NJ Mental Health Community Events

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April 2021

Thursday, April 1 – Please join Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital’s Community Health Promotions for their free virtual presentation: Stretching & Flexibility Workshop with Chair Exercises. You will understand why stretching can help and how to stretch correctly, At 1:00 PM. Presented by John Lancaster in affiliation with Victoria Larkin, PT, DPT, MS, CEEAA. To register, please email kathleen.johnson@rwjbh.org. For more information, see flyer.

Thursday, April 1 – Intensive Family Support Services (IFSS) of Bergen County and NAMI Greater Bergen Presents: Employment Matters Program of Care Plus NJ. A webinar that will offer information to individuals about support in locating, obtaining, and maintaining gainful employment. At 7:00 PM. Presented by Dianne Youssef, Program Manager, Larry Allotta, Program Clinician and Jasmine Moran, Employment Specialist. To register, please email jgarran@cbhcare.com. For more information visit their website.

Tuesday, April 6 – Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital’s Community Health Promotions presents: A Free Virtual Program-Getting a good night’s sleep. A discussion on the possible causes of sleeplessness and poor sleep, and what you can do to achieve the good rest you deserve and need. At 1:00 PM. Presented by Emmanuel Martinez, MD in affiliation with Karen Lin, MD, MS, FAAFP. To register for this program, email kathleen.johnson@rwjbh.org. For more information, see flyer.

Thursday, April 8 – Please join Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital’s Community Health Promotions for their free virtual presentation: Stretching & Flexibility Workshop with Chair Exercises. You will understand why stretching can help and how to stretch correctly, At 1:00 PM. Presented by John Lancaster in affiliation with Victoria Larkin, PT, DPT, MS, CEEAA. To register, please email kathleen.johnson@rwjbh.org. For more information, see flyer.

Wednesday, April 8 – NAMI Middlesex County & IFSS Online Spring Speaker Series presents: Cracking Up: Stand Up for Mental Health” Featuring: A Voice Award Winning Documentary, Directed by Tara Shortt, Created by David Granirer. 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM. Register here and for additional information, see flyer.

Wednesday, April 12 – Register for a NAMI NJ Webinar on all you want to know about the COVID-19 Vaccine on Monday, April 12th at 11 a.m. ET with Dr. Karen Lin, Assistant Dean of Global Health, Professor of Family Medicine and Community Health, and Director of Center for Healthy Families and Cultural Diversity, Rutgers RWJ Medical School. Register at http://ow.ly/AzAD50Ej87j   Download Flyer at http://ow.ly/sXZn50Ej85Q

Wednesday, April 12 – Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School (RWJMS) invites you to their free virtual event: Building a Healthier Community through Service Learning and Community Partnerships: the RWJMS Homeless Indigent Population Health Outreach Project (HIPHOP). A discussion highlighting how service-learning supports the community by providing and partnering in health care, preventative health education, and volunteer services with at-risk communities. 6:00 – 7:00 pm. Register here.

Thursday, April 13 Brain & Behavior Research Foundation presents: Meet the Scientist Webinar Series: Addiction: Science Drives New & Novel Treatments, at 2:00 pm EDT, Presented by Yasmin L. Hurd, Ph.D. Register now.

Thursday, April 13 – Please join Intensive Family Support Services of Essex & Morris county for an Arts Based Respite Workshop, entitled “Exploring Guilt with Clay.” Participants will be guided through a user-friendly activity using clay and mindfulness. At 1:00 PM. For additional information, please contact Liz Lubansky at (973)509-9777 ext. 111.

Thursday, April 13 – May 18 – NAMI Homefront Team invites you to participate in their NAMI Homefront Online Program: a free, 6-session program for family, friends and significant others of military Service Members and Veterans. The class helps families understand what the Service Member/ Veteran is experiencing related to trauma, combat stress, civilian life transition, PTSD and other mental health conditions. Tuesdays, 10:00 am – 12:00pm ET, Space is limited. Please click here for registration. Learn more about NAMI Homefront at www.nami.org.

Tuesday, April 13 & 27 – Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital’s Community Health Promotions invites you to attend their free upcoming virtual presentations: Virtual Guided Imagery Relaxation Session. Learn techniques to practice at home when life’s daily stressors make you feel overwhelmed. At 1:00 PM. Presented by Nadine Roberts. Please preregister by emailing kathleen.johnson@rwjbh.org. For more information, see flyer.

Thursday, April 15 – Please join Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital’s Community Health Promotions for their free virtual presentation: Stretching & Flexibility Workshop with Chair Exercises. You will understand why stretching can help and how to stretch correctly, At 1:00 PM. Presented by John Lancaster in affiliation with Victoria Larkin, PT, DPT, MS, CEEAA. To register, please email kathleen.johnson@rwjbh.org. For more information, see flyer.

Thursday, April 15 – The NIMH Director’s Innovation Speaker Series Presents: Advancing Therapies for Central Nervous System Disorders. A virtual presentation about an overview of recent research approaches for inherited disorders that impact central nervous system (CNS) function. 3:00–4:00 PM ET. Presented by Beverly Davidson, Ph.D. Register here

Thursday, April 15 – Please join the Employment Team of Disability Rights New Jersey for a webinar: SSI Overpayments: A Basic Overview. Discussion will be about how to respond appropriately, and how to prevent recoupment while appealing the issue. At 2:00 PM. Register here.

Thursday, April 15 – NAMI NJ invites you to participate in En Nuestra Propia Voz Presentación de NAMI NAMI In Our Own Voice presentation in Spanish. Learn from trained NAMI volunteers about their lived experience of mental health recovery; What Happened, What Helps, and What’s Next. At 7:00 pm. Register here.

Tuesday, April 20 – The NJ Hope and Healing Crisis Counseling Program (CCP) team invites you to their support and coping group for those who are coping with stress due to COVID-19 every Tuesday from 5 p.m. – 6 p.m. Do you love to crochet, knit, or just love telling stories? here is you opportunity if not you can still join for an hour of selfcare and support. For information, contact Genaya Palmer, MA, LAC, NCC, NJ Hope and Healing Crisis Counseling Program, Mental Health Association of Essex and Morris, at (973) 509-9777 ext. 151  www.mhaessexmorris.org

Tuesday, April 20 – Please join The NJ Hope and Healing Crisis Counseling Program (CCP) team for a COVID Connections Support Group. The COVID-19 symptoms can have an emotional, psychological and physical impact on our lives, come and share your experiences during the group that meets Tuesdays from 7 p.m. – 8 p.m. For additional information, contact Genaya Palmer, MA, LAC, NCC, NJ Hope and Healing Crisis Counseling Program, Mental Health Association of Essex and Morris, at (973) 509-9777 ext. 151  www.mhaessexmorris.org

Wednesday, April 21 – The NJ Hope and Healing Crisis Counseling Program (CCP) team presents: After School Chat & Craft for people ages 7-12, who may be coping with stress from COVID-19. 3:30 p.m. to 4:15 p.m. OR 4:30pm to 5:15pm. For more information, contact Genaya Palmer, MA, LAC, NCC, NJ Hope and Healing Crisis Counseling Program, Mental Health Association of Essex and Morris, at (973) 509-9777 ext. 151  www.mhaessexmorris.org

Thursday, April 22 – The NJ Hope and Healing Crisis Counseling Program (CCP) team presents: After School Chat & Craft for people ages 13 – 18. An Art Journaling for Teens who may be coping with stress from COVID-19 & connect with other teens virtually. 3:30 p.m. to 4:15 p.m. For information, contact Genaya Palmer, MA, LAC, NCC, NJ Hope and Healing Crisis Counseling Program, Mental Health Association of Essex and Morris, at (973) 509-9777 ext. 151  www.mhaessexmorris.org

Thursday, April 22 – Please join The NJ Hope and Healing Crisis Counseling Program (CCP) team for a Consumer Thursday: A safe space where those who receive mental health services can come together, connect, and discuss any concerns about the COVID-19 pandemic. 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. For additional information, contact Genaya Palmer, MA, LAC, NCC, NJ Hope and Healing Crisis Counseling Program, Mental Health Association of Essex and Morris, at (973) 509-9777 ext. 151  www.mhaessexmorris.org

Thursday, April 22 – Please join The NJ Hope and Healing Crisis Counseling Program (CCP) team for a Fun Zone Friday: A virtual activity group for individuals ages 18 and up. This group, which meets twice a month, is a fun and interactive way to connect with others using art and games. 4 p.m. – 5 p.m. For additional information, contact Genaya Palmer, MA, LAC, NCC, NJ Hope and Healing Crisis Counseling Program, Mental Health Association of Essex and Morris, at (973) 509-9777 ext. 151  www.mhaessexmorris.org

Monday, April 19 – 24 – Hinkle Prior & Fischer Attorneys at Law presents their Free Spring 2021 Virtual Parent Empowerment Conference: Looking to the future. It will features a number of speakers new to the workshop and conference series including different topics. Space is limited! For additional information and to register, click here.

Thursday, April 22 – NAMI’s Ask the Expert Series: Help Not Handcuffs is a special four-part webinar series focused on addressing mental health crises with comprehensive community responses. The third webinar of the series, Introduction to Additional Models, will provide an overview of two additional models of crisis response that have proven effective across the country. To learn more and to register, click here.

Thursday, April 22 – Please join the Employment Team of Disability Rights New Jersey for a webinar: SSDI Overpayments: A Basic Overview. Discussion will be about how to respond appropriately, and how to prevent recoupment while appealing the issue. At 2:00 PM. Register here.

Friday, April 23 – The Intensive Family Support Services teams of Essex and Sussex counties invites you to a Two-Part Workshop Series on Communication, First part: Family members are welcome to learn about types, goals of communication and tips and tools that can be used to improve communication with your loved one who is living with mental illness. 11 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. To register or for more information, please contact Renee Folzenlogen at (973)509-9777 ext. 111 or email at RFolzenlogen@mhaessexmorris.org.

Monday, April 26 & 27 – New Jersey Statewide Network for Cultural Competence(NJSNCC) presents their 8th annual virtual conference 2021: Building Bridges, Breaking Barriers, & Cultivating Cultural Competency with the Diverse Deaf and Hard of Hearing Community, 12 p.m. – 4 p.m. To learn more and register, click here.

Tuesday, April 27 – Please join NAMI Union County for an online presentation of The TRAC Program (Transitions Requiring Active Coordination) by Dr. James McCreath of Trinitas Hospital. Elizabeth.  Dr. McCreath will introduce a new Trinitas program called TRAC to benefit people who need community support services to complement their mental health medical treatment. At 7:30 p.m. Come and find out how TRAC and other Trinitas programs could benefit your loved one! Register at: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUrfuqvpz4pGdyuAjsMDF1SWeOg0EDE-UX- or for more information see flyer

Wednesday, April 28 – The Dunellen Municipal Alliance is inviting all parents and caregivers for their next Community Town Hall: “When to Worry About Your Child’s Worry.” Our own Family Programs Director, Lynne Malloy, will be on the panel! 7 p.m. ET. Register: https://tinyurl.com/2agj8rxh or for additional information, please see flyer.

Thursday, April 29 – Please join Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital’s Community Health Promotions for their free virtual presentation: Stretching & Flexibility Workshop with Chair Exercises. You will understand why stretching can help and how to stretch correctly, At 1 p.m. Presented by John Lancaster in affiliation with Victoria Larkin, PT, DPT, MS, CEEAA. To register, please email kathleen.johnson@rwjbh.org. For more information, see flyer.

Thursday, April 29 – Are you an Older Adult in New Jersey? Make Your Voice Heard! The Department of Human Services’ Division of Aging Services invites you to their listening session for New Jersey residents to provide input into the state’s plans for services to older residents for 2021-2025. This is your chance to speak and share your thoughts through testimony. Registration will be closed April 27th. Individuals that wish to speak, must register at: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_UhAZ6puMQeqQtWt4ztRBqw For additional information, email doas@dhs.nj.gov or see flyer.

Friday, April 30 – The Intensive Family Support Services teams of Essex and Sussex counties invites you to a Two-Part Workshop Series on Communication, Second part: It will acknowledge how different family roles can further impact communication, and will provide an introduction and review of Dr. Xavier Amador’s framework for communication called LEAP (Listen, Empathize, Agree, and Partner). 11 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. To register or for more information, please contact Renee Folzenlogen at (973)509-9777 ext. 111 or email at RFolzenlogen@mhaessexmorris.org.

 

May 2021

Monday, May 3 – The Middlesex County Office of Human Services, in partnership with MHANJ, present: A free “Mental Health First Aid for Veterans Online Training” Intended attendees: providers working with veterans, military members, veterans, and advocates/family or friends/mentors.  9:00am – 4:00pm. Download flyer about the training. Register at https://tinyurl.com/u2tkx5n5. For additional information, email elisabeth.marchese@co.middlesex.nj.us

Monday, May 3 – NAMI Middlesex County & IFSS invites you to attend their Online Spring Speaker Series: “Breaking Down Mental Health Stigma, One Joke at a Time” This special presentation will provide families with a truly empowering strategy to break down the stigma around mental illness and improve the outlook for loved ones. Speaker: David Granirer, RPC, MPCC, M.S.M., Founder, Stand Up for Mental Health. 5:00pm – 7:00pm. Register now and for more information please see flyer.

Thursday, May 6 – Please join Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital’s Community Health Promotions for their free virtual presentation: Stretching & Flexibility Workshop with Chair Exercises. You will understand why stretching can help and how to stretch correctly, At 1:00 PM. Presented by John Lancaster in affiliation with Victoria Larkin, PT, DPT, MS, CEEAA. To register, please email kathleen.johnson@rwjbh.org. For more information, see flyer.

Tuesday, May 11 – Save the date, to join this free webinar: Language Counts: The Words We Choose (Or Not) Matter” Sponsored by The Middlesex County Office of Human Services & The Middlesex County Office of Human Services Mental Health Board. This program will be in Honor of Mental Health Awareness Month & in Support of the County-Wide Campaign to End Stigma. Priority will be given to Middlesex County Office of Human Services Board/Commission/Committee/Council Members. 9:30 am – 12:00 pm. Presented by Dr. Stuart Roe, Assistant Professor, The College of NJ. For more information, please contact Penny Grande at penny.grande@co.middlesex.nj.us.

Tuesday, May 11 – Brain & Behavior Research Foundation presents: Meet the Scientist Webinar Series: Using Rapid-Acting Brain Stimulation for Treatment-Resistant Depression, at 2:00 pm EDT, Presented by Nolan R. Williams, M.D. Register now.

Tuesday, May 11 & 25 – Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital’s Community Health Promotions invites you to attend their free upcoming virtual presentations: Virtual Guided Imagery Relaxation Session. Learn techniques to practice at home when life’s daily stressors make you feel overwhelmed. At 1:00 PM. Presented by Nadine Roberts. Please preregister by emailing kathleen.johnson@rwjbh.org. For more information, see flyer.

Wednesday, May 12 – Consumer Connections of The Mental Health Association of New Jersey Presents this webinar: Spotlight on NAMI NJ: Program Overview and In Our Own Voice Presentation. Come learn about the programs available from NAMI NJ, and stay for a performance of In Our Own Voice! 10:00 am – 12:00 pm ET, registrations is required. Please visit Spotlight on NAMI NJ: Program Overview and In Our Own Voice Presentation Tickets, Wed, May 12, 2021 at 10:00 AM | Eventbrite for more information and registration.

Thursday, May 13 – Please join Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital’s Community Health Promotions for their free virtual presentation: Stretching & Flexibility Workshop with Chair Exercises. You will understand why stretching can help and how to stretch correctly, At 1:00 PM. Presented by John Lancaster in affiliation with Victoria Larkin, PT, DPT, MS, CEEAA. To register, please email kathleen.johnson@rwjbh.org. For more information, see flyer.

Thursday, May 20 – NAMI NJ invites you to participate in NAMI In Our Own Voice presentation in English. Learn from trained NAMI volunteers about their lived experience of mental health recovery; What Happened, What Helps, and What’s Next. At 7:00 pm. Register here.

Thursday, May 20 – NAMI’s Ask the Expert Series: Help Not Handcuffs is a special four-part webinar series focused on addressing mental health crises with comprehensive community responses. The fourth webinar of the series, Implementing a New System, will provide an overview of the crisis model being developed/implemented in Louisiana and will offer background on how to begin local implementation of a new crisis system. To learn more and to register, click here.

Thursday, May 20 – Please join Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital’s Community Health Promotions for their free virtual presentation: Stretching & Flexibility Workshop with Chair Exercises. You will understand why stretching can help and how to stretch correctly, At 1:00 PM. Presented by John Lancaster in affiliation with Victoria Larkin, PT, DPT, MS, CEEAA. To register, please email kathleen.johnson@rwjbh.org. For more information, see flyer.

Thursday, May 27 – Please join Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital’s Community Health Promotions for their free virtual presentation: Stretching & Flexibility Workshop with Chair Exercises. You will understand why stretching can help and how to stretch correctly, At 1:00 PM. Presented by John Lancaster in affiliation with Victoria Larkin, PT, DPT, MS, CEEAA. To register, please email kathleen.johnson@rwjbh.org. For more information, see flyer.

 

June 2021

Thursday, June 3 – Please join Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital’s Community Health Promotions for their free virtual presentation: Stretching & Flexibility Workshop with Chair Exercises. You will understand why stretching can help and how to stretch correctly, At 1:00 PM. Presented by John Lancaster in affiliation with Victoria Larkin, PT, DPT, MS, CEEAA. To register, please email kathleen.johnson@rwjbh.org. For more information, see flyer.

Tuesday, June 8 – Brain & Behavior Research Foundation presents: Meet the Scientist Webinar Series: What We Are Learning About Brain Biology and Borderline Personality Disorder, at 2:00 pm EDT, Presented by Anthony C. Ruocco, Ph.D., C.Psych. Register now.

Tuesday, June 8 & 22 – Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital’s Community Health Promotions invites you to attend their free upcoming virtual presentations: Virtual Guided Imagery Relaxation Session. Learn techniques to practice at home when life’s daily stressors make you feel overwhelmed. At 1:00 PM. Presented by Nadine Roberts. Please preregister by emailing kathleen.johnson@rwjbh.org. For more information, see flyer.

Thursday, June 10 – Please join Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital’s Community Health Promotions for their free virtual presentation: Stretching & Flexibility Workshop with Chair Exercises. You will understand why stretching can help and how to stretch correctly, At 1:00 PM. Presented by John Lancaster in affiliation with Victoria Larkin, PT, DPT, MS, CEEAA. To register, please email kathleen.johnson@rwjbh.org. For more information, see flyer.

Thursday, June 17 – Please join Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital’s Community Health Promotions for their free virtual presentation: Stretching & Flexibility Workshop with Chair Exercises. You will understand why stretching can help and how to stretch correctly, At 1:00 PM. Presented by John Lancaster in affiliation with Victoria Larkin, PT, DPT, MS, CEEAA. To register, please email kathleen.johnson@rwjbh.org. For more information, see flyer.

Thursday, June 24 – Please join Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital’s Community Health Promotions for their free virtual presentation: Stretching & Flexibility Workshop with Chair Exercises. You will understand why stretching can help and how to stretch correctly, At 1:00 PM. Presented by John Lancaster in affiliation with Victoria Larkin, PT, DPT, MS, CEEAA. To register, please email kathleen.johnson@rwjbh.org. For more information, see flyer.

 

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