Mental Health Association offers free virtual webinar series for Black History Month

SPRINGFIELD, NJ — The Mental Health Association in New Jersey’s Community Education Department will offer a free virtual webinar series in celebration of Black History Month in February. The topics include four specific presentations highlighting different aspects of support around mental health in the black community. Each interactive, one-hour session will be offered twice each […]

Kean University receives $4.5M grant for mental health program in Belleville schools

Kean University receives $4.5M grant for mental health program in Belleville schools

BELLEVILLE / UNION, NJ — A $4.5 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education will fund a Kean University program designed to increase diversity among school psychologists while proactively addressing student mental health in the Belleville School District. The Kean Department of Advanced Psychology, which offers graduate degrees in school and clinical psychology, is […]

Discussing mental health in the criminal justice system

NEWARK, NJ — The Essex County Correctional Facility civilian task force will host an in-person public meeting on Saturday, Dec. 3, from 10 a.m. to noon at the New Jersey Reentry Corp. building at 936 Bergen St. in Newark. During the meeting, four guest panelists will share their personal stories and experiences with mental health […]

Evening of Excellence highlights all the good done by MHANJ

Evening of Excellence highlights all the good done by MHANJ

FLORHAM PARK, NJ — Throughout the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, the importance of the Mental Health Association in New Jersey’s programming became crystal clear. Across the state, when individuals and families are struggling with the many challenges that come with mental illness and poor mental health, MHANJ is there to provide the education, support […]

Sheard to host Mental Health Association in NJ’s ‘Evening of Excellence’

Sheard to host Mental Health Association in NJ’s ‘Evening of Excellence’

FLORHAM PARK, NJ — West Orange resident Lynette Sheard will host the Mental Health Association in New Jersey’s statewide “Evening of Excellence” on Wednesday, Nov. 9, at 6 p.m. at the Park Savoy Estate in Florham Park.  Sheard is the director of MHANJ’s New Jersey Mental Health Players, a highly successful, interactive community education program, […]

SHU Center for Community Research and Engagement launches Change for Good

SHU Center for Community Research and Engagement launches Change for Good

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — As community practitioner in residence at the Center for Community Research and Engagement at Seton Hall University, Jamila T. Davis has launched the Change for Good program, according to an Oct. 10 press release. The program, initiated with the Newark Office of Violence Prevention and Trauma Recovery, is designed to give […]

West Orange schools recognize Green Ribbon Week

West Orange schools recognize Green Ribbon Week

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange School District recognized Green Ribbon Week, held Sept. 19-23, in an effort to educate young people about ways to maintain good mental health practices, encourage adults to engage in practices that facilitate dialogue with young people, and make conversations about mental health as common as conversations about physical […]

Mental Health Day in East Orange provides skills, supplies to students

Mental Health Day in East Orange provides skills, supplies to students

EAST ORANGE, NJ — The Darren Clark Jr. Memorial foundation hosted a Back-to-School Mental Health Day at Watsessing Park in East Orange on Saturday, Aug. 27. The event served more than 100 underserved students from Essex County, providing backpacks or messenger bags filled with age-appropriate school supplies to students who participated in the four activities […]

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