Links & Resources

May is Mental Health Awareness Month

It's OK to not feel OK. Help is a call or text away.

If you, or someone you care about, are experiencing a medical emergency, call 911.

National Suicide Hotline: 988

988 has been designated as the new three-digit dialing code that will route callers to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (now known as the 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline) and is now active across the United States.

When people call, text, or chat 988, they will be connected to trained counselors that are part of the existing Lifeline network. These trained counselors will listen, understand how their problems are affecting them, provide support, and connect them to resources if necessary.

2nd Floor Youth Help Line

Call or text 888-222-2228 to speak with counselors 24/7.

A confidential and anonymous helpline for New Jersey's youth and young adults, ages 10 to 24.

The Addictions Hotline of NJ

Call 800-238-2333.

Trained specialists are available to educate, assist, or make referrals 24/7.

NJ Suicide Prevention Hope Line

Call 855-654-6735 to speak with counselors 24/7.

Visit the NJ Hopeline website to live chat with a counselor. Text 55753 for assistance within 24 hours.

NJ Mental Health Cares

Call 866-202-HELP (4357).

Speak to a professional who can provide information and connect you to services.

Union County Mental Health Resource Guide

This Union County Mental Health Resource Guide (PDF) provides resources for mental health and addiction services


Concerned About Your Child

Find help here:

  • Community in Crisis: Offers prevention programs for youth, workshops and trainings for parents, and support and guidance for families.
  • Partnership to End Addiction: The nation's leading organization dedicated to addiction prevention, treatment, and recovery. Get one-on-one help to address your child's substance use. TEXT 55753 for assistance within 24 hours.
  • Child Mind Institute: The Child Mind Institute is a national nonprofit dedicated to transforming the lives of children and families struggling with mental health and learning disorders. Visit their website for information, tips, and insight on common concerns children face and help to navigate the challenges of parenting.

View the Talk to Your Child About Vaping website.

View the Make a Difference: Talk to Your Child About Alcohol Parents website.

View the Facts about Opioids (PDF).

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