Adult 18+

BetterHelp offers online access to licensed, trained, experienced, and accredited psychologists, marriage and family therapists, clinical social workers, and board licensed professional counselors.

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Through TeleHealth services, CFS is ready to provide you with the support you need. Call to schedule your TeleHealth appointment for counseling, therapeutic and psychiatric services.
Call 973-324-7879 or visit website.

FIS’s Mobile Response Unit is available 24/7 to everyone at no charge. Outpatient services are available including Spanish-speaking clinicians to provide clinical services to families in need.
Call 877-652-7624 or visit website.

MHANJ is a statewide nonprofit organization that strives for children and adults to achieve victory over mental health and substance use disorders through advocacy, education, training, and services.
Call 973-571-4100 or visit website.

NJ Parent Link includes a list of hotlines that can be utilized by the public as needed.
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The mission of Oasis is to change the lives of women and children by breaking the cycle of poverty through compassionate programs designed to feed, clothe, educate, and empower women and children in need.
Call 973-881-8307 or visit website.

Rutgers University Behavioral Health Care has a center that connects callers to the appropriate division of statewide behavioral health services system.
Call 1-800-969-5300 or visit website.

SAMHSA provides 24/7 crisis counseling and support to people experiencing emotional distress related to natural or human-caused disasters.
Call 1-800-985-5990 or visit website (Available in English and Spanish). Text 66746.

SPAN Parent Advocacy Network focuses on supporting families as advocates and partners in improving education, health, and mental health outcomes for infants, toddlers, children, and youth.
Call 800-654-7726 or visit website.

Support Group Central offers virtual support groups on numerous mental health conditions – free or low-cost. Website also offered in Spanish.
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Talkspace is an online therapy resource that allows you to send your therapist a message whenever you're near a laptop, tablet, or smartphone.
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The Youth Mental Health Project educates, empowers, and supports families and communities to better understand and care for the mental health of our youth.
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Verywell Mind is an online resource that provides the guidance needed to improve your mental health and find balance. It has a library of more than 4,000 pieces of content written by healthcare professionals.
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7 Cups is a free online text chat with a trained listener for emotional support and counseling. An app is also available for download.
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Youth 0 – 17

2nd Floor is a 24/7 youth helpline serving all youth and young adults in NJ. Youth are assisted with their daily and life challenges by professional staff and trained volunteers.
Call 1-888-222-2228 or visit website.

Erika’s Lighthouse: We’re in This Together is focused on supporting young people’s mental health by providing practical tools and resources.
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Children’s Mobile Response is available 24/7 to help any family/legal guardian having concerns (behavioral/mental health) with a youth (ages 3-21).
Call 877-652-7624 or visit website.

Understood has an article that goes over how parents can talk to their child(ren) about social and emotional issues.

There is also an article about how parents can show empathy when their child is struggling here.
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