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Congratulation is going out to Warren County New Jersey’s 9-1-1 Communication Center. This month, on August 25th, 2015 it joined the CIT-NJ Center of Excellence Program after they had 40 of their telecommunicators complete CIT-NJ 8 hour telecommunication training.  They will now also join the CIT-Program and have a representative sitting at CIT Warren Counties…

(CNN)At 18, Keith Vidal was a normal teenager, his mom said — a good kid and funny guy who liked basketball, played the drums and enjoyed the beach. But in 2012, his parents thought he was going through something more than “normal teenage stuff.” He became withdrawn, paranoid and disconnected. In 2013, he was diagnosed…

NAMI

ROCKAWAY TOWNSHIP, NJ – NAMI-NJ – Morris County Affiliate, the local organization of the National Alliance on Mental Illness, will offer its Family-to-Family Education Program for the fall, beginning Thursday, Sept. 17. NAMI Family-to-Family is a free 12-session education program for family caregivers of adults living with mental illness. It will be held on 7 p.m. Thursdays at the Rockaway Township Municipal…

“You find my thinking jumbled and confused,” writes the author, addressing doctors and nurses, “the quantity and register of my speech is fluctuating wildly. But I’m also hyper-attentive to language, as anyone would be in a high stakes situation (was that ‘talk to’ or ‘torture’?). In an idle moment a nurse at the foot of my…

Leaders of five New Jersey hospital and health systems are pushing to fundamentally change the state’s mental health system, which they believe is in crisis. Three of New Jersey’s counties—Camden, Burlington, and Gloucester have a need for mental health services that outpaces the availability of providers, a 2013community health assessment revealed. The news wasn’t too…

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