Mental Health Resources "Confront the Stigma of Mental Health"
Mental health stigma is the primary barrier that prevents people from seeking and continuing treatment. By eradicating the stigma associated with mental illness, we can create an environment that supports those in need of treatment. By embracing mental health, each of us has the power to raise the bar on quality of life by creating healthier communities.
Individuals living with mental illness are our mothers and fathers, sons and daughters, students and teachers, neighbors and friends. Let us open the door to the future of mental health.
The above message "Confront Stigma of Mental Health" was written by Celina (Gray) Levy, then Executive Director of the Governor's Council on Mental Health & Stigma who is now the Acting Executive Director of the Governor's Council on Alcohol & Drug Abuse for NJ. Thank you for all your wisdom and passion:)
NJAMHA ( New Jersey Association of Mental Health Agencies)
You Cannot Be Replaced
SAMSHA- Mental Heath Treatment Locator
New Jersey Hope Line
1-855-654-6735 NJ Hopeline
Say Anything! Talk about Mental Health
Mental Health Myths & Facts
NJ Human Services, Division of Mental Health
NJ Mental Health Cares
Guide to Mental Health Services in Monmouth County
Preferred Behavioral Health Group
Barnabas Health Behavioral Services
National Council of Behavioral health NJ Provider list
NJ Association of Mental Health & Addiction Agencies
Mental Health Services
Ocean County Mental Health Directory
. Attitudes In Reverse-aims to save young people’s lives by educating them about mental health and suicide prevention. (Thank you Shauna Moses from NJAMHAA for this great resource)
PerformCare/New Jersey Children's System of Care
The Society for the Prevention of Teen Suicide
Depression & Bipolar Support Alliance of NJ
Behavioral Health & Substance Abuse Treatment in NJ
Mental Health Association of Monmouth County
Meridian Hospital System Resources.
Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention.
Informative and moving article and videos from USA Today. ( Thank you Jaina Berger from Prevention First)
Mental Health Awareness 1-800-273-TALK (8255) National line
Parents Guide to Teen Depression
The Counseling Center at Toms River
Resources for LGBTQ young people/The Trevor Project
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
Stigma Hurts, Ocean County
Approximately 8% of children between the ages of 12 and 17 have had a major depressive episode during the past year, according to SAMHSA’s National Survey on Drug Use and Health. Girls are more likely to experience depression than boys.
Mental Health Association of N J's only call line dedicated to providing help for opiate addiction
The Mental Health Association in New Jersey (MHANJ) launched NJ Connect for Recovery, The only call line in the state dedicated specifically to individuals and families coping with addiction to heroin and prescription painkillers. This service provides a safe, confidential, nonjudgmental place that New Jerseyans may call to connect, grow and transform through a unique combination of supportive counseling services.
The toll free phone number is
People calling on behalf of themselves have access to a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor. Those calling on behalf of a family member or friend are connected to a Peer Specialist who understands the unique and complex effect of addiction on personal relationships.
Mental Health Association of NJ
• 1-866-202-HELP(4357) (TTY 1-877-294-4356) — free, confidential mental health information and referral.