On 04.08.20 • In Awareness On • by

The NJ Department of Human Services’ Division of Mental Health and Addiction Services, in collaboration with the Division of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, is pleased to announce a videophone helpline for individuals who are deaf and/or hard of hearing to access emotional support during the COVID-19 pandemic. Sign language users are able to communicate directly with our partners at ACCESS, of St. Joseph’s Healthcare System in Paterson. Individuals who are deaf and/or hard of hearing can call 973-870-0677 VP, Monday to Friday from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.  

On 03.20.20 • In Awareness On • by

Source: CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) The outbreak of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) may be stressful for people. Fear and anxiety about a disease can be overwhelming and cause strong emotions in adults and children. Coping with stress will make you, the people you care about, and your community stronger. Everyone reacts differently to stressful situations.  How you respond to the outbreak can depend on your background, the things that make you different from other people, and  the community you live in. — People who may respond more strongly to the stress of a crisis include: — Older people  …

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