The Atlantic County Mental Health Administrator serves as the liaison between the Mental Health Advisory Board and county government, the New Jersey Division of Mental Health and Addiction Services and other county, regional, state and federal mental health planning and policy groups involved with State funded mental health programs for adults.
The Mental Health Administrator serves as the liaison between the Atlantic County Children's Interagency Coordinating Council (CIACC) and county government, the New Jersey Division of Child Behavioral Health Services and other county, regional and state planning bodies involved with State funded services for children with emotional and behavioral disturbances and their families.
Any member of the community may contact the Mental Health Administrator regarding:
The Mental Health Association in Atlantic County is offering classes on Youth Mental Health First Aid which aims to help parents, caregivers and professionals who work with youth age 12-18 to identify typical adolescent behavior as well as symptoms that require attention. Topics include: assisting a youth in crisis; identifying risk factors and warning signs for anxiety, depression, psychosis, eating disorders, ADHD, disruptive behavior disorders, and substance abuse; and learning about and locating community resources. National curriculum taught by certified trainers. Through grant funding provided by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the American Red Cross, organizations and individuals qualify for no-cost scholarships. Call Jaime Angelini (609) 652-3800 ext. 308.
You may contact Kathy Quish, Mental Health Administrator at (609) 645-7700, extension 4307.