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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.

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

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



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.

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