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January 31, 2018

NAMI NJ Dara Axelrod Expressive Arts 2018 Mental Health Poetry Contest

April is the National Poetry Month and May is Mental Health Awareness Month. NAMI New Jersey hosts the Annual NAMI NJ Dara Axelrod Expressive Arts Mental Health Poetry Contest each spring to celebrate poetic talents among us, and to promote understanding of mental health.

January 29, 2018  

Seize the Awkward

The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP), Ad Council, and The Jed Foundation (JED) have launched the suicide prevention campaign Seize the Awkward. This national public service campaign aims to empower teens and young adults to reach out to friends with mental health issues who may be at risk for suicide

January 11, 2018  

Horizon bets $1.5M that technology can help people find mental health care

Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey, the state's largest insurance provider, announced Thursday it has signed a $1.5 million contract with a technology company that will mine medical records for clues that show which patients mental health needs are going untreated.

January 9, 2018  

Tax Law Brings ABLE Changes, Future Worries

A major tax overhaul taking effect this month is bringing changes to savings accounts for people with disabilities and sparking worries about funding for programs this population relies on.

January 3, 2018

SPAN Presents New Lunchtime Webinar Series for 2018

Sessions are presented live at SPAN's Newark office or you can join online. The presentation will consist of a 30-minute overview of one SPAN Fact Sheet followed by a Q & A session. Free.

January 2, 2018  

'Nobody knew she was unhappy'

The Codey Fund for Mental Health, along with the Essex, Morris and Monmouth County Mental Health Associations, are teaming up to collaborate in 2018 on creating workshops that educate “support staff” or auxiliary staff” in our schools to educate about signs and symptoms of depression, bullying, and suicide.

January 1, 2018

Local Nonprofit Holds Empowering Heroes Event

Recently, Pinwheel Place - a newly formed non-profit with a mission of helping young local children at risk of abuse and/or neglect - held its second annual 'Tricky Tray' Raffle at Saint Dorothea's Church in Eatontown, N.J. The evening's theme was"Empowering Heroes" and several participants came in appropriate costume. 

December 29, 2017  

Participants needed for alcohol treatment study

Do you think you drink too much? If so, you may be eligible for a treatment research program. You will receive:  an extensive evaluation; individual therapy sessions at no cost to you and payment for participation in research follow-up interviews