Union County



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Julie Donohue



NAMI of Union County,
P.O. Box 724, New Providence, NJ 07974



[email protected]


Contact Person:

Ruth at (908) 233-1628








Online Resources Guide:

NAMI Union County RESOURCE GUIDE 6th Edition



April 2024 Newsletter


Online Support Meeting:

Monthly Family Support Meeting via Zoom
3rd Tuesday of every month, 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
This is a peer support group led by trained facilitators for all family members and caregivers of persons with mental illness. To register, email Denise at [email protected] with your name, town and phone number.

Monthly Connection Meeting
4th Tuesday of every month, 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
RWJ Rahway Fitness & Wellness Center
2120 Lamberts Mill Road, Scotch Plains

Find online support groups by NAMI NJ at this webpage: NAMI NJ Online Support Groups


Public Presentation:

“Bridgeway Urgent Care Crisis Center”
Tuesday, April 23, 7:30 pm
RWJ Rahway Fitness Center conference room
2120 Lamberts Mill Rd, Scotch Plains

Join us to learn about Bridgeway’s Urgent Care Crisis Center and Outpatient services, presented by Christine Backiel, LPC. Ms. Backiel is Director of Bridgeway Crisis Intervention and Career Services.

Ms. Backiel is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and certified School Counselor who earned a Master’s Degree in Counseling from Kean University. She has over 8 years’ experience in providing vocational and mental health counseling. Ms. Backiel began her career with Bridgeway in 2016 with Supportive Housing and Career Services. In addition to assisting numerous individuals achieve their career and wellness goals, her professional achievements include becoming Team Leader in 2018 and Program Director in 2023. Ms. Backiel looks to inspire individuals to be the best version of themselves, along with having the support and knowledge of resources available to them in the community.

Ms. Backiel will be discussing The Urgent Care Crisis Center. The Urgent Care Crisis Center provides crisis intervention and support to Union County residents ages 18 and older who are experiencing a mental health crisis or a worsening of a pre-existing mental health disorder. The goal is to help people in crisis gain control of their symptoms and remain in the community as an alternative to going to the emergency room.



Family To Family Education:
8-week education course for families of adults living with mental illness
Learn more about the course


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NAMI Union County hosted Senator Codey at their public meeting in April 2016, with a packed house of nearly 90 people. Senator Codey has been a long-time proponent of improving services for the mentally ill. He and his family have established a private foundation to support programs benefitting mental health issues.

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AACT-NOW Online Support Groups (African American)
Contact: 732-940-0991 ext. 117 or e-mail [email protected]

NAMI NJ En Espanol Online Support Groups (Hispanic/Latinx)
Contact: 732-940-0991 ext. 113, or email [email protected]

SAMHAJ Online Support Groups (South Asian)
Contact: 732-940-0991 ext. 110, or email [email protected]

CAMHOP Online Support Groups (Chinese American)
Contact: 732-940-0991 ext. 114, or email [email protected]

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