Did you know that in New Jersey one-out-of-three women and one-out-of-four men have experienced some form of domestic violence in their lifetime? In addition, 29 percent of all domestic violence offenses occurred with children present (25 percent) or involved (four percent). That means that nearly 20,000 children lived in or witnessed a domestic violent situation! To help end the scourge of domestic violence and educate the public, the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence has once again claimed October as Domestic Violence Awreness Month. New Jersey has many support groups, shelters, counseling and other services for those suffering from the willful READ MORE
“The end of bullying begins with me.” The mission of PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Campaign is to unite communities in awareness of bullying prevention. PACER provides schools, parents and students with the educational resources and support to better respond to bullying behavior. Research has shown that bullying prevention programs in school decrease bullying by 25% (McCallion and Feder, 2013). For more information on what activities you or your agency can do to help raise awareness and decrease bullying, visit their website at www.pacer.org/bullying
The Mental Health Association in New Jersey is the new sponsor of the New Jersey Self-Help Group Clearinghouse. The vision of the MHANJ has always been to provide a community in which people with mental illness can achieve full potential, free from stigma and other barriers to care and recovery. MHA NJ strives for better mental health for children and adults through advocacy, education, training and services. The mission of the Mental Health Association in NJ blends well with the mission of the Clearinghouse. The NJ Self-Help Group Clearinghouse has always believed that people in the community, especially those who are dealing with adversities, READ MORE
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 READ MORE
Support and Education Groups for Those Coping with a Loved One’s Opiate Use Disorder 7 pm unless noted Mental Health Association in New Jersey in Union County, 2333 Morris Ave., Building C, Suites 206 & 208, Union, NJ 07083 NJ Connect for Recovery Announces: A Series of Support and Education Groups for Those Coping with READ MORE
October 18, 2016 – New Jersey Mental Health Players Interactive Performance and Group Discussion — The Mental Health Association in New Jersey’s renowned theater troupe, the New Jersey Mental Health Players, will present an engaging, interactive theatre performance on the topics of “Tough Love” and “General Wellness”.
October 20, 2016 – Healthy Detachment — Learn about detaching in a healthy, guilt-free manner.
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