New Jersey Regional Crisis Hotlines
- 2nd Floor Helpline: 1-(888) 222-2228 Geared for children and young adults ages 10-24 years of age. Free and confidential helpline for youth ages 10-24 to call 24/7. Visit the web site at: www.2ndfloor.org.
- First Call for Help: Dial 211 or 1-800-435-7555 (May not be available from cell phones or from larger work place phone systems). Provides information and referrals to local services and agencies, 24/7. Web site: http://www.nj211.org email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Family Intervention Services: 973-586-5243
- Parents Anonymous Helpline-Referral: 1-800-THE-KIDS
- To Report Suspected Child Abuse: (877) NJ ABUSECall the number above 24 hours a day/ 7 days a week, toll-free.
- National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK
- NJ Mental Health Cares: 1-866-202-HELP
- National Runaway Switchboard: 1-800-RUNAWAY
- NJ AIDS/STD Hotline: 24hr: 1-800-624-2377
IN AN EMERGENCY
- If a child or adolescent is in immediate danger, call the police immediately at 911.
- In any other kind of crisis, call the Child Behavioral Health Services (Perform Care) at (877) 652-7624. You will be connected to a licensed clinician who will help you decide what to do. If there is an emergency, you will be connected to Mobile Response and Stabilization Services (MRSS), which is available 24 hours a day/ 7 days a week. MRSS is a program for children and adolescents who have escalating emotional or behavioral problems. A staff member will come to the child’s location within one hour and attempt to stabilize the immediate situation. To prevent further crises and help resolve problems, MRSS remains available for up to eight weeks to support connections to continuing services.
- If your child or adolescent is talking about suicide or threatening to harm others, call the 24 Hour Crisis Hotline at Morristown Medical Center’s Behavioral Health Unit, 973-540-0100 or 973-971-5402. Staff members can offer advice on how to bring a child to the hospital for an evaluation. Help is available 24 hours a day/ 7 days a week.
- Don’t wait to call. If a family waits until a child or teen becomes aggressive, the chances increase that the police may need to be involved.