Mental Health Services & Programs in Essex and Morris Counties, NJ
- Integrated Case Management Services (ICMS)
- Partial Care
- Community Supports Services (CSS)
- Riskin Children’s Center (RCC)
- Assisted Outpatient Treatment Services
- Collaborative Justice Services (CJS)
- Projects for Assistance in Transition from Homelessness (PATH)
- The Center for Behavioral Health
- Supported Employment Services (SES)
- Suicide Prevention Services (SPS)
Integrated Case Management Services (ICMS)
ICMS provides a community-based, comprehensive network of support, advocacy, referral and intervention to adults being discharged from mental health care facilities. Available in both Essex and Morris Counties, highly qualified Case Managers assist consumers with all aspects of the transition back into the community and ensure that they avail themselves of all resources they are entitled to receive.
In response to CDC guidelines regarding the COVID-19 pandemic, ICMS is now providing some face to face outreach in the community using social distancing.
Prospect House (PH)
Prospect House is our day treatment/partial care program. Attendance at Prospect House helps people with mental disorders to successfully manage their illness and significantly lower their risk for re-hospitalization through a highly regarded, psycho-social rehabilitation program.
Located in East Orange, Prospect House utilizes a graduated program structure to assist consumers as they move towards wellness and recovery.
Prospect Primary Healthcare
Located within Prospect House, Prospect Primary Care provides quality, comprehensive physical healthcare including specialists and lab work as needed to adults within any of MHA Essex and Morris programs.
Community Support Services (CSS)
Community Support Services develops community-based housing opportunities and coordinated services for people with mental illnesses who are able to live independently. Services include location identification, landlord negotiation and financial planning to help ensure long-term, stabilized housing as well as linkage to other services as needed.
Services were adjusted for the COVID-19 pandemic; in an effort to follow CDC recommendations CSS is also providing telecommunication services to decrease face to face contact. These telecommunication services include crisis management, increasing coping skills, increasing independence around ADLs and budgeting, increasing knowledge base regarding the pandemic, and providing necessary resources. CSS continues to assist individuals in obtaining necessities, such as food and medication, and delivers these goods to individuals if necessary. In addition, CSS started holding monthly socialization and health education groups to decrease social isolation.
Riskin Children’s Center (RCC)
The Riskin Children’s Center provides comprehensive, accessible and culturally appropriate mental health services for youth at our Montclair office. We provide strengths-based individual and family counseling to treat depression, anxiety, grief and loss, post-traumatic stress disorder, oppositional behaviors, and difficulties with attention, behavior, or peer relationships . RCC also provides psychoeducational groups and a full range of psychiatric services including evaluation, consultation, and ongoing medication management as a compliment to psychotherapy services. RCC therapists are also available to provide short-term supportive trauma-informed psychotherapy services through telehealth platforms to address mental health concerns arising due to the COVID19 pandemic.
Assisted Outpatient Treatment Services
Assisted Outpatient Treatment Services delivers community-based mental health services under court order to individuals with severe and persistent mental illnesses who have a history of non-adherence to prescribed treatment on a voluntary basis.
Collaborative Justice Services (CJS)
Collaborative Justice Services provides effective discharge planning, linkage and referral to community resources for non-violent offenders with mental illness who re-enter the community following release from the Essex or Morris County Correctional Systems and from municipal jails. CJS also advocates on behalf of those consumers who are rightfully incarcerated to ensure that they receive necessary and appropriate treatment and medication during their tenure in jail. In addition, the program works with local law enforcement officers to train them on how to safely and effectively interact with individuals with mental illness who may be in crisis.
Projects for Assistance in Transition from Homelessness (PATH)
PATH provides outreach, intensive case management and housing that will enable adults who are homeless or at imminent risk of homelessness, and have a serious mental illness, to engage in community based services. In doing so, we also strive to improve consumers health outcomes, participation in mental health services and substance abuse treatment as needed.
The Center for Behavioral Health
The Center for Behavioral Health provides comprehensive, low-cost, person-centered behavioral health services at our Montclair office to those 18+. Our services are therapy centered and focus on providing individual counseling to treat anxiety, depression, traumatic stress reactions, bipolar disorder, bereavement, adjustment disorders, stress related health problems, and much more. Psychiatric services including evaluation, consultation, and ongoing medication management are also available for clients. Additional services including psychoeducational groups, psychotherapy groups, and drop in support groups are also available.
We are also providing short term trauma-informed psychotherapy services to address mental health concerns arising due to the COVID19 pandemic. All services are currently being offered through telehealth platforms.
Supported Employment Services (SES)
Supported Employment Services help men and women who are recovering from a mental illness to obtain and retain productive employment in the community. Job counselors help identify employment prospects, provide assistance in developing appropriate readiness and job skills, and monitor progress and workplace performance.
In response to CDC guidelines regarding the COVID-19 pandemic, SES is providing telecommunication in order to deliver services.
Suicide Prevention Services (SPS)
Suicide Prevention Services’ (SPS) goal is to spread awareness on suicide prevention by offering educational presentations designed for schools, communities, and specialized groups such as law enforcement, first responders, and college professionals. For a full list of educational presentations we offer on suicide prevention, click here.
In addition, SPS also has two informative youth suicide prevention websites:
StopTeenSuicide.mhaessexmorris.org provides information on warning signs and practical ways to speak to a young person having suicidal thoughts. Furthermore, it features testimonials from young people who have attempted suicide and from those family and friends who have been impacted by those who have died by suicide.
YouAreNotAlone.mhaessexmorris.org provides guidance, comfort and hope to young people struggling with suicidal ideations, as well as coping strategies and important resources in the event they are in a crisis.