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MHA operates Mondays through Fridays during normal business hours. Inquiries received at other times will be responded to next business day.

For immediate assistance, please dial 2-1-1.

Crisis Contacts

Pregnancy

Choices of the Heart Network

Provides support services to women in crisis pregnancies.

  • Free pregnancy testing, ultrasound, consultation with doctor
  • Housing referrals
  • Pregnancy counseling
  • Information and referrals for shelters, housing, clothing, furniture, adoption, medical doctors and clinics, etc.
Choices, Options for Women's Health

Choices, Options for Women’s Health is a pregnancy help center that provides the following services:

  • 24-hour hotline
  • Free pregnancy testing
  • Limited ultrasounds
  • Individual and Peer counseling
  • Material aids, including baby clothing, diapers, car seats, etc.
  • Adoption information and referrals
  • Life Planning Program
New Jersey Safe Haven

New Jersey’s Safe Haven Infant Protection Act allows an individual to give up an unwanted infant safely, legally and anonymously. The parents – or someone acting on their behalf – can leave an unharmed baby less than 30 days old with staff at any hospital emergency room, police station, fire station, ambulance, first aid or rescue squad. The New Jersey Department of Children and Families will ensure that the infant is placed with a foster or pre-adoptive home.

Open Arms Adoption Network

The Open Arms Adoption Network offers a 24/7 hotline that helps pregnant girls and women learn about and consider all of their pregnancy options. Counselors offer non-biased, pro-choice counseling, and support each woman’s decision, even if it’s not adoption.

Zoe's Place

Offers crisis intervention, emergency assistance, referrals, and advocacy to parenting and pregnant young women ages 18 – 24. Services include assistance and guidance for accessing education opportunities, healthcare, employment, counseling and childcare.

If you’re looking for additional pregnancy resources, please visit the link provided here for a complete list on the NJ 211 website.

Domestic/Family Violence

Love is Respect

Website for support and resources about relationships, how to have a healthy relationship and where to turn to for help and support. Support is available 24/7.

Avanzar

Works to reduce the physical, psychological, and emotional trauma and recurrence of domestic violence, sexual assault, incest, and all forms of human trafficking experienced by victims and their families.

Center for Hope and Safety

The 24-hour hotline helps clients in receiving referrals and counseling/crisis intervention on a variety of issues, including notifying the police, how to obtain a restraining order, alternate options, etc.

JBWS

JBWS is a private, confidential service welcoming ALL survivors of dating, domestic, or partner abuse (and their family members) regardless of the severity of the abuse, marital status, income, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, or ethnicity.

LoveIsRespect.org

A 24/7 hour online resource center for young adults experiencing dating abuse. Young men and women, along with their friends and families, can anonymously contact highly-trained advocates for support, information, and advocacy. Users can also chat in a one-on-one, confidential conversation with an advocate.

National Domestic Violence Hotline

Confidential help is available to callers 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Hotline advocates are available for victims and anyone calling on their behalf to provide crisis intervention, safety planning, and information and referrals.

If you’re looking for additional domestic or family violence resources, please visit the link provided here for a complete list on the NJ 211 website.

Mental Health

Active Minds

Active Minds is non-profit organization that helps student run Active Minds clubs who support and advocate for young adult mental health and wellness. Active Minds chapters are located in over 600 colleges, in every state in the US.

2NDFLOOR Youth Helpline

Provides an accessible, free telephone helpline to assist children and adolescents with their day to day concerns. Trained listeners encourage discussion, provide support and offer practical guidance.

Atlantic Health System Crisis Intervention

Our professional crisis therapists provide round-the-clock, confidential support and treatment for those in a mental health or substance abuse emergency. Following an initial assessment and crisis stabilization session, patients are referred to the appropriate level of care.

  • Chilton Medical Center: 973-831-5078
  • Morristown Medical Center: 973-540-0100
  • Overlook Medical Center: 908-522-3586
  • Newton Medical Center: 973-383-0973
Caring Contact

Caring Contact is an award-winning, volunteer-staffed caring and crisis hotline and listening community. We provide active listening support and best-in-class education to the Central and Northern New Jersey community.

If you’re looking for additional mental health resources, please visit the link provided here for a complete list on the NJ 211 website.

Runaway/Homeless Youth

Boys Town National Hotline

Highly trained counselors provide at-risk youth and their families short-term crisis counseling, referrals to local resources, and emergency intervention as needed. Topics covered include family conflicts, suicide, pregnancy, abuse, running away, and alcohol/drug abuse.

SOS (Street Outreach Services)

SOS is a street-based outreach program offering crisis intervention, counseling, advocacy, and prevention services. Counselors work to help homeless, runaway or couch-surfing teens find a safe and stable home.

Suicide Prevention

National Suicide Prevention Hotline

The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline offers suicide prevention services to anyone in suicidal crisis or emotional distress. The number automatically redirects callers to a local crisis center. A trained crisis worker will listen to the caller and provide them with crisis counseling and emotional support, as well as information about mental health services in the area, if needed. All calls are confidential and free. Online chat is also available.

New Jersey Suicide Prevention Hopeline

24-hour hotline for those having a mental health crisis leading to thoughts of suicide. All calls, texts, and chats are anonymous and confidential. Specialists provide counseling, support and referrals to local resources in order to help anyone get through a difficult time.

The Trevor Project Lifeline

National telephone crisis hotline for LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning) young people who are in crisis or having suicidal thoughts and feelings. The hotline was developed to promote tolerance and understanding for gay and questioning youth. Non-immediate counseling services are also available through the hotline, text, or online through a chat feature.

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention

Website for advice and resources for individuals who are struggling, who are worried about someone or who have experienced the loss of a loved one by suicide. The site is also a resource for facts, warning signs, risk factors and opportunities for advocacy.

You Matter

A site run by the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline as a safe space for youth to share their unique experiences, worries and messages of hope. Posts are made by youth bloggers aged 13-24 years old. The site offers opportunities for youth to comment and share their thoughts.

Not Ok App

The Not OK App is an app for the phone that youth can use to contact the trusted adults in their lives when they are in distress and need some support. It works like a panic button and so the contact is made immediately. The app provides notifications to trusted adults and support to the young person in need. This app can be downloaded for iOS and Android devices.

Stopbullying.gov

Website for parents, children, and schools about bullying and cyberbullying – what can be done, prevention and resources.

Ditch the Label

A global youth charity that supports youth and young adults with bullying, mental health, and relationship concerns. The site offers education, support and resources for youth and forums and blogs where youth can share and support each other.

If you’re looking for additional suicide prevention resources, please visit the link provided here for a complete list on the NJ 211 website.

Talklines or Warmlines

MHA Peer-to-Peer Support Line

Available 365 days a year from 5:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. Funded by the county, the Peer-to-Peer support line is manned by peers who have made significant progress with their wellness and recovery and understand the challenges you may be facing.

Peer-to-Peer Support can be reached by calling:

  • 1-877-760-4987 or
  • 1-866-445-3902 or
  • 1-800-381-2059
Teen Line

Staffed by trained teen peer counselors who are supervised by adult mental health professionals. Call or text from 6 pm – 10 pm PST.

Youth Line

Trained teen volunteers respond during evening hours and adults respond at all other times. Teens will respond from 4 – 10pm PST and adults will respond at all other times.

Crisis Text Line

Crisis Text Line is free, 24/7 support for those in crisis. Text from anywhere in the US to text with a trained Crisis Counselor. Topics covered, but not limited to, Emotional Stress, Coronavirus, Anxiety, Suicide, Depression, Emotional Abuse, Self-Harm, and Loneliness.

MHA New Jersey Peer Recovery WarmLine

Operates a peer-run service, providing ongoing telephone support to mental health consumers. Callers are introduced to a peer in their area to set up mutual ongoing support. This service also provides mental health information and referrals.

Family Partners of Morris & Sussex Counties Warm Line

Offers telephone support to family members and caregivers of children with special emotional, behavioral and mental challenges. The warm line phone support is available during normal business hours to help connect you to available community resources.

If you’re looking for additional talkline/warmline resources, please visit the link provided here for a complete list on the NJ 211 website.