Posted Thursday, December 31st, 2020
NJ Hope and Healing Crisis Counseling Program is Free, Confidential
Through individual and group counseling, the NJ Hope and Healing Crisis Counseling Program at the Mental Health Association of Essex and Morris is offering free emotional support, guidance, information, referrals, and COVID-19 resources for anyone who has been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Services are free, confidential, and virtual. The program serves anyone from a school-age child to an adult, or senior citizen. Examples of people who may benefit from the program include:
Individual counseling is available for people feeling anxious about COVID-19. It’s free, confidential and virtual. Just call between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m.: 973-509-9777, ext. 151, or email [email protected].
For many, this has been a time of great uncertainty and anxiety. The Crisis Counseling Program team is offering a support group for anyone emotionally impacted by COVID-19. This is a weekly, open, drop-in group.
Wednesdays from 2 – 3 p.m. on Jan. 6, 13, 20 and 27.
To join the COVID-19 Support Group, please click this reoccurring link:
OR Dial 1-929-205-6099
Meeting ID: 992 4335 6990
These groups were created in direct response to the changes, uncertainty, and stress brought on by the pandemic. These groups are a safe space for children ages 7-12, and teens ages 13-18 to chat, create, and de-stress. Registration is required: call 973-509-9777 ext. 151 or email [email protected]
After School Chat & Craft, Ages 7-12:
Wednesdays, 3:30 – 4:15 p.m. on Jan. 6, 13, 20 and 27.
After School Chat & Craft, Ages 13-18:
Thursdays, 3:30 – 4:15 p.m., on Jan. 1, 14, 21 and 28.
A safe space where those who receive mental health services from MHA can come together, connect, and discuss any concerns about the COVID-19 pandemic. This is an open, drop-in group.
Thursdays from 5 – 6 p.m., on Jan. 14, 21 and 28.
To join Consumer Thursday, please click this reoccurring link:
OR Dial 1-929-205-6099
Meeting ID: 999 3242 1553
A virtual activity group for individuals ages 18 and up. This group, which meets twice a month, is a fun and interactive way to connect with others using art and games.
Fridays from 4 – 5 p.m., on Jan. 15 and 29.
Click this link to join Fun Zone Friday: https://zoom.us/j/97319277170?pwd=MklGQkM0UnhSbTV6bWNFVCtrM012UT09
Meeting ID: 973 1927 7170
These programs are made possible through a grant from the Federal Emergency Management Agency and Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration through the New Jersey Hope and Healing Crisis Counseling Program (CCP). The CCP is provided by Mental Health Association of Essex and Morris, Inc. in collaboration with the New Jersey Department of Human Services’ Division of Mental Health and Addiction Services, Disaster and Terrorism Branch, and is funded through a FEMA/SAMHSA grant.