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    East Rutherford Stigma Free Mental Health Free Trainings

    Bergen County is Proud to Be Stigma-Free!  

     

    FAMILY EDUCATION WORKSHOPS

    Presented by Comprehensive Behavioral Healthcare’s

    Intensive Family Support Services

     

    These workshops are for families who have an adult relative with a mental illness.

     Family Education meets from 7 pm to 9 pm at:

    New Bridge Medical Center:  Behavioral Health Building, Room E218

    230 East Ridgewood Ave., Paramus, NJ  07652

    If interested in attending, please contact Intensive Family Support Services: (201) 646-0333

     

    WEEK 1:  January 29, 2019

    OVERVIEW OF MENTAL ILLNESS

    Presented by Tara Glaser, LCSW, Asst. Program Coordinator of ALSP at CBHCare

    Discussion of Schizophrenia, Major Depressive Disorder, Bipolar Disorder and other mental illnesses

     

    WEEK 2:  February 5, 2019

    PSYCHOTROPIC MEDICATIONS

    Presented by Dr. Jack Dang, Medical Director at CBHCare

    Learn important facts about medications that treat mental illness

     

    WEEK 3:  February 12, 2019

    CO-OCCURRING DISORDERS:  MENTAL ILLNESS AND SUBSTANCE ABUSE

    Presented by Regina McKenna, LCSW, LCADC, Substance Abuse Clinician

    Discussion of widely abused substances and treatment options

     

    WEEK 4:  February 19, 2019

    THE HOW TO’S OF HELPING SOMEONE WITH SEVERE MENTAL ILLNESS

    Presented by Melissa Citron, LPC, Program Coordinator of ALSP at CBHCare

    Discussion of warning signs, treatment avenues, voluntary/involuntary hospitalization, discharge planning, communication tips for dealing with treatment providers, etc.

     

    WEEK 5:  February 26, 2019

    COMMUNICATION STRATEGIES FOR LOVED ONES

    Presented by Antonio L. Rivera, MSW, LCSW, LCADC, Director of Outpatient Services at CBHCare

    Learn how to improve communication with someone who has a mental health condition

     

    WEEK 6:  March 5, 2019

    THE STEPS TO ACCESS HOUSING IN BERGEN COUNTY

    Presented by Kristina Portella, LAC, PATH Coordinator

    Kristina will provide information about temporary housing (the Housing, Health, and Human Services Center), case management services, how/where to apply for housing vouchers, etc.

     

    WEEK 7:  March 12, 2019

    PLANNING FOR THE FUTURE

    Presented by Nicole C. Tomlin of Hinkle, Fingles, Prior, and Fischer

    Discussion of Psychiatric Advance Directives, Trusts, Power of Attorney, Medical Proxy, and Guardianship

     

    WEEK 8:  March 19, 2019

    FAMILY ADVOCACY

    Presented by a Family Affiliated with IFSS and NAMI

    One family’s recovery journey will be discussed, and suggestions/feedback about how to best

    advocate for a loved one will be provided.

     

    Michele Hart-Loughlin, Division Director

    Bergen County Department of Health Services

                   Division of Mental Health

           One Bergen County Plaza, 4th Floor

                  Hackensack , NJ     07601

     

                     www.bergenhealth.org

     

                        201-634-2745             

              MHARTLO@CO.BERGEN.NJ.US