Community Resources and Links
“CSPNJ shares a vision of healing and hope that is promoted by choice, freedom, inclusion and de-stigmatization. Our greatest resource is the life experiences of persons working through their own recovery.”
Visit the CPSNJ Community Resource Library. The Community Resource Library provides the CSPNJ community access to resources from across New Jersey, as well as online resources that support the health and wellness of people using our services, as well as benefiting both peer and non-peer staff. Launched in May 2020, the initial entries were included for their ability to address urgent needs during the coronavirus pandemic. Over time the Library will expand to an up-to-date NJ-based county-by-county list of verified resources.
Virtual Recovery Meetings
Due to the social distancing we are all practicing to slow the spread of COVID-19, most recovery groups are not meeting in person. You can still get help. Many programs have regularly scheduled virtual meetings that are increasing in number each day. Magellan Healthcare knows how hard recovery can be, so they have provided helpful information about virtual meetings for several programs at this link. Similarly, Smart Recovery is also providing opportunities for virtual meetings and can be reached by clicking here. And lastly, the Office of National Drug Control Policy is providing a list of virtual recovery resources that you can find here.
Substance Abuse Mental Health Services Association (SAMHSA) Links
The US Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, is an agency responsible for improving the quality and availability of prevention, treatment, and rehabilitative services in order to reduce illness, death, disability, and cost to society resulting from substance abuse and mental disorders.
An initiative that educates and exposes youth to understanding mental illnesses, to transform stigma and discrimination to acceptance.
The National Mental Health Consumers’ Self-Help Clearinghouse is a peer-run national technical assistance and resource center that fosters recovery, self-determination, and community inclusion. The Clearinghouse serves individuals with lived experience of a mental health condition, peer-run service and advocacy organizations, family members, mental health professionals and service providers, policy makers, and the public. The Clearinghouse connects people to self-help and advocacy resources and offers expertise to and about peer-run groups and organizations that serve individuals who have been diagnosed with mental health conditions. The Clearinghouse publishes a monthly e-newsletter, the Key Update, which offers news and resources on a variety of mental health-related topics.
Provides information on how to improve your health habits by: practicing regular physical activity; eating more healthy foods; protecting yourself and your family from illness; and avoiding risks to your health and the health of your loved ones.
Provides information and links aimed at improving health literacy, including questions to ask your doctor, using hospitals and clinics, and understanding different treatment and medical options available.
The Recovery Group is an organization that supports persons living with mental illnesses and who are recovering from traumatic events, and supports individuals in recovery through education, peer support, and fostering community involvement.
Science, Psychiatry, and Social justice — This site offers Pathways to Enhance Well- Being with Free Resource on Alternative Wellness Practices
Theravive is a network of licensed therapists and psychologists committed to helping people receive the best mental health care available. Through building bridges with others, we continually strive to lower mental health stigma.