How MHANJ Is Transforming Mental Health Recovery Through The Power Of Employment

MHANJ’s CCERI promotes employment for individuals in recovery, with a focus on meaningful occupation for mental wellness.

With a comprehensive approach that encompasses advocacy, education, training, and direct services, Mental Health Association in New Jersey (MHANJ) is dedicated to helping individuals grappling with mental illness to navigate their journey towards recovery. Their mission goes beyond assistance—they aim to foster an environment where individuals can live authentically, free from fear or stigma.

What is the Career Connection Employment Resource Institute (CCERI)?

One of the Mental Health Association in New Jersey’s notable initiatives is the Career Connection Employment Resource Institute (CCERI). Recognizing the critical role of employment in mental health recovery, CCERI is committed to advancing the employment of people in recovery. 

This mission aligns with the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA) Eight Dimensions of Wellness, which underscores the importance of meaningful occupation for everyone, including those recovering from mental illness and/or substance use conditions.

Improving Mental Wellness: The Active Role of Mental Health Association in NJ

How It Works: The Career Connection Employment Resource Institute

The Career Connection Employment Resource Institute provides a suite of evidence-based training and technical assistance for a wide audience, including providers, psychiatric hospitals, individuals in recovery, family members, and employers. A key offering is the Prevocational Training series, endorsed by the New Jersey Division of Mental Health and Addiction Services (DMHAS). This series aims to bolster vocational skills among staff to better prepare individuals in recovery for the workforce.

Moreover, CCERI’s commitment to accessibility is evident through their collaboration with community organizations, ensuring broad service access at no cost. Their specialized employment experts deliver training on various topics crucial for vocational success, customized to meet the specific needs of their audience. These sessions are conveniently held at the employer’s location or virtually, simplifying participation.

How can I support career training programs in New Jersey?

The Greater Newark Holiday Fund plays a pivotal role in supporting eleven first-in-class organizations in New Jersey like MHANJ. By providing additional resources, the Holiday Fund enhances MHANJ’s capacity to create meaningful change within the community. This partnership exemplifies how collective efforts can amplify the impact of mental health support and awareness initiatives.

By donating to the Holiday Fund, you too can join us in transforming lives through the power of mental health support. Together, we can support MHANJ’s mission and contribute to a brighter, more supportive future for New Jersey.

A generous gift from you could mean a world of change for someone else, and a stronger community for all. Let’s impact lives together with a donation to the Holiday Fund.

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