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On 06.26.15 • In Awareness On • by

The Mental Health Association in New Jersey (MHANJ) and the Call Center’s NJMentalHealthCares Helpline, Peer Recover Warmline and NJ Connect for Recovery are looking forward to participating in the NBC4 and New York Giants 3rd Annual Health and Fitness Expo. One of the largest and open-to-the-public health events, the Health & Fitness Expo will be held at MetLife Stadium on Saturday, June 27th and Sunday, June 28th from 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. each day. Free parking will be available. To read more go to Come Visit Us at Booth 127 “GOT STRESS?” SPIN our WELLNESS WHEEL and WIN  …

On 06.03.15 • In Awareness On • by

Humor is a great way to diffuse a stressful situation. The stress of day-to-day life and all our responsibilities can often make us lose our sense of humor, even though it is a great way of coping with adversity and stress. Next time you find yourself losing your sense of humor at a stressful time, try these steps: Find a friend who makes you laugh. Work deadlines have you climbing the walls? Strike up a conversation with the office cut-up and get some laughs there. Sitcom yourself. Next time you’re in a jam, try to imagine how it would be  …

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 03.16.15 • In Awareness On • by

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,  …

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 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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