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Suicide Hotlines






Online Chat

National Suicide Prevention and Crisis Lifeline

988 (new direct crisis line)


800-273-TALK (8255) 

NJ Hope Line (Suicide Prevention)


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


Complete List of Mental Health Resources

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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)


Mindfulness for Teens

MHA Warmlines

How to Find a Therapist

Find more information about mental health and therapy options:

Mental Health America: Therapy

Psychology Today

American Psychological Association 

SAMSHA: Treatment Locator

Rutgers Resources

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Crisis Mental Health Resources

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Fillable Safety Plan Card

Safety Plan Card

Resources for Gender Resource Youth


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


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

Depression & Suicide in Primary Care 

Blueprint for Suicide Prevention

Hosted by AFSP and NIMH

Suicide Across the Lifespan (Briefings Book by ABCT)

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)

New Jersey Mental Health 

Mental Health Association in New Jersey (MHANJ)

National Alliance on Mental Illness: New Jersey (NAMI)


Mental Health and Wellness Resources for Young Adults


(Exists to provide consumer-driven mental health services that support recovery and promote community living)

Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance New Jersey (DBSA NJ)

Garden State Equality

(Find an LGBTQIA+ affirming healthcare provider in New Jersey!)

For more resources in New Jersey, click here!

BIPOC & LGBTQ+ Mental Health

The Black Mental Health Alliance (BMHA)

The Trevor Project (LGBTQIA+ suicide/crisis hotline)

Call 866-488-7386

Text START to 678-678


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 LGBTQIA+ teens ages 13 to 19)

imi Guides

(Guides built for and with LGBTQIA+ teens for identity exploration and improving mental health)

Garden State Equality

(Find an LGBTQIA+ affirming healthcare provider in New Jersey!)

For more BIPOC & LGBTQ+ resources, click here! 

Suicide Prevention Resources from the RISE Team

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