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Family Support Group

for Adults with a Mentally Ill Loved One

2024-05-23 19:00:00 2024-05-23 20:30:00 America/New_York Family Support Group Cape May Court House - Storytime Room

Thursday, May 23
7:00pm - 8:30pm

Add to Calendar 2024-05-23 19:00:00 2024-05-23 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, Jun 10 8:30AM to 9:00PM
Tue, Jun 11 8:30AM to 9:00PM
Wed, Jun 12 8:30AM to 9:00PM
Thu, Jun 13 8:30AM to 9:00PM
Fri, Jun 14 8:30AM to 4:30PM
Sat, Jun 15 9:00AM to 4:30PM
Sun, Jun 16 Closed

Upcoming events

Thu, Jun 13, 10:00am - 11:00am
Sea Isle City - Public Meeting Room

Thu, Jun 13, 10:00am - 10:30am
Wildwood Crest - 2nd Floor Events Room

Thu, Jun 13, 10:00am - 10:30am
Cape May Court House - Storytime Room

Thu, Jun 13, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Lower Township - Public Meeting Room

Thu, Jun 13, 11:00am - 12:30pm
Cape May Court House - Presentation Room
Registration is now closed

Thu, Jun 13, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Upper Township - Events Room
Registration is now closed

Thu, Jun 13, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Wildwood Crest - 2nd Floor Events Room

Thu, Jun 13, 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Cape May Court House - Teen Area

Thu, Jun 13, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Upper Township - Events Room
Registration is now closed

Thu, Jun 13, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Cape May Court House - TLC Classroom

Rescheduled
Thu, Jun 13, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
New date Thursday, June 20, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Wildwood Crest

Thu, Jun 13, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Lower Township - Public Meeting Room

Thu, Jun 13, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Cape May Court House - TLC Makerspace

Thu, Jun 13, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Lower Township - Joseph Millman Room

Canceled
Fri, Jun 14, 9:15am - 10:15am
Wildwood Crest

Fri, Jun 14, 9:30am - 10:30am
Stone Harbor - Events Room

Fri, Jun 14, 10:00am - 11:00am
Sea Isle City - Public Meeting Room

Canceled
Fri, Jun 14, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Sea Isle City

Fri, Jun 14, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Wildwood Crest - 2nd Floor Events Room

Fri, Jun 14, 10:00am - 11:00am
Lower Township - Joseph Millman Room

Fri, Jun 14, 10:30am - 12:30pm
Sea Isle City - Children's Room

Fri, Jun 14, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Woodbine - Children's Room

Fri, Jun 14, 11:00am - 1:00pm
New venue Cape May Court House - Lobby

Fri, Jun 14, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Wildwood Crest - 2nd Floor Events Room

Fri, Jun 14, 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Stone Harbor - Events Room

Fri, Jun 14, 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Cape May Court House - Teen Area

Fri, Jun 14, 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Lower Township - Public Meeting Room

Fri, Jun 14, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
CMCL Outdoors - Bandstand, CMC Park & Zoo

Sat, Jun 15, 9:30am - 10:30am
Lower Township - Public Meeting Room

Sat, Jun 15, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Cape May Court House - TLC Makerspace

Sat, Jun 15, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Cape May Court House - Teen Area

Mon, Jun 17, 9:15am - 10:15am
Wildwood Crest - 2nd Floor Events Room

Mon, Jun 17, 10:00am - 10:30am
Sea Isle City - Public Meeting Room

Mon, Jun 17, 10:00am - 11:00am
Cape May Court House - Storytime Room

Mon, Jun 17, 10:00am - 10:30am
Lower Township - Joseph Millman Room

Mon, Jun 17, 11:00am - 1:00pm
Lower Township - Public Meeting Room

Mon, Jun 17, 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Cape May Court House - Presentation Room
Registration is now closed

Mon, Jun 17, 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Wildwood Crest - 2nd Floor Events Room
Registration is now closed

Mon, Jun 17, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Wildwood Crest - 1st Floor Events Room

Mon, Jun 17, 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Cape May Court House - Storytime Room

Mon, Jun 17, 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Cape May Court House - Teen Area

Mon, Jun 17, 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Wildwood Crest - Children's Room

Mon, Jun 17, 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Wildwood Crest - 1st Floor Events Room

Mon, Jun 17, 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Wildwood Crest - 2nd Floor Events Room

Mon, Jun 17, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Stone Harbor - Kitchen Area

Mon, Jun 17, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Wildwood Crest

Mon, Jun 17, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Cape May Court House - TLC Makerspace

Mon, Jun 17, 6:45pm - 7:45pm
Wildwood Crest - 2nd Floor Events Room

Tue, Jun 18, 10:00am - 10:30am
Stone Harbor - Events Room

Tue, Jun 18, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Cape May Court House - Storytime Room

Tue, Jun 18, 10:00am - 11:00am
Sea Isle City - Public Meeting Room

Tue, Jun 18, 10:00am - 10:30am
Upper Township - Events Room

Tue, Jun 18, 11:00am - 4:00pm
Cape May Court House - Teen Area

Tue, Jun 18, 11:30am - 1:30pm
Upper Township - Events Room

Tue, Jun 18, 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Cape May Court House - TLC Classroom
Registration is now closed

Tue, Jun 18, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Wildwood Crest - 2nd Floor Events Room

Tue, Jun 18, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Stone Harbor - Kitchen Area

Canceled
Tue, Jun 18, 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Lower Township

Tue, Jun 18, 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Cape May Court House - Storytime Room

Tue, Jun 18, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Cape May Court House - TLC Makerspace

Canceled
Tue, Jun 18, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Cape May Court House

Tue, Jun 18, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
CMCL Online - Zoom

Wed, Jun 19, 9:00am - 10:00am
CMCL Online - Zoom

Wed, Jun 19, 10:00am - 11:00am
Lower Township - Public Meeting Room

Wed, Jun 19, 10:00am - 11:30am
Cape May Court House - Storytime Room

Wed, Jun 19, 10:00am - 11:00am
Wildwood Crest - 2nd Floor Events Room

Wed, Jun 19, 11:00am - 1:00pm
Stone Harbor - Kitchen Area
This event is full

Wed, Jun 19, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Wildwood Crest - 2nd Floor Events Room

Wed, Jun 19, 11:30am - 12:30pm
Lower Township - Public Meeting Room

Wed, Jun 19, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Sea Isle City - Public Meeting Room
Registration is now closed

Wed, Jun 19, 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Cape May Court House - Board Room

Wed, Jun 19, 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Lower Township - Joseph Millman Room

Wed, Jun 19, 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Sea Isle City - Conference Room

Wed, Jun 19, 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Cape May Court House - Teen Area

Wed, Jun 19, 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Sea Isle City

Wed, Jun 19, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Wildwood Crest - 2nd Floor Events Room

Wed, Jun 19, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Cape May Court House - TLC Makerspace

Wed, Jun 19, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Lower Township - Public Meeting Room

Thu, Jun 20, 10:00am - 11:00am
Sea Isle City - Public Meeting Room

Thu, Jun 20, 10:00am - 10:30am
Wildwood Crest - 2nd Floor Events Room

Thu, Jun 20, 10:00am - 10:30am
Cape May Court House - Storytime Room

Thu, Jun 20, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Lower Township - Public Meeting Room

Thu, Jun 20, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Wildwood Crest - 2nd Floor Events Room

Thu, Jun 20, 1:00pm - 2:15pm
Cape May City - Events Room South,Events Room North

Thu, Jun 20, 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Cape May Court House - Teen Area

Thu, Jun 20, 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Cape May Court House - Storytime Room

Thu, Jun 20, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Cape May Court House - TLC Classroom

Thu, Jun 20, 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Cape May Court House - Storytime Room

Thu, Jun 20, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Wildwood Crest - 2nd Floor Events Room

Thu, Jun 20, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Lower Township - Joseph Millman Room

Thu, Jun 20, 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Stone Harbor - Kitchen Area

Thu, Jun 20, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Lower Township - Public Meeting Room

Thu, Jun 20, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
David Douglass Sr. Memorial Park

Thu, Jun 20, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Cape May Court House - TLC Makerspace