JANUARY 2021 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.
The Board of Trustees of NAMI Sussex wishes our members and friends a happy and healthy 2021!
NAMI Family-to-Family, a free, evidence-based, 8 week program, will be offered online via Zoom on Thursday evenings, 6:30-9:00 p.m., from March 4 to April 29. 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.

Course teachers are trained NAMI family member volunteers who have experienced 
firsthand the difficulties of guiding their loved one to recovery from a mental illness.

We invite you to call for more information and/or to pre-register for the course.
Zoom training will be available to participants who need it.
Call Jeri at 973-214-0632, 9 A.M. - 9 P.M.
Pre-registration by phone is required.  Class size is limited to 16.

Click here to view flyer.
Are you interested in serving on the
NAMI Sussex Board of Trustees?
The Nominating Committee of NAMI Sussex is eager to receive nominations to serve on our Board of Trustees.  Please send an email to nami.sussex@gmail.com if you are interested in serving.  We will be happy to fill you in as to what the responsibilities are.  Becoming a dues-paying member is a requirement.  Nominations must be received by February 24.

We have seven current board members willing to continue to serve and two seats open.  Board members will be elected at our annual meeting, which is tentatively scheduled via Zoom, on Mon., April 26, at 7:00 p.m.  All members will be emailed and post-mailed election information and a ballot in March.
THANKS TO TEAM UP FOR HOPE
Many thanks to Team Up for Hope for raising $2,000 for NAMI Sussex. If you missed their webinar series, you can watch the replays here.
NAMI SUSSEX SUPPORT GROUPS
Tuesday Jan. 19 - ONLINE FAMILY SUPPORT GROUP for family members (or close friends with a caregiving role) - meets via Zoom on the third Tuesday of every month, 7:00-9:00 p.m. Everyone on our email list will receive a reminder and instructions how to register for the group the Wednesday or Thursday before. The co-facilitators of the group are Annette Hoffman and Charles Cantelmo. 

Tuesday Jan. 26 - PTS CONNECTION PEER RECOVERY SUPPORT GROUP for veterans, police and first responders recovering from Post-Traumatic Stress as a result of their service.
Meets on 4th Tuesday of the month, 7:00-8:30 p.m.
Andover United Methodist Church
207 Andover Sparta Rd., Andover Twp., NJ
(Use Newton, NJ for GPS purposes.)

The use of face masks and social distancing will be required during the COVID-19 pandemic, and participants must sign a waiver.

Call John 973-865-0605 or Bob 973-729-6534 with any questions or to confirm meeting is being held as scheduled, or check website www.nami-sussex-nj.org.

Click here for flyer with further details.
OTHER FREE ONLINE SUPPORT GROUPS
IFSS Family Support Groups - Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. and 1st and 3rd Mondays at 11:00 a.m.. Call Carrie at 973-579-4399 x. 402 to request an email with links to the meetings or a number to join by telephone.

Family Partners of Morris/Sussex Counties - Various groups for youth (ages 13 - 21) and parents. Click here for information.

MHA NJ Hope & Healing - For teens, parents, teachers, healthcare workers, job seekers and boomers. Click here for calendar and Zoom links.
NAMI NJ ONLINE SUPPORT GROUPS

The following two groups are being offered online, using the Zoom platform:
NAMI Family Support Group
Tuesdays at 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Wednesdays at 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Spouse/Partner Support Group
Monthly, 2nd Thursday - 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.

NAMI Connection Recovery Support Group
Wednesdays at 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Wednesdays at 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

NAMI Family Support Group is a 60 minute support group for adult friends and family members (18+) of people with mental health conditions. Participants gain support from peers who understand their experience and gain insight into others’ challenges and successes.

NAMI Connection Recovery Support Group is a 60 minute support group for adults (18+) with a mental health condition. Participants gain the support of peers who understand their experience and gain insight into others’ challenges and successes.

Please register by 4 pm on the day of the support group. Attendance is limited.

Click here for further details and to register.
NOTICE OF BOARD OF TRUSTEES MEETING
NAMI Sussex Board of Trustees will meet on Mon. Jan. 25, 6:30-9:00 p.m., virtually via Zoom. Any member may request to attend by contacting President Annie Glynn by email (nami.sussex@gmail.com) or phone (973-214-0632) 3 days before the meeting.

Any member who would like to request copies of minutes from any previous meetings may do so by emailing nami.sussex@gmail.com.
FREE ONLINE EVENTS
Jan. 11-17 - Lighting the Path Film & Series - Empower yourself with the knowledge to heal by witnessing the stories of those who have navigated the healing journey, and gaining insights from the physicians and practitioners who helped them along the way. Register here.

Jan. 12- Brain & Behavior Research Foundation presents: Meet the Scientist Webinar Series – ADHD: Controversy, Key Research Findings, Rising Prevalence, and Promise,
2:00 PM – 3:00 PM EST, presented by Stephen P. Hinshaw, Ph.D. Register here.

Jan. 18-27 - Live Longer, Feel Better! Docuseries - Expert strategies for prioritizing your health now so you can live longer and feel better. Register here.

Jan. 19–28 - The Best Year of Your Life Free Summit - Learn from more than 40 top experts in wellness, mindset, habit formation, performance, finance, relationships, spirituality & consciousness, and more. Register here.

Jan. 25-31 - Mental Wellness Connection - Explores new pathways to approach and treat mental health from a root cause perspective, bringing a wealth of advice and expertise to help you take the next steps toward mental wellness. Register here.

Free access for 7 days - Brain Degeneration Summit - Gain insight on the connections between your environment, genetics/genomics and diets, and how they are tied to brain and nervous system health — see what’s working now and where we are going in the future. Let’s find the practical steps to move the needle toward brain regeneration now! Register here.


For NAMI NJ's Mental Health Community Events page, click here.

For past NAMI NJ webinars, click here.

For replays of NAMI's Ask the Expert webinars, click here.
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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.