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Practical and Emotional Support For Sandy Survivors

As brick and mortar repairs continue after Superstorm Sandy so too does the emotional recovery of those impacted.

Wendy Yallowicz (l), Michelle Green Ferrante (r), by T. Mongelli Townsquare Media

On WOBM-AM’s Townsquare Tonight, we learn about more nimble community outreach programs that are now available to help Sandy survivors deal with anger, anxiety, sadness and even substance abuse.

The programs were launched as part of a collaborative effort between the Mental Health Association of New Jersey and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. One is a peer support program called ‘Our Post’. Association Director Michelle Green Ferrante said “what our post allows us to do is to actually we’re able to go to their homes and help them go through their boxes of papers, things that they need to bring to their case managers in order to move forward.”

Wendy Yallowitz of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation said programs such as ‘Our Post’ and ‘Mental Health First Aid’ fits within their goal of building a National Culture of Health. “What that means is that we want Americans to live longer, we want Americans to have healthier lives now and we want the generations to come to live healthy. So that means looking at the work we’re doing and focusing it in a way to achieve that vision,” Yallowicz said.

Get more information about these programs through the New Jersey Mental Health Cares hotline at 866-202-HELP (4357), the website or TTY: 877-294-4356.

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