Community Resource

The New Jersey Mental Health Players

973-571-4100 ext. 104

The New Jersey Mental Health Players

The MHANJ’s NJ Mental Health Players (NJMHP) is a highly successful, interactive community education program. It is the longest-running program of its type in the state made up of volunteers who are trained to depict realistic scenarios.

The NJ Mental Health Players provide audiences with a dynamic way to receive basic education about mental illness, addiction and other relevant challenges to increase awareness, decrease stigma and break the silence. Topics cover a variety of areas: depression, addiction, suicide, stress and anxiety, harassment-Intimidation-bullying (HIB), schizophrenia, dementia, bipolar disorder, eating disorders, conditions of aging, dual diagnosis, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), interpersonal relationships, grief, generalized anxiety disorder (GAD), parenting challenges, cultural competence, body image, gender identity, stigma, and much more. Performances usually consist of two customized, audience-specific scenes, each of which is followed by a talk back -an opportunity for the audience to interact  with the players  to ask questions and engage in solutions

The New Jersey Mental Health Players Program provides mental health presentations throughout the state of NJ. Performances are held on weekdays, evenings and on occasional weekends. Venues include but not exclusive to community and corporate conferences, seminars, elementary, high school, colleges/universities, social service agencies, hospitals, state and federal agencies

Please view and share this promotional video.  For bookings and information contact the Director Lynette Sheard at [email protected] or call 973-571-4100 ext. 104.

Age Groups
  • Adolescents
  • Adults
Community Services
Arts & Recreation
Health Services
Behavioral / Mental Health
Payment Options
  • Free
Areas Served
  • Monmouth County
  • State-Wide

Last Updated: 04/06/21