Mental health conditions, such as depression or anxiety, are real, common and treatable. And recovery is possible. But not all of us think about our mental health enough.

The Mental Health Association in New Jersey’s NJMentalHealthCares Helpline offers free, anonymous online mental health screenings in cooperation with Mental Health America. Self-assessments are available for depression, anxiety, substance abuse, PTSD and bipolar disorder, as well as screens for youth and parents.

Taking a screening is one of the quickest and easiest ways to determine whether you are experiencing symptoms of a mental health condition.

Click here now to take a free, confidential screening online.

After you complete a screening, you’ll receive customized feedback and be provided a zip code search to locate local assistance in determining next steps. You may even want to print out the results and review them with your healthcare provider.

The NJ MentalHealthCares Help Line staff offers telephone counseling, information and referral and assistance in helping to get the behavioral health services needed by you or a loved one. For assistance or more information, please call our toll-free, confidential number: 866-202-HELP (4357)  (TTY 877-294-4356).

The New Jersey MentalHealthCares Helpline is funded by the New Jersey Division of Mental Health and Addiction Services. Assistance is available in many languages. A TTY line is available for the deaf and hearing impaired at (877) 294-4356 Hours of operation are Monday thru Friday 8 a.m. to 8 a.m.



NJMentalHealthCares is New Jersey’s behavioral health information and referral service. Our staff of behavioral care specialists uses their experience and understanding of the behavioral health system to provide callers information and connect them to the behavioral health and services they need, such as: legal, housing, employment, rehabilitation, inpatient and outpatient, self-help and more. Our professional staff also provides supportive counseling, psycho-education, advocacy and telephone case management to ensure every caller is linked to their desired service plan.

The Mental Health Association in New Jersey’s New Jersey MentalHealthCares Helpline also began to accept calls (Monday thru Friday, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.) to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. The average answer time for a call is 15 seconds or less.

About NJMentalHealthCares:

1-866-202-HELP(4357) (TTY 1-877-294-4356) — free, confidential mental health information and referral.

• Live service is provided from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., Monday thru Friday; other times callers may leave a message for a return call the following business day.

• NJMentalHealthCares does not provide crisis intervention. For emergencies call 911!

• Calls are answered by a knowledgeable trained behavioral health care professional.

• They use most up-to-date listing of NJ’s public behavioral health services.

• Callers may search the on-line database.

• A follow-up call and ongoing telephonic case management is offered to every caller to assure satisfaction with referrals.

• Callers can be transferred directly to a desired service; NJMHC Staff can remain on the line until the caller is comfortable.


NJMentalHealthCares is a service of the Mental Health Association in New Jersey funded by the NJ Department of Human Services, Division of Mental Health and Addiction Services.