Last year in New Jersey, law enforcement officials responded to more than 60,000 domestic violence incidents.
As Nadia's family researched the Blue Whale connection, they discovered what appeared to be an online suicide challenge that reportedly began in Russia two years ago. Since then, suicides suspected to have been inspired by Blue Whale have been reported in parts of central Asia, Europe and South America; Nadia's suicide appears to be the first in the United States influenced by the concept.
The program provides free clinical breast examinations, mammograms, cervical exams and pap smears to uninsured women between the ages of 40 and 64. To qualify for the program, participants must meet specific income requirements.
A clinic will be held at the Family Planning Center in Lakewood, 290 River Avenue on Thursday, July 20, from 12 to 2:30 pm.
An additional clinic will be held at the Ocean Gynecologic and Obstetrical Associates (OGOA), 475 Route 70, Lakewood, on Friday, July 28 from 1:30 to 3:30 pm.
Appointments are required. For further information or to schedule an appointment, please call 732.557.3202.
If your son or daughter wants to go to college, this free workshop at the Ocean County Library is a great place to start your inquiries.
Here are 10 ways kids may seem like they’re acting "naughty," but really aren’t. When we recognize kids' unwelcome behaviors as reactions to environmental conditions, developmental phases, or our own actions, it lets us respond proactively, and with much more compassion.
For the past eleven years, Community Medical Center employees and members of the Medical Staff have collected and donated to local food pantries through Health Care Harvest, the hospital's annual summer food drive.
Local Surf Taco Restaurants are going to be conducting a food drive from now til July 31st.
Alkermes’ marketing push led to Vivitrol’s growing acceptance as an opioid treatment in the criminal justice system — despite limited data on its effectiveness. Citing high dropout rates and higher risk of overdose, critics worry that jails and drug courts are now prioritizing its use over far better tested treatments.
A Patch special report: Why are an increasing number of New Jersey’s young people killing themselves?
Please take just a few minutes to help the CCYC compile information on what is important to families by taking the brief survey using the link below. The CCYC members created this survey based on our initial "Stars" project and what families have shared over the past year.
Suicide is considered a whispered word. But those who have attempted it — and their friends and relatives — are sharing their stories to heal and help others in crisis. Watch our full-length special report.
Fourteen years ago, the state Division of Youth and Family Services, DYFS, was placed under the supervision of a federal monitor after a series of shocking and disturbing incidents came to light about child abuse and neglect.
Many in our community go hungry and we don’t even know it. On Saturday this week the U.S. Postal Service is looking for your help across the nation to “Stamp Out Hunger and give to those in need.
It can be difficult watching someone you care about succumb to mental illness. The Mental Health Association of Monmouth County is holding seminars during the next 12 months to teach people the tools to respond.
A year's worth of work by the restaurant and hunger-fighting organizations is being celebrated.
New Jersey’s bail reforms are likely to be modified by month’s end, to increase the likelihood that defendants with a history of weapons offenses are detained until their trial rather than released.
Helping veterans, developing studies for Alzheimer’s treatment, protecting our back bays and protecting victims of domestic violence were among the topics New Jersey Senator Chris Connors (9th-District) discussed on ‘Ask The Senator’ recently.
As the prescription painkiller and heroin abuse epidemic continues, New Jersey lawmakers are considering the idea of requiring insurance companies to cover the cost of abuse-deterrent opioid drugs.
"If Chris’s death saves one other individual or family from going through this heartache, it will have given his life meaning," his mom said
Employers are offering a wide range of jobs from substitute to full time covering many duties. Check it out.