Peer Response Team
Recognizing the mental health challenges that face our members on a daily basis, both personal and professional, the New Jersey State PBA formed the Peer Response Team.
The mission of the team is to assist our members and their respective agencies with issues such as stress, trauma, suicide, addiction, depression, and anxiety, as well as support for their families.
In today’s society it is crucial that our members know, “It is okay not to be okay”. The past “stigma” which came with asking for help has been countered by increased mental health services, awareness and peer support.
We offer peer to peer support, clinical counseling, addiction assistance and referral to both impatient and outpatient programs, as well as critical incident stress management.