Trauma and Grief Resources
- How to Help a Grieving Teen
- Books for Children Dealing with Loss or Trauma
- After the Trauma - Helping a Child Cope
- Addressing Grief
- Good Grief Resource Site
Here is a list of suicide prevention activities within the state along with current legislation as it relates to suicide:
New Jersey Suicide Prevention Hopeline
The Hopeline is New Jersey's dedicated in-state peer support and suicide prevention hotline staffed by mental health professionals and peer support specialists 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The service is available to callers of all ages for confidential telephone support (except when a suicide attempt is in progress), assessment, and referral. Crisis chat is also accessible through the website and the service can be reached by texting firstname.lastname@example.org.
Screening and Screening Outreach Programs
Available in each county 24 hours a day, seven days a week to individuals in emotional crisis needing immediate attention. For information visit the DHS Division of Mental Health and Addiction Services' website at www.state.nj.us/humanservices/divisions/dmhas/.
When a child is facing challenges to their functioning and well-being, finding the right services and support can be overwhelming. To access CSOC Perform Care and Mobile Response services please call 1-877-652-2764.
2NDFLOOR Youth Helpline
Accredited by the American Association of Suicidology, 2ND Floor confidentially serves youth and young adults (ages 10 to 24). Youth who call are assisted with their daily life challenges by professional staff and trained volunteers.
The Trevor Project is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) young people ages 13 to 24.
NAMI Mercer County (609-799-8994)
Parents and Teachers as Allies
NAMI Mercer is delighted to offer Parents and Teachers as Allies, a new NAMI National education program that focuses on helping school professionals and parents better understand the early warning signs of mental illnesses in children and adolescents and how best to link families to appropriate services.
Child Abuse Hotline 800-792-8610
Division of Children Protection and Permanency 877-NJ-ABUSE (877-652-2873)
DCP&P Middlesex County 732-293-5060 DCP&P Mercer County 609-396-6722
National Youth Crisis Hotline 800-448-4463
NJ Department of Mental Health State 800-382-6717
Central Region 609-777-0674
Missing Children Hotline 800-843-5678
Domestic Violence Hotline 800-572-7233
Family Helpline 800-THE-KIDS
Middlesex/Mercer County Hotlines
Family Guidance Center of Central NJ 800-813-0555
Jewish Family & Children’s Services 609-987-8100
Trinity Counseling Service 609-924-0060
Family Crisis Intervention Unit of Mercer Co. 609-989-6082
UMDNJ/University Behavioral HealthCare (24 hr.) 732-235-5700
CCIS — Children under 18 (Mon-Fri, 9-5) 732-235-5705
Raritan Bay Mental Health Center (24 hr.) 732-442-1666
Substance Abuse Hotline 800-225-0196
MOBILE Response and Stabilization Services 609-584-0790
Princeton Psychological Center, LLC 609-658-0368
Good Grief 609-498-6674
Corner House 609-924-8018