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For more information about the Change Direction Campaign please contact Cindy Armstrong at or 973-940-5200, ext 1371.

The Sussex County Mental Health Task Force will promote the Campaign to Change Direction to help people recognize the five signs of emotional suffering and raise awareness that there can be no health without mental health. We will strive to provide information for care, support and resources to the twenty-four municipalities in Sussex County. We pledge to spread the Campaign's messages throughout the county with educational workshops and events in collaboration with faith-based communities, schools and community agencies. We encourage all to join us in taking this pledge.

Freeholders: No Stigma For Mental Health In County

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Know the 5 signs handout

Local Mental Health Resources

Search for Mental Health Resources

Mental Health Screening Tools opens in a new window Taking a mental health screening is one of the quickest and easiest ways to determine whether you are experiencing symptoms of a mental health condition. Mental health conditions, such as depression or anxiety, are real, common and treatable. And recovery is possible.

In May, 2020 members of the Mental Health Board recorded videos describing ways to #changedirection.

The Mental Health Players are a performance troupe who use theatrical improvisation and role playing to educate, inform and remove the stigma from mental illness in a fun interactive way. The Mental Health Players have been recognized by the New Jersey Governor's Council on Mental Health Stigma with their 2011 Ambassador Award.

On May 21, 2018 the Mental Health Players performed a series of skits highlighting the five signs of emotional suffering.