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MENTAL HEALTH CONSUMERS /

PSYCHIATRIC SURVIVORS /

SELF-HELP CENTERS

To do a group search, simply scroll down to your county. If there are no appropriate groups, check the surrounding counties. (For a map of New Jersey click here.) If you know of a group that should be included in our listing, or if you encounter incorrect information, please contact us at 1-800-367-6274 or 973-989-1122.     E-mail Wendy.

If you are interested in starting schizophrenia or other disorders support group, contact the Clearinghouse. We can help!

ATLANTIC

CAMHOP-NJ (Chinese Mental Health Self-Help Group; MANDARIN and CANTONESE) * Mutual support for families and individuals of Chinese origin diagnosed with mental illnesses. Meets 2nd Wed., 10-11:30am, 7 North Georgia Ave., Atlantic City. Call Cheeka Wu 732-718-2292 (day). Website: www.naminj.org/programs/camhop/camhop.html E-mail: camhop@naminj.org

I.C.E. Self-Help Center * Consumer-run self-help center that provides an environment of support, recreational activities, employment group and empowerment that provides wellness for mental health consumers. For meeting information call I.C.E. 609-652-3800 (day).

Mental Health Wellness Support Group * (ATLANTIC COUNTY RESIDENTS ONLY) Support and encouragement to help adults by learning recovery skills and achieving mental health wellness. Meets Mon., 6-7:15pm, Atlanticare, AIS, 1601 Atlantic Ave., Atlantic City. Call Carolyn Quinn 609-652-3800 ext. 303 (day).

 

Mental Health Wellness Support Group * (COLLEGE STUDENTS) (ATLANTIC COUNTY RSIDENTS ONLY) Support and encouragement for college students and young adults by learning recovery skills and achieving mental health wellness. Meets Tues., 5:30-6:45pm, Stockton College, 101 Vera King Farris Dr., Campus Center, Room J 204, Galloway Township. Call Carolyn Quinn 609-652-3800 ext. 303 (day).

NAMI Connection * Peer-led mutual support for anyone age 18+ with any type of psychiatric disorder, to include schizophrenia, schizo-affective disorder, bipolar disorder, depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, any anxiety disorder, borderline personality disorder, other personality disorders and various eating disorders. Also welcomes people who are exploring issues around whether or not they live with a mental illness. Meets 2nd Mon., 7-8:30pm, Absecon United Methodist Church, Pitney Rd. and Church St., Absecon. For meeting information call 609-927-0215 (day).

Youth Partnership Group * Adult supervised activities for youth (ages 13-21) with complex emotional, mental health, or behavioral issues to help them express what they have been through and share concerns. Rap sessions. Before attending call Peggy Fuller 609-485-0575 (day).

Newtonville Meets 2nd and 4th Fri., 6-8pm, Martin Luther King Center, 661 Jackson Rd.

Northfield Meets 2nd and 4th Wed., 6-7:30pm, Atlantic Cape Family Support Organization, 950 Tilton Rd., Unit 108.

BERGEN

For Us/By Us Self-Help Center * Consumer-run self-help center to bring together consumers of mental health services. For Us/By Us Self-Help Drop In Center, 40 North Van Brunt St., Room 22, 2nd Floor, Englewood. For meeting information and hours call 201-541-1221 (day). E-mail: arola@cspnj.org

NAMI-Bergen Mental Health Consumer Support Group * Professionally-run. Support for mental health consumers. Meets 1st Wed., 7pm, Bergen Regional Medical Center, 230 East Ridgewood Ave., Behavioral Health Building, Room E-104, Paramus. For more information call 201-635-9595 (day). Website: http://www.namibergen.org E-mail: namibergen@optonline.net

On Our Own Self-Help Center * Consumer-run self-help center to bring together consumers of mental health services. On Our Own Self-Help Center, 179 Main St., 2nd Floor (entrance on Mercer St.), Suite 3, Hackensack. For meeting information and hours call 201-489-8402 (day). E-mail: cmoss@cspnj.org

Youth Partnership Group * Adult supervised activities for youth (ages 13-21) with complex emotional, mental health, or behavioral issues to help them express what they have been through and share concerns. Rap sessions. Meetings vary, Family Support Organization of Bergen County, 0-108 29th St., Fairlawn. Before attending call 201-796-6209 ext. 112 (day).

BURLINGTON

Hearing Voices * Support for persons who hear voices or have unusual experiences. Group will discuss techniques to help individuals deal with their voices. Families, friends and professionals welcome. Rap sessions and literature. Meets 1st and 3rd Wed., 7-8:30pm, Riverbank Self-Help Center, 114 Delaware Ave., Burlington. Before attending call Susanne  609-521-7209 or 609-239-1786 (the Riverbank Self-Help Center).

 

NAMI Connection * Peer-led mutual support for anyone age 18+ with any type of psychiatric disorder, to include schizophrenia, schizo-affective disorder, bipolar disorder, depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, any anxiety disorder, borderline personality disorder, other personality disorders and various eating disorders. Also welcomes people who are exploring issues around whether or not they live with a mental illness. Meets 1st and 3rd Mon., 7-8:30pm, Hampton Hospital, 650 Rancocas Rd., Westampton. Call Carolyn Burke 609-477-5340 (day).

R.I.T.E. (Realizing Independence Through Empowerment) Center * Consumer-run self help center that provides opportunities for sharing, recreation, and advocacy. Offers rap sessions, literature, socialization, and outside activities. The R.I.T.E. Center, 693 Main St., Bldg. C, Lumberton. For meeting information and hours call 609-518-7292. E-mail: carlyn.barnes@twinoakscs.org

Riverbank Self-Help Center * Consumer-run self-help center that provides self-help, mutual support, advocacy, anger management, WRAP group and social activities for mental health consumers. Building is handicapped accessible. Riverbank Drop-In Center, 114 Delaware Ave., Burlington. For meeting information and hours call 609-239-1786.  Website: http://www.riverbankshc.org E-mail: cgambrill@cctrenton.org

Suicide Anonymous * 12-Step. Fellowship for persons who want to stop their suicidal ideation and behavior. Meets 2nd and 4th Thurs., 7-8pm, R.I.T.E. Center, Twin Oaks Community Services, 693 Main St., Lumberton. Also welcome to attend meeting by phone or Skype. Call Phil 856-220-0032 or Janet 856-266-0709. Roads to Recovery provides transportation to Burlington county residents only call 856-469-1293 (day). If anyone is interested in Skype meetings call Phil 856-220-0032. Website: http://www.suicideanonymous.net

Young Adult Society * Support, recreational and socialization group for young adults (ages 18-30) who have mental health issues. Activities and newsletter.   Meetings vary,  twice a month, Lumberton. For meeting day and time call Winifred 609-265-0746 (day).  

Youth Partnership Group * Adult supervised activities for youth (ages 13-21) with complex emotional, mental health, or behavioral issues to help them express what they have been through and share concerns. Rap sessions. Meets Thurs., 6:30-8:30pm, Family Support Organization of Burlington County, 1632 Route 38 East, Lumberton. Call 609-265-8838 (day).

CAMDEN

Donald Mays Jr. Self-Help Center * Consumer-run center that offers support, advocacy, support groups such as peer employment, spirituality, coping skills, dual recovery, WRAP and suicide anonymous along with recreational activities for mental health consumers. Donald Mays Jr. Self-Help Center, 204 White Horse Pike, Barrington. Transportation may be available based on location. For meeting information and hours call 856-429-9940. E-mail: rweiss@cspnj.org

Independent Survivors * Support group to help consumers socialize, help one another and advocate for each other. Phone help, literature, buddy system and pen pals. Meeting times and location vary. For meeting information call 609-506-7987. E-mail: angelgambone@yahoo.com

NAMI Connection * Peer-led mutual support for anyone age 18+ with any type of psychiatric disorder, to include schizophrenia, schizo-affective disorder, bipolar disorder, depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, any anxiety disorder, borderline personality disorder, other personality disorders and various eating disorders. Also welcomes people who are exploring issues around whether or not they live with a mental illness. Meets 2nd and 4th Wed., 3-4pm, Donald Mays Jr. Self-Help Center, 204 White Horse Pike, Barrington. Call 856-429-9940.

Pink and Blues Peer Recovery Support Group (LGBT) * Peer-run recovery support group for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people living with mental illness, substance use or co-occurring conditions. First floor Blue Room is handicapped accessible.  Meets Wed., 7-9pm, St. Luke’s and The Epiphany Church, 330 South 13th St., Philadelphia, PA. Call or e-mail Mark 215-627-0424. Website: http://www.pinkandblues.info E-mail: madpride@ymail.com

Suicide Anonymous * 12-Step. Fellowship for persons who want to stop their suicidal ideation and behavior. Meets 1st and 3rd Wed., 6-7pm, Donald Mays Jr. Self-Help Center, 204 White Horse Pike, Barrington. Also welcome to attend meetings by phone, Skype or Google Plus. Call Phil 856-220-0032 or Janet 856-266-0709. If anyone is interested in the Skype meetings call Phil 856-220-0032. Website: http://www.suicideanonymous.net

Youth Partnership Group * Adult supervised activities for youth (ages 13-21) with emotional, mental health or behavioral issues to help them express what they have been through and share concerns. Rap sessions, guest speakers, literature and phone help.  Building is handicapped accessible. Meets Thurs., 6:308:30pm, Camden County Family Support Organization, 23 W. Park Ave., Ste. 103-104, Merchantville. Before attending call Peter Burgos 856-662-2600 (day). Website: http://www.camdenfso.org E-mail: peter.burgos@camdenfso.org

Wellness Self-Help Center * Consumer-run organization designed to empower consumers. Provides environment for learning and growth in a supportive and comfortable setting. Offers support groups, social activities and educational programs. Wellness Self-Help Center, 415 Federal St., Camden. For meeting information and hours call 856-757-0385 (day). E-mail: pmincey@mhaswnj.org

CAPE MAY

Learning Recovery Center * Consumer-run self-help center providing mutual support, advocacy, peer employment support group, social, and recreational activities for mental health consumers. Learning Recovery Center, 4404 Pacific Ave., Wildwood.  For meeting information and hours call 609-523-7100. E-mail: bredman@cspnj.org

Youth Partnership Group * Adult supervised activities for youth (ages 13-21) with complex emotional, mental health, or behavioral issues to help them express what they have been through and share concerns. Meets 1st and 3rd Thurs., 6-8pm, Cape May Family Success Center, 1046B Route 47, Rio Grande. Before attending call Peggy Fuller 609-485-0575 (day).

CUMBERLAND

NAMI Connection * Peer-led mutual support for anyone age 18+ with any type of psychiatric disorder, to include schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder, bipolar disorder, depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, any anxiety disorder, borderline personality disorder, other personality disorders and various eating disorders. Also welcomes people who are exploring issues around whether or not they live with a mental illness. Meets 3rd Mon., 7-9pm, Chestnut Assembly of God, 2554 East Chestnut Ave., Vineland. Before attending call Tony Cotto 856-691-1205 ext. 115 (day).

New Horizons Self-Help Center * Consumer-run self-help center providing mutual support, special events, peer employment support group, advocacy, social and recreational activities for mental health care consumers. New Horizons Self-Help Center, 739 Wood St., Vineland. For meeting information and hours call 856-696-8921. E-mail: colausen@cspnj.org

Youth Partnership Group * Adult supervised activities for youth (ages 13-21) with complex emotional, mental health, or behavioral issues to help them express what they have been through and share concerns. Rap sessions. Meets Tues., 6-8pm, Family Support Organization, 3739 North Delsea Dr., Vineland. Call 856-507-9400 (day). Website: http://www.cgsfso.com

ESSEX

Pleasant Moments Self-Help Center * Consumer-run self-help center that offers support and advocacy for mental health consumers. Provides resources, socialization, recreational activities and literature.  Pleasant Moments Self-Help Center, 465 Broadway, Newark. For meeting information and hours call 973-991-2773. E-mail: esimpson@cspnj.org

Spirituality Group * Support for mental health consumers fostering an awareness of spirituality and a sense that we are a part of a much larger powerful entity. Offers mutual sharing, education, rap sessions, social, phone help, and advocacy. Meets Tues., 4-5pm, Where Peaceful Waters Flow, 47 Cleveland St., Orange. Call Jeanette 973-677-7700.

Where Peaceful Waters Flow Self-Help Center * Consumer-run self-help center that offers support and advocacy for mental health consumers. Resources, socialization, rap sessions, recreational activities, literature, and phone help. Where Peaceful Waters Flow, 47 Cleveland St., Orange. For meeting information and hours call 973-677-7700. E-mail: jcraig@cspnj.org

Youth Partnership Group * Adult supervised sessions for youth (ages 13-21) with emotional, mental health, or behavioral issues to help them express what they have been through and share concerns. Rap sessions, guest speakers, literature, newsletter and phone help. Meets Mon., 5-7pm, Family Support Organization of Essex County, 60 Evergreen Place, Suite 407, East Orange. Before attending call Jacquelyn Oliver 973-395-1441 (day).

GLOUCESTER

Independent Survivors * Support group to help consumers socialize, help one another and advocate for each other. Phone help, literature, buddy system and pen pals. Meeting times and location vary. For meeting information call 609-506-7987. E-mail: angelgambone@yahoo.com or izzie996@hotmail.com

Up Your Alley Self-Help Center * Consumer-run self-help center that provides socialization, support, advocacy, peer employment support group, rap sessions and guest speakers. Up Your Alley Self-Help Center, 8 Liberty St., Glassboro. For meeting information and hours call 856-881-2204. E-mail: pleary@cspnj.org

Youth Partnership Group * Adult supervised activities for youth (ages 13-21) with complex emotional, mental health, or behavioral issues to help them express what they have been through and share concerns. Rap sessions. Meets Mon., 6-8pm, 445 Woodbury-Glassboro Rd., Suite 1, Woodbury Call 856-507-9400 (day). Website: http://www.cgsfso.com E-mail: dcalderon@cgsfso.com

HUDSON

Hudson County Self-Help Center * Professionally-run. Socialization, recreation and support for mental health consumers. Hudson County Self-Help Center, 880 Bergen Ave., Suite 605, 6th Floor, Jersey City. For meeting information and hours call 201-420-8013. E-mail: pbaker@cspnj.org or pamathudson@gmail.com

NAMI NJ en Espanol of Hudson County * (Spanish) Support and advocacy for family and friends of those with a mental illness and for mental health consumers who attend. Meets 1st Wed., 6:30-8pm (except Aug.), Catholic Charities Service Office, 2201 Bergenline Ave., 2nd Floor, Union City. Call Martha Silva  1-888-803-3413. E-mail: naminjenespanol@msn.com

Schizophrenics Anonymous * Support and information for individuals with schizophrenia. Meets Tues., 5-6pm, Hudson County Self-Help Center, 880 Bergen Ave., Suite 605, 6th Floor, Jersey City. Call Pam 201-420-8013.

Youth Partnership Group * Adult supervised activities for youth (ages 13-21) with complex emotional, mental health, or behavioral issues to help them express what they have been through and share concerns. Rap sessions. Meets Mon., 5-7pm, Family Support Organization of Hudson County, 895 Bergen Ave., Jersey City. Call Jason 201-915-5140 (day).

HUNTERDON

Getting Together Self-Help Center * Consumer-run drop-in center for mental health consumers.  Educational series, social, and advocacy. Getting Together Self-Help Center, Flemington.  For meeting information and hours call Eileen 908-806-8202. E-mail: gt52eastmain@gmail.com

NAMI Hunterdon * Support, information and systems advocacy for anyone affected by mental illness (individuals, families and friends). Spring and Fall classes for families: Family-Family (free 12 week course for families of adults with mental illness; NAMI Basics (free 7 week course for families of youth/adolescents with mental illness). General meeting 2nd Wed., 7pm and families only meet 3rd Thurs., 7pm, Getting Together Self-Help Center, 52 E. Main St., Flemington. Call 908-284-0500. Website: http://www.namihunterdon.org E-mail: info@namihunterdon.org

MERCER

NAMI Connection * Peer-led mutual support for anyone age 18+ with any type of psychiatric disorder, to include schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder, bipolar disorder, depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, any anxiety disorder, borderline personality disorder, other personality disorders and various eating disorders. Also welcomes people who are exploring issues around whether or not they live with a mental illness. Building is handicapped accessible. Meets 2nd and 4th Tues., 7-8:30pm, NAMI Mercer, Lawrence Commons, 3371 Brunswick Pike, Suite 124, Lawrenceville. Pre-registration required. Before attending call 609-799-8994 (day). Website: http://www.namimercer.org

Psycho-Educational Group * Professionally-run. * Education and support for persons   with a mental illness and their family. Meets Thurs., 6-7:30pm, Greater Trenton Behavioral Health Center, 31 Lexington Ave., Ewing. Pre-registration required. Before attending call Josephline Reyes 609-396-6788 ext. 227 (day).

Reachout / Speakout Self-Help Center * Consumer-run self-help center that offers mutual support and socialization for mental health consumers. Advocacy, education, social activities, and referrals. Reachout / Speakout Self-Help Center, 2100 E. State St. Extension, Hamilton. For meeting information and hours call Self-Help Center 609-586-2551. E-mail: hwilliams@cspnj.org

Youth Partnership Group * Adult supervised activities for youth (ages 13-21) with complex emotional, mental health, or behavioral issues to help them express what they have been through and share concerns. Rap sessions. Meets Mon., 6:30-8:30pm, Mercer County Family Support Organization, 3535 Quakerbridge Rd., IBIS Plaza, Suite 400, Hamilton. Before attending call 609-586-1200 (day). Website: http://www.mercerfso.org E-mail: info@mercerfso.org

MIDDLESEX

CAMHOP-NJ (Chinese Mental Health Self-Help Group; ENGLISH/MANDARIN AND CANTONESE) (BILINGUAL) * Mutual support group for individuals of Chinese American origin with mental illnesses. Before attending call Maggie Luo 732-940-0991 (day). Website: http://www.naminj.org/programs/multicultural/camhop  E-mail: mluo@naminj.org

Edison Meets 2nd Thurs., 7-8:20pm, University Behavioral Healthcare, 100 Metroplex Dr., Suite 200.

Piscataway Meets 4th Thurs., 7-8:30pm, University Behavioral Healthcare, 671 Hoes Lane West, Room C-101.

 

Casual Outing Club * Support, education and social activities for mental health consumers of all ages. Building is handicapped accessible. Meets Wed., 6:30pm, Highland Park Reformed Church, 19 South 2nd Ave., Highland Park. Before attending call Esther Bergknoff 732-715-8477.

 

Moving Forward Self-Help Center * Consumer-run self-help center that offers socialization and support for adults with a mental health issue or other special needs. Includes Peer Employment, Wellness and Recovery Support Groups and others. Handicapped accessible. Moving Forward, 25 Elizabeth St., Second Floor, New Brunswick.  For meeting information and hours all 732-317-2920. Website: http://www.movingforwardshc.org E-mail: ekravitz@scpnj.org

Peer to Peer * Support and confidential discussion of concerns for mental health consumers. Meetings vary, Moving Forward Self-Help Center, 35 Elizabeth St., 2nd Floor, Suite B, New Brunswick. For meeting information call 732-317-2920 (day). Website: http://www.cspnj.org

Spiritual Peer Support Group * Christian-based. * Peer support for persons who are suffering from any kind of psychiatric symptoms including anxiety, depression, bipolar, post-partum stress disorder and schizophrenia. Open to people of any faith. Guest speakers. Building is handicapped accessible. Meets Tues., 8-9pm and Fri., 4-5pm (except June, July, Aug.), Reformed Church of Highland Park, 19 South 2nd Ave., Highland Park. Call church to confirm meeting 732-249-7349 (day).

Youth Adult Social Group * Support and social group for mental health consumers. Activities. Meetings vary, Rutgers University, College Ave., New Brunswick. Before attending call Sam Hartman 732-567-0073.

Youth Partnership Group * Adult supervised activities for youth (ages 13-21) with complex emotional, mental health, or behavioral issues to help them express what they have been through and share concerns. Educational series, advocacy, social group, newsletter, phone help and buddy system. Meets Fri., 6-8pm, Family Support Organization of Middlesex County, 1 Ethel Rd., Edison. Pre-registration required. Before attending call 732-287-8701 (day). Website: http://www.fsomiddlesexcounty.net

MONMOUTH

C.A.R.E. Center (Consumer Advocacy Recreation Exchange) * Consumer-run self-help center for mental health consumers to provide support and socialization. C.A.R.E. Center, 80 Steiner Ave., Neptune City.  For meeting information and hours call 732-455-5358 (day). E-mail: dcrowell@cspnj.org

Freehold Self-Help Center * Consumer-run drop-in center for mental health consumers. Rap sessions, social, educational and employment resources for persons with disabilities. Freehold Self-Help Center, 17 Bannard St., Suite 22, Freehold. For meeting information and hours call 732-625-9485. E-mail: lnegron@cspnj.org

Hearing Voices * Support for persons who hear voices or have unusual experiences. Group will discuss techniques to help individuals deal with their voices. Families, friends and professionals welcome. Rap sessions and literature. Building is handicapped accessible. Website: http://www.cspnj.org

Freehold Meets 1st and 3rd Thurs., 1:30pm, Freehold Self-Help Center, 17 Bannard St., Suite 22. Before attending call Melissa McLean 732-682-2510 (day) or Lois Miller 732-460-1280 ext. 101 (day).

Neptune City Meets 2nd and 4th Tues., 2-3:30pm, C.A.R.E. Self-Help Center, 80 Steiner Ave. Before attending call Melissa McLean 732-682-2510 (day).

 

NAMI Connection * Peer-led mutual support for anyone age 18+ with any type of psychiatric disorder, to include schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder, bipolar disorder, depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, any anxiety disorder, borderline personality disorder, other personality disorders and various eating disorders. Also welcomes people who are exploring issues around whether or not they live with a mental illness. Building is handicapped accessible. Limited transportation offered. Meets 1st and 3rd Tues., 7-8:30pm, Colts Neck Community Church, 25 Merchants Way, Colts Neck. Call 732-4NAMI-4U or 732-462-6448 (day). Website: http://www.namimonmouth.org

 

“No Stigma” Network Support Group * Peer-led support for young adults (ages 18-30) and adults (ages 31+) with mental illness to integrate back into society without stigma. Guest speakers, social activities, phone help, buddy system and online e-mail discussion group. Building is handicapped accessible. Meets 3rd Sat., 10am-noon, Health Awareness Center, Star and Barry Tobias Ambulatory Campus at CentraState Medical Center, 901 West Main St., Suite 100, Freehold. Before attending call Shrabanee Shah 609-259-7139 (eve.) or 732-533-7632 (eve.). E-mail: onthego77@att.net or nostigmanetwork@gmail.com

Youth Partnership Group * Peer support and advocacy to empower youth (ages 13-21) with emotional or behavioral challenges. Rap sessions, guest speakers, literature, phone help and newsletter. Meets Tues., 6-8pm, Family Based Services Association, 6 Industrial Way West, Suite D, Eatontown. Call Jackie Brooks 732-542-4502 (day).

MORRIS

CAP (Consumer Advocacy Program) * (MORRIS COUNTY RESIDENTS ONLY) Advocacy group for mental health consumers and drop-in center. Meetings vary, Mental Health Association, 100 Route 46 E., Bldg. C, Mountain Lakes. Before attending call Tracy Cappiccille 973-334-3496 (day).

Hearing Voices * Support for persons who hear voices. Group will discuss techniques to help individuals deal with their voices. Building handicapped is accessible. Meets 1st and 3rd Tues., 5:30pm, Morris Self-Help Center, 1259 Route 46 East, Building 4, Door 4D, Parsippany. Call 973-334-2470. Transportation available, call before noon. E-mail: jrobbins@cspnj.org

M.O.M.M.I.E.S., The (Mothers Overcoming Medical Mental Illnesses Eternal Support) Group * Support for mothers with mental illnesses who have children of all ages. Rap sessions, education, guest speakers, newsletter, literature, buddy system and phone help. Meetings vary, 7-9pm, Parsippany Library, 449 Halsey Rd., Parsippany. Before attending call KimMarie 862-207-0422. E-mail: themommiesgroup@ymail.com

Morris Self-Help Center * Consumer-run wellness and recovery center for mental health consumers that provides support groups (including DBSA and Double Trouble), meals, work opportunities and social activities. Building is handicapped accessible. Morris Self-Help Center, 1259 Route 46 E., Building 4, Entrance 4D, Parsippany. For meeting information and hours call 973-334-2470. E-mail: jrobbins@cspnj.org

NAMI NJ En Espanol of Morris County (SPANISH) * Professionally-run. Mutual support for Latino families, parents of children and consumers diagnosed with a mental illness. Meets 3rd Wed., 6:30-8pm (except Aug.), First Memorial Presbyterian Church, 51 West Blackwell St., Dover. Call Awilda 973-252-9424 (day) or Martha Silva 1-888-803-3413 (day). Website: http://www.naminj.org E-mail: naminjenespanol@msn.com

Youth Partnership Group * Adult supervised activities for youth (ages 13-21) with complex emotional, mental health, or behavioral issues to help them express what they have been through and share concerns. Educational series, advocacy, social group, newsletter, phone help and buddy system. Meets Tues., 5-6:30pm, Cornerstone, 62 Elm St., Morristown. Pre-registration required. Before attending call 973 940-3194 (day).

OCEAN

Brighter Days Self-Help Center * Consumer-run self-help center that offers mutual support and discussion for mental health consumers. Rap sessions, socials and special celebrations. Brighter Days Self-Help Center, 268 Bennetts Mills Rd., Jackson. For meeting information and hours call 732-534-9960. E-mail: mlockhart@cspnj.org

Journey to Wellness Self-Help Center * Consumer-run self-help center offers mutual support, advocacy, rap sessions and training. Building is handicapped accessible. Journey to Wellness Self-Help Center, 226 Route 37 West, Cedar Wood Plaza, Unit 14, Toms River. For meeting information and hours call 732-914-1546 (day). E-mail: mgreen@mhanj.org

Youth Partnership Group * Adult supervised activities for youth (ages 13-18) with complex emotional, mental health or behavioral issues to help them express what they have been through and share concerns. Meets Tues., 6:30-8:30pm, Ocean Mental Health/Ocean Academy, 160 Atlantic City Blvd., Bayville. Before attending call 609-693-4121 (day). Website: http://www.ocfso.org

PASSAIC

Consumer Parents Men’s Support Group Professionally-run. (SPANISH) Support and socialization for adult men who have been diagnosed with a mental illness who are parents or caregivers. Opportunity to share ideas and experiences. Meets 1st and  3rd Wed.,  10am-noon, Mental Health Association, 404 Clifton Ave., Passaic. Pre-registration required. Before attending call Yolanda Cobos 973-478-4444 ext. 14 (day).

Consumer Parents Women’s Support Group Professionally-run. (SPANISH) Support and socialization for adult women who have been diagnosed with a mental illness who are parents or caregivers. Opportunity to share ideas and experiences. Meets 2nd and 4th Fri., 10am-noon, Mental Health Association, 404 Clifton Ave., Passaic. Pre-registration required. Before attending call Yolanda Cobos 973-478-4444 ext. 14 (day).

Our House Self-Help Center * Consumer-run self-help center that provides mutual support for mental health consumers. Our House Self-help Center, 750 Broadway, 2nd Floor, Paterson. For meeting information and hours call 973-553-1101. E-mail: mdiaz@cspnj.org

Social Connections * Consumer-run self-help center that provides mutual support for mental health care consumers. Rap groups, social activities, meeting new friends. Vanderhoef House, 1 Westervelt Ave., Weaslebrook Park, Clifton. For meeting information and hours call 973-778-8810. E-mail: awright@cspnj.org

(Group forming) Persons with Mental Health Issues * There is someone who is interested in starting a self-help group for persons with any type of mental illness, including borderline personality disorder, and their families. If you are interested in helping to start the group or in attending the group once it starts, contact the Clearinghouse at 1-800-367-6274.

SALEM

NAMI of Salem * Support and advocacy group for mental health consumers. Meets 1st Wed., 7pm, Union Presbyterian Church, 254 Shell Rd., Carney’s Point. Call Virginia 856-769-2492. E-mail: jyudolf@hotmail.com

New Dimensions * Consumer-run self-help center that offers support and socialization for mental health consumers. Arts and crafts, mental health education, peer employment support group and lending library. Building is handicapped accessible. New Dimensions, 77 West Broadway, Salem.  For meeting information and hours call 856-279-2753 (day).      E-mail: njones@cspnj.org

Youth Partnership Group * Adult supervised activities for youth (ages 13-21) with complex emotional, mental health, or behavioral issues to help them express what they have been through and share concerns. Educational series, advocacy, social group, newsletter, phone help and buddy system. Meets Thurs., 6-8pm, Healthcare Commons, 500 South Pennsville-Auburn Rd., Carney’s Point. Call 856-507-9400 (day). Website: http://www.cgsfso.com E-mail: dcalderon@cgsfso.com

SOMERSET

Boys Youth Partnership Group Adult supervised activities for boys (ages 13-21) with complex emotional, mental health or behavioral issues to help them express what they have been through and share concerns. Building is handicapped accessible. Transportation available upon request. Meets 1st Fri., 5:30-7:30pm, Empower Family Success Center, 34 West Main St., 2nd Floor, Somerville. Before attending call 908-213-9932 (day). Website: http://www.fso-hsw.org

Freedom Trail Self-Help Center * Consumer-run self-help center that provides socializing and support for mental health consumers. Freedom Trail Self-Help Center, 166 W. Main St., (rear of building), Somerville.  For meeting information and hours call 908-722-5778. E-mail: lstone@cspnj.org

SUSSEX

A Way To Freedom Self-Help Center * Consumer-run self-help center where mental health consumers are able to support each other. Advocacy, education, socialization and recreation. Mutual sharing, rap sessions, literature, guest speakers, phone help, food bank, MICA (mental illness chemically addicted) support and part-time consumer employment opportunities. A Way To Freedom, 29 Trinity Street, Newton. For meeting information and hours call 973-300-0830. E-mail: bmcteague@cspnj.org

NAMI Connection Recovery support group for people living with a mental illness. Meets 2nd and 4th Mon., 7-8:30pm, A Way To Freedom Self-Help Center, 29 Trinity St. (entrance in back of building), Newton. Call 973-214-0632. E-mail: nami.sussex@yahoo.com

NAMI Connections Veterans Support Group Support for veterans recovering from post-traumatic stress disorder or other effects from serving in combat. Building is handicapped accessible. Meets 1st and 3rd Tues., 7-9pm, Bridgeway Rehabilitation Services, 93 Stickles Pond Rd., Andover Township. Call 973-214-0632. E-mail: nami.sussex@yahoo.com

Youth Partnership Group * Adult supervised activities for youth (ages 13-21) with complex emotional, mental health, or behavioral issues to help them express what they have been through and share concerns. Educational series, advocacy, social group, newsletter, phone help and buddy system. Meets Fri., 5-6:30pm, Family Partners of Morris and Sussex Counties, 67 Spring St., Newton. Pre-registration required. Before attending call 973 940-3194 (day).

UNION

Esperanza Self-Help Center (Spanish) * Professionally-run. Mutual support, social and recreational activities for Latino mental health consumers to provide positive interpersonal relationships. Building is handicapped accessible. Esperanza Self-Help Center, 2333 Morris Ave., Bldg. C, 2nd Floor, Union. For meeting information and hours call Jose 908-810-1001 ext. 319 (day).

New Beginnings Self-Help Center * Consumer-run self-help center that provides support for mental health consumers to establish a social network to share experiences, resource information, encouragement and companionship. Recreational and social activities, self-help group discussions. New Beginnings Self-Help Center, 60 Prince St., Lower Level, Elizabeth. For meeting information and hours call 908-352-7830. E-mail: jhaberer@cspnj.org

Park Avenue Self-Help Center * Consumer-run self-help center for mental health consumers to provide support and socialization. Park Avenue Self-Help Center, 333 Park Ave., Plainfield. For meeting information and hours call 908-757-1350. E-mail: alawson@cspnj.org

Youth Partnership Group * Adult supervised sessions for youth (ages 13-21) with emotional, mental health, or behavioral issues to help them express what they have been through and share concerns. Meets Thurs., 6-8pm, Family Support Organization of Union County, 1010 Park Ave., Plainfield. Pre-registration required. Before attending call 908-755-0090 ext. 15 (day). E-mail: info@fso-union.org

WARREN

Better Future Self-Help Center * (WARREN COUNTY RESIDENTS ONLY) Consumer-run self-help drop-in center for adults with a mental illness and/or clinical depression. Various support groups are offered including employment, WRAP, dual diagnosis, addictions, men’s groups, women’s groups, depression and bipolar. Meals offered. Transportation provided. Building is handicapped accessible.  Better Future Self-Help Center, 21 West Washington Ave., Washington. For meeting information and hours call 908-835-1180 (day). E-mail: ekbetterfuture@yahoo.com

Boys Youth Partnership Group Adult supervised activities for boys (ages 13-21) with complex emotional, mental health or behavioral issues to help them express what they have been through and share concerns. Building is handicapped accessible. Transportation available upon request. Meets 1st Fri., 5:30-7:30pm, Empower Family Success Center, 34 West Main St., 2nd Floor, Somerville. Before attending call 908-213-9932 (day). Website: http://w/ww.fso-hsw.org

(Group forming) Borderline Personality Disorder There is interest in starting a group for persons with BPD in the Phillipsburg area. For information contact the Clearinghouse.

STATEWIDE

COMHCO (Coalition of Mental Health Consumers Organizations) * Information, support and advocacy on mental health issues. Speakers and workshops. Membership $5/yr. Write: COMHCO, 408 Sussex St. Paterson, NJ 07503-1914. For meeting time and location, call Annette Wright 973-778-8810 (after 1pm).

CSP (Collaborative Support Programs of NJ) * Assists statewide in development and networking of mental health consumer/psychiatric survivor groups. Offers workshops, quarterly newsletter, conferences, system advocacy, and funding of consumer-run self-help centers, community services, technical assistance and supportive housing. Write: CSP, 11 Spring St., Freehold, NJ 07728. Call 1-800-227-3729 or 732-780-1175; Fax: 732-780-8977. Website: http://www.cspnj.org

NAMI Connection * Support for anyone afflicted with any type psychiatric disorder. Follows a national model, based upon shared insights and empathy. Groups are affiliated with local NAMI groups for education and advocacy. Offers trained peer facilitators. Call Jay Yudof, NAMI NEW JERSEY Recovery Programs Coordinator 1-866-464-3267.  

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Also see MENTALLY ILL CHEMICALLY ADDICTED, DEPRESSION, ANXIETY, OBSESSIVE COMPULSIVE DISORDER, GENERAL MENTAL HEALTHFAMILIES OF THE MENTALLY ILL

 

           

The New Jersey Self-Help Group Clearinghouse is a program of Saint Clare’s Health System and is made possible by funding from the NJ Division of Mental Health and Addictions Services. This website is made possible through the generous support of Medical Education Fund.