MENTAL HEALTH RESOURCES

Suicide Hotlines

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National Suicide Prevention Line

800-273-TALK (8255) 

NJ Hope Line (Suicide Prevention)

855-654-6735 

National Crisis Text Line

Text HOME to 741741

To speak with a counselor of color: Text STEVE to 741741

 

The Trevor Project (LGBTQ+ suicide/crisis hotline)

Call 866-488-7386

Text START to 678-678

Trans Lifeline

 

(877) 565-8860

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Additional Suicide Prevention Resources

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention

The Jason Foundation

(Dedicated to the prevention of youth suicide)

Now Matters Now

(Skills and support for working with suicidal thoughts)

Suicide Awareness Voices of Education (SAVE)

The Society for the Prevention of Teen Suicide

#chatsafe

(A young person's guide for communicating safely online about suicide)

For more suicide prevention resources, click here!

Emergency Crisis Services

Primary Screening Services in New Jersey Counties 

(For psychiatric emergencies, crisis intervention services, information and referral)

Alternatives to 911

(Directory for mobile crisis numbers by state)

Don't Call the Police

(An online directory of local resources available as alternatives to contacting law enforcement)

Mental Health Resources

HGAPS High School Mental Health Resources

MHA Screening Tests

(Mental health tests that determine whether you are experiencing symptoms of a mental health condition)

ReachOut

Mindfulness for Teens

MHA Warmlines

For a complete list of mental health resources, click here!

How to Find a Therapist

Find more information about mental health and therapy options: 

EffectiveChildTherapy.org

Mental Health America: Therapy

Psychology Today

American Psychological Association 

SAMSHA: Treatment Locator

New Jersey Mental Health 

BIPOC & LGBTQ+ Mental Health

The Black Mental Health Alliance (BMHA)

 

National Queer Asian Pacific Islander Alliance (NQAPIA)

Ponte En Mis Zapatos

(Utilizes real stories from teens and young adults to teach youth about mental health challenges and mental wellness)

Q Chat Space

(Provides online discussion groups for LGBTQ+ teens ages 13 to 19)

For more BIPOC & LGBTQ+ resources, click here!