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September is Recovery Month In its 25th year, Recovery Month promotes the societal benefits of prevention, treatment, and recovery for mental and substance use disorders. This year’s theme, “Join the Voices for Recovery: Speak Up, Reach Out,” encourages people to openly speak up about mental and substance use disorders and the reality of recovery, and promotes ways individuals can use to recognize behavioral health issues and reach out for help. Recovery Month spreads the positive message that behavioral health is essential to overall health, that prevention works, treatment is effective and people can and do recover. To read more please  …

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Why We Walk/Run Stigma from both mental illness and substance use disorders is one of the largest barriers to seeking treatment. Walk/run with us or be a sponsor to promote the importance of emotional well-being and recovery and to take a stand against stigma. ALL Ages Welcome T-Shirt for first 300 Registered Walkers and Runners Music, Games and Prizes from 101.5 FM Radio Big Yellow Van Face-painting for the Kids Prizes for Individuals Who Reach Specified Fundraising Goals Information Alley — Visit Organizations Sharing Info, Give-aways, etc. About the Walk  Sunday, October 5, 2014 Johnson Park, Piscataway, NJ Registration Starts 8:30 a.m., Walk  …

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Robin Williams was a famous person, a brilliant actor and comedian whose tragic death has ignited dialogue about mental health and substance use disorders. Over 18% of adults in the U.S. suffer from a mental illness. Mental health problems have no boundaries and can strike people of all ages at any time. If you or someone you know is coping with emotional challenges please reach out. Help is available. Please call the New Jersey MentalHealthCares Helpline, 866-202-HELP (4357) for emotional support and more information. Our professional staff can help determine the type of assistance that is needed and link you  …

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Peer Recovery WarmLine (PRW) )is a peer-run service providing ongoing telephone support to mental health consumers as they work towards their recovery. All calls are answered by peers who are trained, supportive mental health consumers. PRW is live Monday to Friday, 8 am to 10 pm, Saturday and Sunday, 5 pm to 10 pm, and holidays, 3 pm to 10 pm. At the Peer Recovery WarmLine we try to get to know you as a person and how you view your world. PRW uses the Intentional Peer Support model, which stresses mutual support of each other’s recovery and talking about your  …

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For a free, confidential Depression Screening,  Substance Use Disorder Screening or Anxiety 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. “Recent statistics from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention show that about half of American adults will develop a mental illness at some point in their lifetime,” said Carolyn Beauchamp, President and CEO of the Mental Health Association in New Jersey. “It’s important to learn the signs and symptoms of depression, such as changes in appetite, loss of energy  …

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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  …

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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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