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。

金鶴心理健康線上家屬支持會
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 Tuesdays of every month (Mandarin 國語)
Time: 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Upcoming meeting:
Date/Time: Tuesday, November 8, 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Topic: Family Support 家屬互助


Dates: 4th Tuesdays of every month (Mandarin 國語)

Time: 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Upcoming meeting:
Date/Time: Tuesday, November 22, 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Topic: Family Support 家屬互助

金鶴心理健康線上患者互助會
NAMI Connection Recovery Support Group Online Meetings
(患者互助 For people with mental health conditions)

Register for Connection online meeting

Dates: 2nd Thursdays of every month (English 英語)
Time: 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Upcoming meeting:
Date/Time: Thursday, November 10, 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Dates: 4th Mondays of every month (English 英語)
Time: 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Upcoming meeting:
Date/Time: Monday, November 28, 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Dates: 4th Thursdays of every month (Mandarin 國語)
Time: 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Upcoming meeting:
Date/Time: Thursday, November 17, 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
(Meeting on 11/24 rescheduled to 11/17 due to Thanksgiving holiday)

 

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. 109, [email protected]Register here if interested in attending future classes (virtual or in-person)「家連家課程」報名表

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:

 參加NAMI這個課程,使我認識到很好的老師,很多同學,感到很高興;另外,這個課程帶給我最大的收穫是會認識到怎樣做對患者以及家屬才是最合適的……我覺得,對患者的家屬有非常大的幫助!謝謝NAMI!
– 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, personal stories shared by members within the CAMHOP network, and reprints of selected articles from various community publications (with proper crediting).

• “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, CAMHOP Volunteer Translators)

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.

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

– Discrimination in Academia by Joel Bates 學術界的歧視

– Medications Are Not the Only Way to Treat Depression by Elsa A. 藥物不是抑鬱症的唯一療法

– When I Missed the Signs That My Son Has Schizophrenia by Patty DeMauro 當我錯失了兒子的精神分裂症的跡象時

– Five Things to Say to a Loved One with Anxiety by Patty DeMauro 對焦慮症的親人說的五件事

– How the “Laziness Myth” Affects Those with Mental Illness by Patty DeMauro 「懶惰迷思」如何煩擾精神疾病患者

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

• Articles by Shirley Gauf, CAMHOP friend:

– Reflections on Mental Health 精神健康有感

– My Autistic Beloved Son 别担心它会找到真爱的 – 自闭然儿的成长

– Xiang Er  祥儿

– Coming Out of Depression 走出抑郁

• Articles by Melody Lin, LCSW, former Board Member, NAMI Ft.Bend in Texas:

– How to Talk to People Affected by Depression 如何跟因憂鬱症受苦的人說話

– Xiaoyun’s Help Seeking Journey  小雲求醫記 

– Notes From the Desk of Melody Lin, LCSW  社工手記

– Signs of Suicide  自殺的徵兆

– News: Translation of the Term Schizophrenia  思覺失調症

– The Father with Messy, Slept-in Spiked Hair  爆炸頭爸爸

 

其它社區資源

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)
www.medicare.gov中文資訊
什麼是聯邦醫療保險(Medicare)?什麼是州醫療補助保險(Medicaid)?
在哪裡可以獲得您的聯邦醫療保險問題的解答?
關於家庭照護者
Guides for Caregivers – Chinese material by Next Step in Care, A United Hospital Fund Campaign
自閉症網上資源
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

 

轉載 紐約亞美醫師協會及親情健保計劃2021亞裔傳統月 – 關懷社區論壇

專題︰積極面對精神健康

 

轉載 美国华裔精神健康联盟 (加利福尼亞州)

NAMI Blog: Hope Is Within Reach By Elaine Peng (NAMI 博客: 美國華裔精神健康聯盟負責人彭一玲主任的文章《希望就在不遠處》)

Chinese American youth mental health advocate in California, Irene Wei, testified before the CA Mental Health Services Oversight and Accountability Commission 勇敢的美國華裔青年心理健康倡導者,加利福尼亞州艾琳(Irene Wei)在加利福尼亞州心理健康服務監督與問責委員會作證

 

轉載 紐約心理安康家屬互援會 (CAFAMH)《希望季刊》Hope Quarterly

Walking with My Daughter On Her Journey to Recovery
我與女兒治療路程心得
(作者: 紐約心理安康家屬互援會家屬林女士)

Cultural Factors in Psychiatric Treatment 精神病治療的文化因素  (作者: 社工 吳英傑)

 

轉載《世界周刊》World Journal Weekly

OCD individuals have 10 times suicide intention than normal people  強迫症患者比正常人自殺傾向高出10倍

Diagnosis and treatment of anxiety disorder  焦慮症的診斷和治療
The natural anti-depressants: SAM-e  SAM-e 抗憂鬱症的天然藥物

 

轉載 基督教角聲佈道團《號角月報Herald Monthly

Articles by Vivien Lee, MA, EdM, LMHC 執照心理諮商師李飛君文章:

A Case on Adolescent Emotional Issues: Who Can Understand Me?   誰能明白我? ─青少年情緒個案

Anxiety and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder   焦慮強迫症

A Case on a Young Adult Struggling with Social Anxiety   誰願意孤獨?

Mental and Spiritual Counseling Changes Lives – Sharing by Licensed Mental Health Counselor Vivian Lee   心靈輔導改變人生

 

轉載 中國信徒佈道會─《中信》月刊:

怎麼幫助患憂鬱症的妻子?

走過憂鬱深淵

憂鬱、自殺的省思─一個臨床心理醫生的感悟

談產後憂鬱症

談家庭暴力

 

轉載 新州華人同伴輔導中心文章:

新州第一家華人同伴輔導中心 (CJCPCC)

只有壞孩子才嗑藥嗎?

壓力好吗?

男生的抑鬱症

精神病是否應該吃藥?從生物疤痕的角度來談

 

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CAMHOP-NJ Self-Help Groups

Support group meetings in all locations listed below have been moved online until further notice. 
受新型冠狀病毒影響,支持小組會議移至網上。我們會根據新型冠狀病毒的發展態勢,及時回復後續相關活動安排。
患者和家屬互助小組旨在為飽受心理精神疾病困擾的患者及家屬提供一個安全自由的環境彼此交流經驗和感受,互助支持,更好地面對疾病。互助小組雖不能代替專業治療,但這種形式的聚會已被醫學界認為是最好的輔助治療方式,尤其是對心理疾病、酗酒、癌症等領域非常有效。

CAMHOP Self-help group meetings are for Chinese families and individuals in NJ coping with mental illnesses (Major Depression, Bipolar Disorder, Anxiety Disorders, Schizophrenia, etc.). The goal of the self-help support groups is to provide Chinese immigrant families who struggle with mental health issues with a safe environment to have emotionally support discussions, linkages with available resources, exchange of successful coping strategies, etc.

Although our monthly self-help support group meetings are not run by mental health professionals, we sometimes have professional guest speakers joining the meetings to host a question and answer session or conduct an educational presentation. If you would like to be notified of the meeting schedule and programs, please email [email protected] to sign up to our email list.

Pre-registration is required.

Call (732) 940-0991 ext.109 or email [email protected] before joining a meeting to confirm location/time.

家屬支持小組
NAMI Family Support Group – For family members and other caregivers

Edison meetings
Date: Every 2nd Thursday of the month
Time: 7:00pm – 8:30pm
Location: Rutgers University Behavioral HealthCare, 100 Metroplex Drive, Suite 200, Edison, NJ 08817
家屬支持和心理健康互助會分別在不同會議室同時進行
Concurrent meetings: NAMI Family Support Group & NAMI Connection

Bridgewater meetings
Date: Every 3rd Thursday of the month
Time: 7:00pm – 8:30pm
Location: Richard Hall Community Mental Health Center, 500 N Bridge St, Bridgewater, NJ 08807
家屬支持和心理健康互助會分別在不同會議室同時進行
Concurrent meetings: NAMI Family Support Group & NAMI Connection


心理健康互助會 (患者互助)
NAMI Connection – Recovery Support Group for people with lived experiences of mental illness

Edison meetings
Date: Every 2nd Thursday of the month
Time: 7:00pm – 8:30pm
Location: Rutgers University Behavioral HealthCare (Rutgers-UBHC), 100 Metroplex Drive, Suite 200, Edison, NJ 08817
家屬支持和心理健康互助會分別在不同會議室同時進行
Concurrent meetings: NAMI Family Support Group & NAMI Connection

Hackensack Meetings
Date: Every 2nd Saturday morning of the month
Time: 11:00am – 12:30pm
Location: Bergen Wellness Center, 177 Hudson Street, Hackensack, NJ 07601 (Limited street parking)

Bridgewater meetings
Date: Every 3rd Thursday of the month
Time: 7:00pm – 8:30pm
Location: Richard Hall Community Mental Health Center, 500 N Bridge St, Bridgewater, NJ 08807
家屬支持和心理健康互助會分別在不同會議室同時進行
Concurrent meetings: NAMI Family Support Group & NAMI Connection

Piscataway Meetings
Date: Every 4th Monday of the month (Except December when meeting will be canceled due to holiday)
Time: 7:30pm – 8:45pm
Location: UBHC, Room C101, 671 Hoes Lane West, Piscataway, NJ 08854

 

CAMHOP Bowling Events

Due to pandemic, indoor activities are on hold until further notice. 
For more information, email [email protected]