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Mental Health Awareness Events in NJ 2021

 

Monday, May 17 – NAMI NYC-Metro invites you to their free online event: Family & COVID – No One Said It Would Be Easy. A conversation about families, lock-down, and mental health, focused on how families can support and have supported each other, how communities and workplaces factor in, and where we go from here. Presented by María Bautista, LCSW, and Pam Berman, Chief Talent Officer at Publicis Health on family relationships, COVID-19, and mental health. At 4 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. Register here. For additional information, please contact Helpline at 212-684-3264.

Wednesday, May 19NAMI NYC-Metro presents their inaugural NAMI-NYC Workplace Mental Health Initiative Event: The Future of Workplace Mental Health. This panel convokes high-level leadership from various organizations to explore the future of mental health in the workplace and share best practices for how organizations can promote mental health and resilience during the next phase of recovery. 12 p.m. – 1 p.m. Register at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/t...tickets-153056294497. For more information, please contact Helpline at 212-684-3264.

Wednesday, May 19 – Consumer Connections Program of The Mental Health Association of New Jersey presents this webinar: CRSP Credentialing Overview. This workshop is for Core graduates who are ready to begin their application for credentialing as a Certified Recovery Support Practitioner (CRSP). At 10 a.m. Registration is required. Register now

Thursday, May 20 – NAMI NJ invites you to participate in NAMI In Our Own Voice presentation in English. Learn from trained NAMI volunteers about their lived experience of mental health recovery; What Happened, What Helps, and What’s Next. At 7:00 pm. Register here.

Thursday, May 20 – NAMI’s Ask the Expert Series: Help Not Handcuffs is a special four-part webinar series focused on addressing mental health crises with comprehensive community responses. The fourth webinar of the series, Implementing a New System, will provide an overview of the crisis model being developed/implemented in Louisiana and will offer background on how to begin local implementation of a new crisis system. To learn more and to register, click here.

Thursday, May 20 – Please join Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital’s Community Health Promotions for their free virtual presentation: Stretching & Flexibility Workshop with Chair Exercises. You will understand why stretching can help and how to stretch correctly, At 1:00 PM. Presented by John Lancaster in affiliation with Victoria Larkin, PT, DPT, MS, CEEAA. To register, please email kathleen.johnson@rwjbh.org. For more information, see flyer.

Thursday, May 20 – Caring Contact invites students and parents to a free online event to watch an excellent film: My Ascension! It is appropriate for all students ages 14 and older and 11-13 with a parent. 7 p.m. – 9 p.m. For more information contact 908-301-1899 or email info@caringcontact.org. Download flyer

Thursday, May 20 – Please join AARP NJ for a free caregiving virtual seminar for Middlesex County residents: Caregiving in Uncertain Times: Finding Support & Connection. You will learn how you can care for your loved ones and yourself during the COVID-19 pandemic. 7 p.m. – 8 p.m. For registration and additional information, see flyer.

Monday, May 24 – NAMI Atlantic County presents their Mental Health Education Programs via Zoom: Mental Health Association of Atlantic County – learn about the services available in Atlantic County. Experts offer information, resources, and coping skills on various topics and Families, caregivers, and those in mental health recovery find the information in valuable, 7 – 8:30 p.m. Contact namiacm.aek@gmail.com to register or for additional information, please visit: https://namiacm.org/event/online-mental-health-education-2/2021-05-24/.

Monday, May 24 – NAMI Sussex invites you to participate in our online presentation via Zoom on MAINTAINING WELLNESS WHILE LIVING WITH A MENTAL HEALTH CONDITION led by Elena Kravitz, Coordinator of NAMI NJ’s Hearts and Minds Program. The Hearts and Minds program focuses on inner and outer wellness for people living with a mental health condition. 7 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. ET. Register at: https://us02web.zoom.us/meetin...q5fjQSdLYd9T9E-IN-St. For more information, Download flyer.

Tuesday, May 25 – NAMI Union County & Rutgers Behavioral Health invites you to their free virtual presentation: “Helping  vs. Enabling.  Strategies to Improve Family Functioning” It will address how families can avoid the pitfalls of enabling and find alternative ways to support a loved one with mental illness. Presented by Kenneth Kinter, LPC, NCC, MINT, Assistant Professor, State Hospital Psychiatric Rehabilitation Rutgers, the State University of NJ. At 7:30 p.m. Register at: https://us02web.zoom.us/meetin...awXZRWObhJLMp7T752AG For questions or additional information please call NAMI Union County at  (908) 233-1628 or email at namiunioncounty@yahoo.com

Wednesday, May 26 – Consumer Connections Program of The Mental Health Association of New Jersey presents this webinar: Strengthening Environmental Wellness. Come and learn how our living and working environments can affect wellness and workplace success! At 10 a.m. Registration is required. Register now

Wednesday, May 26 – In honor of Mental Health Awareness Month (May) RWJBarnabas Behavioral Health Center invites you to their fun, outdoor, Eat & Greet event. Learn all about their Virtual IOP (Stepping Stones), mingle with our clinicians, and enjoy a free lunch from the AMAZING Good Mood Food Truck! At 11:30am – 1:30pm. Please register to Jessica Alpert at Jessica.Alpert@rwjbh.org by May 24th. To learn more about the Virtual IOP (Stepping Stones), see flyer.

Wednesday, May 26 & 27 – National Institute of Mental Health Presents: Sleep and Suicide Prevention Workshop: Advancing Innovation and Intervention Opportunity. This virtual 2-day workshop will focus on sharing cutting-edge findings across diverse specialties and multi-disciplinary fields to examine sleep as a biomarker and novel treatment target to inform etiology and advance innovation in suicide prevention. 12 p.m. – 5 p.m. ET.  Registration is required. Register here. For additional information email at: NIMHsleepsuicide@mail.nih.gov

Thursday, May 27 – Please join Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital’s Community Health Promotions for their free virtual presentation: Stretching & Flexibility Workshop with Chair Exercises. You will understand why stretching can help and how to stretch correctly, At 1:00 PM. Presented by John Lancaster in affiliation with Victoria Larkin, PT, DPT, MS, CEEAA. To register, please email kathleen.johnson@rwjbh.org. For more information, see flyer.

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