NAMI NJ – NAMI New Jersey (NAMI NJ) is a statewide non-profit organization dedicated to improving the lives of individuals and families affected by mental illness.

NAMI National – NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, is the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness.

Intensive Family Support Services (IFSS) of Sussex County joins Mental Health Association of Essex and Morris, Inc. as of January 1, 2018.  IFSS provides support for individuals who have an adult family member with mental illness. Caring for someone who has a mental illness may be physically and emotionally stressful. These stresses cause feelings of frustration, embarrassment, resentment and anger.  IFSS provides supportive counseling, family support groups, psychoeducational workshops, advocacy and referral/service linkage on behalf of family members.  Family members and professionals work collaboratively to provide each family with the knowledge, skills and supports they identify as useful to the family’s overall functioning and sense of control. Families choose from an array of services that are most relevant to their circumstances and may change over time. Services are available to any family, free of charge and regardless of whether or not the ill family member is receiving mental health services.

      Mental Health Association of Essex and Morris, Inc. (
83 Spring St., Newton, NJ 07860
Family Support Specialist: Carrie Parmelee, LSW
Phone Number: (973) 579-4399

Family Partners of Morris and Sussex Counties, a Family Support Organization, is a private, family-led organization that provides support for families with children who have special mental health, emotional or behavioral challenges and is based on three core principles: Support, Education and Advocacy.

The Statewide Parent Advocacy Network (SPAN) is an independent 501(c)3 organization committed to empowering families as advocates and partners in improving education, health, and mental health outcomes for infants, toddlers, children and youth. SPAN is a “first stop” for New Jersey families. SPAN is New Jersey’s Parent Training and Information Center; Family to Family Health Information Center; Family Voices State Affiliate Organization; Parent to Parent USA affiliate; and a chapter of the Federation of Families for Children’s Mental Health.

Morris and Sussex ResourceNet provides a wide range of information about support, resources, and services for families in Morris and Sussex Counties, New Jersey.


If you are in crisis, please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255) or contact the Crisis Text Line by texting TALK to 741741.

NJHOPELINE (NJ state suicide hotline) – 855-654-6735

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP), New Jersey chapter –