HOWELL, N.J. (CBSNewYork) – New Jersey officials have launched an ad campaign promoting mental health services for those still coping with the devastation from superstorm Sandy.
As WCBS 880’s Levon Putney reported, about 200 counselors from New Jersey Hope and Healing Helpline have given emotional support to 300,000 callers since Sandy hit 11 months ago.
“Tremendous loss goes beyond bricks and mortar. Emotional counseling could be a critical tool in disaster recovery, so we want to make sure that everyone who needs our help knows where to find it.” state Human Services Commissioner Jennifer Velez said. “Today, we’re launching a bus poster campaign to help raise awareness.”