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Take A Stand is a call to action meant to bring attention to the issue of domestic violence for Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM).  By taking a stand we intend to remind the nation that there are still countless people–victims and survivors, their children and families, their friends and family, their communities–impacted by domestic violence.  We, all of us, should not stop until society has zero tolerance for domestic violence and until all victims and survivors can be heard. There are many ways to get involved- hold a local event, share information via social media–it’s up to you! Click here  …

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Depression is a gripping mental illness that can have a huge impact on a person’s life. From young adults to the elderly and across all races, nearly one in 10 people in the U.S. suffer from depression. Many things can contribute to clinical depression.  For some people, a number of factors seem to be involved, while for others a single factor can cause the illness.  Depression is a real and serious condition. It is no different than diabetes or heart disease in its ability to impact someone’s life. It can have both emotional and physical symptoms and make life very  …

On 09.29.15 • In Awareness On • by

CVS/pharmacy will be dispensing naloxone in their New Jersey locations without a prescription. CVS is in the process of rolling out this new policy, so it is a good idea to reach out to your local store to confirm availability. Contact information for all CVS stores can be found with their online store locator. WOONSOCKET, R.I., Sept. 23, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — CVS/pharmacy, the retail division of CVS Health (NYSE: CVS), is reinforcing its longstanding commitment in the fight against the nationwide epidemic of prescription drug abuse with a number of efforts launching this month. CVS/pharmacy has expanded the availability of the opioid overdose reversal medicine, naloxone,  …

On 07.10.15 • In Awareness On • by

  The Drug Policy Alliance is dedicated to making New Jersey a leader in drug policy reform. New Jersey’s ineffective and counterproductive drug policies have increased the harms related to drug use and wasted taxpayer money. DPA advocates for effective drug policies based on science, compassion, health and human rights in New Jersey and around the country. Learn more about our campaigns. In New Jersey, overdose is now the leading cause of accidental death. These deaths are preventable.  In 2011, the Drug Policy Alliance recently launched the Overdose Prevention Campaign in order to promote public health policies aimed at raising  …

On 06.02.15 • In Awareness On • by

We would like to extend a sincere thank you to all who participated in the SAMHSA “National Prevention Week!”  Please continue to follow our Facebook pages, as well as those of our community partners during National Prevention Week:                                                                                         Your support helps us send a message to all readers that here at the MHANJ we will continue increase public awareness of substance abuse and mental health issues. “The Voice of One, the Power of All”


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Due to the impending inclement weather, the Mental Health Association in New Jersey’s Fight Stigma, Walk/Run for Awareness that was scheduled for October 3, has been postponed. NEW DATE: The Walk/Run will be held on Saturday, November 7 at the same time and location. We look forward to seeing you then – Thank you for your support! If you have any questions please contact Stacy Greene at 973-571-4100, ext. 128 or Northern NJ Walk/Run Saturday, November 7, 2015 3 Mile Walk, and Certified 5K Run Oak Ridge Park, 136 Oak Ridge Road, Clark Registration at 8:30 a.m., Opening Ceremony  …

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 “NJ Connect for Recovery is an example of a private/public partnership. It is the result of collaboration  …

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