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A woman walks past a sign that reads "Together we are Strong" at a memorial for those killed in the school shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School
A woman walks past a sign that reads "Together we are Strong" at a memorial for those killed in the school shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School (Andrew Burton/Getty Images)
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On Heels of Mass Shootings, States Rethink Mental Health Cuts

Dozens of states have slashed spending on mental health care over the last four years, driven by the recession's toll on revenue and, in some cases, a new zeal to shrink government.

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NJ Mental Health and Substance Abuse Parity Bill Advances

A bill that would require public health insurance providers to cover the treatment of mental and nervous disorders, alcoholism and substance abuse under the same terms and conditions as other medical illnesses has been unanimously approved by the Health Committee.

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Jersey Shore Communities Continue Recovery Efforts From Superstorm Sandy
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Expanded Crisis Counseling for Sandy Survivors

As many Jersey families continue to struggle with the stresses of relocating and rebuilding post-Sandy, a generous grant issued by the state is meant to increase the amount of therapeutic services available in the hardest-hit communities.

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What Went Through CT School Shooter’s Head? [AUDIO]

We still don't understand why a gunman opened fire at a school in Connecticut, killing 26 people, including 20 children.

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Bill To Remove Offensive Language In State Statutes Clears Assembly

Legislation sponsored by Assemblywoman Valerie Vainieri Huttle (D-Bergen) to rid state statutes of archaic and derogatory language used to describe people with developmental, cognitive or psychiatric disabilities was approved Monday by the full Assembly.

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100 Reasons to Live
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Manasquan’s 100 Reasons to Live and Matt Ryan’s Personal Story [AUDIO]

A random Facebook message to The Point put me in touch with a woman who is changing lives, saving lives and giving everyone "100 Reasons to Live."

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NJ ER’s Filled With Mentally Ill Patients

The economy is taking its toll on funding for mental health services across the country.

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Is It Just The Holiday Doldrums Or Depression? [AUDIO]

The holiday season is upon us and while it may be a joyous occasion for most, the celebration, good cheer and festivities can lead to anxiety and melancholy for some. But, how do you know when the typical holiday doldrums become clinical depression?

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