Mental Health Resources
These are challenging times. Please know that you are not alone.
- New Jersey Mental Health Cares: 866-202-4357
- NJ Hopeline (24/7 Peer Support and Suicide Prevention Hotline): 1-855-654-6735
- Crisis Text Line (available 24/7): Text “NJ” to 741741
- Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-572-7233
- Reach NJ Addictions Hotline: 844-732-2465
- Healthcare Workers Crisis Counseling Support Hotline: 1-833-416-8773
Mental Health America has prepared a list of various mental health resources related to coping with COVID-19.
- NJ 2-1-1 List of Bereavement Support Groups
- “Supporting Families of Loved Ones Hospitalized with COVID-19”, a telephonic and televideo support group offered by Atlantic Health: https://www.atlantichealth.org/conditions-treatments/coronavirus-covid-19/support-groups.html
- The RWJ’s Barnabas Health Institute for Prevention and Recovery’s, “Hope and Healing Program” offers emotional support services, education, and community-based resources for individuals and families affected by COVID-19. Call 833-795-4673 or email email@example.com or visit https://www.rwjbh.org/treatment-care/institute-for-prevention-and-recovery/
- The Mental Health Association of Essex and Morris’ Crisis Counseling Program offers a “COVID-19” Support Group every Wednesday at 2PM. Please visit https://www.mhaessexmorris.org/event/covid-19-support-group-6-5-2-4/ for more information.
- Red Cross Virtual Family Assistance Center: This center offers information and resources that help families who have lost a loved one due to COVID-19. Services range from behavioral health, spiritual, to general health services. Visit https://www.redcross.org/virtual-family-assistance-center.html for more information.
- Jewish Family Services offers a bereavement support group for seniors who have lost a loved one because of COVID-19. It is being held virtually via Zoom, and the phone number to sign up is 973-765-9050. This group is open to everyone, regardless of their religion. https://www.jfsmetrowest.org
- COVID Connections Support Group is for people who have recovered from COVID-19 and continue to experience physical and emotional symptoms. Meetings are every Tuesday beginning March 30 at 7:00 p.m. on Zoom. More information on this flyer (PDF).
- The Mental Health Association of NJ and the New Jersey Department of Health are offering a variety of free support groups and wellness workshops through an initiative called United by Wellness.
- Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMSHA) allows you to search for mental health and substance abuse treatment facilities near you https://findtreatment.samhsa.gov/.
- The Mental Health Association of Essex and Morris has several support groups they are offering as well as information about how to receive one on one counseling https://www.mhaessexmorris.org/ccp-covid19/..
- Care Plus NJ is offering free support services to families who have a loved one that is struggling with addiction.
- Nurse 2 Nurse NJ Hotline offers the opportunity to speak with a highly-trained peer support specialist who is a Nurse or retired nurse: https://nurse2nursenj.com/talk-to-us/