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On 08.21.15 • In Awareness On • by

International Overdose Awareness Day (IOAD) is a global event held on August 31st each year and aims to raise awareness of overdose and reduce the stigma of a drug-related death. It also acknowledges the grief felt by families and friends remembering those who have met with death or permanent injury as a result of drug overdose. Overdose Day spreads the message that the tragedy of overdose death is preventable. Wear Silver to show your support. For more information please visit http://www.overdoseday.com/ Amanda Bent, MSW, LSW, MPP, Policy Coordinator, from Drug Policy Alliance will be hosting an informational table at a rally being convened at Kennedy Park in Sayreville  …

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  …

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,  …

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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 http://www.njconnectforrecovery.org/. “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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