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September is National Suicide Prevention Month

NATIONAL SUICIDE LIFELINE 1-800-273-8255 or text NAMI to 741-741 to be connected to the Crisis Text Line. For assistance with Referrals and Resources contact MEND at: 395 Hudson Street 5th Floor New York, NY 10014 212-366-7590 or MEND@NYCCBF.org During September, the MEND program joins The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) as…
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September is National Recovery Month

Every year, Americans across the country observe September as National Recovery Month. This is a time of year the Benefit Funds likes to use to promote awareness and educate our members on the various issues that many of those with addiction face, and the different treatment options available to them. The goal…
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Mental Health Awareness Month Campaign: Individual and Community Fast Facts

As a continued part of the MEND Program's campaign to promote Mental Health Awareness Month, we would like to present some important mental health "fast facts," courtesy of the National Alliance on Mental Illness ("NAMI"). Please use these to encourage discussion with your community, whether through social media or other…
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The MEND Program Recognizes Mental Health Awareness Month

During May, the MEND program joins The National Alliance on Mental Illness ("NAMI") as part of the national movement to raise awareness about mental health. Mental Health Awareness Month has been observed in the U.S. since 1949. Each year millions of Americans face the reality of living with a mental…
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Accessing LiveHealth Online for Mental Health or Substance Abuse Assistance

If you or your dependent(s) are seeking outpatient services for mental health or substance use, please know that help is available and accessible from any electronic device with internet access. You can have a confidential virtual visit with a licensed clinician at www.LiveHealthOnline.com. Follow the steps below to access assistance…
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Navigating Treatment for Substance Use and Mental Health in a Pandemic

The Center for Disease Control (“CDC”) recently stated that 40% of adults have reported struggling with mental health, substance abuse, or suicidal thoughts related to COVID-19, with essential workers being the most affected group.[1] The University of Baltimore found that drug overdoses rose by almost 18%, and alcohol sales have…
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The Holidays and your Mental Health During the COVID-19 Outbreak

The holiday season typically is a time of joyful celebrations with family and friends. Many people look forward to gathering together, exchanging gifts, and celebrating traditions. However, this holiday season, COVID-19 and physical distancing have added a new type of stress to the season. Some things to keep in mind…
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Family Violence and Child Abuse During COVID-19

During the COVID-19 pandemic, there has been an increase in incidences of family violence and child abuse across the globe. Fear, frustration, uncertainty, economic hardship, increased stress levels, and barriers to resources are all contributing factors to this increase. In addition, support systems such as extended family, religious institutions, schools,…
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October 10th is World Mental Health Day

Mental Health Facts Fact -1 in 5 of the world’s children and adolescents have mental health disorders. Approximately half of mental health disorders begin before the age of 14. Fact -Mental health and substance use disorders are the leading cause of disability worldwide. About 23% of lost time because of…
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May is Mental Health Awareness Month

During May, the MEND program joins the national movement to raise awareness about mental health. Emotional well-being is especially important during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, which has put the world on hold and forced most of us to stay indoors.  According to a recent Kaiser Foundation poll, more than half of…
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