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Family Support Group

for Adults with a Mentally Ill Loved One

2024-04-25 19:00:00 2024-04-25 20:30:00 America/New_York Family Support Group Cape May Court House - Storytime Room

Thursday, April 25
7:00pm - 8:30pm

Add to Calendar 2024-04-25 19:00:00 2024-04-25 20:30:00 America/New_York Family Support Group No registration required. Meets every 4th Thursday of each month. Cape May Court House - Storytime Room

Cape May Court House

Storytime Room

No registration required. Meets every 4th Thursday of each month.

All events are tentatively scheduled and may change. Please see the CMCL Events Calendar on our website, follow us on social media, and subscribe to our weekly eNewsletter for any and all updates.


Family Support Group for Adults with a Mentally Ill Loved One

If you or a loved one has a mental health condition, you’re not alone. Approximately one in five people are estimated to have some form of mental illness. The Atlantic/Cape May affiliate of National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) hosts free support groups for adults (18+) with a loved one living with a mental health condition. In this group you can gain insight from the challenges and successes of others facing similar experiences in an empathetic and supportive environment, and learn about resources available to you. The support group is led by NAMI-certified facilitators who also have a loved one with a mental illness. We get where you’re coming from. Learn more and register online by visiting namiacm.org, click on Support & Education and then Support Groups. You can also call (609) 741-5125 for more information.

Christopher Florentz, M.A. is a NAMI-certified Family Support Group facilitator who understands firsthand the challenges and difficulties of having a loved one with a mental health condition. His career in communications has spanned a broad range of industries in biotechnology, energy, government and publishing. A former adjunct instructor of communication theory and writing, Chris is a children’s book author, blogger and writer whose articles have appeared in a wide range of media including The New York Times, NJ.com and South Jersey Times.

Dr. Jeanmarie Mason is a NAMI-certified Family Support Group facilitator, educator and professional consultant in advocating for the rights of children and adults with disabilities and mental health issues.  She is an adjunct professor specializing in special education and inclusive practices for those with mental and physical disabilities, and works with psychologists, psychiatrists and family attorneys who advocate for those with mental health needs. 
Jeanmarie and I will be co-facilitating the support group. FYI, the following links are to a Letter to the Editor, which we recently published in the Philadelphia Inquirer about mental health awareness and the NAMI ACM Family Support Group, and commentary regarding the same on LinkedIn, a version of which also appeared in the South Jersey Times and NJ.com.

https://www.inquirer.com/opinion/letters/letters-to-the-editor-october-11-2023-20231011.html 

https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/mental-health-advocates-never-give-up-hope-opinion-florentz?trk=public_profile_article_view 


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AGE GROUP: | 18 or older |

EVENT TYPE: | Health | Education |

TAGS: | wellness | support group | support | mental health | health | family |

Cape May Court House

Phone: 609-463-6350

Hours

Cape May Court House

Mon, May 20 8:30AM to 9:00PM
Tue, May 21 8:30AM to 9:00PM
Wed, May 22 8:30AM to 9:00PM
Thu, May 23 8:30AM to 9:00PM
Fri, May 24 8:30AM to 4:30PM
Sat, May 25 9:00AM to 4:30PM
Sun, May 26 Closed

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Wed, May 22, 9:00am - 10:00am
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Wed, May 22, 10:00am - 11:00am
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Wed, May 22, 10:00am - 11:00am
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Wed, May 22, 10:30am - 11:30am
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Wed, May 22, 10:30am - 11:30am
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Wed, May 22, 11:00am - 12:30pm
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Registration is now closed

Wed, May 22, 11:30am - 12:30pm
Lower Township - Public Meeting Room

Wed, May 22, 1:00pm - 2:30pm
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Wed, May 22, 3:30pm - 5:00pm
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Wed, May 22, 4:00pm - 6:00pm
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Canceled
Wed, May 22, 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Sea Isle City

Wed, May 22, 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Sea Isle City - Public Meeting Room

Wed, May 22, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Wed, May 22, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
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Canceled
Wed, May 22, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
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Wed, May 22, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Cape May Court House - Presentation Room

Wed, May 22, 6:00pm - 6:30pm
Lower Township - Joseph Millman Room

Thu, May 23, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Wildwood Crest - 2nd Floor Events Room

Thu, May 23, 10:00am - 11:00am
Sea Isle City - Public Meeting Room

Thu, May 23, 10:00am - 11:00am
Cape May Court House - Storytime Room

Thu, May 23, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Lower Township - Public Meeting Room

Thu, May 23, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Wildwood Crest - 2nd Floor Events Room

Thu, May 23, 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Cape May Court House - Teen Area

Thu, May 23, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Cape May Court House - TLC Classroom

Thu, May 23, 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Upper Township - Events Room

Thu, May 23, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Lower Township - Public Meeting Room

Thu, May 23, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Cape May Court House - TLC Makerspace

Thu, May 23, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Cape May Court House - Presentation Room
This event is full

Thu, May 23, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Cape May Court House - Storytime Room

Fri, May 24, 9:15am - 10:15am
Wildwood Crest - 2nd Floor Events Room

Fri, May 24, 9:30am - 10:30am
Stone Harbor - Events Room

Fri, May 24, 10:00am - 11:00am
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Fri, May 24, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Woodbine - Children's Room,Events Room

Fri, May 24, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Wildwood Crest - 2nd Floor Events Room

Fri, May 24, 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Wildwood Crest - 1st Floor Events Room
This event is full

Fri, May 24, 1:00pm - 4:00pm
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Fri, May 24, 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Lower Township - Public Meeting Room

Sat, May 25, 9:30am - 10:30am
Lower Township - Public Meeting Room

Sat, May 25, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
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Mon, May 27, All day
Cape May Court House

Tue, May 28, 9:30am - 4:00pm
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This event is full

Tue, May 28, 10:00am - 11:00am
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Tue, May 28, 2:30pm - 4:30pm
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Tue, May 28, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
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Tue, May 28, 3:00pm - 4:30pm
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Canceled
Tue, May 28, 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Cape May Court House

Tue, May 28, 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Cape May Court House - Children's Room

Tue, May 28, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Cape May Court House - Presentation Room

Tue, May 28, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Cape May Court House - TLC Makerspace

Wed, May 29, 9:00am - 10:00am
CMCL Online - Zoom

Wed, May 29, 9:15am - 10:15am
Wildwood Crest - 2nd Floor Events Room

Canceled
Wed, May 29, 9:15am - 10:15am
Upper Township

Wed, May 29, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Stone Harbor - Events Room

Canceled
Wed, May 29, 10:00am - 11:00am
Lower Township

Wed, May 29, 10:00am - 8:00pm
Cape May Court House - Storytime Room

Wed, May 29, 10:00am - 8:00pm
Lower Township - Public Meeting Room

Wed, May 29, 10:00am - 8:00pm
Upper Township - Events Room

Canceled
Wed, May 29, 10:30am - 11:30am
CMCL Outdoors

Wed, May 29, 10:30am - 11:30am
CMCL Outdoors - Harborview Park, Cape May

Wed, May 29, 11:00am - 1:00pm
Wildwood Crest - 2nd Floor Events Room
This event is full

Canceled
Wed, May 29, 11:30am - 12:30pm
Lower Township

Wed, May 29, 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Cape May Court House - Teen Area

Wed, May 29, 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Cape May Court House - TLC Makerspace

Wed, May 29, 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Lower Township - Joseph Millman Room

Wed, May 29, 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Sea Isle City - Public Meeting Room

Wed, May 29, 6:00pm - 7:15pm
New venue Cape May Court House - Presentation Room

Wed, May 29, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Wildwood Crest - 2nd Floor Events Room

Wed, May 29, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
New venue Cape May Court House - TLC Makerspace