CAMHOP (Chinese)

camhop_imgCAMHOP (Chinese American Mental Health Outreach Program) is a NAMI New Jersey initiative to serve individuals with lived experience of mental health conditions and their family members from the Chinese community in New Jersey and beyond, through support, education and advocacy. Our free services include NAMI Signature peer-led support groups and education programs, information & referral services, advocacy, community educational workshops, and educational materials in Chinese language. CAMHOP pronounces like “Golden Crane” in Chinese. The crane is a symbol of health and longevity in the Chinese culture.

Program Factsheet  金鶴計劃中英文介紹   |   CAMHOP Facebook Page

Program contact: [email protected], (732) 940-0991 ext.114


Major Goals of CAMHOP

• Increase awareness in New Jersey’s Chinese community about mental illness and recovery, and that anyone can be affected by mental illness – there are no barriers based on class, education or background.

• Cultivate peer-led culturally-sensitive support and education for individuals and families affected by mental illness within the community where they gain strength and coping skills through various NAMI signature programs.

• Provide language appropriate referral services and educational material for individuals and families with limited English proficiency.

• Provide cultural competence training to mental health providers in NJ, promoting understanding, research and advocacy on systemic and cultural barriers that underrepresented individuals and families face when seeking services.


CAMHOP Online Self-Help Groups 金鶴心理健康線上互助會

Social distancing doesn’t mean social isolation. CAMHOP is devoted to serving families affected by mental illness, who need support more than ever in trying times like this. Aligned with NAMI NJ’s statewide online support group guidelines, and thanks to the labor of love from our trained facilitators, CAMHOP has launched online support group meetings for Chinese American families across the state since April 2020.

社交距離並不一定意味著社交孤立。CAMHOP致力於為新州受心理精神疾病影響的華裔美國家庭服務,大家在這樣的艱難時期比以往任何時候都需要同伴的支持。根據NAMI NJ在全州範圍內的在線支持小組指南,並在受訓主持人的熱心幫助下,所有自助小組在網路上進行。

NAMI Family Support Group Online Meetings
(家屬互助 For family members, significant others and friends of people with mental health conditions)

Register for FSG online meeting

Dates: 2nd Tuesday of every month (Mandarin 國語)
Upcoming meeting:
April 9, 2024, 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Dates: 4th Tuesday of every month (Mandarin 國語)
Upcoming meeting:
April 23, 2024, 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

NAMI Connection Recovery Support Group Online Meetings
(患者互助 For people with mental health conditions)

Register for Connection online meeting

Dates: 2nd Thursday of every month (English 英語)
Upcoming meeting:
April 11, 2024,  7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Dates: 4th Thursday of every month (Mandarin 國語)
Upcoming meeting:
 April 25, 2024, 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Dates: 4th Monday of every month (English 英語)
Upcoming meeting:
April 22, 2024, 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm


Online Social Group 線上患者社交娛樂聚會

CAMHOP offers a free online Social Group for individuals with lived experience of mental health conditions. Our monthly group meetings take place on 3rd Saturday evenings, 7 p.m. – 8 p.m. We play online board games, chit-chat, and spend a relaxing hour together with no set agenda. We welcome peers who identify with CAMHOP community to drop by and have fun with us! Meetings are facilitated by our peer volunteers and conducted in English. If you would like more information, or to participate, please email [email protected] to inquire or sign up to receive a zoom meeting link.


NAMI Family-to-Family in Chinese 華語「家連家課程

全美精神疾病聯盟新州分部每年春季舉辦一期華語「家連家課程 Family-to-Family Education Course」。「家連家課程」是全美心理疾病聯盟最受歡迎、專為家屬而設的課程;根據課後調查,此課程不但提供家屬在協助患者康復方面的技巧與信心,並且對家中正在康復的患者也有實際的幫助。在北美,已經有十五萬人參加過此課程。課程及教材完全免費,家屬學員將持續在互助會中學到或分享到更多的實際應用技巧。請聯絡 (732) 940-0991 ext. 114, [email protected]

Below are what participants of previous classes have to say: 以下是華裔家屬在結業典禮上分享對課程的感受:

– 感恩課堂提供了我們共同認識、共同進步和學習的空間,讓我在這條特殊心路上不再孤獨,有你們真好!
– 學了很多知識,交了許多朋友,得到了很多的信息,受益很大,我將 (廣而告之),讓更多的人理解病患並幫助他們。
– 這個課程對我幫助很大,第一是心理上的、精神上的支持。第二是知識上的長進。我感覺不再孤單一人奮戰,非常感謝有這個課程,感謝老師們無私的付出和教導!
– 了解自己,了解別人,更好地幫助有需要的人。謝謝!
– 老師和同學都非常有愛心,相互幫助,分享經驗,我現在更加有耐心和信心支持和關心女兒,也會自己保持平和心態對待自己和家庭的生活。
– 讓我更多了解,更多學習。深深感謝老師們的辛苦!
– 受益良多,更有同理心面對家人,更能放開胸懷和關懷他人!
– 老師盡心傳授,有知識又有親身經歷,同學彼此分享,從同學之間也學到很多,而且形成關懷、支持網,對精神疾病有了更多的認識,減少了無知與懼怕。
– 簡而明了,實用有針對性,有助於家人了解和認知精神健康的防護知識。Knowledge is powerful.
– 通過參加NAMI課題,感覺收穫很大,對精神疾病有了正確的認識,學到了許多。很感謝NAMI,感謝老師。
– 這個課程非常有幫助:1.知道藥物的副作用  2.知道病人的感受  3.知道應對措施  4.知道本地、州及聯邦的各種資源。
– 這個課程讓我明白,精神 (或腦子) 得病並不是見不得人的事,跟別的病一樣,都可以也應該得到最好的治療和照顧。
– 感謝NAMI提供這樣的一個課程,每週材料都很豐富,老師們也都很熱切指導,同學們也踴躍分享,班上同學的微信群也提供了很好的交流平台,受益良多,相信這是一個開始,而不是結束。


Chinese Mental Health Provider List

新州的華語心理精神專業醫師和諮詢師稀少,金鶴為華人家庭提供醫師名單(點擊下面的鏈接下載),其中包括新州、紐約市、費城境內的專業人士和醫療機構。由於金鶴與治療機構沒有直接業務聯繫,煩請家人自行聯絡名單上的醫生或機構。若您是華語醫師並希望將執業信息放在名單上,請電郵聯絡我們[email protected]

CAMHOP compiles a list of psychiatrists, psychologists, therapists and facilities providing mental health services in Chinese language in the areas of New Jersey, New York City and Philadelphia. If you are looking for a doctor or specialist in mental health, feel free to contact the professionals on the list. If  you are a provider and would like to be listed, please contact us at [email protected].


Resources 雙語資源

NAMI NJ provides individuals with mental illness and their family members with information and resources about mental illness, treatment and support. Resources and materials in Chinese language are developed or compiled for Chinese community members, including translated articles from the NAMI Blog (with permission), mental illness information, and personal stories shared by members within the CAMHOP network.

• “Meet Little Monster” Coloring & Activity Book

To help foster dialogue between children and the safe adults in their lives, as well as provide children a tool for helping express and explore their feelings in a fun, creative and empowering way, NAMI offers “Meet Little Monster,” a mental health coloring and activity book, available for download at no-cost.

NAMI Blog Articles 博客文章 (Translated by Amy Hu, proofread by Dr. Pao-Chu Tseng and Yafan Chen, M.S.W.)

With permission from the NAMI Blog, the following articles are translated into traditional Chinese which can be comprehended by most Chinese language users, regardless of which dialect they speak.

The Power of Advocacy: Turning Experience into Impact by Stephanie Livingston 宣導的力量:將經驗化為影響力

Type 2 Diabetes and Mental Health: Exploring the Connection by Public Safety and Health Care Initiatives Team 2型糖尿病與心理健康:探索聯結

Building Connections: How Relationships and Time with Peers Can Improve Mental Health by David Krasky 人際關係及花時間和同儕相處, 怎樣增進心理健康?

Finding Treatment and Breaking the Cycle of Intergenerational Depression Damon Devine 尋找治療方法並打破世代相傳抑鬱症的惡性循環

The Reality of “High Functioning” Depression by Margot Harris 高功能抑鬱症的真相

How to bend, but not break – 7 Traits of Resilient People by Pantea Vahidi, RN, Corporate Wellness Advisor 如何彎而不折,有韌性的人的七個特徵

Discovering Self-Love and Acceptance after Tragedy and Mental Illness by Lindsey Rogers-Seitz 在悲劇發生和精神病後,尋求發現愛自己和接受自我

Early Psychosis Intervention by Katherine Ponte, JD, MBA, CPRP 精神病的早期介入

I Am Allowed: Healing My Childhood Trauma and Accepting My Feelings by C.G. and NAMI Staff 自我容許:療愈童年創傷和接受自己的感覺

Missing the Early Warning Signs: My Son’s Journey with Schizophrenia by Linda Snow-Griffin, Ph.D. 錯過預警訊號:我兒子的精神分裂症路程

Finding My Purpose After Psychosis by Susan Weiner 患精神病後尋找生命的目的

You Can Be Strong and Still Seek Help by Chris Hubbard 你可以在堅強和尋求幫助中共存

What Being “More Than Enough” Really Means by Sophie Szew and Davy Yue 「我已經夠好了」到底意味着甚麼

Reminding My Younger Self That I am More Than Enough by Margot Harris 提醒年輕的自己:我夠好了

My Fight for Recovery by Heather Loeb 康復之路上的較量

The Dual Life of Being a Peer with Bipolar Disorder and a Mental Health Clinician by Andrea Vassilev 身為躁鬱症病友和心理醫生的雙重生活 

How Working as a NAMI Helpline Volunteer Changed My Life by Maria Ahmed 當NAMI幫助熱線的義工,怎樣改變了我的生活

My Battle with Skin Picking by Alyssa B. 我與撕皮症的戰鬥

The Power and Value of Insight by Sarah Ryan 病識感的力量和價值

My Son Has Schizophrenia. This Is My Advice to Caregivers by Linda Snow-Griffin, Ph.D. 我兒子有精神分裂症。這是我給照顧者的建議

Critical Things to Know About Emotions for Mental Health and Healing by Hilary Jacobs Hendel, LCSW 關於情緒對心理健康和治療的重要了解

Facing the Aftermath of Abuse: My Ongoing Journey Towards by Meghna Prakash 面對受虐的後遺症:我繼續朝痊癒之旅前行

What It Is Like to Inherit Trauma by Guiying Angel Zhong 代際創傷是怎樣的情形

What I Wish I’d Known About Therapy: How to Use CBT and DBT by Emmie Pombo 關於兩種治療方法, 我希望自己能夠早知道-CBT和DBT(認知療法和辯證行為療法) 

What I wish I had known: We Don’t Have to Wait For a Crisis by Drew Robinson 我希望我知道的:我們不必等待危機

Understanding Mental Illness Triggers by Katherine Ponte, JD, MBA, CPRP 瞭解引發精神病的導火線

Managing Depression as an Asian American by John Ridlehoover 一個亞裔美國人如何管控抑鬱症 

Loving Yourself After Psychosis: Healing and Moving Forward by Sarah Ryan 精神病發作後的自愛,療愈和向前行

Lessons Learned: Embracing Treatment and Finding Acceptance by Heather Loeb 學到的經典:擁抱治療,尋求接納

How Volunteering Improves Mental Health by Trish Lockard 志願者服務如何增進心理健康

Developing Effective Anti-Stigma Interventions by Katherine Ponte, JD, MBA, CPRP 發展反污名的有效行動

5 Tips to Help Young Children Understand Anger by Deborah Serani, Psy.D. 助幼兒理解憤怒的 5 個技巧

Walking on a Tight Rope: Coping with Depression by Heather Loeb 在緊繃的鋼絲上行走: 與憂鬱症共存共處的日子

From Hopelessness to Empowerment: My Ingredients to Recovery by Christina Sparrock 從絕望到充滿活力,我康復之路的元素

My Battle with Bipolar Disorder by Randi Barnum 我和躁鬱症交戰

Recognizing the Lesser-Known Symptoms of Depression by Ginger Robertson 認識鮮為人知的憂鬱症症狀

– A Letter to Those Struggling with Mental Illness by Katherine Ponte, BA, JD, MBA, CPRP 写给在精神疾病中挣扎的人一封信

– A Word to the Wise: Caregiver Take Care by Linda Snow-Griffin, Ph.D.  給智慧人的話:病人照顾者,自我照顧

– How The COVID-19 Pandemic Has Helped My Anxiety by Tanya W. 新冠病毒流行如何幫助我的焦虑症

– Recovery Begins with a Decision by Jack Bragen 一個抉擇是康復的起點

– The Many Impacts of Self-Stigma by Katherine Ponte, BA, JD, MBA, CPRP 自我汙名化的衝擊

– Overcoming Low Self-Worth with Anxiety, Depression and ADHD, by Angela Rose Steinberg 克服與焦慮、抑鬱和多動症相關的自我價值感缺乏

– The Importance of Explaining Our Lived Experience, by Mark D. Rego, MD 說出我們的經歷有多重要

– Let My Journey with BPD Be Your Guide (Not Your Blueprint), by Andrea Rosenhaft LCSW-R 讓我的邊緣人格障礙成為你的路線圖

– Building an Early Warning Sign System, by Mark D. Rego, MD 建立早期預警系統

– Myths and Facts of Bipolar Disorder, by Cassandra Miasnikov 躁鬱症的迷思和事實

– Six Underrated Depictions of PTSD in Movies and TV, by Randy Withers, MA, NCC, LCMHC 電影和電視中被低估的創傷後應激障礙的六個描述

– The Stigmatizing Word Hidden in Mental Health Conversations by Betsey O’Brien 隱藏在心理健康對話中的污名化詞彙

– A Message for Anyone with a Treatment-Resistant Mental Illness by Kelly Dunn 給難治性精神疾病患者的訊息

– Redefining My Normal After My Diagnosis by Natalie Dale, M.D. 患精神疾病後重新界定自己

– Serious Mental Illness Recovery: The Basics by Larry Davidson, Ph.D., and Katherine Ponte, B.A., J.D., MBA, CPRP 嚴重精神疾病康復的基本點

– I Thought I Understood My Daughter’s Mental Illness, But I Had No Idea by Denise Mueller 我以爲自己很瞭解女兒的精神病,其實並非如此

– 7 Behaviors for Improving Mental Health by Brad Bowins, MD, FRCP(C) 增進心理健康的七個行為

– Overcoming Cultural Barriers on the Road to Recovery by Roselin Dueñas 克服康復路上的文化障礙

– What Are the Warning Signs of Depression in College Students? by Ginger Abbot 大學生抑鬱症的危險信號

NAMI’s Chinese Language Resources

– What are Mental Illnesses?  什麼是精神疾病?

 Major Depression  抑鬱症

– Bipolar Disorder  興奮抑鬱症(舊譯狂躁抑鬱症)

– Schizophrenia  精神分裂症

– Borderline Personality Disorder  邊緣型人格障礙

– Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder 強迫症

 Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder  創傷后壓力心理障礙症

– Panic Disorder  恐慌症

– Asian American and Pacific Islander(AAPI) Mental Health: A Guide on How to Get Support for Your Loved One 亞太裔美國人的心理精神保健: 協助親人獲取精神保健支持的指引

– Mental Health Issues among AAPI Children and Youth 美國亞太裔兒童與青少年的心理精神保健狀況


社區故事分享Articles to Share

Our Story 我們的故事  By Grace Hu Travinsky, former NAMI NJ Trustee, CAMHOP Advisor Committee member

Sino Monthly Magazine article on Grace Hu Travinsky & CAMHOP 胡桂芳:從職場女強人,轉戰心理疾病戰場:NAMI NJ 華裔董事專訪(漢新月刊2016年5月版刊登;圖、文:廖美惠)

For Asian Immigrants, Mental Health an ‘Invisible Problem’  對亞洲移民而言,心理健康是“隱形問題” by Anthony Advincula, New America Media, May 21, 2014

How to Keep Friends Company Who Have Mental Health Issues? 如何陪伴「困在繭裡」親友?(林芝安)

A Rich Life: A Story of Battling with Depression  原來我如此富裕: 一個憂鬱症病人的故事 by Susan Huang 黃美惠


關於聯邦醫療保險和州醫療補助保險 About Medicare and Medicaid (Chinese publications by U. S. Dept of Health & Human Services)
Guides for Caregivers – Chinese material by Next Step in Care, A United Hospital Fund Campaign
Chinese resources provided by Autism Speaks
Autism Factsheet by CDC (translated by Children’s Hospital Los Angeles) 自閉症系列障礙說明


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