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Barnabas Health Behavioral Health Center Offers Free Program on Emotional Impact of a Cancer Diagnosis


A cancer diagnosis is often met with some degree of fear, anxiety or depression, but prolonged feelings of sadness or emotional distress can be warning signs of a more serious issue. According to the American Cancer Society, one in four people with cancer has clinical depression – which can significantly impair functioning and even deter cancer treatment.

To help deal with these feelings and emotions, Barnabas Health Behavioral Health Center will host “Emotional Impact of a Cancer Diagnosis” on Tuesday, October 13 at 2 p.m. at 1691 U.S. Highway 9 in Toms River. The free program, presented by Dr. Mary Jane Maser, will provide information on the symptoms of anxiety and depression, as well as successful treatment options. According to Dr. Maser, anxiety and depression can often be treated with therapy and medication management.

Barnabas Health Behavioral Health Center also offers help through Stepping Stones, an intensive outpatient program aimed at addressing unique and broad mental health issues. The program is tailored to treat a wide range of disorders, including depression, anxiety, grief and other mood disorders. For those suffering from co-occurring substance abuse disorders, the program provides addiction recovery groups and other treatment modalities.

For more information on the Barnabas Health Behavioral Health Center or to register for this program, please call the 24-hour Access Line at 1-800-300-0628.

About Barnabas Health Behavioral Health Center
The Barnabas Health Behavioral Health Center offers an extensive array of high-quality, clinically-focused programs. These programs include a 100-bed acute care psychiatric facility which provides inpatient and intensive outpatient programs for adults and older adults diagnosed with psychiatric and dual disorders. At the Barnabas Health Behavioral Health Center, the multidisciplinary staff includes experienced professionals in nearly every facet of behavioral health care. This allows the provision of truly customized and highly specialized treatment tracks. For more information on programs and services or to make a referral, call the 24/7 Access Center at 800-300-0628.

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