Mental Health Upcoming Events

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The Mental Health Council is working with area organizations on events and campaigns related to mental health. The following events and programs are currently offered:

Bereavement Groups

Imagine, A center for Coping with Loss

  • 244 Sheffield St., Mountainside, NJ 07092
  • (908) 264-3100
  • Imagine is a grief support center for children, young adults and families dealing with the death or life altering illness of a parent, sibling or child. The program is free.

First Presbyterian Church of Cranford Journey Toward Wholeness Bereavement Seminar

  • 11 Springfield Avenue, Cranford, NJ 07092
  • Register by calling Suzanne (908) 251-5641 or Pam (908) 964-3263
  • Virtual

Overlook Medical Center-Thomas Glasser Caregivers Center

  • 99 Beauvoir Avenue, Summit NJ 07901
  • (908) 522-6348

Center for Hope Hospice & Palliative Care

  • 1900 Raritan Road, Scotch Plains, NJ 07076
  • (908) 889-7780

Holy Trinity RC Church Bereavement Ministry

  • 315 First Street, Westfield, NJ 07090
  • Sister Terry Rickard: (908) 232-8137 ext. 1009
  • 6 week sessions

Cranford Alliance Church-GriefShare

  • 7 Cherry Street, Cranford, NJ 07016
  • Dave Lowrey, Ministry Leader: (908) 398-3860

Mental Health First Aid for COVID-19 Online

The uncertainty associated with a global health crisis like COVID-19 challenges everyone's ability to cope. This course will help you to build resilience and support yourself and others through this crisis by reviewing basic principles of providing psychological first aid, including how to recognize and manage stress in yourself and in others and how to lend support to family members, friends, and coworkers during and following the COVID-19 outbreak. Register for the class

NAMI Union County Family Support Group Meetings

Monthly Family Support Meeting via Zoom.

3rd Tuesday of every month, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

This is a peer support group led by trained facilitators for all family members and caregivers of persons with mental illness. To register – email Denise at with your name, town and phone number.

NAMI Connection Peer Support Group

Every Tuesday at 6 p.m. ET and every Wednesday at 7 p.m. ET

NAMI Connection Recovery Support Group is a 60-90 minute support group for adults (18+) with a mental health condition. Participants gain the support of peers who understand their experience and gain insight into others’ challenges and successes.

Please register by 11 a.m. ET on the day of the support group. There is limited attendance. Click here to register.

NAMI Spouse/Partner Support Group

2nd and 4th Thursday of the month

Gain support and share with others who can relate to your personal experiences. The group will follow the NAMI Signature Family Support Group Model and will be run by two trained facilitators. Participants must pre-register and be 18 years or older. Attendance will be limited to 15 people.

RWJ Hope and Healing-Hope for Health

The New Jersey Department of Health was awarded the CDC NJ COVID Disparities Grant to promote resilience and sustainability of the NJ DOH public health workforce as result of the pandemic. Hope for Health is based on the SAMHSA Crisis Counseling Program model key principles: strengths-based, anonymous, outreach-oriented, and designed to strengthen existing community support systems. It does NOT provide clinical services but refers to existing mental health resources in the community.

For more information on IFPR’s Hope for Health program, please contact Tammy Reynolds at

Caring Contact Volunteer Listener Training

Our Volunteer Listener Training involves 54 hours of classroom instruction provided over the course of 12 weeks and over one full weekend. The course includes dynamic and interactive presentations by guest experts in active listening, grief recovery, mental health issues, and suicide intervention. You will develop the ability to listen actively, assess the needs of someone in crisis, and provide empathy and support. Volunteer Listener Training is taught by trainers who are long-time listeners and nationally certified instructors in Mental Health First Aid and Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training. Submit Application