Division of Mental Health & Addiction Services

Human Services Division


Salem County Proud to be stigma-free

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County-Funded Treatment Services

Sub-Acute Detoxification Services

Male/Female Halfway House Services

  • Hendricks/Hansen House (856) 794-2443
    542 North West Boulevard, Vineland, NJ 08360

Residential Services

Outpatient Services

  • ACENDA (856) 358-4111 x2023
    9 Harding Highway,
    Pittsgrove, NJ 08318
 

Funded by the NJ State Department of Human Services, Division of Mental Health and Addiction Services and the Salem County Board of County Commissioners.

SC Overdose Fatality Review Team (OFRT)

Rebecca Ferguson, OFRT Coordinator
Phone: 856-935-7510 x8301
110 Fifth Street, Salem, NJ 08079
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The mission of the Salem County Overdose Fatality Review Team is, through the review of overdose fatalities, to identify gaps in public systems and social services that if strengthened, could prevent future deaths from drug overdose. This multi-agency/ multi-disciplinary team works to build relationships between local stakeholders and recommend prevention strategies.

Salem County OFRT Annual Final Report 2021 (PDF)

South Jersey Area Recovery Meetings:

Please use the resources below to find Recovery Meeting locations and information:

Find South Jersey Area Alcoholics Anonymous Meetings here: https://aasj.org/meetings/

Find South Jersey Area Narcotics Anonymous Meetings here: https://southjerseyna.org/

Contact Us

Salem County Health Dept.
110 Fifth Street • Suite 500
Salem, NJ 08079

Phone: 856-935-7510
Fax: 856-935-5348

Report An Immediately Reportable Disease: 856-934-7510 to ext 8487
Emergency After Hours: 856-769-1955

Have Concerns?

Report a Public Health Concern

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Links to Mental Health Services

If you need help now:

  • If someone is in imminent danger or experiencing a medical emergency, call 9-1-1 immediately.
  • If you or a loved one is experiencing thoughts of or has a plan of suicide or harm to self or others, due to mental illness, immediately call Psychiatric Emergency Screening Services at 856-299-3001.

If you are a law enforcement officer:

  • 1-866-267-2267
  • COP 2 COP is a free and confidential 24-hour telephone HelpLine. It is available exclusively for law enforcement officers and their families to help deal with personal or job related stress and behavioral healthcare issues.

If you are a veteran:

  • 1-866-838-7654
  • New Jersey Vet2Vet is a 24 hour/7-day a week helpline coordinated by Rutgers University Behavioral Health Care. The helpline features peer counseling for Veterans, members of the Air/Army National Guard, and family members.

If you need someone to talk to:

  • If you or a love one is feeling overwhelmed with life’s stressors, and need someone to talk to, help is available 24/7.
  • If you are age 10-24, call 2nd Floor at 888-222-2228 or visit their website at: https://www.2ndfloor.org/
  • The NJ Hopeline is a peer support and suicide prevention hotline, and can be accessed by calling 855-654-6735
  • You can also access 24/7 support at the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255.

If you are a family member of someone experiencing a mental illness:

  • If your family member is experiencing a mental illness, and you are looking for support and education about their mental illness, how you can assist, and / or information about the mental health system, contact the Salem County National Alliance on Mental Illness via phone, at (856) 217-5509; email, at ; or visit naminj.org
  • You can also access support and education through Intensive Family Support Services (IFSS), a program offered through Health Care Commons, Inc. For more information, call IFSS at, 856-299-3200.

If you are in need of services:

  • If you are in need of services the best place to start is to call the back of your insurance card and ask for a list of in-network providers.
  • To speak to someone about information and referrals, contact NJ Mental Health Cares at: 866-202-4357 or 877-294-4356 (TTY)
  • For a list of state funded resources, visit the NJ Directory of Mental Health Services at: http://www.nj.gov/humanservices/dmhas/home/hotlines/MH_Dir_COMPLETE.pdf
  • To search other Directories, please click on the links below:
  • Heart of South Jersey Resource Central: http://pfpinfo.com/hgc/providers.aspx/
  • CGS Resource Net: http://www.cgsresourcenet.org/
  • Please note that Salem County does not endorse any one particular mental health agency, and that we work with all county stakeholders to ensure residents are receiving the best possible care available.

If you would like more information about Mental Health and Mental Illness:

If you would like more information about Disaster Response Crisis Counseling:

If you are a parent of a minor or a primary or secondary school professional:

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Salem County Recovery Transportation

Sober Living Assistance at Oxford House

Free Monthly Narcan Kit Giveaway

Salem County drug and alcohol drug abuse services is offering free Narcan kits to Salem County residents.

  • Kit Distribution is by appointment only
  • Limited kits are available
  • All kit disruptions are strictly confidential
  • A brief Narcan administration demonstration will be given at pickup

For more information and for dates of Narcan distribution, contact Rebecca Ferguson at 856-935-7510 extension 8301 or email .

Recovery Transportation Program

If you or someone you know is in need of transportation to and from recovery related meetings or appointments, FREE Transportation may be available. You must be a Salem County resident and 18 years and older.

Sober Living Funding

If you or someone you know is in need of transportation to and from recovery related meetings or appointments, FREE Transportation may be available. You must be a Salem County resident and 18 years and older.

Salem County is PROUD TO BE STIGMA FREE!

What is stigma?  

Stigma is a mark of disgrace that results from the judgment by others. When an individual is labeled by their illness, they often experience feeling of shame, embarrassment, distress, hopelessness, and reluctance to seek or accept help. More than half of people with mental illness don’t receive help for their disorders due to feelings of shame and guilt related to the stigma associated with mental illness and substance use disorders. They usually are reluctant to seek treatment or delay seeking treatment due to concerns about being treated differently or fears of losing their jobs and livelihoods.

Stigma, prejudice and discrimination against people with mental illness and substance use disorders can be subtle, or it can be obvious—but no matter the magnitude, it can lead to harm. People with mental illness and substance use disorder are marginalized and discriminated against in various ways but understanding what that looks like and how to address and eradicate it can help.

How do we stop stigma?  

Add the attached JPEG to your email signature to sign to show your pledge to be StigmaFree!

Try these simple tips for talking: 

Do Say:

  • “Thanks for opening up to me.”
  • “Is there anything I can do to help?”
  • “How can I help?”
  • “Thanks for sharing.”
  • “I’m sorry to hear that. It must be tough.”
  • “I’m here for you when you need me.”
  • “I can’t imagine what you’re going through.”
  • “People do get better.”
  • “Oh man, that sucks.”
  • “Can I drive you to an appointment?”
  • “How are you feeling today?”
  • “I love you.”

Don’t Say:

  • “It could be worse.”
  • “Just deal with it.”
  • “Snap out of it.”
  • “Everyone feels that way sometimes.”
  • “You may have brought this on yourself.”
  • “We’ve all been there.”
  • “You’ve got to pull yourself together.”
  • “Maybe try thinking happier thoughts.”

Source: MakeItOK.org

What does it mean to be stigma free

Know the numbers! 

  • 1 in 5 US adults experience mental illness each year
  • Suicide is the 2nd leading cause of death among people aged 10-34 and the 10th leading cause of death in the US.
  • 32.1% of U.S. adults with mental illness also experienced a substance use disorder in 2020 (17 million individuals)
  • Mental illness and substance use disorders are involved in 1 out of every 8 emergency department visits by a U.S. adult (estimated 12 million visits)

Educate yourself on the topic of stigma by checking out the National Alliance of Mental Illness website here. (add this site to the hyperlink of “here”: Pledge to Be StigmaFree | NAMI: National Alliance on Mental Illness )

Learn more about why your words matter by reviewing the Recovery Research Addictionary here. (add this site to the hyperlink of “here”: Addictionary – Glossary of Substance Use Disorder Terminology (recoveryanswers.org )

Follow us on Facebook to stay involved and get information on upcoming educational opportunities. (add this site to the hyperlink of “Facebook”: (12) Salem County Division of Mental Health & Addiction Services | Facebook )

Together we can take action to make Salem County StigmaFree!

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