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On 08.14.14 • In Awareness On • by

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  …

On 07.14.14 • In Awareness On • by

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  …


On 08.13.14 • In News • by

The Mental Health Association in New Jersey and the New Jersey MentalHealthCares Helpline recently participated in the NBC 4 and New York Giants Health & Fitness Expo. Kudos to our team members who spoke with hundreds of people throughout the two-day event. Highlights included: sharing information; making referrals; offering screenings and answering questions about substance use disorder, anxiety and depression; providing information about mental health and substance use disorder services for survivors of Superstorm Sandy; promoting the MHANJ’s upcoming Walk/Run for Wellness and Recovery; and much more. Several children of all ages came to play the “Riskland” disaster-preparedness education game,  …

On 12.19.13 • In News • by

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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