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NJAMHAA Celebrates Advocacy Successes, Announces New Board Leaders, Honors Several Individuals

Updated: Jun 12, 2024
On June 12, 2024, NJAMHAA highlighted advocacy achievements and recognized several individuals whose significant contributions helped make NJAMHAA's impact possible during the Annual Membership Meeting, Transformational Leadership…with Powerful Results. "I am proud to work with so m...

Mental Health: Need to Eliminate Stigma and Ensure Access to Services

Updated: May 30, 2024
May 30, 2024 Mental Health Month Underscores the Need to Eliminate Stigma and Ensure Access to Services Statement from Debra L. Wentz, PhD, President and CEO, NJAMHAA; Executive Director, New Jersey Mental Health Institute; and Chair, New Jersey Governor's Council on Mental Heal...

Inspiring Successes, Rising Demand Underscore the Need for Greater Behavioral Healthcare Funding

Updated: May 28, 2024
May 28, 2024 "To help someone get stable and to empower someone to regain control of their lives, it's very, very rewarding. If we didn't do it, who would? Everyone can experience mental illness and people need help now more than ever. I am proud of the work we do." - Adiba Saleem, LS...

Much More Investment for Behavioral Health Care Is Needed to Enable Many More Individuals to Thrive

Updated: May 2, 2024
May 2, 2024 Reinforce the Fact that New Jerseyans Cannot Wait any Longer for Life Saving Care! Share the Inspiring Success Stories Below and other Examples in your Advocacy for Significantly More Funding in the FY2025 State Budget! "I just wanted to stop using drugs and alco...

IT Conference Features Experts with Critical Advice and Resources for All Healthcare Staff

Published: Apr 26, 2024
April 26, 2024 All Healthcare Staff Need Information Technology Knowledge, Skills and Tools to Ensure Safety and Quality of Care May 1, 2024 Conference Features Experts with Critical Advice and Resources As information technology (IT) continues to evolve and risks to data secu...

Advocates Illustrate Why New Jerseyans Cannot Wait any Longer for Life Saving Care

Updated: Apr 19, 2024
April 19, 2024 On April 18, 2024, leaders from several statewide advocacy organizations held a press conference, New Jerseyans Cannot Wait Any Longer for Life Saving Care, and highlighted compelling examples of the negative impact of long waits for services - many of which are due to ...

NJAMHAA Urges Everyone to Advocate for More Funding to Strengthen the Behavioral Health Workforce

Updated: Apr 11, 2024
April 11, 2024 "We are so fortunate here in New Jersey to have a behavioral health workforce of amazing heroes, a statewide heroic staff whose personal mission is to give so strongly to others …. to ensure that all our Diverse Faces have access to the behavioral health services we d...

Behavioral Health Care Enables Individuals to Achieve Good Health and Success in School and Careers

Updated: Mar 26, 2024
March 26, 2024 "My life has truly been shaped, and continues to be by Preferred Behavioral Health Group's School Based Youth Services Program (SBYSP) in Brick Schools and I am so grateful to be a part of it," said Nick Spanola, MS, LPC, Program Director and Former Program Participant,...

Adult Behavioral Health Services Need More Funding to Achieve Many More Inspiring Successes

Updated: Mar 14, 2024
March 14, 2024 Alice's metamorphosis happened with the help of NewBridge Services. After a three-month hospitalization in 2019, Alice began attending NewBridge Services' day treatment program. In addition to recovering from depression, which she has experienced since childhood, Alice ...

Join NJAMHAA in Honoring Impactful Providers and Leaders April 9, 2024

Published: Mar 14, 2024
March 14, 2024 NJAMHAA Is excited to present the following awards during the Annual Champions of Courage and Compassion Awards Reception. The ceremony will be held at the end of the first day of the Spring Conference, Advancing Opportunities, Improving Lives, from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p....

Evidence Abounds on the Effectiveness of Children and Youths' Behavioral Healthcare Services

Published: Mar 7, 2024
At 10 years old, Zhan was referred by an inpatient child psychiatric unit to CFG Health Network's A Step Ahead Elmer program. Although the treatment team was told that Zhan would most likely be residential bound when she finished the program, Zhan achieved a complete turnaround. ...

NJAMHAA’s Campaign Features Heartwarming Success of a Client who Now Works in the Healthcare Field

Published: Feb 20, 2024
February 20, 2024 The New Jersey Association of Mental Health and Addiction Agencies (NJAMHAA) is grateful to Illias Duval for sharing his story to demonstrate the tremendous value of mental health care as part of NJAMHAA's campaign, Diverse Faces: All Are Worthy of Full Investment. N...
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