Posted Friday, May 1st, 2020
May is Mental Health Month — Please Seek Help If You are Experiencing Difficulty
As Morris County residents continue to deal with the COVID-19 crisis, with many workplaces and all schools closed, anxiety continues to rise. The Essex and Morris Mental Health Association contends it is vitally important during this very unusual time to take care of ourselves physically and mentally.
It is especially appropriate to raise this issue as we enter May, which is Mental Health Month across our county, state and nation.
Please, don’t try to go it alone.
New Jerseyans feeling the emotional and mental toll of COVID-19 can call 1-866-202-HELP (4357), for free, confidential support. NJMentalHealthCares will be answered by live trained specialists 7 days a week, 8am – 8pm.
Also, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services or SAMHSA Disaster Distress Helpline at 800-985-5990 provides 24/7, 365-day-a- year crisis counseling and support.
The MHA of Essex and Morris has compiled a list of tips and resources to assist individuals and families with self-care.
Ways to Cope
Mental Health and COVID-19 Resources
Visit Mental Health America for more guidance for yourself or loved ones during this pandemic.