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On 10.01.15 • In Awareness On • by

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”


On 10.08.15 • In News • by

As of October 1, 2015, the MHANJ has met the 12-month commitment for the one-time seed funding from Actavis plc to launch NJ Connect for Recovery. NJ Connect for Recovery will continue to operate, providing the same service, with hours adjusted to 12 noon to 8 pm, Monday through Friday. At other times a voice mail may be left for call back the following business day. Additional funding is being sought to reinstate the weekend service. The toll free phone number for NJ Connect for Recovery is 855-652-3737 (TTY: 877-294-4356) and the website URL is The NJCR Call Line has been  …

On 10.01.15 • In News • by

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  …

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