NAMI Middlesex County in collaboration with Intensive Family Support Services of Middlesex County (IFSS) presents:
"Mental Health & Addiction Challenges, Healing & Recovery"
Speakers: Jacquese Armstrong, BA-Journalism, Poet, Writer, & Speaker
Michael Loftin, CCHW, Peer Specialist, Coordinated Specialty Care, Rutgers UBHC
Zachary Bribiesca, BA-English, W.R.A.P. Certified, Peer Case Manager, Middlesex County IOC program
Jacquese’s work has appeared in GFT, For Harriet, Black Magnolias Literary Journal, SZ, Linden Avenue Literary Journal, Blackberry: A Magazine, Anchor Magazine & Other Publications. Michael has worked for over eight years in the mental health and addictions field and has been a tremendous inspiration to many of his peers. Zach finds purpose, appreciation and acceptance in his lived experience of mental illness through the act of helping others with similar experiences, and in so doing, also works to eradicate the stigma. Hear from this panel of experts about how they manage daily hurdles, while accomplishing life goals, and helping others along the recovery path. Additionally, hear feedback about the difference between effective vs. ineffective communication from family members who have supported them as they’ve experienced remarkable achievements. Recovery is Possible!
Come to Rutgers University Behavioral Health Care at 671 Hoes Lane W, Rm. C101, Piscataway, 7:00- 9:00 pm to hear them speak.
Please park in lot C on the right before Rutgers UBHC main building or lot B on the left, across the street from the Rutgers UBHC main building. Parking permits are not needed after 6pm.
Other upcoming events include:
January 8, 2018
“Social Security Work Incentives: Tools for Successful Transition to Work”
Speaker: Elisa Cohen, The Family Resource Network-NJ Work Incentives Network Support program
Don’t miss this opportunity to have your questions answered about working while receiving Supplemental Security Income (SSI), Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI), Medicaid, and Medicare. The NJWINS program assists SSI and SSDI beneficiaries to start, continue or increase work efforts while maintaining benefits for as long as they are needed. The speaker will provide detailed information on SSI and SSDI Work Incentives, the Ticket to Work Program (TWP), and NJ WorkAbility. Also, receive tips on maintaining medical insurance, and information about available vocational supports to help you sustain employment once secured.
February 5, 2018
“Substance Use Disorders: Stigma, Treatment & Relapse Prevention”
Speaker: Deborah Riviere, Ed.D, Program Manager, Addictions, Rutgers UBHC
Science has proven that substance use disorder is a chronic brain disease that can be managed with medical treatment. However, only 1 in 10 Americans with a substance use disorder receive treatment. Addiction is highly stigmatized, and this stigma appears to be driving a current public health crisis. Psychotherapy alone has not been proven effective with substance use disorders, and specifically for opioid use disorders, relapse rates are incredibly high. This speaker is dedicated to reducing the devastation the disease of addiction causes individuals and families, and will share information on reducing the stigma associated with addiction, discuss treatment options, including Medication Assisted Treatments (MAT), and strategies to help prevent a relapse.
For more information contact 732-745-0709 or 732-235-6184.
To Rutgers University Behavioral Health Care 671 Hoes Lane West Piscataway, NJ 08854
New Jersey Turnpike (Exit 9 coming from South) Turn off at Exit 9 (New Brunswick). Follow Route 18 North toward New Brunswick and Piscataway. Cross over the John Lynch Bridge to the River Rd./Highland Park exit (jug handle) and make a right onto River Road (you will be heading away from Highland Park). About 2 miles down on River Road make a right turn at 2nd light, which is Johnson Dr./Hoes Lane West. Continue about ½ mile to Rutgers UBHC campus.*
New Jersey Turnpike (Exit 10 coming from North) Turn off at Exit 10. Follow Interstate 287 North. Come to Piscataway area. Take Bound Brook/Highland Park Exit #9. At Exit #9, turn left on River Road and proceed to fourth light, Johnson Dr./Hoes Lane West, and turn left. Continue about ½ mile to Rutgers UBHC campus.*
Route 18 Take Route 18 North over the John Lynch Bridge to River Rd./Highland Park exit (jughandle). Make a right onto River Road (you will be heading away from Highland Park). About 2 miles down on River Road make a right turn at 2nd light, which is Johnson Dr./Hoes Lane West. Continue about ½ mile to Rutgers UBHC campus.*
Please park in lot C on the right before Rutgers UBHC main building or lot B on the left, across the street from the Rutgers UBHC main building.
*From parking lot B, cross over Hoes Lane West towards flagpole, enter Rutgers UBHC main building to your left (last door) and obtain further directions from receptionist. Parking permits/decals are not needed after 6pm. I