Services for Depression
Creating Awareness About Depression
Through a partnership with the Mental Health Association of Essex County, Jewish Family Service of MetroWest NJ has established the Got Blue Collaborative, a committee whose focus is to educate the community about depression and to direct those in need to appropriate community resources.
Outreach Campaign Spreads the Message
Got Blue developed an outreach campaign which includes a website, billboards, movie theatre advertising and print materials. The materials which have been developed are an outgrowth of the campaign’s general theme “When Blue is Your Primary Color, Help is Available.”
Educating Mental Health Professionals
Last year, the Got Blue Collaborative worked with JFS to sponsor Mental Health First AID, a 12-hour evidence-based training program to educate front line personnel on mental health concerns and to provide resources on how to respond should someone be experiencing a mental health crisis.
The Got Blue Collaborative is a recipient of an Ambassador Award from the NJ Governor’s Council on Mental Health Stigma for the creative efforts of the Got Blue Collaborative in addressing mental health stigma.
A Partnership of Organizations
The Collaborative also includes representation from:
- Jewish Federation of Greater MetroWest New Jersey
- Jewish Vocational Service of MetroWest NJ
- Jewish Service for the Developmentally Disabled of Metrowest
- Mental Health Association of Essex County
- Governor’s Council on Mental Health Stigma
- Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance Succasunna