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
Toll-Free Number: 888-803-3413


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.

NAMI Family Support Group (All groups moved to online till further notice)

Middlesex County  (View flyer)
Dates: Third Friday of every month except August
Time: 11:00 am – 12:30 pm (light lunch provided)
Location: Harmony Family Success Center/PRAB, 255 Livingston Avenue, New Brunswick, NJ 08901

Hudson County (View flyer)
Dates: Third Wednesday of every month except August
Time: 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Location: Palisades Family Success Center, 1408 New York Ave, Union City, NJ 07087

NAMI Connection (All groups moved to online till further notice)

Third Friday of every month (except August), 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
Harmony Family Success Center/PRAB, 255 Livingston Avenue, New Brunswick, NJ 08901

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]. Toll-Free Number: 888-803-3413


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 Class:

Fall 2023
Wednesdays, September 20 – November 8, 2023
7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. ET
Online via Zoom
Register here

Contact Nelhy Barreiro, NAMI NJ en Español Statewide Coordinator, at 732-940-0991 x113, or email [email protected].

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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

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.


On August 19, 2018, NAMI NJ en Español held the Annual Picnic in Johnson Park
with donations and support by Applebees.

The Spanish group in Hudson picnic was held on August 25, 2018,
at James Braddock North Hudson County Park, in North Bergen.


Presence in the Media


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

Congratulations to the NAMI NJ en Español Family-to-Family Class of 2018!


• “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.

National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) Publications in Spanish

More NIMH Publications



Latino Community Conference 2009

NAMI NJ en Español Conference 2008