All NAMI support groups operate on the principle of collective group wisdom based on lived experience, with the underlying message, “You are not alone!” Group facilitators are trained through NAMI New Jersey to ensure that each group participant gets a chance to share, and to know how to appropriately address crisis situations. (Check here for specific days and locations of support group meetings.) 

  • 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.
  • 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., 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.
  • NAMI Connection Support Group – Our peer-led support group for adults who have experienced mental health challenges meets on the 2nd and 4th Monday of every month (except for legal holidays), from 6:00-7:30  p.m., followed by informal conversation until 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.
  • 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 the month, 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.