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FREEHOLD, NJ— Hazlet Patrolman John Corcione was praised Friday by the Monmouth County prosecutor for his compassionate handling of a call for a person in distress, ensuring that day that “everyone goes home,” as he put it. The officer, who attended a recent prosecutor’s office Crisis Intervention Training, used the lessons that he learned only…

Last week, a New Jersey State Trooper rescued a suicidal man attempting to jump from an overpass in Hillside, Union County.On March 2, at 6:31 p.m., Trooper Luckenson Noel was dispatched to the Ramsey Avenue overpass on Route 78 for the report of person sitting on the guardrail.When Tpr. Noel arrived, he made contact with…

A group of 38 police officers and mental health professionals have completed a crisis intervention training program in Cumberland County, NJ. Crisis Intervention Team training promotes collaboration between police and mental health workers to respond to anyone suffering a mental health emergency, according to the Cumberland County Prosecutor Jennifer Webb-McRae. Training includes de-escalation techniques intended to…

When Raritan Police found a man threatening to take his own life, they used their training to save his life. On March 9 at 10:48 p.m., Raritan officers were called to a home on a report of a suicidal man, according to police. Officers found a 35-year-old Raritan man in his bedroom who started to…

The Mental Health Association in New Jersey is pleased to announce that Janice Campbell, Founder and President of Tri-State Canine Response Team, is our new Behavioral Healthcare Hero. While working for the Mental Health Association in many different roles, Ms. Campbell began to realize that animals could have a profound impact on some patients. She…

HEROES: A troubled Ridgewood man pulled a knife Thursday morning on village police, who avoided a possible standoff when they convinced him to drop it, authorities said. Officers responding to a report of a man having a mental health emergency at a Heights Road garden apartment complex found him “very agitated,” Police Chief Jacqueline Luthcke said….

CIT-NJ would like to take a moment to Thank Hampton Behavioral Health Center who continues to help CIT-NJ in several counties in NJ. Several days ago they continued to showed their appreciation to their community Law Enforcement partners. Director of Business Development Anne Marie and Community Liaison Brenna dropped off lunch for our officers.Thank you…

A suicidal Hackensack man sat on a ledge atop the parking deck at the IKEA off Routes 4 and 17, looking down with his legs dangling over the side, when Paramus Police Officers William Stallone and Nicholas Tanelli arrived Monday morning. As the troubled 20-year-old man talked with his frightened mother and a few other…

By Joseph Ostapiuk | jostapiuk@siadvance.com STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — Months after the coronavirus (COVID-19) first ravaged Staten Island, health care workers on the borough are once again staring down a flood of infections that is slowly filling the borough’s hospital beds — only this time, the mental stresses wrought by the first wave are an equally-daunting…

From worsening COVID-19 surges to economic distress and political and social unrest, people around the world are facing turbulent times, and it’s taking a toll on our mental health. Recent surveys show that more than half of American adults are suffering from mental health issues because of the pandemic, and 64% of U.S. physicians say the crisis has intensified…

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