UPCOMING EVENTS THIS MONTH
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.
Join NAMI as three young adults share
their personal experiences.
  
Tuesday June 23, 4:00 - 5:30 p.m. EDT


Our Panelists:
  • Katie Donohue, ETS Young Adult Presenter, NAMI Greater Orlando
  • Mitch Kusick, ETS Coordinator, NAMI Colorado
  • Hannah Bott, Outreach Coordinator/ETS Coordinator, NAMI North Texas

This webinar will share the warning signs of mental health conditions and suicide in youth and young adults and what this might look like during our current pandemic. Attendees will learn how to be there for someone in need and resources that are available to those who need help. Three young adults will also share their personal mental health journeys and how they have coped through COVID-19. Register here .
FREE ONLINE SUPPORT GROUPS
IFSS - 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 on Amazon Chime or a number to join by telephone only.

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.

Also see below for NAMI NJ support groups.
JOIN NAMI NJ FOR ITS UPCOMING PROGRAMS
NAMI NJ WEBINARS

“Stress & Anxiety in Youth with Autism and Developmental Disabilities: Supports for COVID-19 and Beyond”
Friday, June 24, 11 AM – 12 PM EST

Check the link below for new webinars, and to access past webinars.
Saturday June 20, 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

NAMI NJ Hearts & Minds is a program to help us get and stay well! This webinar is titled  We're All Connected  . Presented by program coordinator Elena Kravitz, Certified Psychiatric Rehabilitation Practitioner, the session will touch on:

  • Importance of social wellness on overall health and wellness
  • Playing out valued roles in our families and communities
  • Sharing as a strength in human connection
  • “Silver linings” – Increased connection during social distancing
  • Pushing past fear and rejection to build valued social and intimate relationships
Saturday June 20, 3:30 - 4:30 p.m.

NAMI NJ is offering a presentation of its popular NAMI In Our Own Voice program to raise mental health awareness and reduce stigma. Learn from trained NAMI volunteers about their lived experience of mental health recovery; What Happened, What Helps, and What’s Next.

This is a presentation that NAMI NJ gives over 200 times a year to a wide variety of audiences, including high school and college classes, professional trainings, family education courses, and congregations.
Tuesday, June 25,  1:00 - 2:30 p.m.

NAMI Family & Friends (presented by NAMI NJ and NAMI Warren) is a free seminar that informs people who have loved ones with a mental health condition how to best support them. It’s also an opportunity to meet other people in similar situations and gain community support. Led by trained people with lived experience of supporting a family member with a mental health condition, the seminar includes topics such as:

  • Understanding diagnoses, treatment and recovery
  • Effective communication strategies
  • The importance of self-care
  • Crisis preparation strategies
  • NAMI and community resources

Participants will receive a free e-book after the presentation!
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
Thursdays at 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm 

NAMI Connection Recovery Support Group
Tuesdays at 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
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.
FREE ONLINE EVENTS
Jun. 19 - Mind & Life Conversation with the Dalai Lama: Resilience, Compassion, and Science for Healing Today . 10:30 p.m. EST. Register here .

Jun. 22 - 24 - Meditation for Modern Kids. Register here .

Jun. 24 - DBSA Morristown Area Educational Lecture. Li Faustino, PhD, The impact of a global pandemic on the treatment of mood disorders . A look at suffering, treatment, and relief by video and phone sessions. 7:30 p.m. EST. ZOOM link.
Dial by telephone (646) 876-9923, Meeting ID: 852 4407 3252, Participant ID: not necessary = just push #, Password: 051247

Jun. 24  – The Sashbear Foundation, who runs Family Connections on behalf of NEABPD in Canada, is hosting a Summer Webinar Series – Dialectical Behavior Therapy in Emotion Dysregulation. Presented by Molly Robertson, Ph.D., C.Psych. Advanced registration required. 7 p.m. EST. Register here .

Jun. 25 - Stress Management and Anxiety in Youth in These Uncertain Times . Family Partners of Morris/Sussex Counties. 12 p.m. EST. Register here.

Jun. 25  – DD Town Hall Series: Reopening & Reimagining: A 4-Part Conversation about Services and Supports for Individuals with Intellectual or Developmental Disabilities, Session 4 – Reimagining Special Education and Supports and Services – Striving for the Ideal , 7:00 – 8:00 p.m. Register here.

Jun. 25 - The WAM Summit The Latest on Women’s Brains, Alzheimer’s Prevention, and Caregiving. Register here.

Jun. 24 - 28 - Re-Awaken Summit - Bringing together 15 spiritual teachers and activists devoted to bettering our world, the  Re-Awaken  summit offers five days of insightful talks, transformational teachings, and helpful guided meditations and reflections. Register here.

Jun. 28 - Mind Your Health: Mental Health Summit. 92nd St. Y. Register here.

Jun. 29 - Jul. 5 - Trauma Mind Body Super Conference The conference brings together the most comprehensive framework for healing emotional trauma and cultivating an optimum state for healing possible.  Register here.

Jun. 29 - Jul. 5 - Leaky Brain Summit - Leaky brain is a BRAIN HEALTH issue that often goes undetected and can underlie stress, anxiety, depression, neurological disorders, brain degeneration and autoimmunity. Caused by various lifestyle factors — infections, stress, trauma, poor diet, environmental toxins — it is treatable and preventable… find out if you’re suffering from leaky brain! Register here.

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

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