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On 02.02.16 • In Awareness On • by

All American adults should be screened for depression as part of their normal health-care routine, an influential panel recommended on Tuesday. The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force also singled out maternal mental illness for the first time by suggesting that women be screened during pregnancy and after childbirth. The task force, an independent body appointed by the Department of Health and Human Services, noted that major depressive disorder is associated with suicide and impaired ability to manage other health issues. “Depression has a major effect on quality of life for the patient and affects family members, especially children,” the group noted in its report. Unnecessary Suffering  …

On 12.29.15 • In Awareness On • by

When it comes to New Year’s resolutions, popular self-improvement efforts often focus on getting a better body, getting organized and spending less/saving more. Many may ignore that other, equally important part of wellbeing: mental health. This year let’s prioritize our mind as well as our body, and make a resolution for better mental health. At the Mental Health Association in New Jersey, NJMentalHealthCares will continue to promote prevention and self-care throughout 2016. “Our Resolution” is to make a difference, be positive examples, and inspire others. Here are some ways for prioritizing your emotional wellbeing in the new year and all  …

On 11.24.15 • In Awareness On • by

The holidays are in full swing and what a wonderful opportunity that is, for us to take some time to reflect and celebrate all the small and big accomplishments for 2015. Did you know that NJ MentalHealthCares Helpline Marks their 10th Anniversary in 2015 The Mental Health Association in New Jersey (MHANJ) is honored to mark a decade of service of the NJ MentalHealthCares Helpline which was initiated through Acting Governor Cody’s Mental Health Task Force recommendations in 2005. Since it was established as a statewide behavioral health counseling, information and referral helpline in October of that year, the service has  …

On 09.29.15 • In Awareness On • by

CVS/pharmacy will be dispensing naloxone in their New Jersey locations without a prescription. CVS is in the process of rolling out this new policy, so it is a good idea to reach out to your local store to confirm availability. Contact information for all CVS stores can be found with their online store locator. WOONSOCKET, R.I., Sept. 23, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — CVS/pharmacy, the retail division of CVS Health (NYSE: CVS), is reinforcing its longstanding commitment in the fight against the nationwide epidemic of prescription drug abuse with a number of efforts launching this month. CVS/pharmacy has expanded the availability of the opioid overdose reversal medicine, naloxone,  …

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  …

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On 01.14.16 • In News • by

Taking a screening is one of the quickest and easiest ways to determine whether you are experiencing symptoms of a mental health condition. Mental health conditions, such as depression or anxiety, are real, common and treatable. And recovery is possible. But not all of us think about our mental health enough. Depression is a gripping mental illness that can have a huge impact on a person’s life. From young adults to the elderly and across all races, nearly one in 10 people in the U.S. suffer from depression. Many things can contribute to clinical depression.  For some people, a number  …

On 11.24.15 • In News • by

Through a special education and awareness building initiative, the MHANJ has been working with Steve Adubato, President and Executive Producer of the Caucus Educational Corporation, and his team, to be included in television shows they produce enabling us to inform the public about our advocacy and programs. Please click below to view the shows. Carolyn Beauchamp, President and CEO, Public Service Announcement MHANJ’s Red Carpet Special, Evening of Excellence 2015 airing as an episode of One on One with Steve Adubato Carolyn Beauchamp, MHANJ’s President and CEO, Inteview on One on One with Steve Adubato Stephanie Mulfinger, MHANJ’s Director of  …

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