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The mission of Mental Health Services works to promote opportunities for adults with mental illness to maximize their ability to: seek and obtain treatment; live; work; socialize; and learn in the least restrictive environment with the appropriate therapeutic support.

Mental Health Services operates under the following core principles:














Services are to be delivered by means of a comprehensive system of care, which emphasizes the most appropriate, least restrictive settings to promote the highest level of functioning;

There must be continuity of care and coordination of services within the state and between the public and private sectors;

The range of services within the system of care must respond to the needs of the individual consumers and to the special populations served;



Mental Health Services must assure appropriate, high quality care for the State's most severely disabled citizens in State psychiatric hospitals and for the less disabled citizens in community programs.

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Assistant Commissioner:

Contact Information:
Lynn A. Kovich, M.Ed.

Mental Health Services
P.O. Box 700
Trenton, NJ 08625
Toll-free: 1-800-382-6717
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