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New Jersey Regional Crisis Hotlines
2nd Floor Helpline: 1-(888) 222-2228 Geared for children and young adults ages 10-24 years of age. Free and confidential helpline for youth ages 10-24 to call 24/7. Visit the web site at : www.2ndfloor.org
Caring Contact: Hotline and Helpline Call 908-232-2880 or text "heart" to 741-741 Information and referrals, crisis suicidal helpline and listening service. Covers Bergen, Essex, Middlesex, Morris, Passaic, Somerset and Union Counties.
First Call for Help: Dial 211 or 1-800-435-7555 :
2-1-1 Connects People-in-Need with the Programs and Services in their Community that Can Help If you need help finding health and human service resources in New Jersey dial 2-1-1 or 877-652-1148. NJ 2-1-1 is a statewide information and referral service that is staffed 24 hours a day, seven days a week. This easy-to-remember number saves time and frustration by eliminating the need for callers to navigate a maze of agencies and help-lines. When a person calls 2-1-1, specially trained staff analyze what services are needed, access a robust database of community non-profit and government agencies, programs, and services, and provide the appropriate referral. Go to www.nj211.org to search their resource database on your own and read informative pages about addressing basic living needs; preparing for emergencies and responding to life's challenges. The site has instant messaging capabilities as well.Provides information and referrals to local services and agencies. Web site: http://www.nj211.org email: firstname.lastname@example.org
IN AN EMERGENCYThe Psychiatric Screening Center of Capital Health System 750 Brunswick Avenue Phone: (609) 396-4357, (609) 396-6722 Trenton, NJ 08638
WHAT HAPPENS AT PSYCHIATRIC EMERGENCY SERVICES
A child under the age of 18 may be brought to the screening center by family, police or ambulance for a psychiatric evaluation and emergency treatment. As with adults,
If a child or adolescent is in immediate danger, call the police immediately at 911.
In any other kind of crisis, call the Child Behavioral Health Services of Value Options at (877) 652-7624. You will be connected to a licensed clinician who will help you decide what to do. If there is an emergency, you will be connected to Mobile Response and Stabilization Services (MRSS), which is available 24 hours a day/ 7 days a week. MRSS is a program for children and adolescents who have escalating emotional or behavioral problems. A staff member will come to the child’s location within one hour and attempt to stabilize the immediate situation. To prevent further crises and help resolve problems, MRSS remains available for up to eight weeks to support connections to continuing services.
If your child or adolescent is talking about suicide or threatening to harm others, call the Psychiatric Screening Center of Capital Health System, Fuld Campus, (609) 396-6722 or (609) 394-6086. Staff members can offer advice on how to bring a child to the hospital for an evaluation. Help is available 24 hours a day/ 7 days a week.
Don’t wait to call. If a family waits until a child or teen becomes aggressive, the chances increase that the police may need to be involved. To report suspected child abuse, call (877) NJ ABUSE, 24 hours a day/ 7 days a week, toll-free. If a child is in immediate danger, call the police at 911.
Crisis Hotlines by County
Primary Screening Center for Bergen County:
Psychiatric Emergency Screening
Primary Screening Center for Hudson County:
Primary Screening Center for Middlesex County:University Behavioral Health Care
(201) 858-5286: Bayonne Hospital, 24-hour Hotline, Emergency Room.
(201) 915-2210: Mobile Screening.
24 Hour Toll-Free Suicide Hotline National Suicide
Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK
County (suburban - see also Newark)
(845) 354-6500: 24 hour crisis services (phone and in-person), Pomona, NY
Prevention Links: 1-732-381-4100
Battered Women: 24 hour: 1-908-355-HELP
Child Abuse (DYFS): 1-877-652-2873
Domestic Violence Hotline: 24 hour: 1-800-572-SAFE
Contact We Care: 1-908-232-2880
Mental Health Association of Union County: 1-908-272-0300
Muhlenberg Hospital Crisis Hotline: 1-908-668-2599
Overlook Hospital Crisis Intervention: 1-908-522-3586
Trinitas Hospital Crisis Intervention: 1-908-351-6684
Trinitas Hospital Psychiatric Emergency Services: 1-908-994-7131
Planned Parenthood of Greater Northern NJ Clinic: 1-908-756-3736
NJ Homeless Prevention Program: Union County: 1-908-820-3040
Union County Rape Crisis Center: 24 hour: 1-908-233-RAPE
(908) 351-6684: Trinitas Hospital telephone and in-person crisis services
(24/7) for Elizabeth and eastern portion of Union County.
Mental Health Information and Referral: Free and Confidential, Multiple languages, 24hours/7 days a week CALL: 1-866-202-HELP or visit: www.njmentalhealthcares.org
National Sexual Assault Hotline: 1-800-656-HOPE
Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network's free and confidential hotline operates 24/7. The hotline has answered more than one million calls from sexual assault victims as well as their families, partners and friends.
The American Association of Suicidolgy (202) 237-2280 www.suicidology.org
The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (888) 333-AFSP (2377)
Compassionate Friends : for parents who have lost children of any age (siblings too) 877-969-0010 www.compassionatefriends.org
Alcoholics Anonymous www.aa.org
Al-Anon Family Group Headquarters www.al-anon.alateen.org
National Center for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder www.ncptsd.org 802-296-6300
Brain Injury Association of New Jersey, Inc (BIANJ) 732-745-0200
email: email@example.com web site: www.bianj.org
Family Helpline: 800-669-4323
Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance www.dbsalliance.org
Narcotics Anonymous www.na.org
National Association of Anorexia Nervose and Associated Disorders www.anad.org
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National Crisis Hot-lines and Websites
www.hivtest.org Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
How do you know if you are HIV positive? Get tested. You can learn about the different types of tests and type in your ZIP code to find a testing center near you. You will get the 4-1-1 on National HIV Testing Day
This resource is for young people who are being abused or know someone who is. There you will find articles, tips, resources, a child abuse quiz and the facts about what happens when someone reports an incident. There is also information on identification and prevention of all kinds of abuse.
www.Rainn.org Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network
The most comprehensive online resource for information about sexual assault, RAINN's on-line library highlights statistics, types of sexual assault and their effects, prevention, and the laws that can help you.
www.stopbullyingnow.hrsa.gov STOP BULLYING NOW!
You may be getting bullied or maybe you are the bully. Either way, the bullying needs to stop. This web site has podcasts and games as well as information about why kids bully and what to do about it if you see it, feel it, or do it.
New Jersey Mental Health Cares
Free, Confidential Mental Health Information and Referral
Call 1-866-202-HELP (4357) or visit: www.njmentalhealthcares.org
Help when you need it 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
TTY and mulitple language capacity
www.griefspeaks.com (973) 912-0177