General Resources

General Resources

Mental Health

o   Transitions to Adulthood Center for Research (Transitions ACR) - Providing Culturally Competent Mental Health Care to LGBTQIA+ Youth and Young Adults

o   Mental Health America:  Young People's Mental Health in 2020: Hope, Advocacy and Action for the Future


o   Mental Health Terminology: 5 Words Everyone Should Know

o   How to Talk About Mental Health Effectively and Openly

o   Sharing Best Practices in Behavioral Health

Mental Health First Aid:

How Do I Know Someone is Experiencing Anxiety or Depression?

Schizophrenia & Psychosis Action Alliance:

Schizophrenia and Related Disorders Alliance of America: Psychosis Support & Acceptance and Families for Care Call Support Groups

Substance Use Disorders, Treatment and Recovery Support

o   Addiction Treatment Services: Drug and Alcohol Rehabilitation for...

o   American Addiction Centers: How to Find a State-Funded Rehabilitation Center

o   National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence - Rochester Area

o   Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Providers of New York's Self Care Page

o   Friends of Recovery- New York

o   PsychHub Partners with CHESS Health to Help Addiction Management- CHESS Health is a member of NJAMHAA’s Technology Council.

o   Alcohol Use and Mental Health

o   Harm Reduction Coalition's guidelines for people who use drugs and harm-reduction programs

o   Digital All Recovery Meetings by WEconnect, Unity Recovery and Alano Club

o   Hackensack Meridian Carrier Clinic (a NJAMHAA member): In the Rooms: An Online Addiction Resource

o   Free App to Support People in Recovery - Addiction Policy Forum has partnered with CHESS Health, a NJAMHAA Technology Council member, to launch the Connections App, a free smartphone app that is scientifically proven to support patients in recovery by reducing relapse and promoting pro-social engagement.

o   Contingency Management: A Highly Effective Treatment For Substance Use Disorders And The Legal Barriers That Stand In Its Way

o   Addiction in Isolation Adjusting to video-chat 12-step meetings.

o   Personal Finance for People in Recovery from Addiction

o   Dependency & Addiction Among Seniors

o   Addiction Treatment Centers Map

Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (I/DD)

o   Emergency Preparedness Toolkit for Young Adults with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities and their Primary Care Team

o   COVID-19, Unemployment Insurance and People with Disabilities

o   University of Cincinnati Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities COVID 19 Fact Sheet

o   The NADD's webinar "Trauma Treatment for Youth & Adults with IDD" available on demand

o   Sign language videos from the Office of Disability Issues in New Zealand

o   International Initiative for Mental Health Leadership and International Initiative for Disability Leadership (IIDL): Actions and Resources Related to Family Violence Across IIMHL and IIDL Countries

o   Mom2Mom Helpline Program


o   Business Cost Saver: Business Ideas, Employment, Housing and Financial Guide for Veterans


o   National Council on Aging:

o   Tips to help the elderly stay connected by Geriatrician Laurie Archbald-Pannone, University of Virginia, US

o   ElderCare Locator (800-677-1116)

o   Local Area Agencies on Aging- find a local agency here.

o   Dependency & Addiction Among Seniors


o   Child Neurology Foundation:

o   Child Mind Institute:

o   The National Academies of Science, Engineering and Medicine: Children's Mental Health and the Life Course Model: A Virtual Workshop Series

o   State of California's Office of the Surgeon General: Roadmap for Resilience - The California Surgeon General's Report on Adverse Childhood Experiences, Toxic Stress and Health 

o   School Counselors Support Students Remotely

o   Transitions to Adulthood Center for Research (Transitions ACR) - Providing Culturally Competent Mental Health Care to LGBTQIA+ Youth and Young Adults

Young Adults
, including College Students

o   Transitions to Adulthood Center for Research:

o   UCLA- Center for MH in Schools and Student Learning Supports

o   Transitions to Adulthood Center for Research (Transitions ACR) - Providing Culturally Competent Mental Health Care to LGBTQIA+ Youth and Young Adults

Suicide Prevention

o   NewBridge Services:

o   Child Mind Institute:

o   National Alliance on Mental Illness:

o   PsychHub:

o   International Association for Suicide Prevention:

o   National Suicide Prevention Lifeline:

o   Transitions to Adulthood Center for Research:

o   American Foundation for Suicide Prevention- New Jersey Chapter:


Resources for Accessing Treatment


o   National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (1-800-273-8255)

o   Behavioral Health Treatment Services Locator

o   National Helpline (1-800-662-4357)

o   Crisis Text Line

o   NJAMHAA Member Directory

o   Free Everyday Therapy in 2023: Does it Exist, and Where Can I Find It? (Everyday Health)

Resources for Caregivers

o   John's Hopkins' COVID-19: Caregiving for the Elderly

o   Alzheimer's Association's COVID-19: Tips for Dementia Caregivers


o   Center for Excellence for Integrated Health Solutions - Practical Guidelines for Video-based Online Mental Health Services

o   American Medical Association - Telemedicine: Connect to Specialists and Facilitate Better Access to Care for Your Patients

o   National Telehealth Technology Assessment Resource Center- Home Telehealth

o   Northeast Telehealth Resource Center-Technical Assistance on Telehealth

o   Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation

o   Using Telehealth for Addiction Treatment

o   Enhancing Care Through Virtual Visits

o   Clinician's Guide to Video Platforms

o   American Psychological Association - Guidelines for the Practice of Telepsychology

o   Virtual Same Day Access

  • Part One: How to Provide Same Day Access during a pandemic
  • Part Two: Five Steps to Virtual Same Day Access

o   Collaborative Documentation (CD)

  • Part One: Introducing consumers to CD in a telehealth environment, including documenting your notes and updating your script
  • Part Two: Demonstrating how to actually do CD with a consumer in a telehealth environment
  • Part Three: Transitioning and wrapping up in a CD telehealth environment

Healthcare Service Delivery and Compliance

o   Just in Time Scheduling

o   HIPAA Compliance

o   Families USA: Health Care Payment and Delivery System Reform for Children as a Tool to Improve the Health of Vulnerable Communities


o   Well Being Trust: A Policy Guide

o   Families USA:  Consumers First 2021 Administrative Agenda: Policy Solutions to Strengthen the Infrastructure of U.S. Health Care Payment and Delivery


o   Mental Health America:2020 Back to School Toolkit

o   Transitions to Adulthood Center for Research- University of Massachusetts:

o  Center for Mental Health & Student/Learning Supports at UCLA


o    Mental Health America:

Supported Employment

o   Transitions to Adulthood Center for Research- University of Massachusetts:

Housing, Homelessness and Supportive Housing

o   National Low Income Housing Coalition:

o   U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD):


o   Families USA: Misalignment Between Premiums and Coverage Generosity Imposes Heavy Cost Burdens on Consumers in Health Insurance Exchanges

A Guide to Obtaining Insurance for Mental Health Care 

Social Justice, Equality, Racism, Equity and Social Determinants of Health

o   The Kennedy Forum: Social Justice and Health Are Inextricably Linked

o   California Council of Community Behavioral Health Agencies, PsychHub and the American Psychological Association: Resources for Discussions about Race

o   American Hospital Association resource examines the impact of the social determinants of health on patients

o   Health Equity- Asian Americans: University of Chicago: Center for Asian Health Equity

o   Health Equity- Hispanic: National Hispanic Medical Association's website

o   Resources from the National Association for School PsychologistsTo Advance Health Equity, Federal Policy Makers Should Build on Lessons from State Medicaid Experiments

o   National Council for Mental Wellbeing: Addressing Health Equity and Racial Justice

o   Faces and Voice of Recovery: Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Action Plan

o   The National Academies of Science, Engineering and Medicine:COVID-19 and Black Communities

o   PsychHub has compiled a document of Race, Racism and Mental Health Resources. This includes organizations, books and online resources.

o   Massachusetts Coalition for Suicide Prevention (MCSP): Widening the Lens: Exploring the Role of Social Justice in Suicide Prevention, A Racial Equity Toolkit

o   The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has released resources that can be applied to health clinics, treatment centers and recovery spaces:

o  Pacific and Southwest Mental Health Technology Transfer Center: Black History Month Resources

o  The Kennedy Forum: "Take a Stand for Black Mental Health"

o  Thema Bryant-Davis, Tyonna Adams, Adrianna Alejandre, and Anthea A. Gray, "The Trauma Lens of Police Violence against Racisl and Ethnic Minorities"

o  The Child Mind Institute has created resources about how to discuss racism and violence with children. Click the links below to access the resources:

o   The Sentencing Project:Racial Disparities in Youth Incarceration Persist

o   Huffington Post's Jillian Wilson article called "One Way To Be an Ally Right Now? Support Black Mental Health"

o   American Academy of Pediatrics:Racial Disparity Seen in Child Abuse Reporting

o   Harvard Business Review:How Employee Assistance Programs Can Help Your Whole Company Address Racism at Work

o   The National Council for Mental Wellbeing:Addressing Health Equity and Racial Justice

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)

o   CMS announced plans to modernize The Physician Self-Referral Law, which prohibits physicians from making referrals to entities for certain healthcare services, if the physicians have financial relationships with the entities.

o   CMS extends Dec. 13, 2020 deadline for 25,000+ physicians who were notified in September 2020 that they were eligible to receive APM payments and needed to update their billing information. Check the list for your name and the forms that are required.

o   CMS announces the retirement of all the original Compares Tools on December 1st and encourages providers to make use of Care Compare and update all public facing links to the new Care Compare.

o   Medicare open enrollment gets underway with lower premiums and new insulin benefit. 


Resources for Food and Meals

 o   Hunger Free NJ provides a comprehensive list of resources for food and meals as organized by the group "Hunger Free New Jersey". 

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