Family & Friends

In New Jersey:

National Alliance on Mental Illness of New Jersey (NAMI NJ)

http://www.naminj.org

NAMI New Jersey provides education, support, and systems advocacy to empower families and persons with mental illness.  Affiliate self-help and grassroots advocacy groups located in each county offer emotional support and information about treatment and community resources.

NJ Department of Children and Families (DCF)

http://www.nj.gov/dcf/

The New Jersey Department of Children and Families is dedicated to ensuring the safety, well-being, and success of children, youth, families, and communities.

Family Support Organizations of NJ

http://www.state.nj.us/dcf/families/support/support/

Family Support Organizations (FSO’s) are family-run, county-based organizations that provide direct family-to-family peer support, education, advocacy and other services to family members of children with emotional and behavioral problems. To access services, you may call these organizations directly or call 1-877- 652-7624.

Minding Your Mind (MYM) (Philadelphia area)

http://mindingyourmind.org/

Minding Your Mind’s (MYM) primary objective is to provide mental health education to adolescents, teens and young adults, their parents, teachers and school administrators. Our goal is to reduce the stigma and destructive behaviors often associated with mental health issues and illnesses.

National:

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)

www.nami.org

NAMI provides education, support, and systems advocacy to empower families and persons with mental illness.  Affiliate self-help and grassroots advocacy groups located nationwide offer emotional support and information about treatment and community resources.

The Balanced Mind Parent Network (BMPN)

www.thebalancedmind.org

The Balanced Mind Parent Network (BMPN), a program of the Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA), guides families raising children with mood disorders to the answers, support and stability they seek.

Child Mind Institute

http://www.childmind.org/

The Child Mind Institute is dedicated to transforming mental health care for children everywhere.

The Jed Foundation

https://www.jedfoundation.org/

The Jed Foundation’s mission is to promote emotional health and prevent suicide among college and university students.  To achieve this end, the organization collaborates with the public and leaders in higher education, mental health, and research.

Facebook and Instagram Guide: Help a Friend in Need

https://fbcdn-dragon-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-prn1/t39.2178/851574_196126063918794_1130524222_n.pdf

Facebook and Instagram are proud to work with The Jed Foundation and The Clinton Foundation, non-profits that work to promote emotional well being, to share potential warning signs that a friend might be in emotional distress and need your help.

School Psychiatry (from Massachusetts General Hospital)

http://www2.massgeneral.org/schoolpsychiatry/

This site contains information about recognizing and treating a range of mental health conditions in young people and making appropriate accommodations at school and at home.

Bipolar Significant Others (BPSO)

http://www.bpso.org/index.php

BPSO is intended to provide information and support to the spouses, families, friends and other loved ones of those who suffer from bipolar disorder.