A Stigma Free Community
Mountain Lakes is proud to be a stigma free community. We are committed to raising awareness of mental illness and substance abuse, reducing stigma and encouraging those who need help to seek support.
What is Stigma?
Stigma results from judgement by others, and can cause feelings of shame, distress and hopelessness. Fear of judgement and alienation from friends, family and co-workers; fear of loss of employment, marital status; fear of being viewed in a negative light once a problem is acknowledged – all of these fears are caused by stigma and are barriers to seeking wellness and recovery.
Mountain Lakes pledges to:
Inform: Resources for mental health and recovery will be available for the residents of Mountain Lakes. No resident needs to feel hopeless or alone.
Encourage: We encourage our residents to break down barriers, be mindful of mental health issues and to ask for help when needed. Mental Health and substance abuse often get worse if left untreated.
Support: We connect out residents to resources that can help.
Support for You and Your Loved Ones
Provides help and assistance to residents in need, from children to families to seniors. Services provided by the Department include financial and emergency assistance, access to mental health and substance abuse services, job training and support, prevention services for youth, support for veterans, transportation for elderly and disabled, meals on wheels and adult protective services for vulnerable adults at risk of abuse.
Caring Partners of Morris/Sussex coordinates services, resources and support to children and young adults with needs that include behavioral/emotional, intellectual/developmental and substance use. Caring Partner’s goal is to keep children and young adults in their homes, their schools, and their communities.
Group meetings for teens (Tuesdays at 6:30pm). Some group topics include: coping skills, self-injurious behaviors, anxiety, depression, social media challenges, and communication skills.
Understanding the issues concerning suicide and mental health is an important way to take part in suicide prevention, help others in crisis, and change the conversation around suicide. 1-800-273-8255. Click HERE to Chat.
NJ Suicide Prevention help line.
Text firstname.lastname@example.org 24/7.
It’s a reality many veterans and their loved ones know all too well – life just isn’t the same after returning from military service. Atlantic Behavioral Health offers True North to help service men and women readjust to civilian life, whether it’s been days, months or years since their discharge.
The Respite House is a safe alternative to an inpatient psychiatric hospitalization. As a peer-run initiative, Respite staff provide 24/7 peer to peer support in working through a mental health crisis. The Respite House provides a comfortable setting in which guests can establish positive coping skills and become empowered to establish healthy habits and routines.
The nation’s premier nonprofit organization supporting mental health awareness and education for students, Active Minds is dedicated to saving lives and to building stronger families and communities. Through education, research, advocacy, and a focus on students and young adults ages 14–25, Active Minds is opening up the conversation about mental health and creating lasting change in the way mental health is talked about, cared for, and valued in the United States.
Mental Health First Aid is an 8-hour course that teaches you how to help someone who is developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis. The training helps you identify, understand, and respond to signs of addictions and mental illnesses. Find a course near you.
A welcoming place where people can gain skills and motivation to set and achieve wellness goals necessary for recovery. Access opportunities, education, support and resources to help people in recovery realize a lifestyle centered on wellness in all dimensions (physical, emotional, spiritual, intellectual, social, occupational, environmental, and financial).
The nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization is dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness.
An association of more than 500 local affiliates work to raise awareness and provide support and education. New Jersey Affiliation
Offers strength and hope in support for families and their children suffering the ravaging effects of drug and alcohol addiction. Parent to Parent helps access quality, affordable, comprehensive treatment services so that no one is denied the opportunity to seek recovery.
…by raising awareness for mental health
Everyone could use some support from time to time. TLC4teens provides resources for teens and adults facing challenges related to everyday life.
As people age, they are confronted with physical, emotional and social changes that can be difficult to manage. Elderly patients experience many changes in their lives, which make them more vulnerable to disease, notably, depression. A range of inpatient and outpatient mental health services are available.
Provider of mental Health and Addiction Services with a mission to bring balance to people’s lives through counseling, housing and education.
A confidential and anonymous helpline for New Jersey’s youth and young adults (ages 10-24). 2NDFLOOR will help find solutions to problems at home or at school. Call or txt 888-222-2228 anytime to discuss a problem or issue you are facing.