Where Health Comes to Mind
The Mission of West Bergen Mental Healthcare is to promote psychological health and personal growth. Through comprehensive treatment and supportive services, we respond to the needs of our clients and the communities we serve.
If you have a question or concern, contact our ACCESS Center at (201) 485-7172
EMERGENCY? Call 201-262-HELP (4357)
We are here for YOU!
April is Alcohol Awareness Month.
The 2016 theme, “Talk Early, Talk Often: Parents Can Make a Difference in Teen Alcohol Use,” is designed to draw attention to the pervasive impact that alcohol, alcoholism and alcohol-related problems have on young people, our friends, families and communities and to highlight the reality that help is available and that recovery is possible. Your alcohol facts for the week are:
1. According to the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), 1,825 college students between the ages of 18 and 24 die each year from alcohol-related unintentional injuries.
2. According to NIAAA, More than 690,000 students between the ages of 18 and 24 are assaulted by another student who has been drinking.
3. According to NIAAA, More than 97,000 students between the ages of 18 and 24 are victims of alcohol-related sexual assault or date rape.
4. A 2011 survey conducted by CORE shows that over 70% of students say that alcohol helps them break the ice, enhances social activity, and gives them something fun to do.
5. According to NIAAA, 599,000 students between the ages of 18 and 24 receive unintentional injuries while under the influence of alcohol.
The Bergen County Office of Alcohol and Drug Dependency can provide you or someone you know with information, resources and/or referrals for treatment regardless of ability to pay. Please call us at 201.634.2740.
West Bergen is Proud to Announce…
We Have Been Awarded #1 in Customer Satisfaction in the Mental Health Corporations of America’s 2015 Nationwide Survey! (compared with similar agencies)
West Bergen received awards for:
Overall Best Practices
Overall Best Practices in Mental Health
Best Practices in Mental Health Outpatient Care
We’d like to thank our clients who took the survey and enabled us to win this Prestigious Award!
Learn more and read our 2015 Customer Satisfaction Outcome Survey brochure!
New Office Opens! The West Bergen Counseling Group at 860 Wyckoff Avenue, Mahwah, is OPEN FOR BUSINESS! IMPORTANT INFO: The new phone number for our Access Department is 201-485-7172 if you need to contact us for services or information.
West Bergen Receives Organization of the Year by the Mahwah Regional Chamber of Commerce! On December 11th, West Bergen received the 2015 Organization of the Year through the Mahwah Regional Chamber of Commerce. A member since 2001, West Bergen is extremely grateful to the Chamber for the opportunity to submit a nomination and for this prestigious award. Excerpts from the nomination submission include:Read More
Worried that you or a loved one may have a mental health issue? Click here to review warning signs and symptoms. Warning Signs and Symptoms of Mental Illness
Coping with Tragedy
West Bergen would like to offer some excellent resources materials, courtesy of the Traumatic Loss Coalition, for our readers and their family and friends. This information will be especially helpful to families, school staff and anyone helping children cope with their feelings and questions about tragic events and other traumas. As one of the trusted adults in children’s lives, you are one of their most influential “helpers.” Please contact us if West Bergen can be of assistance.
Helping Your Children Focus on the Good People in the World
When your children show signs of fear, grief and illness after being exposed to watching or hearing media reports of violence, there are many ways parents, caregivers and teachers can allay their fears. Traumatic Loss Coalitions for Youth 151 Centennial Avenue, Piscataway, NJ 08854 732-235-2810 Click here for information on Coping with Tragedy
2016 SOAR Experience Information and Applications now available!
The SOAR Experience Overview 2016
SOAR Scholarship Application 2016
SOAR Experience Application 2016
CIT Program Application 2016
Visit our SOAR page for more information.
Worry-Free Middle School Group now accepting referrals for Spring 2016!
The middle school group will take place at the Center for Children and Youth, 1 Cherry Lane, Ramsey. It is open to males and females in 6-8th grade. Over twelve weeks, the group will cover:
• Anxiety and stressors
• Cognitive, physical, and behavioral aspects of anxiety
• Problem Solving skills
• Assertiveness training
• Relaxation techniques
• Coping skills
• Parent involvement
Download the flyer here…Middle School Flyer Spring 2016
Watch an inspirational video of families who sought help in our programs: West Bergen Children and Teen Programs Video
Sibling Support Group For siblings and cousins of children with Autism Spectrum Disorder, Social (Pragmatic) Communication Disorder, Nonverbal Learning Disabilities, Social Anxiety and associated social/behavioral difficulties. This workshop will cover a range of topics, such as tolerance, coping strategies, focusing on your sibling’s or cousin’s strengths, disclosure, fairness, creating quality time, and finding common ground. Download the flyer here…Siblings Support Group 2016
Project Child Find – download the flyer to learn more about if you are concerned your child is developing or learning differently. Project Child Find
Check out the West Bergen News! West Bergen’s newsletter that provides information on our Programs, Groups, Events and other happenings at West Bergen. Download it here! West Bergen News – April 2016