EVENTS

JANUARY 2018

Mon. 1/1New Year’s Party   Join us from 5 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. at Bridgeway, 93 Stickles Pond Road, Newton, NJ.  Come share some New Year’s Good Cheer with your NAMI friends in a supportive, caring environment.  Light supper, dessert, and beverages provided!  We will once again have our (optional) “White Elephant” Gift Exchange!  Bring a wrapped gift valued at $15 or less to add to the fun – new, re-gifted, nice, tasteful, silly, funny (or all of the above) !   Please RSVP by email or phone by 12/29:  nami.sussex@gmail.com 973-214-0632.

Tue. 1/2 –  NAMI Family Support Group – Is your loved one experiencing a mental health crisis?  Support group meets 1st Tuesday of every month, 7-9 p.m.  Newton Medical Center Emergency Dept. Conference Room, 175 High St., Newton, NJ. Enter through hospital main door and turn right after welcome desk.  Click on link for flyer.

Mon. 1/8 – NAMI Connection Support Group – Our peer-led support group for adults who have experienced mental health challenges.  Meets 2nd and 4th Monday of every month (excluding legal holidays) from 6:30-8 p.m.  at A Way to Freedom Wellness Center, 29 Trinity St, Newton, NJ.  Parking lot and entrance are at rear of the Mitchell Agency Building on the corner of Trinity and Moran Streets.  Just show up.  Click on link for flyer.

Wed. 1/10 –  Discussion on Mental Health Concerns in the workplace by Dr. Victoria A. Shivy, a licensed psychologist (NY & VA) and tenured associate professor of psychology at Virginia Commonwealth University, from 7 – 8:30 p.m. Bridgeway, 93 Stickles Pond Rd., Newton, NJ.  Most people know it is illegal for an employer to discriminate against or harass individuals who have mental health conditions. In addition, all workers have workplace privacy rights. Dr. Shivy can help answer the following questions: • What is the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)? • How does the ADA protect me? • What is a “Reasonable Accommodation”? • How and when should I disclose my disability? • Is it dishonest to not discuss a disability when applying for a job?   Click on link for flyer.

Sat. 1/20 & Sat. 1/27  – Wholebeing Happiness Workshop  – NAMI Sussex and Family Partners of Morris & Sussex Counties invite you to attend a free 2-session workshop by Annie Glynn on  Sat. Jan. 20th & Jan. 27th, 2018 from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. at Family Partners, 67 Spring St., Newton, NJ.  Using tools from positive psychology*, behavioral science and neuroscience, learn to identify, cultivate and engage your strengths as a daily program. The workshop helps you:  Engage and focus your attention, using it to strengthen relationships and enhance your appreciation for life;  Practice the SPIRE approach to expand your capacity for, and perspective of, Wholebeing Happiness;  Experience the power of storytelling and re-storying to understand and live from a strengths-based perspective; and Develop key aspects of your ideal self, exploring how that vision can enrich your daily actions, simplify choices, and lead to greater levels of flourishing.

*Positive psychology is the scientific study of the strengths that enable individuals and communities to thrive.

Limited to 20 participants. Advance registration is required by Wed. Jan. 17th, 2018 through Eventbrite at https://namisussexjan18.eventbrite.com. Brunch will be provided.  Click on link to flyer for further details.

Mon. 1/22 – NAMI Connection Support Group – Our peer-led support group for adults who have experienced mental health challenges. Meets 2nd and 4th Monday of every month (excluding legal holidays) from 6:30-8 p.m.  at A Way to Freedom Wellness Center, 29 Trinity St, Newton, NJ.  Parking lot and entrance are at rear of the Mitchell Agency Building on the corner of Trinity and Moran Streets.  Just show up.  Click on link for flyer.

Tue. 1/23 –  Parent/Guardian Support Group   – co-sponsored by Family Partners of Morris & Sussex and NAMI Sussex.  Support group meets the 4th Tuesday of every month,  7 – 8:30 p.m., beginning Tuesday Jan. 23, 2018 at Family Partners, 67 Spring St. (use Spring St. entrance), Newton, NJ.  Co-facilitated by Lauren Hirtes and Jeri Doherty, NAMI-trained facilitators and teachers of “NAMI Basics,” a free six-week course for parents and guardians of children (2-18) with emotional, behavioral, or mental health challenges.  For information, call 973-­940-3194 or 973‐214-0632.  Click on link for flyer.

Tue. 1/23 –  PTS (post-traumatic stress) Connection Support Group – A FREE RECOVERY SUPPORT GROUP FOR VETERANS, POLICE AND FIRST RESPONDERS RECOVERING FROM POST-­‐TRAUMATIC STRESS AS A RESULT OF THEIR SERVICE. Led by trained Veterans and First Responders in recovery themselves.  Meets 4th Tuesday of every month from 7:00 ­‐8:30 p.m. Bridgeway, 93 Stickles Pond Rd., Newton, NJ.  For information, call 973-­865-­0605 or 973‐729-­6534.  Click on link for flyer.

FEBRUARY 2018

Tue. 2/6 –  NAMI Family Support Group – Is your loved one experiencing a mental health crisis?  Support group meets 1st Tuesday of every month, 7-9 p.m.  Newton Medical Center Emergency Dept. Conference Room, 175 High St., Newton, NJ. Enter through hospital main door and turn right after welcome desk.  Click on link for flyer.

Wed.  2/7  “In Our Own Voice” program –  On Wed. Feb. 7th from 7 – 8:30 p.m, join us for this highly acclaimed program which combines live and video testimony to convey a powerful message of hope: People can recover from mental illness and lead meaningful, successful lives. Two NAMI members who are living well with mental illness will share their personal stories of recovery and engage in discussion with the audience. Coffee and light refreshments will be served. LOCATION: Bridgeway, 93 Stickles Pond Rd., Newton, NJ.   Pre-registration through Eventbrite is requested but not required: https://namisussexioovfeb18.eventbrite.com Click on link to flyer with further details.

Mon.  2/12 – NAMI Connection Support Group – Our peer-led support group for adults who have experienced mental health challenges.  Meets from 6:30-8 p.m.  at A Way to Freedom Wellness Center, 29 Trinity St, Newton, NJ.  Parking lot and entrance are at rear of the Mitchell Agency Building on the corner of Trinity and Moran Streets.  Just show up.  Click on link for flyer.

Mon. 2/26 – NAMI Connection Support Group – Our peer-led support group for adults who have experienced mental health challenges. Meets 2nd and 4th Monday of every month (excluding legal holidays) from 6:30-8 p.m. at A Way to Freedom Wellness Center, 29 Trinity St, Newton, NJ.  Parking lot and entrance are at rear of the Mitchell Agency Building on the corner of Trinity and Moran Streets.  Just show up.  Click on link for flyer.

Tue.  2/27 – Parent/Guardian Support Group   – co-sponsored by Family Partners of Morris & Sussex and NAMI Sussex.  Support group meets the 4th Tuesday of every month from 7 – 8:30 p.m. at Family Partners, 67 Spring St. (use Spring St. entrance), Newton, NJ.  Co-facilitated by Lauren Hirtes and Jeri Doherty, NAMI-trained facilitators and teachers of “NAMI Basics,” a free six-week course for parents and guardians of children (2-18) with emotional, behavioral, or mental health challenges.  For information, call 973-­940-3194 or 973‐214-0632.  Click on link for flyer.

Tue. 2/27PTS (post-traumatic stress) Connection Support Group – A FREE RECOVERY SUPPORT GROUP FOR VETERANS, POLICE AND FIRST RESPONDERS RECOVERING FROM POST-­‐TRAUMATIC STRESS AS A RESULT OF THEIR SERVICE. Led by trained Veterans and First Responders in recovery themselves. Meets 4th Tuesday of every month from 7:00 ­‐8:30 p.m. Bridgeway, 93 Stickles Pond Rd., Newton, NJ.  For information, call 973-­865-­0605 or 973‐729-­6534.  Click on link for flyer.

MARCH 2018

Tue.  3/6 – NAMI Family Support Group – Is your loved one experiencing a mental health crisis?  Support group meets 1st Tuesday of every month, 7-9 p.m.  Newton Medical Center Emergency Dept. Conference Room, 175 High St., Newton, NJ. Enter through hospital main door and turn right after welcome desk.  Click on link for flyer.

Mon.  3/12 – NAMI Connection Support Group – Our peer-led support group for adults who have experienced mental health challenges. Meets 2nd and 4th Monday of every month (excluding legal holidays) from 6:30-8 p.m. at A Way to Freedom Wellness Center, 29 Trinity St, Newton, NJ.  Parking lot and entrance are at rear of the Mitchell Agency Building on the corner of Trinity and Moran Streets.  Just show up.  Click on link for flyer.

Mon.  3/26 – NAMI Connection Support Group – Our peer-led support group for adults who have experienced mental health challenges. Meets 2nd and 4th Monday of every month (excluding legal holidays) from 6:30-8 p.m. at A Way to Freedom Wellness Center, 29 Trinity St, Newton, NJ.  Parking lot and entrance are at rear of the Mitchell Agency Building on the corner of Trinity and Moran Streets.  Just show up.  Click on link for flyer.

Tue.  3/27 – Parent/Guardian Support Group   – co-sponsored by Family Partners of Morris & Sussex and NAMI Sussex. Support group meets the 4th Tuesday of every month from 7 – 8:30 p.m. at Family Partners, 67 Spring St. (use Spring St. entrance), Newton, NJ.  Co-facilitated by Lauren Hirtes and Jeri Doherty, NAMI-trained facilitators and teachers of “NAMI Basics,” a free six-week course for parents and guardians of children (2-18) with emotional, behavioral, or mental health challenges.  For information, call 973-­940-3194 or 973‐214-0632.  Click on link for flyer.

Tue.  3/27 – PTS (post-traumatic stress) Connection Support Group – A FREE RECOVERY SUPPORT GROUP FOR VETERANS, POLICE AND FIRST RESPONDERS RECOVERING FROM POST-­‐TRAUMATIC STRESS AS A RESULT OF THEIR SERVICE. Led by trained Veterans and First Responders in recovery themselves. Meets 4th Tuesday of every month from 7:00 ­‐8:30 p.m. Bridgeway, 93 Stickles Pond Rd., Newton, NJ.  For information, call 973-­865-­0605 or 973‐729-­6534.  Click on link for flyer.

APRIL 2018

Date of Annual Meeting to be announced in Feb. 2018