Social Support & Well-Being
NAMI NJ Online Support Groups: Free virtual support groups for who have experienced mental health condition, families who support loved one who are experiencing a mental health conditions, and additional groups.
Social isolation is the lack of social connections which can lead to loneliness and have serious long-term effects on overall health and wellness. Health risks associated with social isolation and loneliness include premature death, increased risk of dementia, and increased rates of depression, anxiety, and suicide. Social isolation has increased because of the pandemic and the need for social distancing. Even prior to the pandemic, 43% of adults age 60 or older reported feeling lonely, and those numbers have only increased over the past year.
Residents can use AARP's Social Isolation Risk Assessment to gauge their risk. Take the survey today:
RWJ: NJ Hope and Healing, Free Weekly Virtual Support Group:
Special Needs Registration: A free, voluntary and confidential web-based program designed to assist people with special needs who may find it difficult to get to safety in the event of an emergency.
Veteran Crisis Line: A 24/7 confidential crisis support for Veterans and their loved ones. You don't have to be enrolled in VA benefits or health care to connect.