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Every Body Should Have a Seat at the Table

Published: Mar 8, 2021
Feb. 22, 2021 February 22nd through February 28th Is National Eating Disorders Awareness Week The COVID-19 pandemic has had a significant impact on mental health and substance use disorders. An article that was published in the International Journal of Eating Disorders (2020) indi...

Connect People with Developmental Disabilities with their Communities

Updated: Mar 8, 2021
March 1, 2021 March Is Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month Isolation has been a common issue for individuals with disabilities since long before the COVID-19 pandemic, which has worsened the sense of seclusion for many in this vulnerable population. While connections wit...

Gambling Associated with March Madness Could Be Different during the COVID-19 Pandemic

Published: Mar 8, 2021
March 5, 2021 March Is Problem Gambling Awareness Month Every March, the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) holds its Division I Men's Basketball Tournament, which is known as March Madness. During March, there are 67 college basketball games that are divided into fou...

Fiscal Year 2022 Budget Must Build Bridge to a Better Future for New Jerseyans

Published: Feb 24, 2021
An op-ed written by NJAMHAA President and CEO Debra L. Wentz, PhD, has been published by insidernj.com and ROI-NJ. The op-ed states that the numbers of individuals contending with mental illness, substance use and overdoses have been increasing. These rates have increased due to circumsta...

Gov. Murphy’s Proposed Budget Aims to Improve Economy, Health and Future Opportunities

Published: Feb 24, 2021
February 23, 2021 Statement from Debra L. Wentz, PhD, President and CEO The New Jersey Association of Mental Health and Addiction Agencies (NJAMHAA) appreciates Governor Phil Murphy's continued focus on addressing the ongoing opioid crisis and pandemic, bolstering youth services wi...

July is Minority Mental Health Awareness Month

Updated: Jan 7, 2021
July 29, 2019 Eliminating Stigma and Promoting Cultural Competency to Address Disparities in Mental Health among Minority Groups July is Minority Mental Health Awareness Month On July 23, 2019 at the Fifth Annual Reach Higher 2019 Beating the Odds Summit, held at Howard Univer...

NJAMHAA to Honor State and Federal Legislators April 15, 2019

Published: Jul 30, 2019
The New Jersey Association of Mental Health and Addiction Agencies (NJAMHAA) will honor U.S. Congressman Frank Pallone, Jr., State Senator Joseph F. Vitale (D-19th District) and Assemblyman Louis D. Greenwald (D-6th District) during its Courage and Compassion Awards Reception, which will ...
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