2019 Annual Conference

Fairbridge Hotel and Conference Center
195 Davidson Ave, Somerset, NJ 08873

Our theme this year was Prevention Recovery Wellness: Hope for the future!

NAMI NJ’s 2019 conference provided valuable information about future planning and empowered families and individuals with lived experience. While no one can predict the future – we can take the fear of the unknown away…through planning for the future!

Special Keynote: Lucy Winer – Kings Park, filmmaker.

Award-winning filmmaker and person of lived experience, Lucy Winer, shared highlights from her critically acclaimed documentary, Kings Park: Stories of an American Mental Institution, and her new project, Unlocked: Stories of Public Mental Healthcare.

Drawing on her years of hospitalization in the late 1960’s through to her current work as a public speaker and film producer, Lucy spoke about her own recovery journey and unique lessons learned.

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Resources from The Eight Dimensions of Wellness Presentation, by Peggy Swarbrick, PhD, FAOTA:

Resources from the Workshops:

Crisis Planning for Families

Overview of Legal Resources for Adults & Caregivers

Self Advocacy – How a Wellness Action Plan and Psychiatric Advanced Directive Can be Empowering Tools



Thank you Sponsors!


Bronze Sponsor


Scholarship Sponsors

Brown & Brown Of Lehigh Valley, LP

Inspira Health

Lumos, LLC


In-Kind Sponsor

Acutech Acupuncture Services, LLC

Jaya Yoga, LLC



Acutis Diagnostics

Collaborative Support Programs of NJ

Community Health Law Project

Council on Compulsive Gambling of NJ

Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance

Family and Children’s Services

Hackensack Meridian Carrier Clinic

Hampton Behavioral Health Center

Hinkle, Prior & Fischer, P.C.


Minding Your Mind

National Association Of Social Workers – New Jersey Chapter

National Institute of Mental Health

NJ Center for Tourette Syndrome and Associated Disorders, Inc.


Rutgers UBHC Coordinated Specailty Care

Rutgers Department of Psychiatric Rehabilitation and Counseling Professions

Shore House Club House

Sussan, Greenwald & Wesler


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