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The mission of the Mental Health Association is to promote mental health, with the integration of physical healthcare, to improve the care and treatment of individuals with mental illness, and to remove the stigma associated with mental health disorders and addictions.
As a community organization, we accomplish our mission through advocacy, education, prevention, early intervention, treatment and service.
Highly qualified mental health professionals will provide compassionate, confidential linkages to services that can help you or a loved one.
Behavioral health services for those 18 and older.
For families and friends of individuals with mental illness.
For Children and Teens
Comprehensive services dedicated to the mental health of children and teens.
To spread awareness on suicide prevention through educational presentations designed for schools, communities, and specialized groups.
Housing & Homelessness
For individuals living with a mental illness who are homeless and/or need housing.
Comprehensive network of support advocacy, referral, and intervention to adults being discharged from mental healthcare facilities.
Psychosocial rehabilitation and primary care services for individuals diagnosed with a mental illness.
Legal Mental Health Services
For individuals who are incarcerated living with a mental illness.
For individuals with persistent mental illness searching for gainful employment.
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The Mental Health Association is active in public policy both here in New Jersey and in Washington DC. Led by its Advocacy Committee and Chair Bill Olderman, MHA takes positions on a broad range of issues concerning mental health and substance use. The...
Providing Emergency Assistance and Support to Those in Need One week before the Christmas holiday, our Community Support Services (CSS) team encountered a dire situation affecting several of our clients living in Newark. Due to water damage...
Robert Davison, Chief Executive Officer of the Mental Health Association, interviews Rachel Aviv, Author of “Stranger to Ourselves”, during the Essex County Mental Health and Addiction Coalition’s Legislative Breakfast on October 6, 2023.
Once I met my counselor and started getting the help I needed, I realized I was a strong, independent woman. I became determined to get well. I have been sober for five years, I’m working as a hairdresser to support myself, and I have my own apartment in Morristown. I’m 43 years old and this is the first time I’ve ever lived on my own!
As those who battle depression know, that when you are in a valley, it’s a long and arduous road back. However, I know I’ll make it. Because, I’m taking it day by day, with The Mental Health Association of Essex and Morris serving as a lighthouse showing my path back to shore. I’m not on Terra firma quite yet, but I’m hopeful I will be soon.