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On 07.13.15 • In Awareness On • by

The NJ Connect for Recovery environment offers an opportunity for the Volunteer to apply recovery skills, such as building supportive relationships, helping others, and living in the solution. Being a NJ Connect for Recovery Volunteer empowers individuals with hope and self-esteem to enhance lives and find new meaning. Helping the caller at NJCONNECT through shared experiences is what fosters mutual recovery. The MHANJ is offering volunteer experiences with NJ Connect for Recovery for individuals who have lived through a loved one’s addiction or are in recovery themselves. For more information, contact Don Hebert, Coordinator, at 973-571-4100, ext. 116 or NJ  …

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 07.08.15 • In Awareness On • by

The Mental Health Association in New Jersey’s Annual Walk is getting a makeover. The new theme is “Fight Stigma, Walk for Awareness.” This year, there will be two Walks, one in Northern New Jersey on Saturday, October 3, 2015 at Oak Ridge Park in Clark and one in Southern New Jersey on Saturday, September 19 at the Ventnor Boardwalk. “We are very excited about our new theme, which calls attention to the importance of fighting stigma, one of the greatest barriers to treatment for those facing mental health and substance use disorders,” stated Carolyn Beauchamp, President and CEO of the MHANJ. “We are  …

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When you think of depression symptoms, you probably think of someone looking sad and withdrawing from friends. While these are, in fact, some of the symptoms of depression, depression can also manifest itself in physical symptoms that appear to be unrelated to a mental health issue. It is fairly common for people with depression to suffer headaches. It also causes regular migraine sufferers with depression to feel the pain more intensely. People who typically experience back pain may also feel the pain more if they are depressed. Other ways that depression can manifest itself as physical symptoms are muscle and  …

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 01.13.15 • In News • by

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 “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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