Much More Investment for Behavioral Health Care Is Needed to Enable Many More Individuals to Thrive

May 2, 2024

Reinforce the Fact that New Jerseyans Cannot Wait any Longer for Life Saving Care!

Share the Inspiring Success Stories Below and other Examples in your Advocacy

for Significantly More Funding in the FY2025 State Budget!

"I just wanted to stop using drugs and alcohol and I knew six months was not enough time, so I went to Eva's Village's Mommy and Me program. I was reunified with my second daughter during that time. I didn't know what was going to happen to me right then and there, but I knew I was safe." - Angela, Graduate, Eva's Village, Manager of a Restaurant - Click here to hear more of Angelica's inspiring story.

"My life has truly been shaped, and continues to be by Preferred Behavioral Health Group's School Based Youth Services Program (SBYSP) in Brick Schools and I am so grateful to be a part of it." - Nick Spanola, MS, LPC, SBYSP Director and Former Program Participant, Brick Township High School

"After a suicide attempt, I went to Carrier Clinic, where I underwent a major transformation and I observed others transform - from withdrawn, angry and unwilling to participate in therapeutic activities to opening up and embracing all that the Carrier Clinic team offered." - Shauna Moses, Vice President, Public Affairs and Member Services, NJAMHAA - Click here to hear Shauna share her story.

"I started smoking heroin at a young age. I was diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia and ADHD. I worked hard and I've been clean for 20 years. There's hope out there." - Miguel, Volunteer, Collaborative Support Programs of New Jersey - Click here to hear Miguel share his story.

NJAMHAA's campaign, Diverse Faces: All Are Worthy of Full Investment, features several additional examples of successes that individuals have accomplished as a result of the behavioral healthcare and social services they received. Such individual victories also translate into benefits for the state overall.

"By making prevention, treatment and recovery supports available to all New Jersey residents, the state would benefit from the prevention of emergency room visits, hospitalizations, homelessness and individuals' involvement in the criminal justice system," said Debra L. Wentz, PhD, President and CEO of NJAMHAA.

Please click here to read more success stories in NJAMHAA's campaign brochure and here to watch additional videos that further illustrate the value of behavioral healthcare and social services and the workforce who provides them. Click here to access a one-pager detailing NJAMHAA's budget and legislative priorities.

Thank you for joining NJAMHAA in this critical advocacy initiative.

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