Virtual Support And Learning Opportunities
Mental Health Association in New Jersey’s Spring Virtual Learning and Support Calendars
Don’t let COVID-19 get you down! Many who are used to leaving home every day for work, social gatherings, religious services and school may be feeling anxious, isolated or bored. Many benefit greatly from support groups and individual emotional health sessions usually held in-person. The Mental Health Association in New Jersey (MHANJ) can help! Log in or call for insightful remote sessions providing emotional and family support and promoting personal development during this challenging time. Scroll to peruse our vast variety of no-cost offerings available from the comfort and safety of your own home through Zoom, Facebook, Skype and the phone. There’s a host of interactive and educational opportunities available to help keep your mind and connections to others going and growing. Please join us!
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Support for Individuals and Families:
Virtual Support for Families Coping with a Loved One’s Substance Use Disorder
The MHANJ’s NJ Connect for Recovery Helpline for Family and Friends understands how difficult it is to take care of your own needs when consumed with a family member’s substance use disorder. We’re here to help, with virtual support groups twice per week and a vast list of statewide resources. Click here for more information, the calendar and participation instructions. Click here for the list of statewide family resources.
Virtual 12-Step Meetings for Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous and Related Groups
Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) is an international fellowship of men and women who have had a drinking problem. It is nonprofessional, self-supporting, multiracial, apolitical, and available almost everywhere. Narcotics Anonymous (NA) is a nonprofit fellowship or society of men and women for whom drugs had become a major problem. They are people in recovery who meet regularly to help each other stay clean. This is a statewide directory of several AA, NA and related groups with contact information for virtual meetings and/or questions and support. Click here for more information, the calendar and participation instructions.
MHANJ’s County Virtual Support Groups, Educational Sessions and Programs – Open to Everyone:
Atlantic County Mental Health Association Virtual Support and Learning Opportunities
The Mental Health Association in New Jersey in Atlantic County has moved all services to virtual for the health, safety and well-being of all. There are a variety of support groups, sessions and topics to be explored. Click here for more information, the calendar and participation instructions.
Ocean County Mental Health Association Virtual Support and Learning Opportunities
The Mental Health Association in New Jersey in Ocean County is offering a variety of groups and programs covering topics such as Employment Wellness and Recovery, Recovery and Family, Grief Group and many more. Click for more information, the calendar and participation instructions.
Union and Hudson County Mental Health Association Virtual Support and Learning Opportunities
The Mental Health Association in New Jersey in Union and Hudson Counties is offering a variety of virtual support and discussion groups, including a 12 Step session for people with co-occurring disorders, relaxed discussions to connect and de-stress and many others. Select groups are available for Spanish speaking individuals. Click here for more information, the calendar and participation instructions.
MHANJ’s Intensive Family Support Services program in Union County offers a weekly support group for family members of people who have a mental health disorder. Join in by Zoom or phone. IFSS Click here for more information and participation instructions.
Support and Training for Peers and Professionals:
Virtual Support for Members of the Peer Workforce
Are you working as a peer? Are you looking to connect with others and talk about the successes and challenges of your work? Are you feeling isolated during this period of social distancing? Join us for any or all of these twice weekly zoom support meetings. Consumer Connections is a nationally recognized program which recruits, trains, and supports consumers of mental health services working to become providers of mental health services. Click here for the information, the calendar and participation instructions.
Virtual Learning Opportunities:
Understanding the Connection Between Faith and Mental Health: We Walk by Faith, Not by Sight
Webinar, Thursday, April 2, 2020, 2 — 3 p.m.
During this time of crisis and uncertainty many of us rely on our faith for support and stability. This webinar will discuss the connection between faith and mental health. The PEWS program. (Promoting Emotional Wellness & Spirituality) educates members of the clergy, lay leaders and houses of worship to better recognize when persons are experiencing emotional challenges, signs and symptoms, treatment options, and how to link members to available resources. PEWS embraces the mind, body and spirit approach while addressing the stigma surrounding seeking treatment, and, effectively bridges the gap between the behavioral sciences and theology. Click here to register and for participation instructions.
WRAP for a Good Life During the COVID-19 Outbreak and Beyond
Learn a process that can change your LIFE! The Wellness Recovery Action Plan® or WRAP®, is an evidence-based, prevention and wellness process that anyone can customize and apply to help make life the way they want it to be. It may be used by people in all kinds of circumstances, and by health care and mental health systems across the globe to address physical, mental health and life issues. Click here for more information, the calendar and instructions.