NJ Mental Health Community Events

Check out events by NAMI NJ and County Affiliates:

 

 

Recommended events by other mental health organizations:

 

January 2021

January 19-29 – Virtual calendar of free & public support groups in response to COVID-19 by Catholic Charities NJ Hope & Healing. The program is brought to you through the NJ Hope and Healing Crisis Counseling Program (CCP). The CCP is provided by Catholic Charities of New Jersey in collaboration with the NJ Department of Human Services’ Division of Mental Health and Addiction Services and is funded through a FEMA/SAMHSA grant. For more information please see flyer.

Friday, January 1 – NAMI Sussex invites you to their 8th annual New Year’s Day Party Online via Zoom. Bring your own snack and beverage! and Bid 2020 a “fond” farewell and welcome in a new and better year! 2:00 – 3:30 p.m. Advance registration required by 12/29. Click here to register.

Monday, January 11 – NAMI Middlesex County in collaboration with Intensive Family Support Services of Middlesex County invites you to their virtual Winter Speaker Series via Zoom: Making Peace with Marijuana: Cannabis Use Awareness, Benefits and Precautions for Users” families of a loved one with mental illness or co-occurring disorders, are welcome to join and learn more. 5:00 – 7:00 pm. Presented by Jill Williams, MD, Professor of Psychiatry and Director of the Division of Addiction Psychiatry. Register now.

Tuesday, January 12 – Brain & Behavior Research Foundation presents: Meet the Scientist Webinar Series –ADHD: Controversy, Key Research Findings, Rising Prevalence, and Promise, at 2:00 PM EST, presented by Stephen P. Hinshaw, Ph.D. Register here.

Thursday, January 14 – Please Join the Parent Advocacy Network (SPAN) for their webinar: Parent Advocacy and Engagement at the Local Level. You will learn effective strategies to work in collaboration with your local school district and get engaged at the local level to become an agent for positive change, not only for your own child, but for all children. 7:00 – 8:15 pm EST, Presented by Nicole Pratt. Register now.

Thursday, January 14 – Please join the online NIMH Director’s Innovation Speaker Series: Diagnosing Resilience: A Multisystemic Model for Positive Development in Stressed Environments. Dr. Ungar will explore the nature of young people’s patterns of resilience in contexts where children and adolescents are affected by social marginalization, migration, violence and mental disorder. 3:00-4:00 PM ET, Presented by Michael Ungar, Ph.D. Online registration for this free event is required. Please register here.

Wednesday, January 20 – Effective School Solutions invites you to their webinar: Planning for Re-Entry: A Blueprint for Mental Health Support. It will discuss the impact of the pandemic on mental health and the important role schools can play in mental health advocacy and prioritization. 3:30 PM EST, Space is limited to the first 975 registrations. Register now.

Thursday, January 21 – National Institute of Mental Health(NIMH) Presents a 2021 Virtual Workshop: GENE-BASED THERAPEUTICS FOR RARE GENETIC NEURODEVELOPMENTAL PSYCHIATRIC DISORDERS. It will present an overview of the current state of science in gene-targeted therapeutics for CNS disorders. 11:00 am – 4:00 pm. Registration is required for this free online event. Please register now.

Wednesday, January 27 – Please join Teaching Strategies for their first webinar in The Trauma Informed Care and Instruction webinar series,: “Educating Yourself and the Field About Trauma and Its Impact” It will discuss how you can educate yourself and others in the field about trauma and its impact. 3:00 pm EST. Register here.

 

February 2021

Monday, February 1 – NAMI Middlesex County in collaboration with Intensive Family Support Services of Middlesex County invites you to their virtual Winter Speaker Series via Zoom: “Understanding Cognitive Behavioral Techniques” It will provide knowledge of how Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) techniques may be useful for loved ones with mental health challenges. 5:00 – 7:00 pm. Presented by Kenneth Kinter, LPC, NCC, Assistant Professor, State Hospital Psychiatric Rehabilitation Initiative, Dept. of Psychiatric Rehabilitation and Counseling Professions, Rutgers, the State University of NJ. Register now.

Tuesday, February 9 – Brain & Behavior Research Foundation presents: Meet the Scientist Webinar Series – How Brain Circuits Function in Health and Disease: Understanding Brain-wide Current Flow, at 2:00 pm, Presented by Kanaka Rajan, Ph.D. Register now.

 

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