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If there is immediate danger to you or someone else, call 911.
If you or someone you know is having a mental health emergency, call Capital Health's Emergency Screening Center, which is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, at 609-396-4357 (HELP).
The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline provides free and confidential support for people in distress and prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, at 800-273-8255 or TTY at 800-799-4889.
The New Jersey Hopeline is New Jersey's peer support and suicide prevention hotline where specialists are available at 855-654-6735 for confidential telephone counseling and support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
In response to disasters and community crises, the toll-free Disaster Mental Health Helpline was established through the Disaster and Terrorism Branch of the New Jersey Division of Mental Health and Addiction Services (now Integrated Health) within the New Jersey Department of Human Services and by the Mental Health Association in New Jersey as a resource for those seeking mental health services and information regarding other resources. This helpline is used to support the services of the Disaster and Terrorism Branch during times of declared disasters or incidents that significantly affect New Jersey’s communities.The Disaster Mental Health Helpline, which has language access and 24-hour capability, can be reached at 877-294-4357 or TTY at 877-294-4356.
NJ FamilyCare is New Jersey's publicly funded health insurance program that includes Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), Medicaid, and Medicaid expansion populations. Qualified New Jersey residents of any age may be eligible for free or low-cost health insurance that covers doctor visits, prescriptions, vision, dental care, mental health and substance use services, and hospitalization. To reach NJ FamilyCare, visit its website or call 800-701-0710 (TTY 800-701-0720).
The Veterans Crisis Line connects veterans in crisis, as well as their families and friends, with qualified Department of Veterans Affairs responders through a confidential, toll-free hotline, online chat, or text. This service is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to any veteran and his or her loved ones, even if they are not registered with Veterans Affairs or enrolled in Veterans Affairs' health care by calling 800-273-8255, chatting online, or sending a text message to 838255. Another support line for veterans is the Combat Call Center, which can be reached 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, at 877-927-8387. Combat veterans and their families can call to talk about their military experiences or any other issues they are facing in their readjustment to civilian life.