Mens sana in corpore sano
"A healthy mind in a healthy body..."
Mental Health is something very important to me. I have dealt with severe depression and anxiety since my early teens. After years of taking pharmaceuticals (5 years Xanax free) I found great relief through regular talk therapy, mindbody techniques, and plant medicine. On this page you will find various resources to facilitate a regular nourishment of your mental health in these trying times. It is important to always consult with your physician before beginning any new wellness routine. This should not be used as substitution for advice from a medical professional. These are merely resources and references to services I have used personally on my journey to wellness.
These resources are not for mental health emergencies. If you or someone you know is in crisis, please call 911, go to the nearest emergency room, or call 1-800-273-TALK (8255) to reach a 24-hour crisis center, or text MHA to 741741 at the Mental Health America Crisis Text Line.
NeedyMeds: Find A Mental Health Clinician
NeedyMeds, a registered 501(c)(3) national nonprofit (#46-3091990) that maintains an extensive database of information about patient assistance programs, state assistance, drug discount programs, and free or low-cost medical care. You can search their database for free on their web site.
TalkSpace: Talk Therapy App
TalkSpace is an online and mobile therapy company founded in 2012. Talkspace users have access to licensed therapists through the website or mobile app on iOS and Android.
Cannabis Mental Health Clinician
The Center of Inner Transformations, LLC is an outpatient mental health and substance use therapy practice that helps people who are coping with difficult mental health challenges, substance use or addiction concerns, medical marijuana behavioral transitions, life transitions, couples /marital concerns and immigration needs. We provide individual, family, couples and caregivers psychotherapy, counseling and life coaching.
About Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is a form of psychological treatment that has been demonstrated to be effective for a range of problems including depression, anxiety disorders, alcohol and drug use problems, marital problems, eating disorders and severe mental illness. Numerous research studies suggest that CBT leads to significant improvement in functioning and quality of life. In many studies, CBT has been demonstrated to be as effective as, or more effective than, other forms of psychological therapy or psychiatric medications.
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
According to the National Institute of Mental Health,
"Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a disorder that develops in some people who have experienced a shocking, scary, or dangerous event.
It is natural to feel afraid during and after a traumatic situation. Fear triggers many split-second changes in the body to help defend against danger or to avoid it. This “fight-or-flight” response is a typical reaction meant to protect a person from harm. Nearly everyone will experience a range of reactions after trauma, yet most people recover from initial symptoms naturally. Those who continue to experience problems may be diagnosed with PTSD. People who have PTSD may feel stressed or frightened, even when they are not in danger."
SannaOhana Yoga & Wellness was started almost two years ago with the mission to educate people about the incredible health benefits the cannabis plant has to offer. Sanna means perception in Sanskrit, Ohana means family. We aim to enhance our community's perception and eliminate the stigma toward cannabis by delivering a one of a kind CBD and Yoga educational experience.
In Feb. of 2011, Dana Holmes opened North Jersey Community Acupuncture in Morristown. It continues to be one of only a handful of community acupuncture centers in the state of NJ. Patients from all over northern NJ come to Dana because of her proven track record with patients and the supportive community setting at her clinic. Acupuncture is a method of healing that is simple and effective. It allows us to address pain without drugs or surgery. While the reasons why acupuncture works are often mysterious, the results are observable. Most people experience significant relief after a few treatments.
NJCA uses a sliding scale of $20 - $50. You decide what you can afford, based on your financial situation and how often you need to be treated.
Omega: Holistic Retreats & Workshops
Omega is a nonprofit, mission-driven, and donor-supported educational organization. For more than 40 years we’ve been at the forefront of holistic studies – helping people and organizations integrate personal growth and social change, moving beyond ‘the way it is’ toward ‘the way it can be’.
Considered a premiere travel destination in New York’s Hudson Valley, Omega has seen more than one million people come through our doors to grow, learn, and find a greater sense of purpose. Annually, more than 23,000 people attend Omega’s 350+ programs in-person, and close to 2 million people participate in our offerings online.
Psychedelics for Mental Health
Founded in 1986, the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit research and educational organization that develops medical, legal, and cultural contexts for people to benefit from the careful uses of psychedelics and marijuana.
We further our mission by:
Developing psychedelics and marijuana into prescription medicines
Training therapists and working to establish a network of treatment centers
Supporting scientific research into spirituality, creativity, and neuroscience
Educating the public honestly about the risks and benefits of psychedelics and marijuana.