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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:   info@nj211.org
  • Family Crisis Intervention (Adolescent): 24 hour:  1-908-298-7800
  • Addictions Hotline of NJ: 24 hr:  1-800-238-2333
  • Gambling:  1-800-GAMBLER
  • Parents Anonymous Helpline-Referral:  1-800-THE-KIDS
  • National Child Abuse Hotline: 1800-422-4453
  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline:  1-800-273-TALK
  • NJ Mental Health Cares: 1-866-202-HELP
  • National Runaway Switchboard: 1-800-RUNAWAY
  • NJ AIDS/STD Hotline:  24hr:  1-800-624-2377

The Psychiatric Screening Center of Capital Health System 750 Brunswick Avenue    Phone: (609) 396-4357, (609) 396-6722 Trenton, NJ 08638
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
Atlantic County
  • Primary Screening Center for Atlantic County:
    Psychiatric Intervention Program (PIP)
    @ Atlanticare Regional Medical Center
    1925 Pacific Avenue
    Atlantic City, NJ 08401
    HOTLINE:  609-344-1118

    Early Intervention Program 
    AtlantiCare Behavioral Health Services
    Adult Intervention Services
    1601 Atlantic Avenue
    Atlantic City, NJ 08401
    (866) 750-6612
  • Bergen County 
Primary Screening Center for Bergen County:
Psychiatric Emergency Screening
  • Care Plus NJ Inc. @ Bergen Regional Medical Center
    230 East Ridgewood Avenue
    Paramus, NJ 07652
    HOTLINE:  201-262-4357

    Burlington County
    Primary Screening Center for Burlington County:

    Lester A. Drenk Behavioral Health Center SCIP
    1289 Route 38 West
    Hainesport, NJ 08036
    HOTLINE: 609-835-6180

  • Camden County  Primary Screening Centers for Camden County:

    (1)  Steininger Center @ Kennedy Memorial Hospital
          Chapel Avenue & Cooper Landing
          Cherry Hill NJ 08002
          HOTLINE: 856-428-4357

    (2)  Steininger Behavioral Care Services @ Our
          Lady of Lourdes Medical Center
          1600 Haddon Avenue
          Camden, NJ 08103
          HOTLINE: 856-541-2222

  • Cape May County
      Primary Screening Center for Cape May County:

    Cape Regional Medical Center
    2 Stone Harbor Blvd.
    Cape May Court House, NJ 08210
    HOTLINE: 609-465-5999

  • Cumberland County
      Primary Screening Center for Cumberland County:

    Cumberland County Guidance Center @ South
         Jersey Hospital - Bridgeton Division
    333 Irving Avenue
    Bridgeton, NJ 08302
    HOTLINE: 856-455-5555

  • Essex County
    Primary Screening Centers for Essex County:

    (1)   East Orange General Hospital
           300 Central Avenue
           East Orange, NJ 07019
           HOTLINE: 973-266-4478

    (2)   Newark Beth Israel Medical Center
           201 Lyons Avenue
           Newark, NJ 07112
           HOTLINE: 973-926-7444

    (3)  University Behavioral Health Care
           150 Bergen Street
           Newark, NJ 07101
           HOTLINE: 973-623-2323

    Gloucester County
    Primary Screening Center for Gloucester County:

    Newpoint Behavioral Health Care@ Underwood
         Memorial Hospital
    509 North Broad Street
    Woodbury, NJ 08096
    HOTLINE: 856-845-9100
Hudson County 
Primary Screening Center for Hudson County:
  • (1)  Jersey City Medical Center
          355 Grand Street
          Jersey City, NJ 07340
          HOTLINE: 866-367-6023

    Bayonne Medical Center
    29 East 29th Street
    Bayonne, NJ 07002
    HOTLINE: 201-858-5286

    Palisades Medical Center
    7600 River Road
    North Bergen, NJ 07047
    HOTLINE: 201-854-6300

    Christ Hospital
    176 Palisade Avenue
    Jersey City, NJ 07304
    HOTLINE: 201-795-8374

    Hoboken University Medical Center
    308 Willow Avenue
    Hoboken, NJ 07030
    HOTLINE: 201-795-5505

  • Hunterdon County
    Primary Screening Center for Hunterdon County:

    Hunterdon Medical Center
    2100 Wescott Drive
    Flemington, NJ 08822
    HOTLINE: 908-788-6400

  • Mercer County  Primary Screening Center for Mercer County:

    Capital Health System at Fuld
    750 Brunswick Avenue
    Trenton, NJ 08638
    HOTLINES: 609-396-4357 or 609-989-7297

Middlesex County
Primary Screening Center for Middlesex County:University Behavioral Health Care
  • 671 Hoes Lane
    Piscataway, NJ 08855
    HOTLINE: 732-235-5700

    Monmouth County
    Primary Screening Center for Monmouth County:

    Monmouth Medical Center
    300 Second Avenue
    Long Branch, NJ 07740
    HOTLINE: 732-923-6999

    Morris County
    Primary Screening Center for Morris County:

    (1)  St. Clare's Hospital, Inc.
          25 Pocono Road
          Denville, NJ 07834
          HOTLINE: 973-625-0280

    Morristown Memorial Hospital
    100 Madison Avenue
    Morristown, NJ 07960
    HOTLINE: 973-540-0100

    Ocean County
    Primary Screening Center for Ocean County:

    Kimball Medical Center (PESS)
    600 River Avenue
    Lakewood, NJ 08701
    HOTLINE: 866-904-4474 or 732-886-4474
  • Passaic County Primary Screening Center for Passaic County:

    (1)  St. Joseph's Hospital & Medical Center
           Psychiatric Emergency Screening Unit
           646 Broadway
           Paterson, NJ 07514
           HOTLINE: 973-684-7792

    St. Joseph's Hospital
    703 Main Street
    Paterson, NJ 07503
    HOTLINE: 973-754-2230
Salem County
  • Primary Screening Center for Salem County:

    Healthcare Commons, Inc. @ Memorial Hospital
           of Salem County
    500 S. Pennsville-Auburn Road
    Carney's Point, NJ 08079
    HOTLINE: 856-299-3001
  • Somerset County
    Primary Screening Center for Somerset County:

    Somerset County PESS
    110 Rehill Avenue
    Somerville, NJ 08876
    HOTLINE: 908-526-4100

    Sussex County
    Primary Screening Center for Sussex County:

    Newton Memorial Hospital
    175 High Street
    Newton, NJ 07860
    HOTLINE: 973-383-0973

    Union County
    Primary Screening Center for Union County:

    Trinitas Hospital
    655 East Jersey Street
    Elizabeth, NJ 07201
    HOTLINE: 908-994-7131
  • Warren County
  • Primary Screening Center for Warren County:

    Family Guidance Center of Warren County
    370 Memorial Parkway
    Phillipsburg, NJ 08865
    HOTLINE: 908-454-5141

(201) 858-5286: Bayonne Hospital, 24-hour Hotline, Emergency Room.
(201) 915-2210: Mobile Screening.

Bergen County (all areas)
201) 262-HELP, 262-4357: Bergen Regional Hospital, Hotline, Psychiatric Emergency Room, Mobile Screening.

Burlington County
609) 261-8000: Screening Crisis Intervention Program (SCIP), behind Memorial Hospital Emergency Room.

24 Hour Toll-Free Suicide Hotline   National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK
856) 234-8888: toll-free from Mount Laurel area
(609) 871-4700: toll-free from Burlington area
(609) 267-8500: toll-free from Mount Holly area

Cumberland County
(856) 455-5555; Cumberland County Guidance Center; phone and in-person crisis services.

Essex County (suburban - see also Newark)
973) 672-9685: East Orange General Hospital - Hotline, Psychiatric Emergency Room, Mobile Screening.
(973) 429-6969: Mountainside Hospital - Hotline,Crisis Counselors, 24hrs.

Hudson County
201) 433-6161: Jersey City Medical Center; crisis hotline and in-person screening.
(201) 915-2210, mobile screening ; Jersey City Medical Center.
(201) 795-5505; St Mary's Hospital Community Mental Health Center; crisis hotline and in-person screening.

Hunterdon County
(908) 788-6400: Hunterdon County Medical Center telephone and in-person crisis services and mobile screening.

Jersey City
(201) 915-2210: mobile screening; Jersery City Medical Center.
(201) 433-6161 crisis hotline, in-person screening; Jersey City Medical Center.
(201) 795-8375 (listen to menu for crisis department); Christ Hospital; phone and in-person crisis services.

Mercer County
Contact Mercer County; 24 hour suicide hotline
(609)896-2120,(609) 585-2244
teen hotline: (609) 896-4434
(609) 396-6834: (Trenton) Helene Fuld Crisis Center
24 hr telephone crisis counseling for mercer county; also walkin-in psychiatric screening/crisis counseling in psychiatric emergency room in Trenton.
(609) 497-3300: Princeton Hospital: walk-in psychiatric + substance abuse screening in emergency room

Middlesex County
800) 969-5300 or (732) 235-5700: University Behavioral Health Care crisis line. 24 hour phone and walk-in services; walk-in location: (Piscataway).

Monmouth County
(732) 222-3030: Monmouth Medical Center - Mobile Screening.
(732) 923-6999: Monmouth Medical Center - Crisis Hotline.
(732) 776-2325: Jersey Shore Medical Center (Neptune) telephone and in-person crisis services

Morris County
(973) 625-6063: St. Clare's Hospital.

(973) 926-7416, 7444: Beth Israel Hotline - Psychiatric Emergency.
Also Mobile Screening for Irvington and parts of Newark but not NJIT.
(973) 623-2323: UMDNJ - Hotline and Psychiatric Emergency room.
(973) 972-0480: UMDNJ - Mobile Screening adults.
(973) 972-7354: UMDNJ - Mobile Screening children (under 18).

Ocean County
732) 886-4800; Kimball Medical Center; phone and in-person crisis services
(732) 886-4474; Community Medical Center; phone and in-person crisis services

Passaic County
(973) 470-3000: Hotline.
(973) 470-3025: Mobile Screening.

973) 977-2228: St. Joseph's (emergency mental health).

Rockland County(NY)

(845) 354-6500: 24 hour crisis services (phone and in-person), Pomona, NY

Union County

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.
(908) 355-5556: Mobile Screening.
(908) 668-2205: Muhlenberg Regional Medical Center - telephone and in-person crisis services.
(908) 668-2599: Muhlenberg Regional Medical Center - mobile screening (all Union County).

Warren County
(908) 454-5141: Crisis Intervention.


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    

Sexual Assault Hotlines
(877) 733-CARE,2273
(973) 972-1325
(973) 926-7444
(201) 487-2227
(800) 656-HOPE
(212) 227-3000 (NYC; sexual assault and incest survivors)
(800) 726-4041 (Westchester County, NY)
(845) 634-3344 (Rockland County, NY)
1(856) 964-7378 and 1(866) 295-7378 (toll free) for Burlington, Camden and Gloucester counties

Relationship/Domestic Violence
973) 484-4446 (Essex County) 24/7
(201) 487-8484 (Bergen County) 24/7
(800) 572-SAFE, 7233 (NJ,state wide) 24/7
(800) 621-HOPE, 4673 (NYC) 24/7
(800) 942-6906 (NY, outside NYC) 24/7
(800) 942-6908 (NY, Spanish speaking assistance) (7am-11pm daily)
(800) 799-7233 (USA, national)
1(856) 964-7378 and 1(866) 295-7378 (toll free) for Burlington, Camden and Gloucester counties 

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:  info@bianj.org    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

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

www.childhelp.org    Childhelp

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

(973) 985-4503