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On 01.03.17 • 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 2017. “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 12.14.16 • In Awareness On • by

Rates of opioid use, dependence, and overdose in the United States are reaching epidemic-level proportions. In this action plan, DPA outlines a robust response focused on effective treatment, harm reduction, prevention, and reducing the role of criminalization to optimally address increasing rates of opioid dependence, overdose, and other negative consequences stemming from opioid use. For more information please click on Drug Policy Alliance.  

On 11.01.16 • In Awareness On • by

As the temperatures turn cooler and the days get shorter, you may begin to notice something in the air other than a crisp breeze.  Flu season is upon us and it’s important to take preventative measures to stay healthy. We’re all familiar with the steps: wash your hands, take time to get a vaccine, and avoid close contact with sick people. While we all know the ways to keep our bodies physically healthy, do you know the ways to keep yourself mentally healthy? A great place to start is a mental health check-up.  Complimentary, Confidential Screenings Available Check yourself. This  …

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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  …

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