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NAMI Mental Health Trainings: Spring 2020

kliek1 : February 10, 2020 1:18 pm : Blog

NAMI New Jersey is setting up its spring training season. Please take a look at the requirements below and send an email to namibergennj@gmail.com if you are interested.

In Our Own Voice: Living with Mental Illness (IOOV)

Adult NAMI members with own lived experience of recovery, meet criteria listed online, willing to commit to 6 presentations in their area in the year after training.

5-7 hour online training will be tuned on after candidate qualifies. Those completing training by 5/1/2020 can attend 1 day in-person training 5/9 in Mercerville.

NAMI Connection

Adult NAMI members with own lived experience of recovery, willing to commit to 6 facilitation sessions in their area in the year after training

2 day in-person training 5/30-31 in North Brunswick.

Both trainings will be in English. Materials are available to allow bilingual English/Spanish speaking graduates to present/facilitate in Spanish.

Questions? Contact us at 201-935-6264 or namibergennj@gmail.com

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Meet the Professional, February 2020

kliek1 : February 6, 2020 10:30 am : Blog

Thursday, February 27th, 2020
7-9pm

Bergen New Bridge Medical Center, Auditorium
230 East Ridgewood Ave.
Paramus, NJ 07652
Enter at the Main Entrance then turn right all the way down the hallway to the auditorium.

Speaker:
Dale E. Walsh
Author, poet, and coach recounts his journey of empowerment, growth, and healing from a mental health crisis and dealing with schizophrenia.

Description:
Mr. Walsh will enlighten you and loved ones on his amazing journey of rediscovery and recovery. A master story teller of his own life path you will learn coping skills on how to deal and live with schizophrenia and other mental health issues.

This event is open to the public, and light refreshments will be served.

Questions? Contact us at 201-935-6264 or namibergennj@gmail.com

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Meet the Professional, January 2020

kliek1 : February 6, 2020 10:22 am : Blog

Thursday, January 9th, 2020
7-9pm

Bergen New Bridge Medical Center, Auditorium
230 East Ridgewood Ave.
Paramus, NJ 07652
Enter at the Main Entrance then turn right all the way down the hallway to the auditorium.

Speaker:
Lizzette Zayas, Director
Bergen County Mental Health Law Project

Description:
A great opportunity for families to meet our new Director of the Law Project.

This event is open to the public, and light refreshments will be served.

Questions? Contact us at 201-935-6264 or namibergennj@gmail.com

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NAMI Family-to-Family Spring 2020: Starting in March!

kliek1 : February 4, 2020 2:00 pm : Blog

NAMI Family-to-Family is a free, 12-session educational program for family, significant others and friends of people, age 18 or over, coping with mental health issues. The evidenced-based program fosters learning, healing, and empowerment to improve coping and problem-solving abilities of the people closest to an individual living with a mental health condition.

NAMI Family-to-Family is taught by NAMI-trained family members who have been there, and includes presentations, discussion and interactive exercises.

Our FREE program is available on a first come, first served basis.

Spring 2020 Sessions: Two Locations Starting in March!

1. CBH Care
25 East Salem Street
Hackensack, NJ 07601
Monday evening 7 to 9:30 PM, March 2 – May 18, 2020
To register: Malikah Lumumba 646-529-9146

2. Church of the Presentation
271 W. Saddle River Road
Upper Saddle River, NJ 07458
Wednesday evening 7 to 9:30 PM, March 4 – May 20, 2020
To register: Peggy Whelahan 201-785-9076

REGISTER EARLY, SPACE IS LIMITED

Questions? Contact us at 201-935-6264 or namibergennj@gmail.com

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Family Education Workshops, January to March 2020

kliek1 : January 21, 2020 11:39 am : Blog

Presented by CBH Care’s Intensive Family Support Services

These workshops are for families who have an adult relative with a mental illness.

7 pm to 9 pm

BERGEN NEW BRIDGE MEDICAL CENTER
Behavioral Health Building, Room E218
230 East Ridgewood Avenue, Paramus, NJ 07652

If interested in attending, please contact Intensive Family Support Services: (201) 646-0333

 

WEEK 1:  January 28, 2020

OVERVIEW OF MENTAL ILLNESS

Presented by Benjamin Meyer, LCSW, Bilingual Social Worker at CBHCare 

Discussion of Schizophrenia, Major Depressive Disorder, Bipolar Disorder, and other mental illnesses.  The presenter applies a strength-based perspective in his discussion of how mental illness can impact one’s life.

 

WEEK 2:  February 4, 2020

PSYCHOTROPIC MEDICATIONS

Presented by Chris Doerr, APN, Adult Psychiatric Clinical Nurse Specialist 

Learn about medications that are often prescribed in the treatment of mental illness, and ask questions of a reputable prescriber in our community 

 

WEEK 3:  February 11, 2020

SUBSTANCE ABUSE AND SUPPORT FOR FAMILIES

Presented by Matthew Grey, LSW, Coordinator of the Family Support Center

Discussion of substance abuse and how to help, support, and communicate with a loved one with addiction issues

 

WEEK 4:  February 18, 2020

SELF-CARE FOR THE CAREGIVER

Presented by Nikki Chiarello, M.Ed., Community Outreach and Education Coordinator at CBHCare

Learn and develop skills that will help you better cope with stressful situations

 

WEEK 5:  February 25, 2020 

BENEFITS/ENTITLEMENTS

Presented by Alyssa Benzoni, Benefits Specialist

Learn about SSD, SSI, Medicaid, Medicare, and other benefits your loved one might be entitled to

 

WEEK 6:  March 3, 2020

PLANNING FOR THE FUTURE

Presented by Raymond Falcon, Esq.

Discussion of Psychiatric Advance Directives, Trusts, Power of Attorney, Medical Proxy, and Guardianship

 

WEEK 7:  March 10, 2020 POSTPONED

THE ROAD TO INDEPENDENCE

Presented by Kristina Portella, MS, LAC and Justine Galasso, MS, LAC, of CBH Care

Discussion of how to help a loved one develop skills for independent and successful living

 

WEEK 8:  March 17, 2020 POSTPONED

RECOVERY:  FROM HOSPITALIZATION TO LIFE COACHING

Presented by Dale Walsh, mental health life coach for families of individuals with mental illness

This is an inspiring presentation from someone who’s had a very personal experience with mental illness.  Dale conveys hope that recovery is possible.

 

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New Jersey Devils Mental Health Awareness Night: February 20th at 7pm

kliek1 : January 3, 2020 1:40 pm : Blog

NAMI NJ is partnering with a top professional sports Team to fundraise and outreach for mental illness during the month of February to celebrate Mental Health Awareness. This partnership brings NAMI Greater Bergen a great opportunity to participate in the event and raise funds for your NAMI Greater Bergen.

The New Jersey Devils will host their second annual Mental Health Awareness and #HockeyTalks Night on Thursday, February 20th. The Devils will dedicate the game night to bring awareness to mental health, provide information from experts and alleviate some of the misconceptions and stigma associated with mental illness. Several mental health organizations will have tables on the concourse to interact with fans and spread awareness.
Each ticket purchased through this special offer includes:
5:30 – 6 PM: Networking event
6 – 6:30 PM: Panel discussion including the Director of Player and Team Development for the New Jersey Devils. Dr. Aimee Kimball
  • Access to pre-game panel discussion
  • Free New Jersey Devils drawstring bag
  • Special game day giveaway
  • Access to post-game group photo on the ice
  • Special recognition of #HockeyTalks Night during 1st intermission

Wednesday, February 20, 2020 at 7 pm

San Jose Sharks vs NJ Devils

Location: Prudential Center
25 Lafayette St.
Newark, New Jersey 07102

For tickets use the link below!

https://www.fevo.com/edp/NAMI-Mental-Health-Awareness-Night-byHKe6z

Questions? Contact us at 201-935-6264 or namibergennj@gmail.com

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Meet the Professional, November 2019

namijmp : October 30, 2019 10:40 am : Blog

Thursday, November 14th, 2019
7-9pm

Bergen New Bridge Medical Center, Auditorium
230 East Ridgewood Ave.
Paramus, NJ 07652
Enter at the Main Entrance then turn right all the way down the hallway to the auditorium.

Speaker:
Cristina Blasoni DSW, LCSW, Ch.T.
Bergen New Bridge Medical Center APH Program and NAMI Greater Bergen

Description:
Family and loved ones’ guide on how to cope, communicate with the voice hearer and how to engage in self-care to deal with everyday stress.

This event is open to the public, and light refreshments will be served.

Questions? Contact us at 201-935-6264 or namibergennj@gmail.com

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Meet the Professional & Annual General Membership Meeting 2019

namijmp : September 24, 2019 9:30 am : Blog

Thursday, October 10th, 2019
7-9pm

Bergen New Bridge Medical Center, Auditorium
230 East Ridgewood Ave.
Paramus, NJ 07652
Enter through Ambulatory Clinic. Turn left, and at end of hallway turn right to the auditorium.

Program:

  • Keynote Speaker: Michele Hart-Loughlin, Division Director of Bergen County Department of Health Services Division of Mental Health
  • First Annual General Membership Meeting
    • Latest updates from NAMI Greater Bergen
    • Volunteer Appreciation

This event is open to the public, and light refreshments will be served.

Questions? Contact us at 201-935-6264 or namibergennj@gmail.com

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Family Education Workshops, September to November 2019

namijmp : September 13, 2019 9:40 am : Blog

Presented by CBH Care’s Intensive Family Support Services

These workshops are for families who have an adult relative with a mental illness.

7 pm to 9 pm

BERGEN NEW BRIDGE MEDICAL CENTER
Behavioral Health Building, Room E218
230 East Ridgewood Avenue, Paramus, NJ 07652

If interested in attending, please contact Intensive Family Support Services: (201) 646-0333

WEEK 1: September 17, 2019
OVERVIEW OF MENTAL ILLNESS
Presented by Tara Glaser, LSW, Asst. Program Coordinator of ALSP at CBH Care
Discussion of Schizophrenia, Major Depressive Disorder, Bipolar Disorder and other mental illnesses.

WEEK 2:  September 24, 2019
ASSISTED OUTPATIENT TREATMENT SERVICES
Presented by Kathy Camisa, LAC, Program Manager
Learn about this Involuntary Outpatient Commitment (IOC) program based on a nationwide law that offers intensive care and case management on an outpatient basis.

WEEK 3: October 1, 2019
ALTERNATIVE APPROACHES TO HEALING
Presented by Hayat Gul, an Integrative Holistic Life Coach, artist, and Reiki Healer
Please join us in a discussion and practice of alternative methods to maintain wellness.

WEEK 4: October 8, 2019
PLANNING FOR THE FUTURE
Presented by Raymond Falcon, Esq.
Discussion of Psychiatric Advance Directives, Trusts, Power of Attorney, Medical Proxy, and Guardianship.

WEEK 5: October 15, 2019
WELLNESS RESPITE SERVICES OF CSPNJ
Presented by Juliet Quiles, MS, LAC, NCC, Program Manager
Learn about the Wellness Respite House, intensive outreach, and follow-up support for people experiencing a crisis or emotional distress.

WEEK 6:  October 22, 2019
PSYCHOTROPIC MEDICATIONS
Presented by Marija Markovic, Pharm.D., BCPP, Clinical Pharmacy Specialist in Psychiatry
Learn about medications that treat mental health conditions.

WEEK 7:  OCTOBER 29, 2019
Adult Partial Care
Presented by Linda Voogd, LCADC, Staff Clinician
Learn about adult partial care programs and find out whether partial care would be a good fit for your loved one.

WEEK 8:  NOVEMBER 5, 2019
RECOVERY:  FROM HOSPITALIZATION TO LIFE COACHING
Presented by Dale Walsh, mental health life coach for families of individuals with mental illness
This is an inspiring presentation from someone who’s had a very personal experience with mental illness. Dale conveys hope that recovery is possible.

 

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NAMI Family-to-Family Fall 2019 Sessions in Bergen County, NJ

namijmp : August 1, 2019 7:47 pm : Blog

NAMI Family-to-Family is a free, 12-session educational program for family, significant others and friends of people coping with mental health issues. It is a designated evidenced-based program. Research shows that the program significantly improves the coping and problem-solving abilities of the people closest to an individual living with a mental health condition.

NAMI Family-to-Family is taught by NAMI-trained family members who have been there, and includes presentations, discussion and interactive exercises.

Fall 2019 Sessions: Two Locations Starting in September!

  1. CBH Care, 25 East Salem Street, Hackensack, NJ 07601
    Monday evening 7 to 9:30 PM September 9 thru December 2, 2019

    Parking available on site
    To register: Malikah Lumumba 646-529-9146

  2. Church of the Presentation, 271 W. Saddle River Road, Upper Saddle River, NJ 07458
    Wednesday evening 7 to 9:30 PM September 4 thru November 20, 2019

    Parking available on site
    To register: Peggy Whelahan 201-785-9076

Our FREE program is available on a first come, first served basis

REGISTER EARLY, SPACE IS LIMITED

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