Hearts & Minds





Visit Programs Webinar webpage for a list of our programs being offered online, including Hearts & Minds!


Upcoming Presentation:

On Monday, January 31, from 6:30 – 7:30 p.m., the Ocean County Library will host “NAMI Hearts and Minds – An Introduction to Integrated Wellness.” Registration is online, and open to all.


Research has demonstrated that people living with severe psychiatric conditions may have an increased risk of heart disease and related conditions. NAMI New Jersey’s Hearts & Minds program is an hour-long live presentation focusing on inner and outer wellness for people living with a mental illness. Hearts & Minds seeks to raise awareness and provide information on: medical self-advocacy, smoking cessation, addictions, healthy eating, exercise, and diabetes.  The program is free to any facility or group throughout the state and includes goal setting and exercise and food journals.

– Taking the wellness approach can result in: 17 percent decline in total medical visits and 35 percent decline in medical visits for minor illnesses

– Wellness is about the individual— you can decide what parts of your life you would like to change.

– Focuses on: Medical Self-Advocacy, Smoking Cessation, Drug/ Alcohol Abuse, Healthy Eating, Mental Illness and Exercise, and Metabolic Syndrome/ Diabetes

– Includes Goal Setting and Sample Food and Exercise Journals

To schedule a Hearts & Minds presentation, please email: [email protected]