• If you or someone you care about are feeling overwhelmed with emotions like sadness, depression or anxiety, call the SAMHSA Disaster Distress Helpline, 1-800-985-5990 or text TalkWithUs to 66746 (TTY 1-800-846-8517).

    The Mental Health Association in New Jersey, Inc. is also offering mental health support due to COVID-19.

    Please call (877) 294- HELP (4357) for emotional support, guidance and mental health referrals as needed. 

    Emergency Services - Always contact 911 if a child is in danger of causing or experiencing physical harm or a medical emergency.

    • 24/7 Helpline: 2-1-1
    • Emergency Crisis Screening Center: 609-394-6773
      • Information: Address: Capital Health System Fuld Campus, 750 Brunswick Avenue, Trenton, NJ 08638
      • Mental health screening and stabilization service for children, adolescents, and their families who live in Mercer County. Services are provided 24-hours a day, seven days a week--no appointment necessary.    
      • Suicidal, homicidal, and psychotic youth are evaluated and level of care recommendations will be provided. Inpatient treatment if recommended, will be facilitated. If outpatient treatment is recommended youth are referred to Mobile Response Stabilization Services. The child’s legal guardian must be present for evaluation.
    • PerformCare (Mobile Response and Stabilization Services): 1-877-652-7624
      • Available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, to help children and youth who are experiencing emotional or behavioral crises.  The services are designed to defuse an immediate crisis, keep children and their families safe, and maintain the children in their own homes or current living situation (such as a foster home, treatment home or group home) in the community.
      • Intensive behavioral assistance services referral system



    • NJ Mental Health Cares helpline: 1-866-202-HELP(4357)
      • Mental health professionals offer confidential support and referral. Calls answered from 12pm-8pm daily. Messages left after-hours are returned the next day. See Click Here for NJ Mental Health Website
    • National Crisis/Suicide Hotline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
    • Crisis Intervention/Suicide Helpline of Mercer County (24/7): 609-896-2210 or 609-585-2244; Teenline: 609-896-4434
    • National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA) Information & Referral Hotline: 800-931-2237
    • NJ Domestic Violence Hotline (24/7): 1-800-572-SAFE (7233)
    • Womanspace Emergency Shelter Hotline: 609-394-9000.  Click Here for Womanspace Website
    • American Pregnancy Helpline: 1-866-942-6466
    • Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender National Hotline: 1-800-THE-GLNH (1-800-843-4564); M-F 4pm-midnight; Sat. 12-5pm or Email: glnh@GLBTNationalHelpCenter.org
      • Telephone and email peer-counseling, as well as factual information and local resources for cities and towns across the United States.