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On 10.28.14 • In Awareness On • by

Mental Health America Mourns Victims of Marysville School Shooting Statement by Paul Gionfriddo, President and CEO “Mental Health America joins America in mourning the loss of those killed in the tragic shooting in Marysville, Washington. Our thoughts and prayers are with the families of the victims and hope for the full recovery of those who were injured and everyone who is affected by this horrific event. “At this point, we do not know the motivation behind this tragic and senseless act. But we do know that events like this will impact families, the community and the nation. “For years policymakers  …

On 10.13.14 • In Awareness On • by

October is National Bullying Prevention Awareness Month and it’s a good time for schools (including personnel and students), communities, districts, and states to take stock of current efforts to reduce and prevent bullying. Do current school climates make students feel safe, allowing them to thrive academically and socially? Are youth comfortable speaking up if they are being bullied? Are members of the community engaged and are the media aware of best practices when it comes to reporting bullying stories? In recognition of the efforts to improve school climate and reduce rates of bullying nationwide, the Federal Partners in Bullying Prevention  …

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Peer Recovery WarmLine (PRW) )is a peer-run service providing ongoing telephone support to mental health consumers as they work towards their recovery. All calls are answered by peers who are trained, supportive mental health consumers. PRW is live Monday to Friday, 8 am to 10 pm, Saturday and Sunday, 5 pm to 10 pm, and holidays, 3 pm to 10 pm. At the Peer Recovery WarmLine we try to get to know you as a person and how you view your world. PRW uses the Intentional Peer Support model, which stresses mutual support of each other’s recovery and talking about your  …

On 07.14.14 • In Awareness On • by

For a free, confidential Depression Screening,  Substance Use Disorder Screening or Anxiety Disorder Screening call the New Jersey MentalHealthCares Helpline at 1-866-202-HELP(4357) (TTY 877-294-4356).  “This service is part of Emotional Health Fitness Check-in, a new initiative of the New Jersey MentalHealthCares Helpline. “Recent statistics from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention show that about half of American adults will develop a mental illness at some point in their lifetime,” said Carolyn Beauchamp, President and CEO of the Mental Health Association in New Jersey. “It’s important to learn the signs and symptoms of depression, such as changes in appetite, loss of energy  …

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On 09.18.14 • In News • by

September 15, 2014….The Mental Health Association in New Jersey (MHANJ) is advocating for improving access to psychiatric care for New Jersey residents. The areas earmarked for improvement were identified through a recent research study conducted by the MHANJ. The MHANJ studied psychiatrist networks in health plan Preferred Provider Organizations (PPOs) in New Jersey. 702 psychiatrists were identified in networks. Network Adequacy Report Press Release September 15, 2014 Network Adequacy Report In-Network Exceptions for Insured Health Benefits Plans in New Jersey MHANJ Managed Care Network Adequacy Report Charts: Accuracy of Published Network Lists Chart.jpeg Acceptance of New Patients Chart.jpeg Wait Times  …

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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