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New Jersey Resources

A curated list of free or low-cost resources

NJ Mental Health Cares

1-866-202- HELP (4357) or TTY 1-877-294-4356

The NJ Mental Health Cares line offers telephone counseling, information, and referral assistance. Callers to the Helpline may receive supportive counseling, crisis assessment and intervention, and when needed a connection to appropriate resources and services.

New Jersey 211


211 is a free referral and information helpline that connects people to a wide range of health and human services including mental health, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Dial 211 from any phone.

National Alliance on Mental Illness–New Jersey

NAMI New Jersey (NAMI NJ) is a statewide non-profit organization dedicated to improving the lives of individuals and families affected by mental illness. They offer education, support groups, and programming.

New Jersey Suicide Prevention Hopeline


NJ Helpline Specialists are available for confidential telephone counseling and support 24 hours a day, 7 days per week.

New Jersey Emergency Screening/Intervention Hotlines by County

Every New Jersey County has a 24/7 emergency screening/intervention hotline for psychiatric emergencies, crisis intervention services, information and referrals. Click link for directory.

Division of Mental Health and Addiction Services (DMHAS)

The Division of Mental Health and Addiction Services (DMHAS) serves adults with mental illnesses and includes hotlines, resources, and information about mental health resources in New Jersey. DMHAS has created a searchable directory to assist in locating programs for alcohol and drug abuse treatment and related services in the State for adolescents and adults. In addition, you can dial 1-844-276-2777 for information and referral to substance abuse treatment agencies statewide.  This free service is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and information shared is confidential.

The Peer Recovery Warmline

1-877-292-5588 / TTY: 877-294-4356

The Peer Recovery WarmLine (PRW) is a peer-run service providing ongoing telephone support to mental health consumers as they work towards their recovery. PRW is live Monday to Friday, 8 am to 10 pm, Saturday and Sunday, 5 pm to 10 pm, and holidays, 3 pm to 10 pm.



ReachNJ is a 24-hour-a-day, 7-day-a-week addictions hotline where people who have substance use disorder, or friends and family of people with the disorder, can get immediate assistance and support from live, New Jersey-based, trained addiction counselors.

New Jersey Vet2Vet

1-866-VETS-NJ4 / 1-866-838-7654

New Jersey Vet2Vet is a 24 hour/7-day a week helpline coordinated by Rutgers University Behavioral Health Care. The helpline features peer counseling for Veterans, members of the Air/Army National Guard, and family members.

New Jersey Cop2Cop

1-866-COP-2COP / 1-866-267-2267

New Jersey Cop2Cop is a free and confidential 24-hour telephone HelpLine. It is available exclusively for law enforcement officers and their families to help deal with personal or job related stress and behavioral healthcare issues.

Mental Health Association in New Jersey: Crisis Counseling Program

1-866-202-4357 or text NJHOPE to 51864

The Crisis Counseling Program (CCP) offers emotional support from trained staff 7 days a week from 8am-8pm. They also offer virtual support/discussion groups for health care workers, caregivers, teachers, parents, adults, teenagers, Baby Boomers, Spanish-speakers, and more.

Open Counseling

Open Counseling provides a directory of New Jersey's Mental Health Clinics and Access Numbers by County. Providers offer publicly-funded mental health services at low or no cost.

Montclair University Counseling Clinic

Montclair offers therapy for adolescents, adult couples and families on a sliding-scale.

Monmouth University Community Care Telehealth Clinic (MUCCTC)

MUCCTC is a free online counseling service staffed by supervised Monmouth University clinical social work graduate interns. With flexible hours and accessible from anywhere, the program provides therapeutic support for the adult population of New Jersey.

ACAP North Jersey Consultation Center (NJCC)

The North Jersey Consultation Center (NJCC) is an affordable treatment service provided for the community by the ACAP. No applicant has been turned away for reasons of diagnosis or finances.

Phone number: 973-629-1004