RESOURCES

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. http://www.naminj.org

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.  http://www.nami.org

Intensive Family Support Services (“IFSS”), funded by the New Jersey Division of Mental Health and Addiction Services and available in all counties, is a range of supportive activities designed to improve the quality of life for families with a mentally ill relative. 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.

Sussex County
Saint Clare’s Health Center, 20 Walnut Street, Sussex, NJ 07461
Family Specialist: Carrie Parmelee
Phone Number: (973) 702-2863, (973) 702-2859

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.  http://www.familypartnersms.org

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.  http://www.spanadvocacy.org

Morris and Sussex ResourceNet provides a wide range of information about support, resources, and services for families in Morris and Sussex Counties, New Jersey. http://www.morrissussexresourcenet.org