Mental Health Hotlines & Resources
- 988/-National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
On July 16, 2022, 988 will become the nationwide 3-digit dialing code for crisis and suicide prevention. It will replace the 1-800 number currently used by the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. On this date, when someone calls 988 all phones in the U.S. (mobile and landline) will connect with the crisis/suicide prevention system. This will allow anyone in the U.S. to call 988 and get help designed specifically for someone dealing with a mental health crisis.
Previously, the Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals in the United States. Call 800-273-8255.
NJ 211 provides live assistance 24 hours a day, every day of the year. Our services are free, confidential and multilingual. There are several ways to reach us: By phone (simply dial 2-1-1); via text (send your zip code to 898-211); email ([email protected]); or chat with us online. Whichever method you choose, you will be communicating with a community resource specialist who has been educated about federal, state and local systems created to help people who are struggling. Our specialists have access to a resource database of over 7,600 community programs and services that assist people who need help with life's most basic needs...
- 2NDFLOOR Youth Hotline
2NDFLOOR is a confidential and anonymous helpline for New Jersey's youth that aims to help people find solutions to the problems that are faced at home, at school or at play. Call 888-222-2228.
- Crisis Text Line
Crisis Text Line is free, 24/7 support for those in crisis. Text 741741 from anywhere in the US to connect with a trained Crisis Counselor.
- 7 Cups of Tea
7 Cups is a website and app which provides online therapy and free support to people experiencing emotional distress by connecting them with trained listeners. The listener interacts with the person seeking help via an anonymous and confidential chat.
- A Friend Asks
A Friend Asks a free app by the suicide prevention group Jason Foundation. It aims to teach its users how to recognize the signs that someone close to them may be thinking about suicide, and how to reach out to them proactively. The app provides users with healthy methods to prevent harmful situations and easy access to resources such as the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline.
- Aloe Bud
Aloe Bud is an all-in-one, self-care pocket companion. It gently brings awareness to self-care activities, using encouraging push notifications, rather than guilt or shame.
- Caring Contact
Caring Contact listeners are available seven days a week, twenty four hours a day. Call 908-232-2880 or 800-273-TALK(8255).
- National Teen Dating Abuse Hotline
LoveIsRespect.org promotes healthy relationships for young adults. Text loveis to 22522 or call 866-331-9474.