The New Jersey Division of Mental Health and Addiction Services serves individuals and with mental illnesses and/or substance abuse problems and assists their family members.

The New Jersey Department of Children and Families is the state’s first comprehensive agency dedicated to ensuring the safety, well-being and success of children, youth, families and communities.

The Mental Health Association in New Jersey strives for mental health for children and adults through advocacy, education, training, and services.

Psychiatric Emergency Crisis Centers sometimes an individual is in emotional crisis and cannot wait for a regular appointment to receive services. To provide services in such situations, Screening/Crisis Centers were established in each County. Emergency services are provided 24-hours a day, seven-days a week, and are typically located in General Hospitals.

Veterans Counseling Hotline The new toll free number will provide immediate assistance to veterans suffering from psychological or emotional distress as well as those having difficulty re-assimilating back into civilian life following the conclusion of their mobilization for active duty service.

NJ Self-Help Group Clearinghouse Self-help groups are member-run support groups, where people facing the same stressful situation come together regularly to help one another. Most of the self-help groups listed on our Clearinghouse database can better be described as mutual aid support groups because they derive their energy from members helping one another.

NJ Disaster Mental Health Services Emotional support for people affected by disasters or other overwhelming events is available by calling New Jersey MentalHealthCares’ Disaster Mental Health Helpline toll free at (877) 294-HELP (4357).

Register Ready – New Jersey’s Special Needs Registry for Disasters allows NJ residents with access and functional needs and their families, friends and associates an opportunity to provide information to emergency response agencies, so emergency responders can better plan to serve them in a disaster or other emergency.

Post Partum Depression Perinatal mood disorders (PMD) are treatable, but many people do not know the facts. They wait too long to get help, or never seek treatment.

The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) is exclusively dedicated to understanding and preventing suicide through research and education, and to reaching out to people with mood disorders and those impacted by suicide.

The Center for Mental Health Services (CMHS) is the Federal agency within the U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) that leads national efforts to improve prevention and mental health treatment services for all Americans.

Child and Adolescent Mental Health is a section of the National Insititue of Mental Health’s website which provides a great deal of information on the mental health issues and concerns of childhood and adolescence.

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) is dedicated to the eradication of mental illnesses and to the improvement of the quality of life for persons of all ages who are affected by mental illnesses.

The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) is the largest scientific organization in the world dedicated to research focused on the understanding, treatment, and prevention of mental disorders and the promotion of mental health.

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has established a clear vision for its work — a life in the community for everyone. To realize this vision, the Agency has sharply focused its mission on building resilience and facilitating recovery for people with or at risk for mental or substance use disorders. SAMHSA is gearing all of its resources — programs, policies and grants — toward that outcome.