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NJ Businesses Light Up Green for Mental Health Month

Delta Dental of NJ, Johnson & Johnson, Hackensack Medical Center and even the New Jersey State House Dome Join More than 35 Others

More than 35 businesses, organizations, landmarks and agencies statewide are illuminating their buildings with the hue of green throughout May, symbolizing solidarity for mental health awareness. Sponsored jointly by the Mental Health Association in New Jersey (MHANJ) and Mental Health America, this widespread Mental Health Month initiative aims to underscore the importance of prioritizing mental well-being through educational endeavors and proactive mental health screenings.

According to the latest report (2023) by Mental Health America, in the U.S., 55%, or 28 million of adults with mental illness and 60% of youth with major depression receive no treatment.

“Mental health touches every aspect of our lives, and raising awareness serves us all. With one in five individuals experiencing a mental health condition annually and half of us at some point in our lives, the significance of Mental Health Month cannot be overstated,” remarked Carolyn Beauchamp, president, and CEO of MHANJ. “By casting light in green and commemorating Mental Health Month, our collective goal is to foster understanding, empower our communities, and diminish the stigma associated with mental health challenges.”

“We’ve recognized the correlation between oral health and mental health, taking the steps necessary to expand access to oral health care through our products and services. That includes the Delta Dental of New Jersey Foundation, which funds organizations that provide direct care to at-risk populations,” stated Dr. Keith Libou, chief clinical officer of Delta Dental of NJ and CT and a member of the board of trustees at Mental Health Association in NJ. “We are proud to be among the New Jersey business community supporting these efforts to raise awareness.”

For helpful resources, call lines and links, please visit the MHANJ’s Mental Health Month web page, at https://www.mhanj.org/mhmonth2024/. To take a free, confidential mental health screening visit Mental Health America at https://screening.mhanational.org/screening.

The Mental Health Association in New Jersey is a statewide non-profit organization that strives for children and adults to achieve victory over mental health and substance use disorders through advocacy, education, training, and services. The MHANJ is headquartered in Springfield, New Jersey, with offices in Atlantic, Hudson and Ocean Counties and affiliates in Essex, Monmouth, Morris and Passaic Counties. For more information, visit https://www.mhanj.org.

More than 35 structures have registered to shine green in New Jersey:

  • Atlantic Health System Chilton Medical Center (Pompton Plains)
  • Atlantic Health System Hackettstown Medical Center (Hackettstown)
  • Atlantic Health System Morristown Medical Center (Morristown)
  • Atlantic Health System Newton Medical Center (Newton)
  • Atlantic Health System Overlook Medical Center (Summit)
  • Coordinated Family Care (North Brunswick)
  • CSG Law (Roseland, NJ) (will be lighting internal areas)
  • Citizens Bank Headquarters (Short Hills)
  • Delta Dental of New Jersey and Connecticut (Parsippany)
  • Franklin Township Performance Gazebo (Somerset)
  • Franklin Township Stigma-Free Council (Somerset)
  • The Gateway Family YMCA, Association Office (Elizabeth)
  • GoMo Health (Asbury Park)
  • Hackensack Meridian Bayshore Medical Center (Holmdel)
  • Hackensack Meridian Carrier Clinic/Blake Recovery Center (Belle Mead)
  • Hackensack Meridian Jersey Shore University Medical Center (Neptune City)
  • Hackensack Meridian JFK University Medical Center (Edison)
  • Hackensack Meridian Hackensack University Medical Center (Hackensack)
  • Hackensack Meridian Mountainside Medical Center (Montclair)
  • Hackensack Meridian Old Bridge Medical Center (Old Bridge)
  • Hackensack Meridian Ocean University Medical Center (Brick)
  • Hackensack Meridian Palisades Medical Center (North Bergen)
  • Hackensack Meridian Pascack Valley Medical Center (Westwood)
  • Hackensack Meridian Raritan Bay Medical Center (Perth Amboy)
  • Hackensack Meridian Riverview Medical Center (Red Bank)
  • Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine (Nutley)
  • Hackensack Meridian Southern Ocean Medical Center (Stafford Township)
  • Hudson County Meadowview Psychiatric Hospital (Secaucus)
  • Johnson & Johnson Clock Tower (New Brunswick), May 1-5, May 24
  • MetLife Stadium (East Rutherford), May 10
  • Minuteman Press (Edison)
  • P.M. Studios (Edison)
  • Township of Jefferson Gazebo (Jefferson Township)
  • Township of Jefferson Municipal Building (Jefferson Township)
  • Union Township Town Hall (Union)
  • Union Township Department of Public Works (Union)
  • Union Township Fire Department (Union)
  • Union Township Senior Center (Union)
  • Union Township Police Department (Union)

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