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On 03.16.15 • In Awareness On • by

If you find yourself focused on what’s wrong with you and others, perhaps it’s time to focus on what’s right. Try doing so and you’ll join the ranks of those who know the benefits espoused by the burgeoning field of “positive psychology.” Positive psychology looks at what makes people happy instead of focusing on disorders. The field has found certain truths about happiness that are important to remember, such as:   Money doesn’t buy happiness — unless you are buying something for someone else. Good social relationships, feeling happy, and having a strong character all contribute to the ability to  …

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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  …

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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,  …

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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.

On 12.15.14 • In Awareness On • by

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  …

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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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