See what's happening in May

Join NAMI New Jersey for the Take The Moment Campaign during 2024 Mental Health Month

In honor of May’s Mental Health Awareness Month, The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) and advocates across the country are raising awareness of mental illness and supporting individuals in their mental health journey. This year, NAMI New Jersey is helping emphasize the importance of normalizing mental health care through “Take the Moment,” the 2024 Mental Health Awareness Month campaign. View press release

Governor's Proclamation

NAMI NJ Events

NAMI NJ Mental Health Parity Webinar & Listening Sessions

Wednesday, May 15, 6 - 7 pm

"What You Should Know About Mental Health Parity"

Wednesday, May 29, 1 - 2:30 pm

"Mental Health Parity Afternoon Listening Session"

Thursday, May 30, 6 - 7:30 pm

"Mental Health Parity Evening Listening Session"

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NAMI NJ en Español Mental Health Conference: United to Heal in Community

Saturday, May 11, 9:30 am - 3 pm

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Contact Nelhy at to be added to the waiting list.

AACT-NOW Conference: Embracing Black Wellness

Saturday, May 18, 10 am - 3 pm

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NAMI NJ 2024 Poetry Contest Public Voting

Cast your vote by May 15, 2024!

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NAMI NJ Poetry Contest 10th Anniversary Celebration

Monday, May 20, at 6 pm, on Zoom

RSVP here

NAMI NJ Signature Programs

NAMI Family & Friends

Thursday, May 2, at 6:30 pm

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Mental Health Awareness Month: Presentation on NAMI NJ Multicultural Programs

Friday, May 3, 11:30 am - 12:30 pm East Brunswick Public Library

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NAMI In Our Own Voice

Wednesday, May 1, 6 pm at Red Bank Library

Wednesday, May 22, 5:30 pm at Fanwood - Scotch Plains Rotary Club, Darby Road Public House and Restaurant

Wednesday, May 22, 11 am at Five Branches Senior Center in Woodbridge

Thursday, May 30, 4:15 pm - Mental Health Day at Gateway Academy, Newark

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NAMI NJ Online Support Groups

Find a Group Meeting in May

Community Footprints

Come visit our exhibit table!

Thursday, May


2nd Annual Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month: "Come Learn the Art of Tai Chi - Meditation in Motion"

12:30 pm - 1:15 pm

RWJUH Courtyard in New Brunswick

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Saturday, May


"Move More" Mental Wellness Community Day

9 am - 1 pm

Hunterdon Health & Wellness Center

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Thursday, May


Community in Connection: Peer Recovery Pop-Up

3 pm - 7 pm

North Plainfield Community Center

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2nd Annual Robert Wood Johnson Hospital Employee Health Fair

11 am - 2 pm

RWJUH Courtyard in New Brunswick

Saturday, May


Miki & Friends Open AIR (Attitudes in Reverse) - Health in Mind & Body

9 am - 11:30 am

West Windsor Community Park in West Windsor

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Saturday, May


AAPI Heritage Month Community Wellness Day


Thursday, May


Beyond Cultural Competence: Using Cultural Humility to Provide Accessible and Affirming Support Services

9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Middlesex College in Edison

Register here

Affiliate Round-up

NAMI Atlantic/Cape May

Saturday, May 4, 8:30 am - 11:00 am - NAMI Family & Friends, at the Tabernacle United Methodist Church (Co-Sponsored by Cape Assist)

Monday, May 6, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm - NAMI Presentation, Sponsored by Begley Law Group at the Flanders Hotel, Ocean City

Wednesday, May 15, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm - Mental Health Fair, at Wm. Hughes Technical Center, Egg Harbor Township

Wednesday, May 29, 8:30 am - 10:00 am - Stigma Free Breakfast, at Stockton University, Galloway Campus

Thursday, May 30, 10:00 am - 2:00 pm - Wellness Fair, at the Cape May Convention Center, Department of Health

NAMI Camden County

Thursday, May 9 - Children’s Mental Health Walk, hosted by Camden County Family Support Organization, Inc. in Cherry Hill

NAMI Greater Bergen

Please join IFSS of Bergen County and NAMI Greater Bergen for an educational workshop on:

Wednesday, May 8, 7 pm - Where to Start: Mental Health in a Changing World

Mental Health Toolkit Webinar

Register here

NAMI Greater Monmouth

Look for the NAMI Greater Monmouth Wellness Presentation on Tuesday, May 7 at 6:30 pm at the Brick Township Library Branch.

Look for our info tables at:

  • Friday, May 3 - Holmdel High School Transition Fair
  • Saturday, May 11 - Meridian Mental Health Resource Fair (Asbury Park)
  • Thursday, May 23 - Henry Hudson Regional School
  • Wednesday, May 29 - Allentown High School

NAMI Hunterdon County

Saturday, May 4, 9 am - 1 pm - Hunterdon Health Presents: "Move More" Mental Wellness Community Day and Fundraiser, at Hunterdon Health & Wellness Center Learn more

NAMI Mercer County

Saturday, May 18, 9 am - 12 pm - NAMIWalks Mercer County

West Lake Park, Lake Drive, Robbinsville, NJ 08691

Register here

NAMI Middlesex County

Intensive Family Support Services (IFSS) with NAMI Middlesex invite you:

Monday, May 6, 5:30 pm

Spring Speaker Series - "Disability Law: What Families Need to Know"

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Wednesday, June 5, 5:30 pm

Spring Speaker Series - "Ask the Psychiatrist"

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Saturday, May 18, 9:30 am - 12 pm

Wellness Painting in the Park in Piscataway*

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Monday, June 3, 5 - 7:30 pm

Meet & Greet Picnic in Edison*

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*Space is limited

NAMI Union County

Saturday, May 4, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm - Town of Scotch Plains Mental Health Awareness Wellness Fair & Walk, at Alan Augustine Village Green (Rain Date – Saturday, May 18)

Find Your Local NAMI NJ Affiliate

NAMI New Jersey affiliates offer support groups across the state in the month of May (and beyond!). Search for a support group at the link below. To learn more about an affiliate, please visit our website.

View Online Calendar

Get Involved!

You can also "Take the Moment" to make an impact on social media!

Share some of our graphics. Don’t forget to tag @NAMICommunicate on Instagram and Twitter and @NAMI on TikTok and Facebook and use the hashtag #TakeAMentalHealthMoment #MentalHealthMonth!

Download the toolkit

In Need of Help or Support?

Call 1-800-950-NAMI (6264), text "HelpLine" to 62640 or chat with us at

Call 1-800-950-NAMI (6264), text "HelpLine" to 62640 or chat with us at

NAMI NJ is working on expanding our HelpLine this summer.

Need Immediate Help in a Crisis?

988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline – Dial or text 988 if you or someone you know is having thoughts of suicide or experiencing a mental health crisis and get connected to a trained crisis counselor 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Crisis counselors listen empathetically and without judgment. Your crisis counselor will work to ensure that you feel safe and help identify options and information about mental health services in your area.

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