If you are involved in an immediate life-threatening situation, emergency, or any serious behavioral health problem that, if not dealt with right away, could lead to your child being harmed or possibly harming someone else, please dial 911.
- National Suicide Prevention Lifeline— Dial 988
The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline provides free and confidential emotional support to people in suicidal crisis or emotional distress 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Since its inception, the Lifeline has engaged in a variety of initiatives to improve crisis services and advance suicide prevention.
- NJ Hope Line— 1-855-654-6735
The Hopeline is New Jersey's 24/7 peer support and suicide prevention hotline. The specialists at the NJ Hopeline are available to provide confidential phone counseling, support and referrals to local resources to help youth and families get through difficult times.
- NJ's System Of Care– 1-877-652-7624
The New Jersey Children's System of Care (CSOC) serves children and adolescents with emotional and behavioral health care challenges and their families; children with developmental and intellectual disabilities and their families; and, children with substance use challenges and their families. CSOC is committed to providing services based on the needs of the child and family in a family-centered, community-based environment.
- NJ's 2nd Floor Youth Helpline– 1-888-222-2222
The New Jersey statewide youth helpline, 2NDFLOOR, is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to youth and young adults ages 10 – 24 to help find solutions to the problems they face at home, school or play.
The helpline is supervised at all times by a mental health professional. Youth are provided with relevant and appropriate links to information and services to address their social, emotional and physical needs. Calls to the 2NDFLOOR youth helpline are anonymous and confidential, except in life-threatening situations.
Kinship caregivers are special people who have taken on the responsibility of caring for their relatives' children. The local Kinship agencies help caregivers “navigate” other forms of government assistance, determine if the caregiver’s family is eligible for Kinship Navigator program benefits such as help with short-term expenses for the relative child, such as furniture, moving expenses and clothing. Finally, the Kinship agencies provide technical support and guide the family through the process of Kinship Legal Guardianship if the caregiver wishes to make a legal commitment to the child.
- National Alliance on Mental Illness— 1-800-950-6264
NAMI is the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness. NAMI is an association of hundreds of local affiliates, state organizations and volunteers who work in your community to raise awareness and provide support and education that was not previously available to those in need.
Wealth of information, education, advocacy and support for individuals with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder.
- NJ Coalition for Bullying Awareness Prevention- 1-908-522-2581
OCDNJ is a nonprofit organization sanctioned by the International OCD Foundation (IOCDF). They are committed to the IOCDF goals of educating the community about Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), offering support to sufferers and their families, and supporting research.
Free resource providing counseling for children grieving from family loss.
- http://www.stephysplace.org/sp/ - 732-614-1142
Support center for those experiencing grief and loss located in Red Bank.