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May is National Mental Health Awareness Month

May is National Mental Health Awareness Month

• 1 in 5 Adults have a mental health condition.  That's over 40 million Americans; more than the populations of New York and Florida combined.

• Youth mental health is worsening. 
 Rates of youth with severe depression increased from 5.9% in 2012 to 8.2% in 2015.

• More Americans have access to services... Access to insurance and treatment increased, as healthcare reform has reduced the rates of uninsured adults.  The greatest decrease in uninsured Adults with mental illnesses was seen in states that expanded Medicaid. 

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Youth Suicide Prevention

Youth Suicide Prevention

New Jersey has an extensive range of services and supports available for children, adolescents, young adults and families that are coping with suicidal crisis situations.

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There Is Help

There Is Help

1-855-654-6735

You are not alone. Need someone to talk to? The New Jersey Hopeline is only a phone call away. Specialists are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to assist you.

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Finding Mental Health Treatment In A Crisis

A wide variety of mental health services are offered at many locations throughout New Jersey.

Mental Health Crisis Centers

Getting the Mental Health Services You Need

Getting the Mental Health Services You Need

New Jersey Mental Health Cares is the state's behavioral health information and referral service. The staff of behavioral care specialists can use their experience and understanding of the behavioral health system to connect you to the information and services you need. Call 866-202-HELP (4357) from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.

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Managing HIV and Hepatitis C Outbreaks Among People Who Inject Drugs

Managing HIV and Hepatitis C Outbreaks Among People Who Inject Drugs

The opioid epidemic in the U.S. has substantially increased the risk of transmission of bloodborne viruses, including HIV and hepatitis C, through use of shared equipment. The CDC has prepared a guide for state and local health departments.

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Save the Date: Opioid Summit

Save the Date: Opioid Summit

The Department of Health will host a summit meeting on the opioid epidemic on June 5, 2018 in Bridgewater.

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Governor Murphy Advances $100 Million Commitment to Tackle New Jersey’s Opioid Crisis

Strategy Provides Multi-Pronged, Coordinated Approach

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NJMHAA Recognizes Mielke

NJMHAA Recognizes Mielke

Valerie Mielke, Assistant Commissioner of DMHAS, has been honored by the New Jersey Association for Mental Health and Addiction Agencies (NJAMHAA) for her leadership.

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Suicide Prevention Resource Page

The Division of Mental Health and Addiction Services has compiled a resource page for individuals who are in suicidal crisis or emotional distress.

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State Psychiatric Hospitals

The Division operates four psychiatric hospitals, one of which is a forensic center. Each admits patients from different regions of the state, depending upon each patient's individual circumstances. The goal of the Division is to ensure that the hospitals function in a similar manner. Some examples include organizational structure, provision of active treatment, community re-integration, implementation of evidence-based practices, and workforce development initiatives.

Ancora

Greystone Park

Trenton

Ann Klein

Upcoming Meetings and Events

The next DMHAS Quarterly Provider's Meeting is scheduled for June 7, 2018


Click here for Quarterly Provider Meeting Information

Last Reviewed: 5/23/2018