Symposium to address mental-health issues

The New Jersey Department of Children and Families will present the Hope and Resilience Symposia in collaboration with the New Jersey Department of Health, New Jersey Department of Human Services and Rutgers University, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. June 5 at Pines Manor, Edison.

In this second symposium in the Hope and Resilience Symposia series, presenters will focus on mental health and disabilities, the stigma associated with these conditions, and effective tools and techniques for treatment.

Speakers include Dr. Frederick Frese, a psychologist who overcame schizophrenia and works to improve the kinds of support and treatment available for people with mental illness, and author Kay Redfield Jamison, who has written a half-dozen acclaimed books on manic-depressive illness and suicide.

The registration fee is $27.50.

For questions, call Dalynn Knigge of the Rutgers Office of Continuing Professional Education at 732-932-9271 ext. 622 or email