NAMI NJ & Affliates In The News

Way signs legislation strengthening mental health care on college campuses (New Jersey Globe) – October 19, 2023

Supporting the implementation of the New 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline in New Jersey (Rutgers School of Communication and Information) – June 6, 2023

‘Boardwalkers’ support mental health awareness (The Press of Atlantic City) – October 29, 2022

Dial 988 for help (Ocean City Sentinel) – August 31, 2022

Murphy makes mental health for NJ youth a top priority ( – July 20, 2022

A Free Mental Health Crisis Hotline Will Help Kids and Adults Feel Heard ( – June 27, 2022

‘Just the uniform can be a trigger’: For a mental health crisis, NJ needs more than cops ( – February 21, 2022

NAMI NJ collaborated with New Jersey 101.5 FM radio station on their special series on mental health during the pandemic (January 18-22, 2021):

Mental Health & COVID: Live Town Hall (Facebook Replay)
COVID-19 vs. mental health — NJ residents share their stories
More youngsters seeking mental health treatment due to COVID-19
Before COVID, therapy access was already a problem in New Jersey
Our heroes — the impact on first responders, healthcare workers
Some people are doing better and thriving

African American community experiences physical, mental effects from COVID-19 ( – April 2020

Resources available to help citizens cope with stress, anxiety caused by coronavirus ( – March 24, 2020

A pandemic that has impacted all aspects of life ( – March 20, 2020

Brave Crossroads South student shares story during Suicide Prevention Walk ( – October 2019

Artist paints picture of humanity of those with mental illness ( – April 2019

NAMI Middlesex member and poetry contest winner Laurie Goldman shares her story ( – June 2018

Never ‘without a pen or piano,’ poetry contest winner shares struggles ( – June 2018

Poet equates mother’s struggle with mental illness to the changing of the seasons ( – June 19, 2018

933,000 Adults in NJ Have a Mental Illness But Few Get Help ( – May 2018

Grandma’ uses her ‘hands’ to bring awareness to mental illness ( April 2018

Former WWE Superstar tells her story of surviving mental illness ( – December 12, 2017

Native Hazlet resident speaks to students about mental health ( – November 7, 2017

Faith leaders ‘big part of team’ for mental health support in communities (Press of Atlantic City) – October 18, 2017
Francine Bates, NAMI NJ board member, speaks to faith-based organization leaders at the NAMI Clergy Connection Seminar at the Absecon United Methodist Church.

Marjorie Strohsahl and Breaking the Stigma: National Alliance on Mental Illness (Sparta Living Magazine) – October 2017

Eileen Danielenko was a recipient of the 2017 Lloyd Ritter Award for the Volunteer Center of Burlington County, for her outstanding volunteerism with NAMI FACE for over 35 years – September 8, 2017

NAMI NJ Member Pamela Garanger Honored Among Morris County Human Services Leaders – June 14, 2017

State of Mind Episode 1: Where we are as a nation (CBS) – May 3, 2017
Battles with insurance companies became constant for NAMI NJ member Rocky and her husband. Both sons have had numerous rounds of outpatient and inpatient psychiatric and addiction care over the last six years, and Rocky’s out-of-pocket expenses have exceeded $300,000.

NAMI NJ Gloucester County President, Anna Guida’s interview with Rowan Radio – October 24, 2016

NAMI aims to ‘stomp out’ stigma (New Jersey Herald) – October 11, 2016

What it’s like caring for loved ones with mental illnesses (The Press of Atlantic City) – October 5, 2016

The Secret Life: Marc Stolzer’s beautiful mind ( – July 11, 2016

NAMI Sussex is top fundraising team (The Advisor News) – July 7, 2016

NJ Woman of Achievement Award ( – May 17, 2016

NAMI NJ Associate Director, Phil Lubitz, was interviewed by NJTV on NJ suicide rate increase. ( – April 26, 2016

South Jersey groups work to erase stigma against mental illness (Press of – December 21, 2015

National Alliance on Mental Illness – Union County Chapter meeting set for Nov. 24 in Westfield (Suburban News) – November 16, 2015

WCTT ‘A Taste of Glamour’ to include Bloomingdales of Bridgewater, Sherman Jewelers and Markirk Salon ( – November 11, 2015

HILLSBOROUGH: Woman’s Club basket auction raises money for worthy causes ( – November 11, 2015

Sparta Woman’s Club Supports Our Military (TAP INTO SPARTA) – October 18, 2015

COMMENTARY: Support mental health advocates (The Daily Journal) – October 8, 2015

NAMI Essex President, April Wilson, featured in a radio interview on NPR station WNYC – June 29, 2015

Group marks 30 years of advocating for residents with mental illness (Sentinel – Greater Media Newspapers) – June 25, 2015

Seneca Students Raise Money and Awareness for Mental Illness (Seneca High School website) – June 2015

Mayor presents Woman’s Club with a proclamation (Parsippany Focus) – May 27, 2015

Mental health help available for families (NJ Herald) – May 17, 2015

N.J. would lose ‘economic war’ without Christie’s business tax breaks, chamber says ( – March 24, 2015

Woman’s Club of Parsippany-Troy Hills walking for National Alliance on Mental Illness ( – March 18, 2015

Woman’s Club: Need some spring? Buy flowers, seeds (NORTHJERSEY.COM) – March 11, 2015

Sparta Woman’s club Kicks Off Chocolate Sale (The Sparta Independent) – December 19, 2014

Resident With Mental Illness Repeatedly Victimized (The Trentonian) – November 30, 2014

NJ Advocates Concerned About Safety In State’s Psychiatric Hospitals (WHYY) – November 14, 2014

Millville Woman’s Club Activities Support NAMI and Ronald McDonald House (South Jersey Times) – November 11, 2014

Woman’s Club of Morristown Holds Annual Holiday Bazaar (Independent Press) – October 29, 2014

Do N.J. Troopers Need More Training On Handling Mentally Ill? (Star Ledger Report) – October 29, 2014

Bridgewater Proclaiming Monday the Start of Mental Illness Awareness Week (TAP Into The BReeze) – October 4, 2014

Mental Health Access Still Far Away For Many (Asbury Park Press) – May 27, 2014

Forum: Progress Made On Dealing With Mental Illness (Courier-Post) – May 11, 2014

CIT Bridging Gap Between Law Enforcement and Mentally Ill (The Star-Ledger) – April 6, 2014

The Community Mental Health Act: 50 Years of Progress” – Phil Lubtiz Interview (NJTV Program “One on One”) – January 28, 2014

Possible privatization of psych ward in Camden triggers worries (Newsworks) – December 13, 2013

Lubitz Says Obamacare Will Allow More Mental Health Treatment (NJTV News) – November 14, 2013

Living with Schizophrenia – by Jacquese Armstrong ( – Fall 2013

Do you love someone with a mental illness? (Hudson Reporter) – March 31, 2013

The sting of stigma – Mental illness is one of the last ‘acceptable’ forms of discrimination (Greater Media Newspapers) – February 27, 2013