Mental Health and Behavioral Resources

  • Disaster Distress Helpline
    Call 1-800-985-5990 or text TalkWithUs to 66746. The Disaster Distress Helpline (DDH)
    provides crisis counseling and support for anyone in the U.S. experiencing distress or other
    behavioral health concerns related to any natural or human-caused disaster, including public
    health emergencies.

    The Trevor Project
    Call 1-866-488-7386 or text START to 678678. A national 24-hour, toll-free confidential suicide
    hotline for LGBTQ youth.

    NJ HopeLine for Suicide Prevention-dial or text 988 or visit National Suicide and Crisis Prevention Lifeline

    National Domestic Violence Hotline
    For any victims and survivors who need support, call 1-800-799-7233 or if you’re unable to speak safely, visit The Hotline or text LOVEIS to
    22522.

    NJ Addictions Hotline
    For anyone desiring assistance or referral for treatment, call 1-844-732-2465 or visit ReachNJ . This hotline is
    available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. 

    PerformCare
    PerformCare partners with the New Jersey Children's System of Care (CSOC) to coordinate the
    care of your child. New Jersey Children’s System of Care addresses behavioral, mental health, or
    emotional challenges and provides access to needed services. The contact number is
    1-877-652-7624.

    • Mobile response stabilization services (MRSS)- PerformCare also has options to
      authorize mobile response stabilization services (MRSS) to come to your home within
      one hour of notification to provide face-to-face crisis services. The goal is to stabilize
      behavior and keep your child at home. Mobile response is available 24 hours a day, seven
      days a week, and can offer up to eight weeks of stabilization services.

    Tips for Taking Care of Your Mental Health 

    • Take breaks from watching, reading, or listening to social media and news stories. It’s okay to stay informed, but overexposing ourselves to too much
      information can be stressful and overwhelming
    • Make sure you are still taking care of your body! Getting enough sleep, eating healthy, and making sure we are still moving around can help us take care of our mental health.
    • Practice mindfulness and/or meditation
    • Make sure to get some fresh air and sunlight
    • Use home workout videos to keep moving and exercising
    • Find some healthy recipes and try your hand at cooking. Not only are you fueling your body with healthy food, but it could also be a fun experience!
    • Make time to connect with others who live in your home or with friends
    • Talk with people you trust about your concerns and how you are feeling
    • Practice hobbies and activities you enjoy. It's important to keep up with school and work, but fun and enjoyment are also factors that promote positive mental health.