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Essex: 973-509-9777
Morris: 973-334-3496
Passaic: 973-470-3142
Sussex: 973-579-4399

Serving Northern New Jersey

Serving Northern New Jersey

We’re here to listen, help and remove the stigma associated with emotional and mental health issues and to inspire hope and healing.

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Our Mission


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.


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Mental illness is real.

Highly qualified mental health professionals will provide compassionate, confidential linkages to services that can help you or a loved one.

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Call MHA in Essex: 973-509-9777

Call MHA in Morris: 973-334-3496

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Our Services

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Behavioral health services for those 18 and older.

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Family Support
For families and friends of individuals with mental illness.

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For Children and Teens
Comprehensive services dedicated to the mental health of children and teens.

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Suicide Prevention
To spread awareness on suicide prevention through educational presentations designed for schools, communities, and specialized groups.

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Housing & Homelessness
For individuals living with a mental illness who are homeless and/or need housing.

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Community Reintegration
Comprehensive network of support advocacy, referral, and intervention to adults being discharged from mental healthcare facilities.

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Day Programs
Psychosocial rehabilitation and primary care services for individuals diagnosed with a mental illness.

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Legal Mental Health Services
For individuals who are incarcerated living with a mental illness.

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Employment Assistance
For individuals with persistent mental illness searching for gainful employment.

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MHA's Latest

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    July 22 @ 1:00 pm

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Latest newsView All >

  • By Noel Santos

    Our Mission In Action: A Tale of Comprehensive Support

    A Tale of Comprehensive Support Recently, an individual walked through our doors seeking guidance because they weren’t sure about what assistance they needed. Initially, they were in search of information and referral services. Little did they...

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  • By Noel Santos

    The Policy Corner

    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...

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Interview with Rachel Aviv

Author of "Stranger to Ourselves"

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.

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The People We've Helped

Every day is all about helping the people where we can. Here's what some of them had to say about MHA.

Life is Good

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.