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RWJBarnabas Behavioral Health Network

RWJBarnabas Health Behavioral Health and Addiction currently offers an extensive array of high-quality, clinically focused treatment programs. These programs include a 100-bed acute care psychiatric facility which provides inpatient and intensive outpatient programs for adults and older adults diagnosed with psychiatric and dual disorders. In addition, there are over 200 psychiatric beds in RWJBH acute care hospitals across the system. The RWJBarnabas Health Behavioral Health and Addiction Service Line’s multidisciplinary staff includes experienced professionals in every facet of behavioral health care to allow the provision of truly customized and highly specialized treatment, as well as programs for children and adults with eating disorders.

The Behavioral Health and Addictions Service Line for RWJBarnabas Health and Rutgers University benefit from singular executive leadership, by Frank Ghinassi, PhD, ABPP, the Senior Vice President of Behavioral Health and Addictions. Dr. Ghinassi maintains a dual role and also serves as President and Chief Executive Officer of Rutgers Health University Behavioral Health Care (UBHC), streamlining strategic direction and operational excellence across both organizations.

Contact our Access Center at 1-800-300-0628 to speak to Behavioral Health clinician for information about our behavioral health services or a referral to a mental health specialist near you.  You can also reach out to the Rutgers University Behavioral Health Care Access Center at (800) 969-5300.

Horizon Behavioral Health

If you or a loved one is dealing with daily challenges or serious conditions, Horizon Behavioral Health can help connect you with care, including:

  • Doctors, therapists and facilities that can give you the help you need
  • Individual and group counseling
  • Crisis intervention and mental health treatment
  • Autism care management services
  • Online wellness and self-directed therapy tools
  • Virtual doctor and therapy visits
  • Treatment programs for Substance Use Disorder

Asking for help can be hard, but you’re not alone. Call 1-800-626-2212, 24/7. Certain behavioral health services may require prior authorization. The dedicated Horizon Behavioral Health care team will work with you, your family, your caretakers and your doctors to help you get the treatment and support you need.  Please note that this service is only available to Horizon subscribers.


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January 2022

Healthy Behaviors Help Fight Stress

The pandemic has led to significantly increased stress, which affects both mental and physical health. In addition to physical precautions, such as getting vaccinated, wearing masks and practicing social distancing, stress management and other healthy behaviors are essential for individuals’ well-being, productivity and effectiveness…

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February 2022

Mental Health: The New Imperative

A mental health crisis was already well underway in the US when the COVID-19 pandemic’s upheaval swelled the numbers of individuals facing mental health issues. Because people don’t set aside those issues when they start work every day, what may seem to be a personal challenge also becomes a business challenge. Employers are realizing they must support their employees’ mental well-being…

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March 2022

Exercise Is Medicine

Physical inactivity contributes to a variety of chronic diseases and health complications, including obesity, diabetes, heart disease, and cancer. Performing moderate-intensity physical activity on a regular basis can help individuals live longer and help reduce health problems at any age. For example, individuals who exercise have an easier time keeping blood pressure and cholesterol levels under control and maintaining a healthy body weight…


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April 2022

The Surprising Connection Between Oral Health and COVID-19

While many people are likely aware of the most common risk factors associated with complications from COVID-19, including diabetes or high blood pressure, a surprising connection has emerged with dental health. A recent study found that people with gum disease, who become infected with COVID-19, are at increased risk of poor outcomes, including a greater chance of admission to the intensive care unit…

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May 2022

Coping with Pandemic-Induced Substance Use


US alcohol sales have increased more than 14% since the beginning of the pandemic – and continue to rise, according to Bloomberg News, whilce cannabis sales have also increased due to widespread legalization.

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June 2022

Employment After Addiction

For individuals coping with substance use disorders, finding and sustaining addiction recovery is only half the battle. After finding recovery assistance, the common barriers that may make it difficult to secure and retain employment include legal issues stemming from previous arrests while under the influence, poor work history, and lack of access to stable housing, internet, telephone, food, clean clothing, transportation and childcare, which can make it difficult to even begin the interview process.

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July 2022

Heart Disease Can Be Preventable

Although heart disease is the leading cause of death for men and women in the United States, many Americans don’t recognize that it’s largely preventable. Fortunately, 90% of heart disease is due to modifiable/controllable risk factors. This means that heart disease is largely preventable and controllable by addressing treatable risk factors and making lifestyle changes. Key factors for heart disease include high blood pressure, high cholesterol and smoking.

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August 2022

Recovering from Nicotine Addiction

Smoking causes about 480,000 deaths every year and remains the single largest preventable cause of death and illness in the world. When an employee or a member of their family is addicted to nicotine, the impact on business can be significant. According to a study published by Ohio State University, smoking can cost an employer nearly $6,000 per employee, per year. Increased healthcare costs, lower productivity and the potential for serious illness are documented consequences of smoking and vaping. Empowering your employees, and providing them with the tools to overcome nicotine dependence and lead healthier lives, results in rewards that extend far beyond the walls of the office.

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September 2022

6 Ways to Get Your Child Back to Sleep

Children are going back to school and that means they need to get back to a sleep schedule! Having a good night’s sleep is vital for a child’s growth, immune function, and overall development, so getting them back on schedule is important.

As per the Sleep Foundation, the recommended duration of sleep for preschoolers (3 to 5 years) is 10 to 13 hours, while school-age kids (6 to 12 years) need 9 to 11 hours each night. Adolescent children (14 to 17 years) need 8 to 10 hours of sleep. Some children may need more sleep or less sleep, and it depends on whether they feel tired and sleepy during the day. Following are tips to help children get a good night’s sleep:

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October 2022

Accommodating the Disabled

What is a disability?

Our definition of disability comes from the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). According to the ADA, an individual with a disability is a person who:

  • Has a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities;
  • Has a record of such an impairment; or
  • Is regarded as having such an impairment.

Major life activities include caring for oneself, performing manual tasks, seeing, hearing, eating, sleeping, walking, standing, lifting, bending, speaking, breathing, learning, reading, concentrating, thinking, communicating and working.

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November 2022

9 Questions to Ask Before You Retire

For most of the past 20 years, retirement rates in the US were declining. People were staying in jobs longer, experts speculated, because of factors such as increased life expectancy, higher education levels, and the rise in the minimum age to collect full Social Security benefits.

In the past two years, that trend reversed: Beginning with the pandemic-related economic shutdown in March 2020, a significant number of US adults who hadn’t necessarily planned to retire, did so. It’s estimated that two and a half million “excess” retirements took place between March 2020 and the second quarter of 2021.

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December 2022

How to Have Happy, Healthy Feet

The average person takes about 5,000-10,000 steps per day. This adds up to around 115,000 miles in a lifetime or walking around the earth four times in your lifetime. This can explain why about 75% of Americans will experience foot problems at least one time in their lives.

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January 2023

The Holistic Approach to Cancer Treatment

The statistics on cancer are sobering. One in three men and one in two women will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime, according to the American Cancer Society. We know that a cancer diagnosis is life-changing for patients and their families. We also know that cancer doesn’t travel well, and patients ideally shouldn’t have to travel to multiple locations to receive the best care possible. But what does world-class cancer treatment look like? One thing is for certain. It’s about more than just medicine.

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