New AWARE Campaign Helps People Recognize Symptoms of Mental Illness
From CarePlusNJ.org – July 29, 2013
Northern New Jersey integrated mental health care organization Care Plus NJ, Inc. (“CarePlus”) released a public service piece to help people recognize when someone is experiencing a mental health crisis.
CarePlus created the AWARE campaign to help people recognize when they – or someone they know – are experiencing a mental health issue and also to advise on how to get help in the Bergen County area.
The advisement uses the acronym AWARE as an easy way to recognize symptoms and move towards getting help. The acronym outlines the following steps:
A – Always listen.
W – Watch for signs & symptoms.
A – Ask helpful questions.
R – Resist judgement.
E – Engage help.