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In Monmouth County, there have been 425 completed suicides in the last nine years and 41 completed suicides in 2012. The stigma associated with mental illness prevents individuals at risk for seeking help early before their lives become overwhelming. Prevention approaches that focus on resiliency and the development of coping mechanisms in our youth must be in the forefront of any suicide prevention effort.
SUICIDE PREVENTION IN MONMOUTH COUNTY
The Monmouth County Board of Chosen Freeholders recognizes suicide as a public health problem and therefore declared suicide prevention to be a priority by proclaiming the week of September 8th through the 14th to be known as Suicide Prevention Week. This coordinates with September 10th, as it is World Suicide Prevention Day.
The Mental Health Association of Monmouth County (MHA) strongly supports this proclamation. MHA thanks Assemblywoman Angelini for her efforts and the Board of Chosen Freeholders for this proclamation.
Pictured from L to R: Freeholder Gary Rich, Jim Romer from Barnabas Health Care, Freeholder Lillian Burry, Wendy DePedro from The Mental Health Association of Monmouth County, Assemblywoman Mary Pat Angelini, Freeholder Deputy Director Serena DiMaso, Freeholder Director Tom Arnone, and Freeholder John Curley.
"Disasters like Sandy damage more than just property - for many the sense of loss, helplessness and hopelessness is unshakeable," said Jennifer Velez, Esq., Commissioner of the New Jersey Department of Human Services. "Restoring survivors' emotional and psychological balance is a fundamental factor in New Jersey's rebuilding process."
SANDY Wellness Connections Providing Mental Health Services and facilitating Emotional Recovery for Monmouth County residents directly affected by Superstorm Sandy
Connections to Licensed Clinicians who Will Provide FREE Supportive Counseling and Therapy to Individuals and Families affected by Sandy. CALL: 732-542-6422 or EMAIL for more information and appointment: email@example.com to Get Connected! Free Counseling and Therapy for those Impacted by Superstorm Sandy.
BAYSHORE WELLNESS CENTER located at the Saint Mark's Center for Community Renewal, 13 Kennedy Way, Keansburg, NJ
CALL 732-769-5656 or EMAIL for more information and appointment: BSmith@mentalhealthmonmouth.org to Get Connected at the Bayshore Wellness Center.
SANDY WELLNESS CENTER SOUTH In Manasquan at the First Baptist Church:
47-51 South Street, Manasquan,NJ
FREE Trauma Counseling with Licensed mental Health Professionals.
Hours: Wednesdays, Afternoons and Evening
Call 732-542-6422 for appointment
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MHA thanks you for your assistance! Now more than ever to help all people live mentally healthier lives. Understandably, during trying times of crisis, levels of depression, anxiety, and post traumatic stress increase.The needs of our residents are now greater than ever and MHA will be here to help for the long term. Your help is needed locally for friends and neighbors so we can be there today and in the days ahead for the thousands of people affected by Hurricane Sandy
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