2nd FLOOR is a confidential and anonymous helpline (888-222-2228) for New Jersey’s youth and young adults that is available to help young people find solutions to the problems that they face. Help is available 24/7 365 days a year. 2nd FLOOR offers resources and support for cyberbullying, dating abuse, mental health, and sex and sexuality.
The American Psychological Association (APA) is the scientific and professional organization that represents psychology. There are many resources under the Psychology Help Center pertaining to mental health and awareness, programs, supports, and events.
Attitudes in Reverse (AIR) aims to save young people’s lives by educating them about mental health and suicide prevention. Tricia Baker co-founded AIR with her husband Kurt and daughter Katelyn, in 2010 soon after their son/brother, Kenny, completed suicide after a long battle with severe depression and anxiety disorder. The loss of Kenny, and the discrimination they faced following Kenny’s death, compelled the family to embark on a mission to eliminate stigma and help save young lives. Tricia, Kurt, Katelyn and AIR volunteers educate students, teachers, and school faculty about mental health disorders and the importance of early identification and treatment.
The Bergen County and the Family Support Organization of Bergen County websites offer various information, resources, guides, programs, and events throughout the Bergen County area for parents, students, families, and communities on various topics, including but not limited to mental illness, domestic violence, and substance abuse.
Bring Change 2 Mind is a national anti-stigma campaign aimed at removing misconceptions about mental illness. Their website contains resources such as conversation guides, information on suicide prevention, and support for the child, adolescent, high school, college, and military and veteran, communities. What makes this site unique is that they have an additional focus on ending the stigma associated with men’s mental health. They recently launched #StrongerThanStigma, which raises awareness surrounding the unique challenges that men face when discussing mental health, to encourage open dialogue, and to promote help seeking behavior.
Care Plus NJ, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, which provides comprehensive, recovery-focused mental health and substance abuse services on a voluntary outpatient basis to adults and children. They provide a wide-array of services and programs for a comprehensive approach to aid in recovery from substance abuse and mental illness. They have a total of 23 sites, including 10 residential facilities, offices at 3 hospitals, and 7 community offices throughout the state of NJ. They offer acute care services, sub-acute and community services, client support services, and children and family services.
Comprehensive Behavioral Healthcare, Inc. (CBHCare) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, comprehensive community mental health center. Services include: individual and family, substance abuse, and homeless outreach counseling; after-school program and case management services for adolescents; adult and senior rehabilitation programs; adolescent and adult residential services; free intensive family support services; and free early intervention services.
Through CBHCare’s Wellness and Support Center, Bergen County residents are provided with early intervention and support services. This center offers access to short-term and recovery oriented crisis intervention, and also provides stabilization services for individuals experiencing a mental health crisis. Services include: crisis prevention planning to maintain stability in the community; supportive on-site and in-community counseling services; assessments by licensed clinicians; rapid implementation teams; in-community crisis stabilization; and linkage and referrals to benefits, community resources, and therapeutic services.
Hearts and Crafts Counseling is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, which provides individual and group counseling services to children, teens, and adults dealing with the challenges associated with, but not limited to, bereavement, illness, divorce., school issues, abuse, diabetes. anxiety, depression, parenting, bullying, eating disorders, or men’s issues.
The mission of International Foundation for Research and Education on Depression (iFred) is to shine a positive light on depression and eliminate the stigma associated with the disease through prevention, research and education. Its goal is to ensure 100% of the 350 million people affected by depression seek and receive treatment. iFred is creating a shift in society’s negative perception of depression through positive imagery and branding- establishing the sunflower and color yellow as the international symbol of hope for depression. iFred engages with individuals and organizations to execute high-impact and effective campaigns that educate the public about support and treatment for depression.
Minding Your Mind’s (MYM) primary objective is to provide mental health education to adolescents, teens and young adults, their parents, teachers and school administrators. Their goal is to reduce the stigma and destructive behaviors often associated with mental health issues. Treatment is available, yet only 3 out of 10 individuals needing help actually seek help. MYM programs move away from crisis based response to prevention through education. It provides resources for parents, students, schools, and communities.
The National Alliance of Mental Illness (NAMI) is the nation’s largest mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness. NAMI is an association of hundreds of local affiliates, state organizations and volunteers who work in your community to raise awareness and provide support and education that was not previously available to those in need.
The National Institute of Mental Health’s (NIMH) mission is to transform the understanding and treatment of mental illness through basic and clinical research, paving the way for prevention, recovery, and cure.
Founded in 1994, PerformCare is a member of AmeriHealth Caritas- the nation’s leader in health care solutions for the underserved. PerformCare is a full-service behavioral health managed care company, supporting members in the public and private sectors. They are committed to providing superior, innovative solutions in behavioral health, developmental and intellectual disabilities, human services, and integrated health programs for: Medicaid and Medicare plans, commercial health plans, wellness, employee assistance and specialty products, and programs to support human services management challenges.
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is the agency within the US Department of Health and Human Services that leads public health efforts to advance the behavioral health of the nation. This website offers information, resources, programs, and campaigns on the prevention of substance abuse and mental illness, behavioral health treatments and services, and recovery and recovery support.
Included are national hotlines, helplines, and information lines, organized by subject, for various mental health issues and crises. For example:
Suicide/ Crisis Intervention Hotlines
1-201-262-HELP Psychiatric Emergency Screening Program (201) 262-4357
1-800-273-TALK National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (800) 273-8255
1-877-Vet2Vet Veterans Peer Support Line (877) 838-2838
1-800-SUICIDA Spanish Speaking Suicide Hotline (800) 784-2432
1-877-YOUTHLINE Teen to Teen Peer Counseling Hotline (877) 986-8454
1-800-GRADHLP Grad Student Hotline (800) 472-3457
1-800-PPD-MOMS Post-Partum Depression Hotline (800) 773-6667
1-866-488-7386 TREVOR Lifeline for LGBTQ Teens in Crisis
Founded in 1998 by the creators of the award-winning short film TREVOR, 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 aged 13-24. The Trevor Project saves lives through its accredited, free and confidential phone, instant message and text messaging crisis intervention services. It offers the largest safe social networking community for LGBTQ youth, best practice suicide prevention education trainings, resources for youth and adults, and advocacy initiatives.
West Bergen Center for Children and Youth is full-range community mental health center. With offices in 4 different towns in Bergen County, this center consists of psychiatrists, psychiatric nurse practitioners, and LCSW’s. They offer their services on a sliding scale basis and can accommodate families with limited financial means. They provide individual, group, and family counseling and have groups tailored for anger management, anxiety, social skills, divorce, Asperger’s, ADHD, depression, and substance abuse.