Archive for Tag: mental health

Rooney demands state track and release mental health statistics from coronavirus shutdown

TRENTON, N.J. – Concerned with a possible “silent scythe” of mental health issues adding to the terrible toll of the coronavirus pandemic, Assemblyman Kevin Rooney called on Gov. Phil Murphy to conduct a state-wide tabulation of those with existing mental health preconditions who have lost their lives or suffered...

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DeCroce bill requiring suicide prevention training for mental health practitioners advanced by Assembly

TRENTON, N.J. – The Assembly unanimously passed a bill (A1443), sponsored by the Assemblywoman BettyLou DeCroce, that requires suicide prevention training as a condition of licensure for mental health professionals. “This issue hit very close to home recently, when we lost yet another teenager to suicide in a community where...

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DeCroce bill requiring suicide prevention training for mental health practitioners advances

TRENTON, N.J. – The Assembly Human Services Committee cleared Assemblywoman BettyLou DeCroce’s bill (A1443) requiring suicide prevention training as a condition of licensure for mental health professionals. “Forty percent of people who committed suicide in this state had a diagnosed mental health problem,” said DeCroce (R-Morris). “It makes sense...

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DePhillips introduces legislation requiring insurance coverage for mental health screenings

TRENTON, N.J. – Assemblyman Christopher DePhillips recently introduced a bill (A376) that would require health insurance coverage for annual mental health screenings. “We all know someone who has suffered with mental illness. With suicide rates on the rise among teenagers, veterans, and seniors, we must do more to eliminate...

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Dancer wins multiple awards for his legislative leadership and achievements

TRENTON, N.J. – Assemblyman Ron Dancer was awarded the Outstanding New Jersey Legislator Award by the Food Council for Good Government for his legislative achievements and his involvement with the New Jersey Food Council. “I was delighted to be the 2019 recipient of the Outstanding New Jersey Legislator Award...

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