NAMI NJ in Spanish

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NAMI NJ en Español is an awareness & education program developed by NAMI New Jersey to serve the Hispanic/Latino community in New Jersey.

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Goals of the Program:

  • Provide education, support and advocacy for families affected by mental illness in their own language

  • Increase the level of cultural competency among mental health providers.

  • Help break the barriers of stigma and shame associated with mental illness that exists within the Hispanic/Latino culture.


NAMI NJ en Español Online Support Groups

NAMI Family Support Group
2nd Tuesdays, 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

NAMI Connection
3rd Tuesdays, 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Register here

For more information, please email [email protected] or call Nelhy at 732-940-0991 ext. 113


Mental Health Conference: United to Heal in Community

Saturday, May 11, 2024
9:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Blanquita B. Valenti Community School, 50 Jersey Avenue, New Brunswick, NJ
Register here

Experience the impact of our Mental Health Conference in Spanish In-Person, in collaboration with Robert Wood Johnson, Healthier Middlesex, New Brunswick Public Schools, Team Salud, and Middlesex County Office of Human Services. Join us for a day of learning and support. Your presence contributes to our shared mission. Learn more


Self Help Support Groups

NAMI NJ en Español offers self-help support groups in Spanish for family members, caregivers and loved ones of individuals living with mental illness. We help one another learn to cope with the effects of mental illness, and find understanding, acceptance and mutual support in times of crisis. The groups offer hope, support, education, and a community of friends who understand.

NOTE: Our meetings are free, but we encourage that you call to register. For more information, please call Nelhy at 732-940-0991 ext. 113, or email [email protected].


NAMI Family-to-Family

8 week education course for families of adults living with mental illness, offered in Spanish.
Learn more about the course

Upcoming course:
Every Wednesday, March 6 – April 24, 2024
7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. ET
Online via Zoom
Register here
Registration is required. For more information, please contact Nelhy Barreiro, Program Coordinator of NAMI NJ en Español, at 732-940-0991 x 113, or email: [email protected]
Download flyer in English or Spanish


NAMI Basics

NAMI Basics is an education program for parents and caregivers of children and adolescents living with mental illnesses. NAMI NJ en Espanol is planning to offer classes in Spanish.


NAMI In Our Own Voice

IOOV is a NAMI speaker program for community education and reducing stigma by putting a human face on an often misunderstood area of human suffering. Presentation in Spanish are available at request.


Annual Picnics

The NAMI NJ Multicultural Summer Celebration was successfully held on August 12, 2023.

NAMI NJ en Español had a successful picnic on Sunday, June 30, 2019 in central Jersey where community members gathered to have fun and supportive conversations. The program continues to grow and plans to offer more NAMI signature programs to Hispanic and Latino communities throughout New Jersey, such as family support groups and NAMI Family-to-Family education classes, with the help from trained program leaders.



NAMI NJ provides both Family-to-Family Education and NAMI Basics in Spanish.



– “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.

988 is the new three-digit dialing code for the Suicide and Crisis Prevention Line.

New Jersey Resources – This comprehensive directory details the programs and services the Department of Human Services offers to New Jersey residents, caregivers, and advocates.

How to Deal with a Mental Health Crisis – NAMI has developed this guide to support people experiencing mental health crises, as well as their friends and family, by providing them with important and sometimes life-saving information.

National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) Publications in Spanish

More NIMH Publications



NAMI NJ Spanish Webinar: Pandemia del Coronavirus-19: Dimensión Psicosocial & Bienestar con la Psicologa Maria Martinez Alonso / Coronavirus-19 Pandemic: Psychosocial Dimension & Well-being with the Psychologist Maria Martinez Alonso :

NAMI NJ Spanish Webinar: ¿Cómo obtener la tutela de un adulto incapacitado?
con la abogada Nina Peckman / How to apply for guardianship of an incapacitated adult and alternatives to guardianship?

From Darkness to Hope: Suicide Prevention Awareness in Hispanic and Latinx Communities

El Mes Nacional de la Herencia Hispana:Abrazando Nuestras Raíces & Fomentando Nuestra Salud Mental / National Hispanic Heritage Month: Embracing Our Roots & Fostering Our Mental Health

Duelo, pérdidas y ganancias de los familiares con hijos que viven con enfermedad mental”
NAMI NJ Spanish Webinar: Grief, Losses and Gains