NJ Mental Health Community Events

Check out events by NAMI NJ and County Affiliates:

 

 

Recommended events by other mental health organizations:

 

September 2022

Thursday, September 8 – NAMI Ask the Expert: Suicide Prevention Series: The AFSP & JED Foundation, 4 – 5:30 p.m. Register here

September 9 – 11 – Comfort Zone Camp in partnership with The Brave of Heart Fund serves families of healthcare workers who have lost their lives to COVID-19. All programs are offered at no cost to families. CZC is announcing an upcoming camp for COVID-19 loss this fall at Camp Mason in Hardwick, NJ. Learn more | Download flyer

Monday, September 12 – NAMI Middlesex County in collaboration with Intensive Family Support Services of Middlesex County (IFSS), invites you to attend the Fall Speaker Series, “Accessible Yoga and Yoga Therapy,” from 5 – 7 p.m. Register here | Download flyer

Tuesday, September 13 – Brain & Behavior Research Foundation presents, Meet the Scientist Webinar: “Identification of Symptom-Specific Brain Circuit Abnormalities in Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder,” 2 p.m. ET. Individuals with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) experience a wide array of different types of obsessions and compulsions. However, current OCD treatments employ a “one size fits all” approach regardless of symptom type. In this talk, Dr. Brennan will discuss symptom-specific brain abnormalities in OCD and recent work to develop a novel method of transcranial magnetic stimulation to reduce contamination/washing symptoms – one of the most common types of OCD. Register here

Tuesday, September 13 – NJ Division on Civil Rights presents: Fair Chance in Housing Training, 9:30 a.m. – 11 a.m. Register here

Wednesday, September 14 – Please Join NAMI Greater Bergen & IFSS for a webinar: Mental Health Conditions, at 7 p.m. Presented by Tom Zacharias, LCSW, of CBHCare, he will discuss and answer questions related to Depression, Bipolar Disorder, Schizoaffective Disorder, Schizophrenia, OCD, and Borderline Personality Disorder. Register here

Thursday, September 15 – NAMI Ask the Expert: Suicide Prevention Series: Making Meaning of Loss, 4 – 6 p.m. Register here

Thursday, September 15 – NJ Division on Civil Rights presents: Strategies for Effective Bystander Intervention, 9:30 a.m. – 11 a.m. Register here

Friday, September 16 – Mental Health and Wellness Fair, “Mental Matters,” hosted by United Community Corporation, from 12 p.m. – 6 p.m., in Branch Brook Park, Newark, NJ. View flyer

Friday, September 16 – VA Caregiver Support presents its Third Annual Caregiver Summit, Suicide Prevention: Care for Caregivers and Veterans, 9:30 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. with Keynote Speaker, Dr. Michael Anestis, Executive Director of NJ Gun Violence Research Center and Associate Professor at the Rutgers School of Public Health. Register by emailing [email protected] and [email protected] Download flyer

Sunday, September 18 – 2022 Salsa at Grundy Park Pier: Live Healthy –  Jersey City. Attend this free outdoor event, featuring dance performances and dance instruction (Salsa, Cha-Cha and Mambo) led by master teachers from top dance companies; music played by deejays from U-neek Sounds Entertainment. A live salsa band will perform on Sept. 18 to kick-off Hispanic Heritage Month. Salsa at Grundy Park will present a “Live Healthy” theme by offering a variety of health awareness topics to the public. It is an opportunity for members of the community to interact with organizations to learn about health, wellness, community resources and more. Learn more

Monday, September 19 – NAMI Middlesex County in collaboration with Intensive Family Support Services of Middlesex County (IFSS), invites you to attend a webinar series on SSI/SSD, “Webinar 101: The Basics of Social Security Programs,” from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. Join hereDownload flyer

Tuesday, September 20 – YMCA – Families Fit Together, a free 14-week, strengthening families program for Middlesex County families with children between the ages of 11-16 years. Providing support to improve parent/child relationships, learn effective parenting skills, reduce behavioral concerns, improve school performance, substance abuse prevention and much more. For more information or to register, please contact: Alexa Rial, Families Fit Together Program Coordinator, at [email protected]; Fiorella Diaz, Director of Counseling and Social Services, at 732-771-9910 x 394 or [email protected] Download flyer

Tuesday, September 20 – NAMI NYC webinar: Suicide Prevention for Non-Clinicians, 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. This session will promote the ability of friends, family, and community members to identify people at risk for death by suicide and respond appropriately by helping them get needed services. Among other topics, the session will review risk and protective factors, warning signs, and will introduce a well-researched screening tool non-clinicians can use to guide intervention. Register here

Tuesday, September 20 – NJ Division on Civil Rights presents: Understanding the Needs of LGBTQ Youth, 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Register here

Wednesday, September 21 – NJ Division on Civil Rights presents: Having Anti-Bias Conversations in Class, 9:30 a.m. – 11 a.m. Register here

Thursday, September 22 – NJ Division on Civil Rights presents: The New Jersey Law Against Discrimination in the Workplace, 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Register here

Thursday, September 22 – NJAMHAA’s 2022 Fall Conference – Opportunity Meets Innovation: Behavioral Health Today and Tomorrow. Learn more

Thursday, September 22 – NAMI Ask the Expert: Suicide Prevention Series: Creative Approaches to Prevention, 4 – 5:30 p.m. Register here

Wednesday, September 28 – NJ Division on Civil Rights presents: Recognizing and Responding to Microaggressions, 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Register here

Thursday, September 29 – NJ Division on Civil Rights presents: Hair Discrimination and the NJ Law Against Discrimination, 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Register here

Thursday, September 29 – Suicide Prevention & Secure Firearm Storage, 9:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., VFW Memorial Post 3117, 53 National Road, Edison, NJ 08817. Register here | Download flyer

 

October 2022

Saturday, October 1 – NAMI Mercer Harvest of Hope, “Weathering the Storm,” an annual wellness conference, 8:15 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. at the Conference Center at Mercer County Community College. Learn more | Register here

Saturday, October 1Take Care Of You Sis presents: Chamberlain 5K Mental Health Awareness Walk, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m., at Cooper River Park, NJ (N Park Dr, Pennsauken Township, NJ 08109 – Armitage Pavilion Area). It will be a day of support and love. Come walk, network, and support mental health as we fight the stigma. In honor of all those we have lost in various ways due to mental health.

Saturday, October 1 – Intensive Family Support Services (IFSS) of Middlesex County, supported by NAMI Middlesex County presents, “Wellness Painting in the Park,” a relaxing wellness program, from 9:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., at Johnson Park, Grove #3, Piscataway, NJ. Registration is required and space is limited. Please call IFSS at 732-235-6184 to register no later than Tuesday, September 27, 2022. Download flyer

Saturday, October 1 – The New Brunswick Domestic Violence Awareness Coalition’s 20th Annual March and Rally Against Domestic Violence, 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., held in the courtyard outside 112 Paterson St., the Rutgers Institute of Health, in New Brunswick. Download flyer

Monday, October 3 – NAMI Middlesex County in collaboration with Intensive Family Support Services of Middlesex County (IFSS), invites you to attend the Fall Speaker Series, “Ask the Psychiatrist,” from 5 – 7 p.m. Register here | Download flyer

Monday, October 3 – New Jersey Governor’s Council on Mental Health Stigma’s Media Roundtable, 10:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Keynoter Dr Otto Wahl will address how to portray mental illness in a positive way in the media to support individuals’ efforts to achieve wellness. Register here | Download flyer

Saturday, October 8 – NAMIWalks New Jersey 2022 will take place on Saturday, October 8th at two locations — Duke Island Park in Central Jersey and Albert Giampietro Memorial Park in South Jersey. Learn more | Register today!

Tuesday, October 11 – Brain & Behavior Research Foundation presents: Meet the Scientist Webinar, “Exploring New Pathways of Discovery for Eating Disorders,” 2 p.m. ET. Register here

Wednesday, October 12 – The New Jersey Department of Human Services, Division of Mental Health and Addiction Services, presents the 7th Annual Suicide Prevention Conference: Connecting Communities to Save Lives, 9 a.m. – 2:30 p.m., open to anyone interested in learning about suicide prevention for this full-day virtual event. Get inspired by keynote speakers, hear state department commissioners discuss upcoming projects, and find two breakout sessions that interest you most. Register here

Monday, October 17 – NAMI Middlesex County in collaboration with Intensive Family Support Services of Middlesex County (IFSS), invites you to attend a webinar series on SSI/SSD, “Webinar 102: How Wages Affect Title II Benefits (SSDI, CDB, DWB) and Medicare,” from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. Join hereDownload flyer

Thursday, October 22 – The New Jersey Coalition Against Human Trafficking, in collaboration with Saint Elizabeth University and the New Jersey State Society of Physician Assistants, presents an innovative and survivor inclusive virtual Healthcare Conference: What Makes a Safer NJ? You do! A Trauma Responsive Approach. The conference will include peer-lead workshops on creating safety and community, in order to identify and respond to suspected human trafficking. It is aimed at everyone working in healthcare, from support staff to clinicians, as well as interested community members. Register here

Thursday, October 27 – Celebrate CSPNJ’s historically important role in advocating for, creating, and managing supported housing for the people they serve, at CSPNJ’s 2022 Tribute Luncheon, at 12 p.m., at the Asbury Hotel, 210 Fifth Avenue, Asbury Park, NJ. Purchase tickets

Friday, October 28 – Brain & Behavior Research Foundation 2022 International Mental Health Symposium. Register here

 

November 2022

Monday, November 14 – NAMI Middlesex County in collaboration with Intensive Family Support Services of Middlesex County (IFSS), invites you to attend a webinar series on SSI/SSD, “Webinar 103: How Income Affects SSI and Medicaid,” from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. Join here | Download flyer

 

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