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On 09.08.16 • In Awareness On • by

  September is Recovery Month In its 27th year, Recovery Month promotes the societal benefits of prevention, treatment, and recovery for mental and substance use disorders. This year’s theme, “Join the Voices for Recovery: Our Families, Our Stories, Our Recovery!” encourages people to openly speak up about mental and substance use disorders and the reality of recovery, and promotes ways individuals can recognize behavioral health issues and reach out for help. Recovery Month spreads the positive message that behavioral health is essential to overall health, that prevention works, treatment is effective and people can and do recover. To read more  …

On 09.07.16 • In Awareness On • by

Suicide affects us all — more than twice the number of people in America die from suicide than homicides, and more people die by suicide than car accidents each year. However, the overwhelming majority of people with intense suicidal experiences find their way through these tough times.   Their stories remind us, that suicide IS preventable… “Be the 1 to…” “Be the 1 to…”Ask (about suicide); “Be the 1 to…”Keep Them Safe (remove access to lethal means); “Be the 1 to…”Be There (be present, listen with compassion and without judgment, let them know you care about them); “Be the 1 to…”Help  …

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The September 11th National Day of Service and Remembrance is the culmination of efforts originally launched in 2002 by the nonprofit 9/11 Day with wide support by the 9/11 community and leading national service organizations. This effort first established the inspiring tradition of engaging in charitable service on 9/11 as an annual and forward-looking tribute to the 9/11 victims, survivors, and those who rose up in service in response to the attacks. The nation will mark the 15th anniversary of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. The anniversary of September 11 is a day of history, emotion, and reflection for  …

On 07.27.16 • In Awareness On • by

Is your teenager down in the dumps or does he/she have a more serious mental health concern?  Teens face many challenges and often feel as if they are being pulled in many directions. Click here for an article that may be helpful for teens who struggling with their emotional health. http://www.mentalhealthamerica.net/conditions/depression-teens If you would like to discuss concerns about your teenager or if you have any questions about mental health, Please Call our Toll Free Helpline: 877-294-HELP (4357), A TTY line is available for the deaf and hearing impaired at (877) 294-4356 Hours of operation are Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.  …

On 02.02.16 • In Awareness On • by

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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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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