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On 03.31.14 • In Awareness On • by

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) or autism is a developmental disorder that affects a person’s social communication and interaction. Individuals with ASD also have restricted and repetitive behavior, interests and activities. These characteristics fall across a “spectrum” ranging from mild to severe. While one person may have symptoms that impair his or her ability to perform daily activities, another may have only mildly noticeable differences and have few, if any, functional impairments. To read more, go to Autism New Jersey at ‘The term, “mental health problem” covers a wide range of problems which affect someone’s ability to get on with  …

On 02.04.14 • In Awareness On • by

For a free, confidential Substance Use 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. We hope that anyone who has a question about substance dependence will take a few minutes to call. We need to spread the word that substance use and mental health disorders are treatable and that with help, people can often get their lives back on track. The Helpline also continues its commitment to serving as the state-wide resource for support, information and referral for emotional health  …


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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