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FCC Seeks Feedback on Implementation of the National Suicide Hotline Act

Published: Jun 13, 2024
June 13, 2024 The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is accepting feedback on a notice of proposed rulemaking regarding the implementation of the National Suicide Hotline Act of 2018. Currently, when an individual calls the 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline, they are connected ...

Social Work Licensure Compact Facilitates the Provision of Interstate Social Work Services

Published: May 30, 2024
May 30, 2024 The Council of State Governments (CSG), in partnership with the United States Department of Defense (DOD) and the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB), is working to support the mobility of licensed social workers ...

Gov. Murphy Signs Crisis Professionals Day Joint Resolution into Law

Published: May 28, 2024
May 28, 2024 On Monday, May 20th, the New Jersey Senate passed the Crisis Professionals Day Resolution. The Resolution, originally drafted and requested by NJAMHAA, was passed by the Assembly in April. The Resolution recognizes the fourth Wednesday in May of each year as Crisis Pr...

Senators Fetterman, Smith Introduce Legislation to Establish a Senate Commission on Mental Health

Published: May 21, 2024
May 21, 2024 On May 9, 2024, United States Senator John Fetterman (D-PA) introduced S.4312, "a bill to establish a United States Senate Commission on Mental Health for the purpose of providing to Congress and the President independent, expert policy recommendations to improve acces...

Study Finds More than 115M Pills Containing Illicit Fentanyl Seized by Law Enforcement in 2023

Published: May 14, 2024
May 14, 2024 A new study funded by the National Institutes of Health's (NIH's) National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) has found that there were 115,562,603 pills containing fentanyl seized by law enforcement in 2023, which is 2,30...

Week 2 of Mental Health Awareness Month Highlights Children’s Mental Health

Updated: May 9, 2024
May 9, 2024 This week, May 5 - 11, 2024 is Children's Mental Health Awareness Week within Mental Health Awareness Month, and tomorrow, May 9, 2024, is Children's Mental Health Day. Children and young people in this country are experiencing an unprecedented mental health crisis: Ther...

New Report Finds a Nearly 40% Increase in Patients with Mental Health Diagnoses since 2019

Published: May 7, 2024
May 7, 2024 A new report from FAIR Health, Trends in Mental Health Conditions: An Analysis of Private Healthcare Claims, which analyzed more than 46 billion healthcare claim records from 2019 to 2023, found that over that time, the percentage of patients who received medical services ...

HHS Issues Final Rules Regarding Nondiscrimination

Published: May 6, 2024
May 6, 2024 Over the past two weeks, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has issued multiple final rules regarding nondiscrimination. The first final rule, titled "Nondiscrimination in Health Programs and Activities", was filed on April 26, 2024, and prohibits d...

Gov. Murphy Issues Proclamation Declaring May as Mental Health Awareness Month

Published: Apr 29, 2024
April 29, 2024 Governor Phil Murphy has signed a proclamation, as he has repeatedly done in previous years, declaring May of this year as Mental Health Awareness Month. As stated in Governor Murphy's proclamation, "Mental health is an essential part of overall health and well-being,...

NJ Legislation Offers Comprehensive Plan to Address School and Community Violence

Published: Apr 23, 2024
April 23, 2024 Saturday, April 20, 2024, marked the 25th anniversary of the Columbine school shooting, which claimed the lives of 12 students and one teacher. The day before, on Friday, April 19, 2024, a vigil was held in the victim's honor, during which legislators, family members of...

Everyone’s Advocacy Is Needed Now and until the FY25 State Budget Is Signed!

Published: Apr 22, 2024
April 22, 2024 Reinforce the Fact that New Jerseyans Cannot Wait any Longer for Life Saving Care! Advocate for Significantly More Investment in the FY2025 State Budget! Debra L. Wentz, PhD, President and CEO of NJAMHAA, and leaders of partner advocacy organizations recently held...

More Research Needed on Caring for Residents with Mental Health Needs in Long Term Care Facilities

Published: Apr 8, 2024
April 8, 2024 The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of the Inspector General has published a new report, Nursing Home Residents with Endangering Behaviors and Mental Health Disorders May be Vulnerable to Facility-Initiated Discharges, suggesting that more resea...
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