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News Stories from 2018

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Headspace: Latino Students Have Plenty of Reasons to Be Stressed Out. Here Are Some Steps for Identifying and Treating Anxiety and Depression. - Progress Report, a subsidiary of UnidosUS, October 5, 2018

Ocean County Prosecutor Coronato's 'Death Phone' Will Soon Stop Ringing - Ken Serrano for the Asbury Park Press, October 3, 2018

What to Do If a Loved One Is Thinking about Suicide - David Matthau for NJ 101.5 FM, September 10, 2018

More People Know They Need Mental Health Services, but Facilities Cannot Find Staff to Treat Them - Brett Johnson for ROI-NJ, August 15, 2018

New Jersey Leaders Strike Budget Deal That Raises Taxes on Millionaires, Corporations - Ryan Hutchins, Katherine Landergan and Matt Friedman for Politico, June 30, 2018

Murphy Reverses Christie's Mental Health, Addiction Services Reorganization - Nicole Leonard for the Press of Atlantic City, June 25, 2018

NJ’s Medicaid Transportation System in Line for Major Overhaul - Lilo H. Stainton for NJSpotlight.com, June 13, 2018

Mental Health is an Underestimated Problem in Opioid Addiction - Steve Trevelise for NJ 101.5 FM, May 30, 2018 

Mental Health Providers Hopeful for Better Fee-for-Service Transitions - Nicole Leonard for the Press of Atlantic City, May 23, 2018

Another Delay in Medicaid Payment Reform for Mental Health Providers - Lilo H. Stainton for NJSpotlight.com, May 14, 2018

Is Battling Mental Illness Easier Than Dealing With the Stigma? - Dino Flammia for NJ 101.5 FM, May 13, 2018

Depressed? More Than 57,000 New Jerseyans Are. But the Rate in NJ Is Lower Than in the US - Lindy Washburn for the Bergen Record, May 11, 2018

The New and Improved Ways of Treating Mental Illness in New Jersey - Dino Flammia for NJ 101.5 FM, May 10, 2018

Phil Murphy Delays Move That Could Have Hurt Thousands of Psychiatric Patients - Susan K. Livio for NJ.com, May 10, 2018

933,000 Adults in NJ Have a Mental Illness but Few Get Help - Dino Flammia for NJ 101.5 FM, May 9, 2018

Thorny Reform of Medicaid Payments Gets State Oversight, One Year Later - Lilo H. Stainton for NJSpotlight.com, May 9, 2018

NJ Health Commissioner Pushes Integration Plan for Mental and Physical Health Services - Brenda Flanagan for NJTV News, April 10, 2018

The Ammon Foundation Presents $2,500 Scholarship to Individual in Addiction Recovery at NJHAMHAA 2018 Annual Conference - The Ammon Foundation press release, April 10, 2018

Hackensack Meridian Health and Carrier Clinic Explore Partnership To Enhance Behavioral Health in Tri-State Area - Joint press release from Hackensack Meridian Health and Carrier Clinic, March 15, 2018

In Healthcare, Murphy’s Budget Choices Emphasize Medicaid, Opioid Addiction - Lilo H. Stainton for NJSpotlight.com, March 14, 2018

Will Murphy Continue Christie’s War on Opioid Epidemic? - David Mathau for NJ 101.5 FM, January 14, 2018

Horizon’s New Partnership Aims to Better Integrate Mental Health Needs into Care - Nina Feldman for WHYY, January 11, 2018

Opinion Editorials

Substance Abuse, Mental Health Treatments Needed, Effective -  Opinion editorial by Debra L. Wentz, Ph.D., President and CEO of NJAMHAA, September 26, 2018

A Crisis Is Brewing in Communities across New Jersey - Opinion editorial by Mary Abrams, NJAMHAA Senior Health Policy Analyst, June 27, 2018

Increase in Suicides Demands More Focus on Mental Health - Opinion editorial by Debra L. Wentz, Ph.D., President and CEO of NJAMHAA, June 8, 2018 (published in the Star Ledger and the Asbury Park Press)


Letters to the Editor

Support for Opioid Addiction Report - Letter to the Editor of the Star Ledger by Debra L. Wentz, Ph.D., President and CEO of NJAMHAA, September 27, 2018


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