Psychosocial Rehabilitation

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Psychosocial Rehabilitation Services (PRS) are designed to prepare individuals to function as actively, adaptively, and independently in their communities as possible. The service assists clients to strengthen, restore and/or develop the necessary individual skills, abilities, and environmental supports to improve their personal, social, family, occupational/educational lives, and overcome the isolation and withdrawal experienced by those individuals with a serious mental illness. This service will help the individuals assume responsibility over their lives and behaviors and improve their general well-being.

PRS promotes recovery, full community integration, and improved quality of life for persons who have been diagnosed with any mental health condition that seriously impairs their ability to lead meaningful lives.  Services are collaborative, person-directed, and individualized.  PRS is an essential element of the health care and human services spectrum, and should be evidence-based.  Services focus on helping individuals develop skills and access resources needed to increase their capacity to be successful and satisfied in the living, working, learning, and social environments of their choice.


See the links below to help people with mental illness, their friends and family get information and support. 

Family, Friends and Education

Disability Rights New Jersey 
Family Support Organization of Hunterdon, Somerset and Warren Counties
Mental Health America
National Alliance for the Mentally Ill
National Institute of Mental Health
New Jersey Connect for Recovery – 855-652-3737 (TTY 877-294-4356)
New Jersey Department of Children and Families
NJ Division of Mental Health and Addition Services 
Statewide Parent Advocacy Network
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

Employment, Benefits, Job Accommodations

Career Connections 
New Jersey Division of Vocational Rehabilitation Services
Social Security Administration – The Work Site
Social Security Administration
The Job Accommodations Network  

Self Help

2-1-1 First Call for Help  
Collaborative Support Programs of New Jersey
Dual Recovery Anonymous
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
Narcotics Anonymous in New Jersey  
New Jersey Self Help Clearing House
NJ Al-anon
NJ Hopeline
NJ Mental Health Cares
Northern New Jersey Alcoholics Anonymous
The Peer Recovery Warmline

Entitlements and Basic Needs

New Jersey Hunger Prevention Advisory Committee
Northwest New Jersey Community Action Partnership
NJ Aid and Assistance Programs
NJ Benefit Programs Finder
Social Services - Somerset County




In Case of a Psychiatric Emergency
Please contact Bridgeway's Psychiatric Emergency Screening Services (Bridgeway PESS) at 908-526-4100.
This service can be accessed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.