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Lack of Inpatient Psychiatric Services Forces Hundreds of Suicidal Teens to Spend Nights in ERs

Published: May 10, 2022
May 10, 2022 As the mental health crisis continues to wear on in the U.S., an increasing number of youth are vying for a limited number of treatment openings. The situation can become even worse when those individuals are mandated such treatment by emergency room doctors. At Bosto...

FDA Restricts Use of J&J’s COVID-19 Vaccine over Blood Clot Risk

Published: May 9, 2022
May 9, 2022 On Thursday, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced that it had limited the authorized use of the Johnson & Johnson (J&J; also referred to as Janssen) COVID-19 vaccine due to the risk of developing thrombosis with thrombocytopenia syndrome (TTS), a d...

Providers Make Up for Language Barrier Shortcomings in Current Telehealth Services

Published: May 5, 2022
May 5, 2022 While the expansion of telehealth services has improved access to care for many Americans, it has also ushered in a new set of challenges for others. One such issue relates to individuals who don't speak English and others who have limited English speaking skills facing ht...

Provider Shares Heartwarming Example of the Value of Behavioral Health Services

Updated: May 4, 2022
May 4, 2022 "The power of hope: That's where we come in as providers. That one interaction, that one engagement can really change the trajectory for an individual in need. You're really looking at a multigenerational solution because we have the opportunity to engage not just the mom,...

Fentanyl, Lack of Access to Life-Saving Drugs Present Major Issues in Battle against Opioid Crisis

Published: May 3, 2022
May 3, 2022 While over the past 10 years, the New Jersey Legislature has passed dozens of bills aimed at expanding access to treatment, education, and life-saving drugs like naloxone, as well as changing how many drug crimes are ...

Reports Further Substantiates Youth Mental Health Crisis as Adolescent Suicides Spike in New Jersey

Published: May 2, 2022
May 2, 2022 A new report published in JAMA found that the COVID-19 pandemic has only worsened an already existing mental health crisis among youth in the U.S. The issue is particularly relevant in New Jersey, which was one of only five states included in the study that witnessed a ...

Behavioral Healthcare Services Save and Enhance Lives

Published: Apr 28, 2022
April 28, 2022 "[At Carrier Clinic,] I underwent such a major transformation…They really helped me through that darkest phase…It does me a world of good to know that I'm helping others, even if it's in just one small way." -- Shauna Moses, Vice President, Public Affairs and Member...

75% of Kids in the U.S. Have Had COVID-19, CDC Estimates

Published: Apr 28, 2022
April 28, 2022 An early release of a report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Tuesday estimated that three out of every four children in the U.S. have been infected with COVID-19 at one point since the pandemic began. In addition to approximately 75% of all...

NJAMHAA and Members Sponsor 35th Anniversary Celebration of the SBYSP

Updated: Apr 26, 2022
April 26, 2022 Please join in the virtual 35th Anniversary Celebration of the School-Based Youth Services Program (SBYSP) on April 27th at 4:00 p.m. Sponsors of this program are NJAMHAA; three NJAMHAA me...

Biden Admin. Releases National Drug Control Strategy with Emphasis on Harm Reduction and Treatment

Published: Apr 25, 2022
April 25, 2022 On Thursday, President Joe Biden released and directed to Congress his Administration's National Drug Control Strategy, which proposes targeted actions to expand access to evidence-based prevention, harm reduction, treatment and recovery services, while reducing the ...

CMS Releases New Health Equity Strategy

Published: Apr 21, 2022
April 21, 2022 The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has outlined an action plan for its new health equity strategy. This is a part of an ongoing effort to provide high-quality, affordable health care for all people, regardless of their backgrounds. As quoted in a ...

U.S. Supreme Court Declines to Hear Constitutional Challenge to $10K SALT Cap

Published: Apr 19, 2022
April 19, 2022 The U.S. Supreme Court decided today that it would decline to hear a constitutional challenge to the current $10,000 cap on SALT (state and local tax) deductions. The case was presented to the Supreme Court by New Jersey and three other states where taxpayers have been ...

Biden Administration Releases Health Equity Plan, Among Others

Published: Apr 18, 2022
Yesterday, the Biden Administration released plans to advance equity and racial justice through the federal government for a number of areas of interest, including health equity. Among the other areas for which equity plans were released are economic justice, educational equity, enviro...

Combination of COVID-19 and Overdoses Contribute to Highest Yearly Death Toll in U.S. History

Published: Apr 14, 2022
April 14, 2022 As reported on nj.com, 2021 was the deadliest year in U.S. history. Robert Anderson, who oversees the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC's) work on death statistics, said that the main reason for this increase was COVID-19. The CDC reported more than 4...

National Minority Health Month Is an Especially Meaningful Time to Hear Tamika W's Inspiring Story

Published: Apr 13, 2022
April 13, 2022 "When it came to therapy and my behavior, they [Youth Consultation Service] gave me guidance on how to live with my mental health disorders. The whole agency kept me on track." - Tamika Walton, Employee, Youth Consultation Service Please click here to watch a video ...
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