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On 04.10.15 • In Awareness On • by

For better or for worse, alcohol is a major part of American culture. Celebrating a milestone? Have a drink. Meeting a friend you haven’t seen in a while? Grab a glass of wine. But what about when alcohol creates a problem in someone’s life? Drinking is so common, it can be difficult for people to know where to draw the line. Some indications that your alcohol use may be a problem include: Drinking more than you planned Finding yourself craving a drink Wishing you could cut down, but not able to do so Facing problems that are a result of  …

On 04.01.15 • In Awareness On • by

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) or autism is a developmental disorder that affects a person’s social communication and interaction. Individuals with ASD also have restricted and repetitive behavior, interests and activities. These characteristics fall across a “spectrum” ranging from mild to severe. While one person may have symptoms that impair his or her ability to perform daily activities, another may have only mildly noticeable differences and have few, if any, functional impairments. To read more, go to Autism New Jersey at http://www.autismnj.org/ ‘The term, “mental health problem” covers a wide range of problems which affect someone’s ability to get on with  …

On 03.16.15 • In Awareness On • by

The Mental Health Association in New Jersey’s NJ Connect for Recovery Call Line was recently featured in a podcast, giving us the chance to share information and insights about the call line. Please listen and share. We extend thanks to our host, Tom Cosentino, Account Director from MWW and our representatives, Stephanie Mulfinger, Director of MHANJ Call Center Services and Don Hebert, Coordinator of Volunteers. Click here to hear the podcast. The Mental Health Association in New Jersey (MHANJ) launched NJ Connect for Recovery, the only call line in the state dedicated specifically to individuals and families coping with addiction to  …

On 03.16.15 • In Awareness On • by

The Mental Health Association in New Jersey’s (MHANJ’s) Call Center recently achieved a mark of distinction by attaining accreditation from Contact USA, one of the only programs in the country devoted to establishing and maintaining standards of service at crisis lines, warm-lines, and reassurance calling programs. “We are proud of the Call Center team’s commitment to excellence and also of the diligence and hard work involved in preparing the documentation for the certification,” stated Robert Kley, the MHANJ’s Chief Operating Officer. The accreditation was based on meeting rigorous benchmarks relating to a comprehensive overview of criteria, ranging from call center management,  …

On 12.15.14 • In Awareness On • by

The MHANJ is offering volunteer experiences with NJ Connect for Recovery for individuals who are in recovery or have lived through a loved one’s addiction. For more information, contact Don Hebert, Coordinator, at 973-571-4100, ext. 116 or dhebert@mhanj.org.

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On 01.13.15 • In News • by

The Mental Health Association in New Jersey (MHANJ) has launched NJ Connect for Recovery, the only call line in New Jersey dedicated to providing counseling specifically to individuals and families who are coping with addiction to heroin and prescription painkillers. This valuable new initiative has been established to help address the severe opiate misuse problem, which has reached epidemic proportions in our state. The toll free phone number for NJ Connect for Recovery is 855-652-3737 (TTY: 877-294-4356) and the website URL is http://www.njconnectforrecovery.org/. “NJ Connect for Recovery is an example of a private/public partnership. It is the result of collaboration  …

On 12.19.13 • In News • by

The Mental Health Association in New Jersey’s New Jersey MentalHealthCares Helpline is now serving as a gateway to clinical outpatient mental health and addiction services as well as inpatient substance use disorder services for survivors of Superstorm Sandy. Anyone interested is encouraged to call the toll-free number, 1-866-202-HELP (4357) (TTY 1-877-294-4356), for more information and assistance. This service is made possible through Social Services Block Grant funding from the New Jersey Department of Human Services. “We are assisting individuals who are having emotional distress by providing supportive counseling, crisis assessment and intervention, and when needed connecting callers to appropriate resources.  …

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