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Six things an employer can do to address workplace stress. The Partnership for Workplace Mental Health's recent white paper on stress and resiliency was featured on the Disability Management Employer Coalition website. DMEC helped the Partnership recruit employer participants from an array of disciplines to participate in the study on which the paper is based, including human resources, disability management, and employee assistance. There were many positive examples and practical recommendations that surfaced among the group. Here is our list of the top recommendations for employers who would like to do a better job of managing stress.

National Institute for People with Disabilities of New Jersey
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State Resources

Looking for resources in your New Jersey community such as daycare facilities, shelters, affordable housing units, employment training programs, senior services?
Try this link hosted by United Way.

State of New Jersey Department of Human Services
Directory of mental health services throughout New Jersey

Mental Health Association of New Jersey
Advocacy, education, training and services throughout New Jersey

New Jersey Association of Mental Health and Addiction Agencies
Mental health and addiction treatment services to children and adults

NJ Self-Help Group Clearinghouse

If you are seeking ANY TYPE of community SUPPORT GROUP, or need help in STARTING ONE, you've come to the right place! Located at 375 East McFarlan Street, Dover NJ 07801
Call 1-800-367-6274 (in NJ), or 973-989-1122 (outside NJ);
Key group listings can be found on HERE.

How to File a Managed Care Complaint

Every person covered under a managed care plan has the right to file a complaint with his carrier about any aspect of the coverage, the carrier's network, and the services provided by health care providers. If the individual prefers, he may have his health care provider file the complaint instead, if the individual gives consent, and the health care provider agrees to do so. Click for further information from the State of New Jersey Department of Banking and Insurance.

National Alliance on Mental Illness

NAMI NEW JERSEY is a statewide nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the lives of individuals and families who are affected by mental illness. They provide education, support and systems advocacy to empower families and persons with mental illness. Affiliated self-help and grassroots advocacy groups located in each county offer emotional support and information about treatment and community resources.

Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance

The mission of the Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA) is to provide hope, help, and support to improve the lives of people living with mood disorders. DBSA pursues and accomplishes this mission through peer-based, recovery-oriented, empowering services and resources when people want them, where they want them, and how they want to receive them.

National Tourette Syndrome Association

New Jersey Chapter Tel: 732-972-4459 or e-mail: info@tsanj.org

Their mission is to identify the cause of, find the cure for, and control the effects of Tourette Syndrome. They offer resources and referrals to help people and their families cope with the problems that occur with TS. Membership includes individuals, families, relatives, and medical and allied professionals working in the field. Full details can be found here

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