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On 10.28.14 • In Awareness On • by

Mental Health America Mourns Victims of Marysville School Shooting Statement by Paul Gionfriddo, President and CEO “Mental Health America joins America in mourning the loss of those killed in the tragic shooting in Marysville, Washington. Our thoughts and prayers are with the families of the victims and hope for the full recovery of those who were injured and everyone who is affected by this horrific event. “At this point, we do not know the motivation behind this tragic and senseless act. But we do know that events like this will impact families, the community and the nation. “For years policymakers  …

On 10.13.14 • In Awareness On • by

October is National Bullying Prevention Awareness Month and it’s a good time for schools (including personnel and students), communities, districts, and states to take stock of current efforts to reduce and prevent bullying. Do current school climates make students feel safe, allowing them to thrive academically and socially? Are youth comfortable speaking up if they are being bullied? Are members of the community engaged and are the media aware of best practices when it comes to reporting bullying stories? In recognition of the efforts to improve school climate and reduce rates of bullying nationwide, the Federal Partners in Bullying Prevention  …

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In recognition of National Bipolar Awareness Day, the IBPF is introducing our own version of Say it Forward: Say it Forward! Take the time today to educate one person about bipolar disorder. If that person does the same, and so on, think of how much change we can create.  Organized by International Bipolar Foundation. THE CHALLENGE: 1 in 4 adults lives with a mental health condition, but only 1 in 3 receives treatment. THE OPPORTUNITY: With treatment, individuals with a mental illness can and do achieve their dreams and live full and productive lives. When we separate false perceptions from the truth,  …

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World Mental Health Day raises public awareness about mental health issues. The Day promotes more open discussion of mental disorders, and investments in prevention and treatment services. The treatment gap for mental, neurological and substance use disorders is formidable especially in poor resource countries. Physical and mental health are intertwined. There is a real need to deal with mental health problems of people with chronic physical illnesses and physical care of mental health consumers through a continued and integrated care. Organized by the World Health Organization. See World Federation for Mental Health for annual themes. For a free, confidential Depression  …

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Held annually during Mental Illness Awareness Week in October, National Depression Screening Day (NDSD) is comprised of awareness events that include an optional screening component. National Depression Screening Day began as an effort to reach individuals across the nation with important mental health education and connect them with support services. Screening for Mental Health (SMH) pioneered National Depression Screening Day as the first, voluntary, mental health screening initiative in 1991. Mental Health Association in New Jersey cares about you. If you have been feeling sad, withdrawn, anxious, stressed, or out of control, we encourage you to take this completely anonymous  …

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On 09.18.14 • In News • by

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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