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On 05.03.17 • In Awareness On • by

National Mental Health Awareness Month is a time to recognize the millions of American families affected by mental illness and to redouble our efforts to ensure that those who are suffering get the care and treatment they need.  Nearly 10 million Americans suffer from a serious mental illness, such as schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, or major depression.  Unfortunately, approximately 60 percent of adults and 50 percent of adolescents with mental illness do not get the treatment or other services they need.  As a result, instead of receiving ongoing expert psychiatric care, these individuals often find themselves in emergency rooms, prisons, or  …

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National Prevention Week is an annual health observance dedicated to increasing public awareness of, and action around, mental and/or substance use disorders. Mark your calendars! SAMHSA’s next National Prevention Week will be from May 14 to 20, 2017. Each year around this observance, communities and organizations across the country come together to raise awareness about the importance of substance use prevention and positive mental health. Learn more about National Prevention Week. Theme of NPW 2017: “Making Each Day Count” New information all week about each “Daily Health Theme” Prevention of Youth Tobacco Use: Monday, May 15 Prevention of Underage Drinking  …

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May is Mental Health Month (MHM) was started 68 years ago by Mental Health America to raise awareness about mental health conditions and the importance of good mental health for everyone. This year’s theme for MHM—Risky Business—is a call to educate ourselves and others about habits and behaviors that increase the risk of developing or exacerbating mental illnesses, or could be signs of mental health problems themselves. When you or someone you love is dealing with a mental health concern, sometimes it’s a lot to handle. It’s important to remember that mental health is essential to everyone’s overall health and  …

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Life-saving Naloxone is becoming widely available in New Jersey without a prescription. Naloxone, often sold under the brand name Narcan, is a nasal or injected medicine that can reverse the effects of heroin or opiate drugs in minutes. Click here to read more about Acme access to nalaxone. Click here to read more about Walgreens to nalaxone. Click here to read about CVS to nalaxone. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse  “Naloxone is a medication designed to rapidly reverse opioid overdose. It is an opioid antagonist—meaning that it binds to opioid receptors and can reverse and block the  …

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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. The Mental Health Association in New Jersey’s NJMentalHealthCares Helpline offers free, anonymous online mental health screenings in cooperation with Mental Health America. Self-assessments are available for depression, anxiety, substance abuse, PTSD and bipolar disorder, as well as screens for youth and parents. Taking a screening is one of the quickest and easiest ways to determine whether you are experiencing symptoms of a mental health condition. Click here now to take a free, confidential screening online.  …

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