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NJ Hope and Healing Crisis Counseling Program is Free, Confidential

NEW JERSEY – The NJ Hope and Healing Crisis Counseling Program (CCP) at the Mental Health Association of Essex and Morris serves anyone who has been emotionally impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

There is no fee for participation in our program, which is made possible through a grant from FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency) and SAMHSA (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration). All groups are conducted virtually on Zoom.

For more information on any program, call 973-509-9777 ext. 151, text 973-380-0507, or Email gpalmer@mhaessexmorris.org.

Unwind with Us: Gather with us to share stories, crochet and knit. No experience necessary — grab some yarn or another textile and join us for an hour of self-care as we work, chat, and support each other during this uncertain time. This open, drop-in group meets every Tuesday from 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
To join the Unwind with Us Group, click this reoccurring link:
https://zoom.us/j/97094061309?pwd=dHlJdHRPQjRZU2pQV2dJaTlDM1ZiZz09
Meeting ID: 970 9406 1309 Passcode: 133932

COVID-19 Support Group: 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 that meets every Wednesday from 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

To join the COVID-19 Support Group, click this reoccurring link:
https://zoom.us/j/99243356990?pwd=b0duS3lNU3R4YXd4TE1PVDk0aEIrUT09
OR Dial 1-929-205-6099
Meeting ID: 992 4335 6990 Passcode: 537656

After School Chat & Craft: These groups were created in direct response to the changes, uncertainty, and stress brought on by the pandemic. The After School Chat & Crafts are a safe space for children ages 7-12, and teens ages 13-18 to chat, create, and de-stress. Registration is required for these groups. To register, call 973-509-9777 ext. 151, text 973-380-0507 or email gpalmer@mhaessexmorris.org.
After School Chat & Craft for Ages 7-12, Wednesdays, 3:30 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.
After School Chat & Craft for Ages 13-18,  Thursdays 3:30 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.

Consumer Thursday: A safe space where those who receive mental health services can come together, connect, and discuss any concerns about the COVID-19 pandemic. This open, drop-in group meets every Thursday from 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

To join Consumer Thursday, click this reoccurring link:
https://zoom.us/j/99932421553?pwd=K0dwT3lGREZiSkNyc0UxZG50azhNZz09
OR Dial 1-929-205-6099
Meeting ID: 999 3242 1553 Passcode: 924328

Fun Zone Friday: A virtual activity group for individuals ages 18 and up. This group, which meets twice a month on Fridays from 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m., is a fun and interactive way to connect with others using art and games.
February Meeting Date: 2/26
Click this link to join Fun Zone Friday:
https://zoom.us/j/97319277170?pwd=MklGQkM0UnhSbTV6bWNFVCtrM012UT09
Meeting ID: 973 1927 7170 Passcode: 962103

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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.

Jay Edwards

Born and raised in Northwest NJ, Jay has a degree in Communications and has had a life-long interest in local radio and various styles of music. Jay has held numerous jobs over the years such as stunt car driver, bartender, voice-over artist, traffic reporter (award winning), NY Yankee maintenance crewmember and peanut farm worker. His hobbies include mountain climbing, snowmobiling, cooking, performing stand-up comedy and he is an avid squirrel watcher. Jay has been a guest on America’s Morning Headquarters,program on The Weather Channel, and was interviewed by Sam Champion.

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