NAMI Walks – Join the Team!

NAMI Walks - Building Better Lives! May 13 at the Seaside Park Boardwalk. Checkin at 9, Walk starts at 10am!

Join the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) NJ for NAMIWalks New Jersey on May 13 at Seaside Park! Help raise funds and awareness, and enjoy performers and exhibitors. Proceeds help to provide free programs of support, education, and advocacy for all those coping with a mental illness and their families.

Join the Morris County Team – team walk captain Gail Schafran at

NAMIWalks NJ flyer. Event is May 13 at Seaside Park. Checkin is at 9, walk starts at 10!

23rd Annual Public Forum – “Celebrating You” – on June 12

23rd Annual Public Forum for Consumers and Families
5:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Frelinghuysen Arboretum
Haggerty Center
353 East Hanover Ave.
Morristown, N.J. 07960

Join us for an interactive evening that includes:

  • A Forum for public comment from you on the local human service system – What is working and what could be done better?
  • Personal stories of wellness and recovery
  • Presentation of the Terri Belske Mental Health Advocate of the Year Award
  • Music and entertainment
  • Community resources, local connections and information on wellness activities
  • Light supper

This forum is for consumers and family members, public officials, providers and advocates. For more information, please call Laurie Becker at 973-285-6852.

Cast Your Vote in the NJ Mental Health Poetry Contest!

News from NAMI NJ:

NAMI Poetry contest logo. Vote for your favorites by May 31!

We thank all the poets, NAMI NJ friends and families for getting those amazing poems to us for the 2017 NAMI NJ Dara Axelrod Expressive Arts Mental Health Poetry Contest. This year’s theme is “the process or processes you use to help you make it through the tough times.”

We received many worthy entries. After multiple rounds of careful reading, we finally selected the Top Ten Poems. The judging criteria consisted of:

  • Using the theme of mental health
  • The way the subject matter was handled
  • Originality
  • Style

NAMI NJ members and friends are now called on to VOTE ONLINE and help us pick the Top Three Poems. Support our poets and cast your vote by Wednesday, May 31, 2017.

All poems entered into the contest will be showcased on NAMI NJ’s Poetry Corner webpage in the coming months.

Thank you for your participation. Enjoy the poems!