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NJAMHAA and NJMHI Aim to Help People of Sri Lanka in Wake of Tragedy

 


The New Jersey Association of Mental Health and Addiction Agencies (NJAMHAA) and its subsidiary, the New Jersey Mental Health Institute (NJMHI), are deeply saddened by the devastating loss of life and violence in Sri Lanka that occurred on Easter morning. This tragedy personally affects NJAMHAA and NJMHI, as they have been supporting Sri Lanka through its Sri Lanka Mental Health Relief Project that was launched soon after the December 2004 tsunami and has continued through a recent project, Program for Community Leaders to Enhance their Capacity as Facilitators on Basic Mental Health Needs/Requirements.

“We send special heartfelt sympathy and prayers to the people of Sri Lanka and foreigners who lost family members and friends in this horrific event,” said Debra L. Wentz, PhD, President and CEO of NJAMHAA and Executive Director of NJMHI. “We are especially grief stricken over the tragic loss of Sister Janet Nethisinghe’s entire immediate family. A social worker who has devoted her entire life to helping others heal, Sister Janet will now need to deal with this unimaginable trauma.”

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