The Counseling Services- Hotlines
If you are experiencing a life – threatening emergency, call 911 from your phone.
Caring Contact (https://caringcontact.org/, 908-232-2880).
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255
Depression is treatable and suicide is preventable. If you or someone you know is in emotional pain, call this 24-hour crisis hotline. For further information, view the YouTube video, “Suicide Affects Everyone.”
- New Jersey Hopeline: 1-855-654-6735
New Jersey’s 24/7 Peer Support & Suicide Prevention Hotline. Need someone to talk to? Specialists are available for confidential telephone counseling and support 24 hours a day, 7 days per week.
- Samaritan’s Crisis Hotline: 1-212-673-3000
Staffed by highly trained volunteers, the Samaritans are dedicated to listening and helping if you are feeling overwhelmed, depressed, or isolated and cannot turn to family or friends.
- 2nd Floor: 1-888-222-2228
2ndfloor is a statewide helpline that provides 24/7 comfort, advice and information to young people ages 10 – 24. Young people can call 2ndfloor to talk or if they just need someone to listen. No topic is off limits, and all calls are anonymous and confidential.
- Caldwell University Helpline: 973-618-3689
Caldwell University’s Helpline is a free, anonymous, confidential, non-judgmental peer telephone counseling and referral service. If you need a listening ear, give them a call. (Not operational during COVID but contact 908-232-2880 for help*)
- Trevor Lifeline: 1-866-488-7386
Trevor Lifeline is dedicated to youth dealing with thoughts of suicide or self-harm. Trained staffers will take your calls and help you at any time of the day or night. No issue is off limits.
- National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-SAFE (7233)
A free and confidential hotline for victims of domestic violence. Services provided include information, education, safety planning and referrals to local agencies and programs
- Rainn.org: The National Sexual Assault 24-hour Hotline: 1-800-656-4673
A free and confidential hotline for victims of sexual assault, rape and, or incest. Information, education, risk reduction.
- Essex County’s 24-hour Rape Crisis Hotline: 1-877-733-2273
A team of staff and volunteer Rape Care Advocates are available for mobile dispatch to hospitals and police stations around the clock to assist victims as they go through the difficult procedures and decision-making process following an assault.
- NJ Vet 2 Vet: 1-866-838-7654
A confidential toll-free hotline that was created for veterans who reside in New Jersey. Peer counselors are available to answer veteran’s calls seven days a week, 24 hours a day about dealing with distress and readjusting to civilian life. Clinicians respond to inquiries and make referrals related to handling bouts of depression, anxiety, panic attacks, and frequent nightmares. Family members of vets are also encouraged to call this helpline.
- Crisis Text Line: 741741
Text HOME to 741741 when in crisis for 24 / 7 confidential support. A live, trained crisis counselor receives your text and will respond quickly.
- New Jersey Hopeline:
Text: firstname.lastname@example.org for 24/7 confidential support)