Mental Health Association of Monmouth County
The Mental Health Association of Monmouth County, an affiliate of Mental Health America, is the country’s leading nonprofit dedicated to helping ALL people live mentally healthier lives. We represent a growing movement of Americans who promote mental wellness for the health and well-being of the nation – every day and in times of crisis.
FAMILY CONSULTATION PROGRAM
732-542-6422 X 103
Provides professional consultation to families and loved ones of adults with mental illness. One to one support and education is provided to the families with the goal of helping them to understand serious mental illness, to respond in a manner most helpful to the consumer, and to support their loved one in a way that maintains their own sense of well-being. Assistance with navigating community resources is also provided as needed.
This FREE program is flexible and takes place in the family home, in the agency or at other sites in the community convenient to individual family members. Evening workshops are presented several times throughout the year in addition to FAMILY AND FRIENDS - a support group which provides ongoing emotional support and encouragement to family members and meets each week.
COPING WITH THE STRESS OF ONGOING MILITARY OPERATIONS
As our service men and women continue to carry out missions in Iraq, Afghanistan and elsewhere, their families, friends and significant others continue to experience varying amounts of worry and fear.
In the face of this anxiety, you or someone you know may be experiencing some of the following signs of the emotional impact of stress:
- Difficulty completing tasks
- Trouble concentrating
- Fear and anxiety about the future
- Apathy and emotional numbing Extreme hunger or lack of appetite
- Difficulty making decisions
- Crying for "no apparent reason"
When facing stress, some people will maintain their routines to achieve a sense of control and to distract themselves, and others will have difficulty focusing for some time. Both reactions are common responses to this situation.
Client Eligibility: Any family member or significant other of a mental health consumer who is 18 years or older and resides in Monmouth County, NJ. The program will begin at the families’ request and is time-limited according to the families’ needs.
FAMILY CRISIS INTERVENTION PROGRAM
The Family Crisis Intervention program was operated by the Monmouth County Superior Court, Family Division until 2006 when it was bid out to the community and awarded to MHA. This prevention program assists children with behavioral issues and their families to make changes in the behaviors of youth, in a manner that increases their academic productivity and reduces conflict within the family. The program addresses such behavior as school refusal and non-compliance with household rules in a manner that facilitates relationships/reduces conflict between youth and their families, assists parents with setting and enforcing limits, and helps youth to express themselves. The goal of the program is to address problem behavior before it proceeds down a destructive path that ultimately may result in involvement with the Juvenile Justice system.
MHA works closely with Police Departments throughout the county, school officials, and other service providers who are concerned about children and families in crisis.
Client Eligibility: Children and Families in Monmouth County who are experiencing a crisis, and are generally referred by police, Division of Youth and Family Service, schools, families and other community agencies.
INTENSIVE IN-COMMUNITY SERVICES (IICS)
Laurie Pivnick, 732-542-6422 X 114
Provides FREE in-home individual and family therapy for children. The purpose of the intervention is to strengthen the family, to provide stability and to preserve the family unit in the community. This can be achieved as children receive individualized care planning and support with their families.
The goal of the program is to prevent children with emotional challenges from being placed outside their home, either in a hospital or another substitute caregiving arrangement.
Client Eligibility: Any family in the state of New Jersey is eligible. To receive the FREE service call 1-877-652-7624 and request MHA as your service provider. The family will then obtain approval thru The Contracted System Administrator - PerformCare. Referrals may also come from Care Management Organizations (CMO) or Youth Case Management (YCM), also DCBHS service providers. IIC services are only provided in conjunction with the CSA or other authorized agents of the DCBHS.
Last Updated: 03/05/18