On 07.17.17 • In Awareness On • by

Humor is a great way to diffuse a stressful situation. The stress of day-to-day life and all our responsibilities can often make us lose our sense of humor, even though it is a great way of coping with adversity and stress. Next time you find yourself losing your sense of humor at a stressful time, try these steps: Find a friend who makes you laugh. Work deadlines have you climbing the walls? Strike up a conversation with the office cut-up and get some laughs there. Sitcom yourself. Next time you’re in a jam, try to imagine how it would be  …

On 07.17.17 • In Awareness On • by

Life-saving Naloxone is becoming widely available in New Jersey without a prescription. Naloxone, often sold under the brand name Narcan, is a nasal or injected medicine that can reverse the effects of heroin or opiate drugs in minutes. Click here to read more about Acme access to nalaxone. Click here to read more about Walgreens to nalaxone. Click here to read about CVS to nalaxone. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse  “Naloxone is a medication designed to rapidly reverse opioid overdose. It is an opioid antagonist—meaning that it binds to opioid receptors and can reverse and block the  …

On 09.02.16 • In Uncategorized • by

Healthcare practitioners employ an array of modalities in the treatment of physical and mental health disorders. Medication management, therapy, exercise and other lifestyle changes are regularly recommended.  Often overlooked is an inexpensive option for the maintenance of good physical and mental health: nature. There is now a significant body of evidence supporting the mental health benefits of outdoor immersion. “Green therapy” known as ecotherapy, has been shown to alleviate symptoms of depression.  In the early 1980’s, the forest agency of Japan encouraged people to walk in the woods for better health. Known as “forest bathing” or shinrin-yoku, the practice was  …

On 01.14.16 • In News • by

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. The Mental Health Association in New Jersey’s NJMentalHealthCares Helpline offers free, anonymous online mental health screenings in cooperation with Mental Health America. Self-assessments are available for depression, anxiety, substance abuse, PTSD and bipolar disorder, as well as screens for youth and parents. Taking a screening is one of the quickest and easiest ways to determine whether you are experiencing symptoms of a mental health condition. Click here now to take a free, confidential screening online.  …

On 05.08.14 • In Uncategorized • by

For a free, confidential Anxiety Disorder Screening call the New Jersey MentalHealthCares Helpline at 1-866-202-HELP(4357) (TTY 877-294-4356).  If you or someone you know may be suffering from generalized anxiety or depression, call the MHANJ’s NJMentalHealthCares Helpline and take the anxiety disorders screening or depression screening. The number to call is 1-866-202-HELP (4357) (TTY 1-877-294-4356). The screening only takes a few minutes and provides confidential results and information on where to find treatment. Anxiety Disorder Screenings will be available starting May 8, 2014. Symptoms of Anxiety Disorder:Studies show that we spend about 26 years of our life sleeping. There’s a good reason,  …