NAMI NJ Online Support Groups

 

Register for an online support group.

The following groups are being offered online, using the Zoom platform:

NAMI Family Support Group
Every Wednesday at 7 p.m. ET

*Due to the Thanksgiving holiday, there will be no support group on November 23.

NAMI Family Support Group is a 60-90 minute support group for adult friends and family members (18+) of people with mental health conditions. Participants gain support from peers who understand their experience and gain insight into others’ challenges and successes.

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NAMI Connection Recovery Support Group
Every Tuesday at 6 p.m. ET
4th Wednesdays at 12 p.m. ET
Every Wednesday at 7 p.m. ET

NAMI Connection Recovery Support Group is a 60-90 minute support group for adults (18+) with a mental health condition. Participants gain the support of peers who understand their experience and gain insight into others’ challenges and successes.

Please register by 11 a.m. ET on the day of the support group. We will limit attendance.

Visit our Online Calendar to see other online support groups offered by our local affiliates and multicultural programs.

 

Specialty Statewide Support Groups

 

LGBTQ+ NAMI Connection Recovery Support Group
Last Sunday of the month
November 27, 2022 at 7 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. ET

NAMI Connection is a peer-led recovery support group for individuals (18+) in the LGBTQ+ community who have a mental health condition. Contact [email protected] for more information. Register here | View flyer

 

Asylees/Refugees NAMI Connection Recovery Support Group
3rd Friday of the month
December 16, 2022 at 4 p.m. ET

NAMI NJ and Interfaith Rise collaborate to offer a NAMI Connection Recovery Online Support Group for asylees and refugees. Contact [email protected] for more information. Download flyer to share!

 

Sibling Support Group
4th Thursday of the month
7 p.m. ET*

*Due to the Thanksgiving and Christmas holiday, there will be no support group the month of November and December.

Join us for this special online support group for individuals with a sibling who lives with mental illness. Gain support and share with others who can relate to your personal experiences. The group will follow the NAMI Signature Family Support Group Model and will be run by two trained facilitators. Participants must pre-register and be 18 years or older. Attendance will be limited. Register here

 

Spouse/Partner Support Group
2nd and 4th Thursday of the month
December 8, 2022 at 7 p.m. ET*
December 22, 2022 at 7 p.m. ET*

*Due to the Thanksgiving holiday, there will be no 4th Thursday support group.

Gain support and share with others who can relate to your personal experiences. The group will follow the NAMI Signature Family Support Group Model and will be run by two trained facilitators. Participants must pre-register and be 18 years or older. Attendance will be limited to 15 people.

Register here for the 2nd Thursday group
Register here for the 4th Thursday group

 

Family With a Loved One Who Is In/ Has Been in State Hospital
Thursday, December 8, 2022
6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. ET

NAMI Family Support Groups are free, confidential and safe groups of families helping other families who live with mental health challenges. In NAMI Family Support Groups, families join a caring group of individuals helping one another by utilizing their collective lived experiences and learned wisdom. Family members can achieve a renewed sense of hope for their loved one living with mental health challenges. Connect with other family members who have or had a loved one in a NJ State Hospital. Contact [email protected] for more information. Register here

 

 

Confidentiality:

Facilitators will take a few minutes to share an enhanced confidentiality reminder, emphasizing that we rely on callers to:

– Ensure that you and anyone else who can see or hear the call are members of the appropriate group.

– Note that Zoom and NAMI NJ collect basic information such as IP address, zip code, etc.

– Calls will not be recorded. Please do not take screenshots or any recordings, or take notes with personal information.

– Please close your door, close your computer when you step away, use a headset, etc. as needed to preserve group privacy if you are not alone.

 

Safety:

– Individuals on the call who are “mandated reporters” will announce themselves. Please note, that all residents of NJ are mandated reporters of known or potential harm to a child.

– Even with pre-registration, we have no way of knowing who is listening to our meetings. Therefore, we urge attendees to be cautious when sharing personal information or anything others might perceive of as dangerous or threatening.

– If you have something critical to communicate with the facilitator which is private, you can use the CHAT feature, addressing him/her only.

– Remember that statewide facilitators are less likely to have local crisis diversion resources and background than those in your local affiliate or multicultural group.

 

Click here to view guidelines

Please click here to read more information on support groups.

If you have any questions, contact us at [email protected].

Disclosure: NAMI NJ’s intention is to protect personal information. We will not use this information beyond registration and immediate safety purposes.

 

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