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Essex: 973-509-9777
Morris: 973-334-3496
Passaic: 973-470-3142
Sussex: 973-579-4399


Information and Referral

Information & Referral is available by calling 973-509-9777 or 973-344-3496. Highly qualified mental health professionals will provide compassionate, confidential linkages to service providers who can help you or your loved one with whatever issue is prompting you to seek help.

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.

If this is a mental health emergency, please dial 988.

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Evaluation and Intake

Central Intake and Assessment for Mental Health Services

A list of programs that coordinate access to outpatient mental health services and/or psychiatric hospitalization and residential treatment facilities by evaluating the severity of an individual’s mental health problem and providing a referral to an appropriate program or facility.

Community Mental Health Agencies

A wide variety of mental health agencies in your community that offer comprehensive mental health and substance use services to individuals.

Mental Health Drop In Centers

A list of mental health drop-in centers that provide mental health services, resources, and linkages to services.

Mental Health Screenings

Mental health screenings are examinations of your emotional health, allowing for early identification and intervention of mental disorders.

Psychiatric Services

Case Management

Various programs providing services in the home and community serving as extra support to outpatient counseling and medication management services.

Day Treatment

A list of day treatment programs that allow individuals to receive treatment for several hours each day at the treatment facility and return home at the end of the day.

Medication Monitoring

Programs that offer medication monitoring services, which involve evaluation of an individual’s need for psychotropic medications, the provision of a prescription, and ongoing medical monitoring related to their use of psychotropic medication by a physician/prescriber.

Psychiatric Hospitals

A list of various psychiatric hospitals, focusing on addressing addiction and mental health issues.

Education and Support

MHA Teen Connect Support Line

Available Monday through Friday from 5:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m., Teen Connect provides non-crisis support for ages 13-24 looking for support and someone to talk to.


  • Call888-866-6054
  • Text973-791-5700
General Mental Health Information/Education

A list of agencies and programs that offer mental health education, support, and services in your area.

Medical Information Services

A list of various resource centers, websites, and helplines providing medical information services.

Prevention Programs

A directory of mental health related prevention programs for individuals and their families.

Transitional Mental Health Services

A list of programs for those suffering from psychiatric disorders to learn how to manage and gain control over their illness.

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.

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

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