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. You may contact Kathy Quish, LCSW, Mental Health Administrator at (609) 645-7700, extension 4519.
Here is a “Stigma-Free" Page that has further information and ideas about how to help spread the movement in your town, school, organization, club or religious congregation.
The Atlantic County CIACC Coordinator staffs the Atlantic County Children's Interagency Inter Agency Coordinating Council (CIACC).
During COVID, there are organizations available to help if you are feeling stressed, worried or just need to talk.
The New Jersey Division of Mental Health and Addiction Services (NJ DMHAS) operates a unit called “Disaster and Terrorism Branch”. During a federally declared disaster, this unit is responsible for activating the state’s mental health disaster response plan in coordination with other emergency departments. Every county also has such a plan and maintains a list of Disaster Response Crisis Counselors (DRCCs) who are trained volunteers and can assist during an emergency.
To find out more about becoming a certified DRCC, follow this link to the state’s DRCC brochure, Applications, trainings and more details can be found at www.njdrcc.org. You may also call the Atlantic County Mental Health Administrator, Kathy Quish, with any questions at 609-645-7700 ext. 4519.