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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

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  …

On 12.09.14 • In Awareness On • by

There’s a lot of pressure in our society to be happy, especially during the holidays. However, for many, the holidays can be a reminder of painful memories—like the divorce they are going through, the loss of a loved one or the distance between those they are closest to. Oftentimes, feelings of depression, anxiety and stress are likely to build during this time. If you have lost a loved one or are struggling with change in your family—this may be a time when the change may feel more prominent. Your family may need to alter a tradition or celebrate in a  …

On 11.26.14 • In Awareness On • by

As the temperatures turn cooler and the days get shorter, you may begin to notice something in the air other than a crisp breeze.  Flu season is upon us and it’s important to take preventative measures to stay healthy. We’re all familiar with the steps: wash your hands, take time to get a vaccine, and avoid close contact with sick people. While we all know the ways to keep our bodies physically healthy, do you know the ways to keep yourself mentally healthy? A great place to start is a mental health check-up. MHANJ’s NJMentalHealthCares Helpline  offers free, anonymous online mental  …

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International Survivors of Suicide Loss Day can change your life. It’s the one day a year when people affected by suicide loss gather around the world at events in their local communities to find comfort and gain understanding as they share stories of healing and hope. This year’s gatherings will include a screening of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention’s powerful new documentary, The Journey. Additional programming is specific to each event. The programming may include presentations by loss survivors and mental health professionals, as well as small group discussions that bring together people who have experienced similar losses. For many loss survivors, attending  …


On 09.18.14 • In News • by

September 15, 2014….The Mental Health Association in New Jersey (MHANJ) is advocating for improving access to psychiatric care for New Jersey residents. The areas earmarked for improvement were identified through a recent research study conducted by the MHANJ. The MHANJ studied psychiatrist networks in health plan Preferred Provider Organizations (PPOs) in New Jersey. 702 psychiatrists were identified in networks. Network Adequacy Report Press Release September 15, 2014 Network Adequacy Report In-Network Exceptions for Insured Health Benefits Plans in New Jersey MHANJ Managed Care Network Adequacy Report Charts: Accuracy of Published Network Lists Chart.jpeg Acceptance of New Patients Chart.jpeg Wait Times  …

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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