Supporting Mental Wellness in the Workplace – Join HR Professionals June 13

Posted on May 20, 2024 By

What are the signs and symptoms of mental health and/or substance disorders in the workplace? Increase awareness of helpful resources and information about protective factors at the breakfast meeting of JSAHR (Jersey Shore Association for Human Resources), open to the public, on Thursday, June 13 from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at Jumping Brook Country Club, 210 Jumping Brook Road, Neptune.

Breakfast begins at 8:00 a.m., followed by announcements at 8:30 and the speaker at 9:00 a.m. The Career Transformation Group begins at 10:00 a.m.

Nicole Tierney, J.D., M.S., a Licensed Professional Counselor, and a Licensed Clinical Drug and Alcohol Counselor, will explain the frequency of mental health and/or substance abuse disorders; the signs and symptoms; the resources that provide treatment and support for those experiencing these disorders; and the ways to improve mental wellness in the workplace.

Registration including breakfast is $35 for JSAHR members; $50 for non-members; $25 for each guest and those in-transition; and $10 for students with a valid ID. Registrations are online at: or or call JSAHR at 732-701-7155. The sponsor of this meeting is Manasquan Bank.

JSAHR is a SHRM (Society for Human Resource Management) affiliated chapter. This program is pending one (1) SHRM PDC and one (1) HRCI (Human Resource Certification Institute) recertification credit.

About Nicole “Nikki” Tierney: Nicole “Nikki” Tierney received her Juris Doctor with honors from Rutgers School of Law, Newark, in 1997. She practiced law for nearly 10 years until her opioid use disorder had become so severe, she surrendered her license to practice. In 2007, after trying for years to remain abstinent from opioid and other drugs, Tierney felt helpless and attempted to end her life. Unknowingly, that began the start of her journey to health and wellness.

Since that dark day in 2007, Tierney has finally received evidence-based treatment for her previously undiagnosed mental health disorders (major depressive disorder and generalized anxiety disorder) and has focused on living her best life and moving forward from her past negative experiences. Towards that end, she returned to Monmouth University graduate school where she obtained her Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling with a concentration in Addiction Studies. She graduated w a 4.0 GPA and received the 2021 Advocacy Award from the Department of Professional Counseling. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Licensed Clinical Alcohol and Drug Counselor. Tierney and her children founded a small nonprofit charity in honor of her parents, Hope is NEVER Lost and has a private practice Hope-Fullness Counseling, Prevention, and Education. She is also a policy analyst for the National Center for Advocacy and Recovery. Tierney has made it her mission to decrease stigma and barriers to treatment for mental health and substance use disorders.