NAMI NJ Annual Conference
This year's theme is:
Prevention Recovery Wellness: Hope for the future!
Fairbridge Hotel and Conference Center
195 Davidson Ave, Somerset, NJ 08873
8:30 am - 4:00 pm
(See the button below for flyer and registration information)
NAMI NJ’s 2019 conference will provide valuable information about future planning and empower families and individuals with lived experience. While no one can predict the future , however, we can take the fear of the unknown away through planning.
Members the Executive Committee of NAMI-Warren County NJ, participated in the NAMI Smarts for Advocacy Regional Teacher Training, New York City. NAMI Smarts for Advocacy is a popular advocacy training program that helps people living with mental illness, friends and family members transform their passion and experiences into grassroots advocacy. NAMI Smarts is designed to be taught as a series of 1-2 hour modules or as a single full-day training. It consists of five modules: Telling Your Own Story, Contacting Your Policymaker, Meeting Your Policymaker, Medication: Protecting Choice, and Parity: Fairness in Health Coverage. There is also an additional training module to be used for a state Advocacy Day. If you would be interested in have a module presented to your group: you may contact us at email@example.com.
We are Team Warren County!
The New Jersey contingency at the November 2018, NAMI Smarts for Advocacy Regional Teacher Training including three members of NAMI-WarrenNJ. (Pictured second from the right - Dominga Gornell, third from the right – Juliet Hyndman, fourth from the right Arnold Hyndman)
National Alliance on Mental Illness - Warren County, NJ
An All-Volunteer, Non-Profit Organization, dedicated to improving the lives of individuals and families affected by mental illness.
An Affiliate of NAMI-NJ and NAMI National
NAMI-Warren County NJ - Newsletter
Our most recent newsletter can be read here.
Mental Health Community Events
Family Support Group Meetings
NAMI Warren County NJ provides information on how to navigate the challenges of having a family member who has a mental illness. We do this through empathy and encouragement during healthy, confidential and purposeful discussions.
1st Thursday of each month,
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM.
Family Guidance Center
492 Rt. 57 West, Washington, NJ.
1st Saturday of each month,
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM.
Oxford Second Presbyterian Church,
65 Washington Avenue, Oxford, NJ.
Support Group Meetings
NAMI Connection Recovery Support Group is a free, peer-led support group for adults living with mental illness. You will gain insight from hearing the challenges and successes of others, and the groups are led by NAMI-trained facilitators who've been there.
1st Saturday of each month 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM.
Oxford Second Presbyterian Church
65 Washington Avenue
Oxford, New Jersey
The U.S. system of mental health care is failing to engage many people who seek help. 70% of all people who seek mental health care drop out after their first or second visit. The first moments of interaction between a service provider and a person seeking care for a mental health condition can set the tone and course of treatment. The same is true about interactions with others in the community; a person who has been told that people with mental illness are scary, weak or unable to care for themselves may not seek help or may avoid telling others the full extent of what they are experiencing.
A fundamental shift in the culture of mental health care delivery is critical. Now is the time to act.
NAMI Released Engagement Report
Contribute to NAMI-Warren County's
efforts as we seek to help others.
Every year over 1,500 people come together to celebrate recovery, raise awareness, fight stigma and discrimination. NAMI NJ and its affiliates help serve thousands of New Jersey citizens impacted by mental illness each year. The funds raised at the Walk allow free support, education, and outreach programs to the families & individuals with lived experience of mental illness throughout the state of New Jersey.
This year’s 10th annual 5K walk is taking place on Saturday, September 28th and kicks off at the Boardwalk at Seaside Park, Ocean County.
Be come a NAMIWalks Hero, join Team Warren County for the 2019 NAMIWalks event!
Gaps In Mental Health Care
Play Out In Emergency Rooms
Psychiatric patients have longer ER stays than patients with physical problems, research shows, and have trouble finding inpatient care and follow-up treatment. Kids can be among the hardest hit.
Your NAMI Warren County
Executive Committee challenges you to join us in supporting NAMI-Walks NJ
Managing a Mental Illiness Crisis
Facing a mental Illiness crisis is a difficult time for all involved. There are often no easy solutions to the challenges that crisis can present. NAMI has provides two resources as guidance for those who may find themselves is the midst of a mental illness crisis. The first is an Inforgraphic design for family members and loved ones who may face and crisis.
The second is a resource guide for those facing a mental health emergency