Mental Health Association of NJ offers online support, skills groups

SPRINGFIELD, NJ — The Mental Health Association in New Jersey is providing a new virtual wellness center that offers no-cost groups and workshops statewide to individuals interested in day-to-day wellness, support for substance use disorder and strategies for improving mental health.  Called United by Wellness, the center can be accessed online or by call-in. More […]

Recognizing BIPOC mental health at OSPAC

Recognizing BIPOC mental health at OSPAC

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The Mental Health Association in New Jersey, Pleasant Valley Productions, the Oskar Schindler Performing Arts Center, Lynette Entertainment LLC and the New Jersey Creative Arts Collaborative have come together to recognize BIPOC Mental Health Month this July with a live performance. The 90-minute, live, in-person, outdoor event will be held at […]

JESPY clinicians recognized with Behavioral Healthcare Hero awards

JESPY clinicians recognized with Behavioral Healthcare Hero awards

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — JESPY House has announced that two members of its Clinical Services Department were recently awarded the 2020 Behavioral Healthcare Hero award, presented by the Mental Health Association in New Jersey. The winners are Kinga Lewinski, lead clinician, and Christina Caporrino, clinician. JESPY House provides comprehensive services to adults with intellectual and […]

Area mental health agency serves homeless population

MONTCLAIR, NJ — In August, the Mental Health Association of Essex and Morris, a Montclair- and Parsippany-based nonprofit behavioral health agency, began providing outreach and case management services to homeless individuals who frequently seek out temporary shelter at Newark Liberty International Airport. The initiative is funded through a partnership with the Port Authority of New […]

WOPD seeks to join collaborative initiative to minimize incidents of force

WOPD seeks to join collaborative initiative to minimize incidents of force

WEST ORANGE, NJ — In light of the current social climate in regard to police practices in the country, the West Orange Police Department is looking to expand its access to resources, including knowledge, guidance and training, in an effort to better serve its community in the cases of non-criminal crises, according to an Aug. […]

Mental Health Association celebrates diamond anniversary

Mental Health Association celebrates diamond anniversary

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Seventy-five years ago, Clifford Beers was released from the hospital after suffering from a mental illness and founded the New Jersey Mental Hygiene Association, which aims to improve treatment for mental illnesses in hospitals. Beers’ organization still exists, but under a different name; the Mental Health Association in New Jersey is […]

JFS offers continued ed. course on preventing suicide

WEST ORANGE, NJ — JFS MetroWest is offering a continuing education class, “Preventing Suicide in Adolescents and Young Adults,” on Friday, Nov. 3, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the JCC MetroWest, 760 Northfield Ave. in West Orange. The program features speaker Suzanne A. Levy, co-developer and director of the attachment-based family therapy training […]

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 […]