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Programs and Services

For Families:

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.

Email to receive information about upcoming spring or fall sessions. Space is limited and advance registration is required. Other adult family members may take the course with you.

Family Support

Caregiver support groups for family members who are 18+ years old, provided by partnership with IFSS (Intensive Family Support Services).

Weekly on Thursday evenings
7:00 -9:00 pm

CarePlus Mental Health Center
610 Valley Health Plaza (Conference Room)
Paramus, NJ 07652

Contact the IFSS of Bergen County office at (201) 646-0333 before your first attendance.

NAMI Basics OnDemand

NAMI Basics OnDemand is a free, six-session online education program for parents, caregivers and other family who provide care for youth aged 22 or younger who are experiencing mental health symptoms. NAMI Basics OnDemand is an adaptation of the in-person course offered in 43 states by NAMI affiliates.


For Consumers:

NAMI Connection Recovery Support Group is a free, peer-led support group for adults coping with mental health issues. You will gain insight from hearing the challenges and successes of others, and the groups are led by NAMI-trained facilitators who have been there.

NAMI’s Support Groups are unique because they follow a structured model to ensure you and others in the group have an opportunity to be heard and to get what you need.

  • Meetings on 4th Thursday of every month, 7:30 – 9:00 PM

CarePlus Mental Health Center
610 Valley Health Plaza (Community Room)
Paramus, NJ 07652

Please call (201) 646-0333 before your first attendance.

  • Meetings on 2nd Monday of every month, 7:30 PM

Church of the Presentation
271 W Saddle River Rd
Upper Saddle River, NJ

Please call Peggy at (201) 785-9076 before your first attendance.


For Everyone:

Meet the Professional

Monthly educational speaker forum is open to the public.

Bergen New Bridge Medical Center (Auditorium)
230 E Ridgewood Ave, Paramus, NJ 07652

Email to receive information.

Forums are held in October, November, January, February, March, April, and May. Please watch for our email announcements.


For Veterans:

Active and retired members of the armed forces do not necessarily have to go through the VA to get assistance for PTSD and other related issues.


U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
To speak confidentially with a Vet Center Counselor at any time around the clock call:

877-WAR-VETS (927-8387)


NAMI partner programs like Army One Source and Make the Connection provide much-needed help for veterans and for those who treat them and their families.

NAMI’s Veteran Resources Page

Make the Connection, The U.S. Government’s resource guide for veterans.



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Guide on Understanding Veterans with PTSD

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