If you need suicide or mental health-related crisis support, or are worried about someone else, please call or text 988.

Suicide Prevention Resources for New Jersey Residents

Support & Helplines

These resources are listed in alphabetical order. 

2nd Floor: Youth Helpline of NJ

1-888-222-2228

If you are between the ages of 10 and 24, live in New Jersey, and need to talk about an issue or problem that you are facing call 888-222-2228 anytime or text us at 888-222-2228.

988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline

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What is 988?
On July 16th, 988 will become the nationwide 3-digit dialing code for Mental Health Crisis and Suicide Prevention. 988 will connect people to the existing National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. Compassionate, accessible care and support will be available for anyone experiencing mental health-related distress, thoughts of suicide, mental health or substance use crisis. People can also dial 988 if they are worried about a loved one who may need crisis support.

988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline LGBTQ+ Pilot

Now 24/7 with Text and Chat!

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Starting Monday, March 6, 2023, the 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline LGBTQ+ pilot line is now available 24/7 by texting 988 and by chat at https://988lifeline.org/chat/) in addition to the “press 3” option  available by phone 24/7.

Callers to 988 Lifeline are prompted to press “3” if they are interested in accessing the pilot by call. Individuals can indicate their interest in LGBTQ+-affirming counseling by texting Q if they are texting or indicating interest in the pre-chat survey if using online chat.

Expanding the LGBTQ+ youth pilot line is one step of an ongoing effort to strengthen partnerships and services that enhance access to crisis care for historically marginalized populations at higher risk of suicide. Vibrant is currently developing partnerships and programs to provide enhancement in services for Native peoples and Tribal Communities, Black, and brown communities, older adults, people living in rural areas, and people with functional disabilities.

988: Attempt Survivors

With Help Comes Hope: Support for Persons Living with Suicidal Thoughts and Suicide Attempts.

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The aftermath of a suicide attempt can be filled with raw and complicated emotions. Finding hope after surviving a suicide attempt is possible. Whether you have had recent history with an attempt or your experience was in the past, the Lifeline is available for support, 24/7.

Click here to:

  • Learn how to take care of yourself
  • How to support loved ones
  • Find resources for attempt survivors

988: Black Mental Health

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The suicide rate among Black youth has been found to be increasing faster than any other racial/ethnic group. Black adults living below the poverty line are more than twice as likely to report serious psychological distress than those with more financial security. Additionally, members of the Black community face structural racism, leading to barriers to access for the care and treatment they need. Only one in three Black adults who need mental health care receive it.

Click here to:

  • Learn how to help yourself
  • Learn how to help others
  • Resources for black mental health

Children’s Mobile Response and Stabilization Services

1-877-652-7624

Mobile Response and Stabilization Services are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, to help children and youth who are experiencing emotional or behavioral crises. The services are designed to defuse an immediate crisis, keep children and their families safe, and maintain the children in their own homes or current living situation (such as a foster home, treatment home or group home) in the community.

Council on Compulsive Gambling of NJ

1-800-426-2537

Provides information, education and referral services for people affected by a gambling problem.

National Alliance on Mental Illness

1-800-950-6264

Nationwide peer-support service providing information, resource referrals and support to people living with a mental health condition, their family members and caregivers, mental health providers and the public. Call: 1-800-950-6264 or text NAMI to 741741

NJ Hopeline

1-855-654-6735

Whatever you’re going through, feeling, or thinking, we are here to listen and support you.

NJ Poison Control

1-800-222-1222

NJ Poison Control Helps in the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of poisoning for the general public and healthcare professionals across the state. Call: 8002221222 or text 9733390702

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Informational Resources

The following resources are informational. Please notify us here if you come across any broken links.
These resources are listed in alphabetical order. 

Organizations, Support and Helplines

Coalition of Clinician Survivors

Whether your suicide loss has been of a patient/client, loved one, student, and/or colleague, we know that the impact of this traumatic loss can be profoundly painful, that it often extends into our professional work and identities. In addition, due to the unfortunate stigma (both around suicide and professional vulnerability) that exists with our field, we know that there are very few “places” to even acknowledge this loss or its impact. We want to welcome you to join the CCS, and hope that this is a site where you can find understanding, validation and support, and to know that you are not alone.

The Coalition of Clinician Survivors exists to provide support, education, resources and consultation  to mental health professionals and other professional caregivers who have experienced suicide losses in personal and/or professional contexts. We recognize that, regardless of whether the loss was of a loved one, a client/patient or a student, the repercussions are profound and are likely to impact a clinician both personally and professionally.

 

Videos

Not My Kid: What Every Parent Should Know

Created by the Society for the Prevention of Teen Suicide, Not My Kid: What Every Parent Should Know is an online learning experience that features videos of parents from culturally diverse backgrounds asking mental health professionals a variety of common questions about youth suicide. You may be interested in receiving information to help your child, a family member or a friend of your child, and Not My Kid provides this information from a variety of mental health professionals.

Not My Kid contains a variety of videos that assists parents, guardians and trusted adults in knowing the warning signs of youth suicide, explains how to have important conversations and provides valuable resources to help keep their children safe. It includes developmentally appropriate information for youth of all ages including Elementary, Middle and High School-aged youth and Young Adults.

Funding
This website was made possible by Grant Number H79SM082149 from the SAMHSA. Its contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of the SAMHSA.

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