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The Mental Health Association in New Jersey strives for mental health for children and adults through advocacy, education, training, and services.


The vision of the MHANJ is a statewide community in which people with mental illnesses can achieve full potential, free from stigma and other barriers to care and recovery.


The Mental Health BellThe Story of Our Symbol: The Mental Health Bell

“Cast from shackles which bound them, this bell shall ring out hope for the mentally ill and victory over mental illness.” —Inscription on Mental Health Bell

During the early days of mental health treatment, asylums often restrained people who had mental illnesses with iron chains and shackles around their ankles and wrists. With better understanding and treatments, this cruel practice eventually stopped.

In the early 1950s, Mental Health America issued a call to asylums across the country for their discarded chains and shackles. On April 13, 1956, at the McShane Bell Foundry in Baltimore, Md., Mental Health America melted down these inhumane bindings and recast them into a sign of hope: the Mental Health Bell.

Now the symbol of Mental Health America and its affiliates, the 300-pound Bell serves as a powerful reminder that the invisible chains of misunderstanding and discrimination continue to bind people with mental illnesses. Today, the Mental Health Bell rings out hope for improving mental health and achieving victory over mental illnesses.

Over the years, national mental health leaders and other prominent individuals have rung the Bell to mark the continued progress in the fight for victory over mental illnesses.

Mental Health Association in New Jersey’s Board of Trustees

Mental Health Association in New Jersey’s Offices Across the State

MHANJ Affiliates

Mental Health Association in New Jersey Affiiliate Offices and Information

MHANJ Publications and Brochures

Interactive Annual Reports:

MHANJ’s 2016 Annual Report

MHANJ’s 2015 Annual Report

MHANJ’s 2014 Annual Report

MHANJ’s 2013 Annual Report

MHANJ’s 2012 Annual Report

MHANJ’s 2011 Annual Report

MHANJ’s 2010 Annual Report

MHANJ’s 2009 Annual Report

MHANJ’s 2008 Annual Report

Annual Reports–Print Version:

2016 MHANJ Annual Report

2015 MHANJ Annual Report

2014 MHANJ Annual Report

2013 MHANJ Annual Report

Newsletters (Current Issues and Archives):

MHANJBell (General News from MHANJ)

The Cutting Edge (MHANJ Government Affairs)

We Care (NJ Mental Health Cares Helpline Newsletter for Mental Health Providers)


MHANJ Employees Only Section

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Funding for Superstorm Sandy Recovery
Efforts through Generous Grants from:
American Red Cross Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Mental Health Association in New Jersey, Inc.

Address: 673 Morris Ave., Suite 100
                        Springfield, NJ 07081

Telephone: 1.800.367.8850 Toll-Free

FAX: 973-218-0636

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