Announcing NEW Education Groups for Family Members Coping with Loved One’s Addiction

Do you need guidance and
support dealing with a loved one’s addiction?

NJ Connect for Recovery can help.
Announcing NEW Education Group Series in Four Counties:

Atlantic, Middlesex, Ocean, Union
Learn about the how to navigate the treatment system. Understand addiction from a “loved one’s”
perspective! Get guidance and direction for your own healing and recovery.

The entire family is affected when addiction is present. People coping with substance use disorders need intervention and services. Loved ones who care for them may be scared or confused and often don’t know where to go for support and guidance. The Mental Health Association in New Jersey’s (MHANJ’s) NJ Connect for Recovery Call Line is offering free Support and Education Groups that can help. Each group is facilitated by a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor or a Family Peer Specialist who is familiar with the effects of addiction on the family as well as the New Jersey system of care. These sessions provide a safe, non- judgmental environment offering proven, helpful strategies, about addressing addiction and recovery. Participants may also benefit from guidance and group support.

Schedule for Six-Week Series in Four Counties

Atlantic County
Education Group for Family Members Coping with Addiction of a Loved One
6 — 8 p.m., Every Thursday, June 1 thru July 6, 2017
Mental Health Association in Atlantic County
4 East Jimmie Leeds Rd, Suite 8 Galloway, NJ

For more information contact Tonia Ahern at tahern@mhanj.org or Christine Miller at (609)652-3800.

Middlesex County
Education Group for Family Members Coping with Addiction of a Loved One
6:30 — 8:30 p.m., Tuesdays and Thursdays, June 6 thru July 5, 2017
Wood U Project Recovery Center 27 Little Street
(in the building behind the first aid squad) Matawan, NJ

For more information contact Don Bornheimer at donbornheimer@gmail.com or

call 855-652-3737.

Ocean County
Education Group for Family Members Coping with Addiction of a Loved One
7 — 9 p.m., Every Wednesday, May 31 thru June 29, 2017

Mental Health Association in New Jersey in Ocean County 25 South Shore Drive
Toms River, NJ

For more information contact Hope Shawlinkski at hshawlinski@mhanj.org or

call 855-652-3737.

Union County

Education Group for Family Members Coping with Addiction of a Loved One
7 — 9 p.m, Every Thursday, June 1 thru July 6, 2017

Mental Health Association in New Jersey in Union County 2333 Morris
Avenue Building C, Suites 206/ 208 Union, NJ

For more information contact Pamela Taylor at ptaylor@mhanj.org or 855-652-3737.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Family Support Group Meetings for People Coping with a Loved One’s Mental Illness (Atlantic and Union Counties

The Mental Health Association in New Jersey’s Atlantic Union County’s Intensive Family Support Services (IFSS) programs offer upcoming Support Groups for families coping with the mental illness of a loved one.

In Atlantic County:

The IFFS Support Group meeting is held on the second Thursday of every month at 10:30 a.m. at the Mental Health Association Office, 4 East Jimmy Leeds Road, Galloway, NJ.

IFFS and NAMI meet on the second Monday of every Month at 7 p.m. at the Absecon Methodist Church, 100 Pitney Road, Absecon, NJ.

For more information call 609-652-3800.

In Union County: 

IFFS Supporg Group meetings are held every other Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. at the Mental Health Association Office, 2333 Morris Avenue, Building C, Suite 206 (second floor), Union, NJ.

For more information call (908) 810-1001, and ask for Joyce Benz, LCSW, ext. 310 or Parantap Pandya, MA, ext. 311.

“Too Much Stuff” Support Groups In Atlantic and Union Counties

The Mental Health Association invites those who may be experiencing clutter challenges to join our drop in support group.  This is a safe space for individuals who have an emotional attachment to things to learn and share.

Union County:  This ongoing support group meets every other Tuesday at 1 p.m.  — July 11, July 25, August 8 and August 22, 2017 at 2333 Morris Avenue, Building C, Suite 206-208, Union, NJ at the Mental Health Association in Union County. For more information call 732-226-7443.

Atlantic County:  The Atlantic County group meets the first and third Wednesdays of the month, at 1 p.m. at 4 E. Jimmie Leeds Rd. Suite 8-Galloway, NJ.  For further information, contact Carolyn Quinn at 609-652-3800, ext. 303

 

 

2017 Summer Union County Wellness Program and Support Groups
More than Just a Support Group:
2017 Summer Union County Wellness Program and Support Group Sessions for
Peers and the Community
 
Are you interested in improving your wellness and your outlook on life? The Peer Outreach Support  Team program of the Mental Health Association in New Jersey (MHANJ), in Union County, is pleased to  offer a variety of mental health and wellness sessions to help nurture and improve the emotional  well-being of our community. Sessions will be led by outside guest instructors and trained staff members.
Peer Outreach Support Teams provide peer-to-peer support based on each peer sharing lived experience  with his/her behavioral health and recovery. The following groups will be held during this Fall and Winter.  There is no cost to participate; registration is not  required. Each session is scheduled for a Tuesday* evening from 7:30 to 9:00 p.m., at the MHANJ in Union County’s location,  2333 Morris Ave., Building C, Suites 206 & 208, Union, NJ 07083, unless otherwise indicated below. For more information, please call 908-810-1001, ext. 318 for Nell Dixon or ext. 319 for Jeff Demuth.
*Please note that our regular meeting night has changed from Wednesday to Tuesday.

June 27 – LEARNING TO MANAGE ANGER CONSTRUCTIVELYJuly 11 – THE IMPORTANCE OF DIET & EXERCISE TO MENTAL HEALTH

July 25 – CHANGING NEGATIVE THINKING  

August 8 – SPIRITUALITY & MENTHAL HEALTH

August 22– EVENTS/TRIGGERS THAT AFFECT OUR MOOD

September 5 – LAUGHTER IS SOMETIMES THE BEST MEDICINE

September 19 – ANNUAL MHANJ POST WELLNESS PICNIC


Location of Groups:
Mental Health Association in New Jersey in Union County
2333 Morris Ave., Building C, Suites 206 & 208, Union, NJ 07083


For More Information:

908-810-1001, Ext. 318 (Nell) or 319 (Jeff)

Funding for Superstorm Sandy Recovery
Efforts through Generous Grants from:
American Red Cross Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Mental Health Association in New Jersey, Inc.

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