• Mental Health/Counseling Resources:
    Empowering Families for a Successful Return to the Classroom in the COVID-19 Era is a program that reviews strategies to develop a strong support system and teach effective coping skills that may be utilized to help families thrive with a successful learning experience. A recording of this program is available here.

    The Family Outreach Program (FOP) and the Morris County Family Success Center invite Spanish-speaking parents who have children between the ages of 5-12 years old to participate in an Active Parenting group, Wednesdays from 6:00pm -7:00pm. To register, contact Karina Garcia (973-908-7093; karina.garcia@centerffs.org) or Erica Correa (973-620-9711; ecorrea@partnershipmch.org).

    Free Mental Health Resources:

    National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 800-273-8255

    State of New Jersey Suicide Prevention Hotline: 1-855-NJ-HOPELINE (654-6735)
    Need someone to talk to? We are only a phone call away. Our specialists are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a
    week to assist you. Chats are anonymous and confidential. Text us 24/7 at njhopeline@ubhc.rutgers.edu

    Saint Clare’s Hospital, Denville NJ Psychiatric Emergency Crisis Hotline: 973-625-6160

    Wellness and Recovery Center (Morris County Adults Crisis Intervention Services): 973-625-0096

    Atlantic Health System- Morristown Memorial Hospital, Morristown, NJ Crisis Intervention Hotline: 1-888-247-1400

    Mental Health Association of New Jersey Warm Line: The Peer Recovery Warmline (1-877-292-5588, TTY:877-294-4356) is open 365 days a year, including holidays, 80 hours per week. The hours of operation are 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. on weekdays, 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. on weekends and 3 p.m. to 10 p.m. on holidays. It is staffed 100% by trained "peers," people who, themselves, are in recovery for their mental health. At the core of the service are two research-based models: Intentional Peer Support (IPS), which focuses on connecting peers with each other so that both parties learn and grow, and Wellness and Recovery Action Plan (WRAP) which provides a framework for goal-setting and improving quality of life.

    Mental Health Association of Morris / Essex County Peer-to-Peer Support Line: Toll Free: 1-877-760-4987
    Hours: The Peer to Peer Support Line is a non-crisis telephone support program for consumers and run by
    consumers. It is available 365 days per year from 5 p.m. until 10 p.m.

    Mental Health Association of Morris / Essex County COVID-19 Crisis Counseling Program: 973-509-9777 extension 151 Monday through Friday 8:30AM to 10:00PM. This line offers a free, virtual support service for children or adults who feel anxious or depressed about the COVID-19 pandemic.

    State of New Jersey “2nd Floor” Youth Hotline: 24/7/36. Talk or text 888-222-2228

    The Trevor Project: Crisis resources for LGBTQ youth staffed by trained professionals including hotline, text message, and webchat options. Our trained counselors are here to support you 24/7/365. If you are a young person in crisis, feeling suicidal, or in need of a safe and judgment-free place to talk, call the Trevor Lifeline now at 866-488-7386.

    Translifeline.org: a crisis hotline staffed by transgender people for transgender people 877-565-8860

    PerformCare Mobile Response and Stabilization Services: 1-877-652-7624
    PerformCare can connect you and your child to behavioral health services. Our staff is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We’ll connect you to experts who can help — often at no cost to you. We can even send a response unit to your child for swift, in-person counseling within an hour of your call. For more information about these services, call us at 1-877-652-7624.

    Division of Children Permanency and Protection (DCP&P): 1-877 NJ ABUSE (1-877-652-2873) 
    In New Jersey, any person having reasonable cause to believe that any one under the age of 18 has been subjected to abuse or acts of abuse should immediately report this information. A concerned caller does not need proof to report an allegation of child abuse and can make the report anonymously.

    How to Make an Appointment for Counseling Services:
    Saint Clare’s Hospital Behavioral Health Services: Patient Access Services 1-866-626-2111
    New Bridge Mental Health Services: (973) 316-9333 (Local) or (888) 746-9333 (Toll Free)
    Atlantic Health System-Morristown Memorial Hospital: 1-888-247-1400
    NJ Hope and Crisis Healing Counseling Program (CCP): 973-509-9777 ext. 151 or email gpalmer@mhaessexmorris.org
    Grief Counseling Referrals: Click here

    Helpful Social Services Community Resources:
    Morris County Education Partnership listing of resources availble here.

    The Morris County Office of Temporary Assistance provides a variety of financial, medical and social services to persons and families who meet the necessary program criteria. The staff gathers information and compiles supporting documentation in an effort to determine a client’s eligibility. We also provide information and referral services to other government and non-profit agencies who may be of assistance to clients.
    Office of Temporary Assistance Main Office:
    Address: 340 West Hanover Avenue, Morristown, New Jersey 07960
    Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:30 am – 4:30 pm Phone: 973-326-7800
    Office of Temporary Assistance Dover Office
    Address: 375 E. McFarlan St., Dover, New Jersey 07801
    Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:30 am – 4:30 pm Phone: 973-682-4990

    NJ 2-1-1 helps people find solutions to personal needs by informing them of resources in their community.
    24/7/365 Available anytime and everywhere in New Jersey
    Our statewide service is free, confidential, multilingual and always open.
    Three easy ways to reach us: Dial 2-1-1; text your zip code to 898-211; or chat with us online.

    There have been a series of articles from all over the country focused on the impact of COVID-19 has had on young people's mental wellness. Social distancing has, for many, meant remote learning, no recreational sports, no birthday parties, no group outlet.  For students already struggling with grades or confidence or belonging, the pandemic has increased their mood swings, emotional withdrawal, substance use or behavioral conditions.  Please view the link here.

Comprehensive Packet of Referrals

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