While the holiday season is a time for joy and laughter, it can also be
an emotional rollercoaster, leaving many tired, anxious and depressed
or intensifying feelings of sadness and loneliness, even as the hustle
and bustle subsides. In an effort to help those feeling saddened or depressed
beat the post-holiday blues, Barnabas Health Behavioral Health Center
is offering a variety of free, confidential mental health screenings on
Wednesday, February 17, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Barnabas Health Behavioral
Health Center, located at 1691 U.S. Highway 9 in Toms River.
Mental health is an essential part of overall health and wellness. At times,
everyone faces challenges, which puts mental health at risk and causes
stress. Poor mental health is a medical condition that can be treated.
Medications and exercise can often improve mental health.
Screenings to be offered on Mental Health Screening Day include those for
depression, anxiety, stress, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and Post-Traumatic
Stress Disorder. These screenings are open to the public and are designed
to educate individuals about the signs and symptoms of mental health issues.
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 us to provide truly customized
and highly specialized treatment tracks, as well as programs for the dually
Pre-registration is encouraged, but walk-ins are welcome. To register for
the free screening day or for further information about the
Barnabas Health Behavioral Health Center, please call the 24-hour Access Line at 1-800-300-0628.