New law encourages mental health physicians to work in underserved areas

TRENTON, NJ — Legislation sponsored by Assembly Democrats Mila Jasey, John McKeon and Valerie Vainieri Huttle to reimburse tuition for psychiatrists who work in underserved areas of the state has been signed into law. “The reimbursement program will only be available to physicians who engage in the full-time practice of psychiatry in an area of […]

Codey leaves legacy of compassion in WOSD

After 16 years at Gregory School, former first lady of NJ retires, will focus on mental health initiatives

Codey leaves legacy of compassion in WOSD

WEST ORANGE, NJ — After 16 years in the West Orange School District and a career in the field of education spanning more than 30 years, Gregory School teacher Mary Jo Codey is ending her career as an elementary school teacher. Codey, who served as a basic skills teacher at the Gregory School, is well-known […]

Montclair Foundation gifts $1,000 to Main St. Counseling Center

MONTCLAIR / WEST ORANGE, NJ — The Montclair Foundation recently awarded a $1,000 grant to Main Street Counseling Center, a 37-year-old nonprofit community mental health agency based in West Orange that serves low-income and underinsured individuals and families throughout Greater Northern New Jersey. The grant will support Crisis Intervention Team training. This innovative weeklong workshop […]

Innovative suicide prevention training offered

MONTCLAIR, NJ — The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, the leading suicide research and prevention organization in the United States, is hosting a training session on suicide prevention that focuses on the whole family. This innovative style of therapy, “attachment-based family therapy,” is the only empirically supported family therapy model designed to treat adolescent depression. […]

County to host open house for mental health awareness

CEDAR GROVE, NJ — Essex County will host its first Mental Health Awareness Month Open House at the Essex County Hospital Center in Cedar Grove. The goal of the daylong event is to raise awareness about mental health, to educate the public about behaviors that increase the risk of developing mental illness and to break […]

Health care providers discuss mental illness, addiction

Legislators attend event addressing mental health needs

Health care providers discuss mental illness, addiction

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Mental health providers, advocacy organizations and elected officials gathered to express continued support and increased awareness of topics related to mental illness and substance abuse services as the Essex County Mental Health Coalition held its 16th annual Legislative Breakfast at the Mayfair Farms in West Orange on Oct. 7. The event […]

MHA earns grant to help the homeless within Essex

PATH expands in county via Mental Health Association

MONTCLAIR, NJ — The Mental Health Association of Essex County, headquartered in Montclair, has been awarded a grant of more than half a million dollars by the New Jersey Division of Mental Health and Addiction Services to provide outreach services to adults diagnosed as mentally ill who are homeless or at imminent risk of becoming […]

RWJBarnabas Health appoints new assistant vice president of corporate diversity and inclusion

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Trina Parks of Warren has been appointed assistant vice president of corporate diversity and inclusion for RWJBarnabas Health. Parks will be responsible for corporate diversity and inclusion for the system, including leadership accountability and communication; employee development and training; supplier inclusion; diverse community engagement; patient inclusion; and health equity. “Ms. Parks […]