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.
Resources from The Eight Dimensions of Wellness Presentation, by Peggy Swarbrick, PhD, FAOTA:
- The Eight Dimensions of Wellness Presentation
- The Eight Dimensions of Wellness Handout
- Action Planning for Prevention and Recovery
- Winter Wellness Planner 2019-2020
Resources from the Workshops:
Crisis Planning for Families
- Bridgeway Fact Sheet: Crisis Intervention Services
- Early Intervention Support Services (EISS)
- How to Navigate a Crisis – Families
- CSPNJ Community/Hospital Wellness Centers & Respite Services
- Navigating a Mental Health Crisis – NAMI Resource Guide
- Navigating a Mental Health Crisis – NAMI Infographics
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!
Brown & Brown Of Lehigh Valley, LP
Acutech Acupuncture Services, LLC
Jaya Yoga, LLC
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