MAY IS MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS MONTH!
Middlesex County is launching a County-wide campaign to eliminate the stigma associated with mental illness and addiction. Click on the link below for more information on this exciting intiative.
The Division of Addictions and Mental Health Planning provides information and referral services for behavioral health care programs, with a focus on consumer empowerment, recovery awareness, prevention, wellness, cultural competence and ending stigma. The Division administers County and State funds for prevention and treatment projects and programs, including the Intoxicated Driver Resource Center
(IDRC), Coordination of Municipal Alliances
, Substance Abuse Education and Public Awareness, and Ryan White Services
The Middlesex County FireWatch Program
has a mission to reduce fire-setting activities of Middlesex County youth by: identification, education and referral for treatment. If you are concerned or suspect a child is setting fires call - FireWatch Hotline 732-745-4049.
Under the Mental Health Administration, the Division provides information and referrals regarding the scope of mental health services available to county residents. Funding is provided for the implementation and development of mental health programs and the Division coordinates planning, monitoring and advocacy activities on behalf of persons with mental illness.
Alcoholism and other
drug dependence are chronic, progressive and potentially fatal. There are more
deaths, illnesses and disabilities due to abuse and dependence than due to any
other preventable health condition. The urgency of this issue demands coordinated
planning at the national, state and County levels. Working closely with citizen
and professional advisory boards, The Middlesex County Office of Addictions and
Mental Health Planning
• Establishes priorities for funding to effectively address the County's
addiction service needs
• Mandates the delivery of gender, cultural, disability and lifecycle
sensitive services to Middlesex County residents
• Monitors State and County funded agencies
• Provides information and referral regarding the continuum of care
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