"At Mental Health America, we are deeply disappointed in the result of today's vote on the American Health Care Act (AHCA). Today, the sunny, flamboyant promises of better health care at a lower cost during a political campaign gave way to the cold, dark realities of politics in America..." - Paul Gionfriddo, MHA President and CEO (link )
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Street Outreach-DCF is encouraging providers to apply for this grant. Current Closing Date for Applications: Jul 11, 2017 Electronically submitted applications must be submitted no later than 11:59 p.m., ET, on the listed application due date. (link to grant)
The latest federal monitor report finds for the first time that the newly named Department of Children and Families has satisfied all performance measures on caseloads and in areas at the earliest stage of a family’s involvement with the child welfare system.
Deadline to apply: June 15, 2017: Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine, in conjunction with Hackensack Meridian Health/Jersey Shore University Medical Center, is looking to recruit 10 high school students, or freshman or sophomore college students, recommended by community leaders and/or guidance counselors, to take part in a 4-week summer Pipeline Program. High performing students from Monmouth and Ocean Counties motivated to pursue a career in medicine are encouraged to apply.
The attached outreach calendar is for scheduling an appointment for the following services; Health Insurance (NJ Family & ACA), SNAP(Food Stamps), GA, TANF and Utility Assistance.
May is Mental Health Month -- The Perfect Time for a Confidential, Telephone Mental Health Screening
In celebration of May is Mental Health Month, The Mental Health Association in New Jersey's NJ MentalHealthCares Help Line is highlighting it's free, confidential mental health screenings, completed on the phone with a behavioral health specialist. (more)
The Oceanport Borough Council voted unanimously during the April 20 council meeting in favor of a resolution awarding a contract to run the pool and snack bar to the YMCA. The pool’s future had previously been uncertain after its longtime operator, the nonprofit Oceanport Lions Swim Club, stepped down from running it in February.
...In the month since the show’s release, a rising chorus of mental health experts contend that too many of the show’s messages on suicide are inaccurate and potentially dangerous. Superintendents and school counselors around the country have issued warnings to parents that “13 Reasons Why” glorifies suicide and could lead to an increase in copycat behavior and self-harm among vulnerable students.
The Children’s System of Care (CSOC) serves children, youth, and young adults with a wide range of challenges associated with emotional and behavioral health, intellectual/developmental disabilities, and substance use. CSOC is committed to providing services based on the individual need of each child and family within a system of care approach that is strength-based, culturally competent, family-centered, and in a community-based environment.
New Jersey will join dozens of other states that seek to divert nonviolent veterans with mental health challenges from the criminal justice system into a network of treatment and support services.