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“Strong As One. Stronger Together.” What is National Prevention Week? National Prevention Week is an annual health observance dedicated to increasing public awareness of substance abuse and mental health issues. Sponsored by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), the week brings individuals, organizations, coalitions, states, and communities together through local events to educate the public about the importance of preventing substance use and mental health disorders before they occur. Don’t miss the National Prevention Week 2016 Watch “Strong as One, Stronger Together” (video: one minute)!  New information all week about each “Daily Health Theme” Monday, May 16:  …

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MHANJ Highlights  the Importance of Speaking Up,  Theme of Mental Health Awareness Month Language typically used to describe mental illnesses or disorders may tend to be clinical and impersonal. These words, while useful for doctors or clinicians, often don’t do justice to what life with a mental illness feels like. This year’s theme for May is Mental Health Month is Life With a Mental Illness. It is a call to action to share what life with a mental illness feels like to someone going through it. Life with a Mental Illness is meant to help remove the shame and stigma of speaking out so that more  …

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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  …

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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,  …

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  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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