Information and Programs for Military Families

As our service men and women continue to carry out missions in Iraq, Afghanistan and elsewhere, their families, friends and significant others continue to experience varying amounts of worry and fear.

In the face of this anxiety, you or someone you know may be experiencing some of the following signs of the emotional impact of stress:

  • Difficulty completing tasks
  • Trouble concentrating
  • Fear and anxiety about the future
  • Apathy and emotional numbing
  • Extreme hunger or lack of appetite
  • Difficulty making decisions
  • Crying for “no apparent reason”

When facing stress, some people will maintain their routines to achieve a sense of control and to distract themselves, and others will have difficulty focusing for some time. 

The support groups are led by Thomas Morgan, Psy. D.  Dr. Morgan is a Licensed Psychologist in New Jersey and provides consultation, program evaluation, supervision, training, and therapy services.  Dr. Morgan areas of particular clinical focus include PTSD and Family survivors of military suicide.

The groups may not be appropriate for everyone. Referrals and Information will be given if either group does not meet your needs. Space is limited.  Please call 732-542-6422 to find out more information or to confirm your space.  

Both groups take place at the MHA office: 119 Avenue at the Common in Shewsbury.

SAFE PLACE

If you have lost a loved one who was an active duty service member or Veteran to suicide or casualties of war– Not sure where to turn? We can help.

This free support group meets monthly on the 2nd Monday of the month at 6pm.

SANCTUARY

Is your loved one experiencing issues such as: changes in behavior, difficulty sleeping, excessive anger, irrational fears, or feelings of depression? Not sure where to turn? We can help.

This free support group meets monthly on the 4th Monday of the month  at 6pm.

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