New Jersey has a population of approximately 8.9 million people and is the most densely populated state in the nation. Close to 3.1% of adults (according to SAMHSA) in New Jersey live with serious mental health conditions such as schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and major depression.
Public mental health and addiction services in New Jersey are administered and provided by the Department of Human Services–Division of Mental Health and Addiction Services. Only 41.8% of adults with mental illness in New Jersey receive any form of treatment from either the public system or private providers (according to SAMHSA). The renaming 58.2% received no mental health treatment. According to Mental Health America, New Jersey is ranked 6 out of the 50 states and Washington D.C. for providing access to mental health services.
Medicaid is a combined state and federal program that provides health coverage to people with low income, including those who are unable to work because of a mental health disability. Residents of New Jersey can apply for Medicaid through the New Jersey Health Insurance Marketplace.
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RtoR Family-Endorsed Providers in New Jersey
Our Directory of Family-Endorsed Providers features multiple mental health resources in the state of New Jersey. All of the New Jersey providers listed below have been recommended by a family member of a person who has used their services and have been carefully vetted by our Advisory Group..
All Family-Endorsed Providers have three defining characteristics. They are recovery-oriented, embracing the principle that recovery is a real possibility for all people with mental health conditions. They are family-friendly, including family members in the treatment process. They use evidence-based best practices that are backed by scientific research.
rtor.org is a national website that offers families guidance, support and best practice resources for recovery-oriented mental health care. For free personalized help finding mental health resources in New Jersey contact a Resource Specialist now.
Other New Jersey Resources
New Jersey Medicaid.
New Jersey 211 – 2-1-1 is a free referral and information helpline that connects people to a wide range of health and human services, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. To contact 2-1-1 in any state, including New Jersey, simply dial the numbers 2-1-1 from any phone.
National Alliance on Mental Illness–New Jersey – The National Alliance on Mental Illness is a nationwide advocacy group, representing families and people affected by mental health disorders in the United States. The national organization is organized into state and local affiliates, of which NAMI–New Jersey is one.
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988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline – In New Jersey and across the United States, 988 is the new 3-digit dialing code for quick and easy access to mental health crisis and suicide prevention services. The 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline is a national network of local crisis centers that provides free and confidential emotional support to people in suicidal crisis or emotional distress 24 hours a day, 7 days a week in the United States.