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  • Housing & Homelessness

    MHAEM Serving Homeless Population at Newark International Airport

    Area Mental Health Agency Serving Homeless Population In August, the Mental Health Association of Essex and Morris, Inc. (MHAEM), a Montclair and Parsippany based not-for-profit behavioral health agency, began providing outreach and case management services to homeless individuals who frequently seek out temporary shelter at Newark Liberty International...

  • COVID-19

    COVID-19 Changed What Being a Stay-at-Home Parent Really Means

    One would be hard-pressed to find someone whose life has not been influenced by the COVID-19 pandemic. The people who, generally, have it the easiest have had to work from home, cancel vacations, and find new ways to beat boredom. The ones on the other side of the spectrum have lost loved ones, jobs, and financial or housing stability. I decided that...

  • COVID-19

    Revisiting COVID-19’s Effects on a College Student’s Mental Health

    Up until a couple of weeks ago, I hadn’t thought much about the blog post that I’d written for MHAEM at the end of March. When I reread it, I saw that I’d addressed some things that had truly proven to be legitimate concerns. I didn’t have my favorite cafe to study in when I needed a break from the oppressive silences of the library study rooms....

  • COVID-19

    Reflections From A College Student Impacted By The Pandemic

    As many of us have so eloquently put it to our friends, families, neighbors, and significant others, “This is freaking crazy.” And we’re right. None of us has ever lived through a pandemic before. Up until about two weeks ago and since August, I lived in Washington State where the first coronavirus case in the U.S. showed up in January, in...

  • Success Stories


    When I contemplated this series, I wanted to start with a story of which I had intimate knowledge. After all, this inaugural entry was going to serve as the pace car for the stories to follow. I wanted a story of hope flourishing from the seemingly hopeless. I wanted to tell a story of finding light in the darkness. Then, it hit me– why not tell a...

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