For veterans, police and first responders recovering from post-traumatic stress as a result of their service.
Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2020 from 7:00-8:30 p.m.
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, Feb. 18, 2020 from 7-9 p.m.
Bridgeway, 93 Stickles Pond Road, Newton, NJ  
For more information, call Charles at 201-893-4793
A GUIDEBOOK FOR MENTAL HEALTH CAREGIVERS
Click here for guidebook.
NAMI PARTNERS WITH GOOD HOUSEKEEPING
NAMI has partnered with Good Housekeeping magazine for a survey focused on people’s experiences with various mental health conditions. 

The survey is anonymous and results will be published in the May 2020 issue of the magazine, as well as on GoodHousekeeping.com just prior to the publication date, in mid-April. The issue will also feature NAMI personal stories and information on resources and supports. 

We encourage you to take the short  10-question survey . The survey closes at the end of February. 
COMMUNITY EVENT
Wed. Feb. 19th, 6:30-8:30 p.m. - Family Education: There is Hope for Recovery with Borderline Personality Disorder

Location: Mental Health Association of Essex and Morris, 83 Spring Street, Suite 302B
Newton, NJ

The NATIONAL EDUCATION ALLIANCE FOR BORDERLINE PERSONALITY DISORDER invites relatives, caregivers, and family members of individuals with Borderline Personality Disorder to attend a FREE panel presentation for families of individuals with this mental health condition. Sponsored by IFSS, Intensive Family Support Services of Sussex County, a program of the Mental Health Association of Essex and Morris.

The panel presentation is designed to give the family information about the disorder and hope for the recovery of their loved one. 

Space is limited. Please call IFSS Sussex to register at 973-579-4399 ext.402 or email cparmelee@mhaessexmorris.org

Click here for flyer.
FREE ONLINE EVENTS
Embodied Trauma Conference - Feb. 3- 8. A free online education experience exploring trauma imprints and how we heal through the body . Click here to register.

Depression, Anxiety & Dementia Secrets Docuseries - Feb. 3- 12. 10 episodes with groundbreaking news, treatment protocols and patient recovery testimonials that show new hope when it comes to treating depression, anxiety, dementia and Alzheimer’s with potent natural ingredients. Click here to register.

Mindfulness for Preschoolers Summit - Feb. 4 - 7. Over 25 experts will share their ideas, solutions and tools to bring mindfulness to your home or preschool. Click here to register.

Genius of your Genes Summit - Feb. 10 -16. The emerging fields of genomics and nutritional genomics will help you unlock a new level of understanding about who you  really  are — learn to improve your health and happiness like never before! Click here to register.

 How Drug Dependence Impacts Decision Making by Brain & Behavior Research Foundation - Feb. 11, 2 p.m. EST. Click here to register.

Tapping World Summit 2020 - Feb. 24 - Mar. 4. The event provides you with a better understanding of Tapping ("EFT" or Emotional Freedom Techniques"), while expanding your consciousness to new levels in the areas of personal peace, physical health, abundance, overcoming mental barriers, and relief from the emotional effects of past traumas or events. Click here to register.

R egenerate Yourself Masterclass - Feb. 24 - Mar. 1. In this 7-part masterclass, Sayer Ji, founder of GreenMedInfo, explains how revolutionary new developments in biology can be leveraged to help prevent and manage the most common health afflictions of our day: cancer, heart disease, neurodegenerative diseases and metabolic syndrome. Click here to register.

The Keys to Healing Trauma - on demand. Accessing Your Capacity to Transcend Personal and Intergenerational Traumas. 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.