New Jersey Hopeline

1-855-654-6735

New Jersey Hopeline specialists are available for confidential telephone counseling and support 24 hours a day, 7 days per week.

New Jersey Mental Health Cares

866-202-HELP
866-202-4357
877-294-4356 (TTY)

NJMentalHealthCares is New Jersey's behavioral health information and referral service. Behavioral care specialists are available from 8:00am to 8:00pm, Monday through Friday.

NJ Mental Health Cares

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

800-273-TALK (8255)

The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-TALK (8255) is a 24-hour, toll-free, confidential suicide prevention hotline available to anyone in suicidal crisis or emotional distress. By dialing 1-800-273-TALK, the call is routed to the nearest crisis center in a national network of more than 150 crisis centers. The Lifeline's national network of local crisis centers provides crisis counseling and mental health referrals day and night.

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COP 2 COP

1-866-COP-2COP
1-866-267-2267

COP 2 COP is a free and confidential 24-hour telephone HelpLine. It is available exclusively for law enforcement officers and their families to help deal with personal or job related stress and behavioral healthcare issues.

NJ VET2VET

1-866-VETS-NJ4
1-866-838-7654

New Jersey Vet2Vet is a 24 hour/7-day a week helpline coordinated by Rutgers University Behavioral Health Care. The helpline features peer counseling for Veterans, members of the Air/Army National Guard, and family members.

Suicide Prevention Resource Page

Please call 911 if your life
or someone else's
is in imminent danger.

Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death among Americans, the second leading cause of death for adults aged 25-34, and the third leading cause of death for youths and young adults aged 15-24.

In New Jersey, 60 percent of all violent deaths are suicides. There are almost twice as many suicides as homicides in New Jersey.

Learning about warning signs and risk factors is crucial, as well as finding support for yourself and/or for loved ones. Everyone has a role to play in shaping a community that cares for all of its citizens. Preventing suicide can only be done if we stand together and take every opportunity – in our homes, workplaces, and community – to support each other and be there for those in need.

Suicide is preventable. Healing, hope and recovery are possible.

Getting Local Help

The Division of Mental Health and Addiction Services has designated screening services for every county in New Jersey. These screening services are available 24-hours a day, seven days a week to individuals in crisis who require immediate attention.

View Complete List of Mental Health Screening Centers

Last Reviewed: 10/27/2017