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SAMHSA Shares New 988 Warning Signs Videos and Print Materials

Published: Dec 4, 2023
December 4, 2023 The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has shared new videos about suicide warning signs and safety plans, now available for download from the 988 Partner Toolkit. Two new videos about warning signs focus on teaching people about s...

NJDOL Hosts Sessions for Input on a Comprehensive Workforce Development Plan

Published: Nov 30, 2023
November 30, 2023 Every four years, the State of New Jersey is required to develop a Comprehensive State Plan for Workforce Development. The document includes strategic, operational and compliance components related to federally and state-funded efforts. A significant part of the disc...

DCF Shares Update on Efforts to Support NJ’s Social Services Workforce

Published: Nov 28, 2023
November 28, 2023 As workforce challenges continue to impact the New Jersey Department of Children and Families' (DCF's) provider network, DCF has share an update on its related work to address the issue. Since June 2023: The state's Fiscal Year 2024 (FY24) budget allocated $5 mil...

President Biden Delivers Remarks on Progress to Counter the Flow of Fentanyl into the U.S.

Published: Nov 27, 2023
November 27, 2023 On November 21, 2023, President Joe Biden held a meeting on the progress made to counter the flow of fentanyl into the United States. As shared by the White House Office of Political Strategy and Outreach, "President Biden has made beating the overdose epidemic a key...

Senate Finance Committee Advances the Better Mental Health Care, Lower-Cost Drugs, and Extenders Act

Published: Nov 21, 2023
November 21, 2023 On November 8, 2023, the United States Senate Finance Committee convened to deliberate on the Better Mental Health Care, Lower-Cost Drugs, and Extenders Act. The bipartisan legislation package, as reported in a Hearing Summary by Thorn Run Partners, aims to expa...

House Passes Stopgap Bill to Avert Government Shutdown; Senate Hopes to Pass Measure Quickly

Published: Nov 17, 2023
November 17, 2023 On November 14, 2023, the U.S. House of Representatives, led by recently elected Speaker of the House Mike Johnson (R-LA), overwhelmingly passed a two-tiered Continuing Resolution (CR) that would extend temporary funding at current levels for some agencies until Janu...

Spending Plans Needed to Prevent Government Shutdown Beginning Nov. 18th

Published: Nov 14, 2023
November 14, 2023 The United States Congress has until this Friday, November 17, 2023, to pass funding resolutions that would prevent a partial government shutdown, which would go into effect beginning Saturday, November 18, 2023. As reported on Reuters.com, recently elected Speaker...

NJ DOH and DHS Host Budget Listening Sessions, Nov. 13th, 14th and 29th

Published: Nov 9, 2023
November 9, 2023 The New Jersey Department of Health (DOH) and the New Jersey Department of Human Services (DHS) will host public budget listening sessions on November 13 and 14, and 29, 2023, respectively. ...

NJ’s ARRIVE Together Program Launches in 13th NJ County

Published: Nov 7, 2023
November 7, 2023 In 2021, in consultation with the New Jersey Department of Human Services (DHS) and community stakeholders, the New Jersey Attorney General's Office and the New Jersey State Police piloted the Alternative Responses...

Harvard Study Finds Higher Rates of Depression and Anxiety among Young Adults than among Teens

Published: Nov 2, 2023
November 2, 2023 A study from Harvard's Graduate School of Education's Making Caring Common Project has found that in December 2022, young adults experienced depression and anxiety at nearly twice the rate of teenagers. The study, titled On Edge: Understanding and Preventing Youn...

SAMHSA Shares Resources on Mental Health Promotion and Suicide Prevention for LGBTQIA2S+ Youth

Published: Oct 30, 2023
October 30, 2023 To help professionals, families, and communities support the mental well-being of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Questioning, Intersex, Asexual and Two-Spirit + (LGBTQIA2S+) youth, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)-funded Sui...

New Jersey Joins 41 States in Suing Meta for Fueling the National Youth Mental Health Crisis

Published: Oct 26, 2023
October 26, 2023 On October 23, New Jersey Attorney General Matthew J. Platkin, along with Attorneys General from 31 other states, filed a lawsuit against Meta, the parent company of Facebook and Instagram, alleging the company knowingly designed harmful features that make children ad...
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