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On 02.09.15 • In Awareness On • by

Lots of people interchange the terms “sad” and “depressed.” But feeling sad or having the blues is different than suffering from depression. Of course, feeling sad about many different things in life is entirely normal. Most people are sad when they experience a loss or disappointment. However, when the sadness becomes a feeling you have most of the day, it can be a symptom of something more. Intense sadness that stays with you for two weeks or more can also be an indication that you might be suffering from depression. Other symptoms include: loss of interest in activities you used  …

On 01.12.15 • In Awareness On • by

You are likely hearing a lot these days about “mindfulness” and what it can do for your mood and health. What is mindfulness and how can it help you manage stress and anxiety? Mindfulness is a practice in which you focus on the physical feelings of what you are doing and maintaining a moment-by-moment awareness. For example, walking mindfully is a practice in which when you walk, you focus on what you are feeling and seeing. You focus on the feeling of your feet touching the ground, the air on your face, and the sights in front of you. Pretty  …

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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Today, the Mental Health Association in New Jersey (MHANJ) is launching NJ Connect for Recovery, the only call line in the state dedicated specifically to individuals and families coping with addiction to heroin and prescription painkillers. This service provides a safe, confidential, nonjudgmental place that New Jerseyans may call to connect, grow and transform through a unique combination of supportive counseling services. The toll free phone number is 855-652-3737 (TTY: 877-294-4356). People calling on behalf of themselves have access to a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor. Those calling on behalf of a family member or friend are connected to a  …

On 07.14.14 • In Awareness On • by

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  …

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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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