March 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.
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, March 5, 2019, 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 .)

NAMI Connection Support Group  ( 2nd and 4th Monday of every month, excluding legal holidays)
For adults who have experienced mental health challenges.
Monday, March 11, 2019, 6:00-7:30 p.m.
Monday, March 25, 2019, 6:00-7:30 p.m. .
(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.  
Tuesday, March 26, 2019 from 7:00-8:30 p.m.
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, March 26, 2019 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, March 19, 2019 from 7-9 p.m.
Bridgeway, 93 Stickles Pond Road, Newton, NJ  
(For more information, call Toni at  973-786-5507 )
NAMI SUSSEX MEETINGS (FOR MEMBERS)
BOARD OF TRUSTEES - Mon. March 11th , 6:30-9:00 p.m., at Family Partners of Morris and Sussex, 67 Spring St., Newton. Any member may request to attend by contacting President Annie Glynn by email (nami.sussex@gmail.com) or phone (973-214-0632) at least three days prior to the meeting. 

ANNUAL - Mon. April 8th , 7 - 9 p.m. at Bridgeway, 93 Stickles Pond Rd., Newton. Come and reconnect with members whom you haven’t seen for a while and meet other members. The Board is eager to hear your thoughts and ideas on future programs and events.  We will also elect board trustees for 2-year terms, adopt the budget for fiscal year 2019-2020, recognize our volunteers and give away door prizes.  Prizes include restaurant gift certificates, NAMI Sussex t-shirts and several other delightful surprises. Click here for flyer.

Any member who would like to request copies of minutes from any previous General or Board meeting may do so by emailing nami.sussex@gmail.com.
COMMUNITY EVENTS
MENTAL HEALTH FIRST AID 8 hour course   -   March 12th & 14th, 1-5 p.m. at Sussex County Community College, $35. Click  here   for information and registration.

Social Security Work Incentives - Opening the Door to Employment - Mon. March 18th, 7 - 9 p.m. at Bridgeway, 93 Stickles Pond Rd, Newton. T his free workshop is open to individuals who are seeking employment and their families. Discussion and practical demonstration will be provided to illustrate how job seekers may potentially keep full or partial benefits and/or medical coverage once employed. Registration is free but requested. To register, please call 973-579-4399 ext. 606 or email  cparmelee@mhaessexmorris.org. Click here for flyer.
SUICIDE: THE RIPPLE EFFECT - Free documentary film screening. Tues. Apr. 2nd, 7 p.m. at Jefferson Twp. High School . The film highlights the journey of Kevin Hines, who at age 19, attempted to take his life by jumping from the Golden Gate Bridge. The film chronicles Kevin’s personal journey and the ripple effect it has on those who have been impacted by his suicide attempt and his life's work since. Click here for information and registration.


THE KIDS WE LOSE - Free documentary film screening. Thurs. Apr. 11th, 6 - 8:30 p.m. at Sussex County Community College . The film is about the human side of having a child or student with behavioral challenges, and the struggles faced by parents, educators, staff in facilities, mental health clinicians, and law enforcement professionals in trying to ensure that these kids receive the help they need. The Kids We Lose is intended to heighten awareness and galvanize people to advocate changing things for the better. Click here for information and registration.

FREE ONLINE EVENTS
Tapping World Summit - Now through Mar. 7. Click here to register.

Mastering Diabetes Summit - Mar. 6 - 13. Click here to register.

BBRF Webinar: The Biology of Addiction - Mar. 12 - Click here to register.

Thyroid Reset Summit - Mar. 4-10. Click here to register.

Depressing, Anxiety & Dementia Secrets Docu-series - Mar. 11 - 21. Click here to register.

Total Wellness Summit 2019 - Mar. 20 - 31. 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.