For more information about COVID-19 click on the following links or call:
NJ Department of Health
Center for Disease Control
World Health Organization
24/7 NJ Department of Health Hotline 1-800-222-1222
If you are feeling overwhelmed about COVID-19 and need someone to talk to, call:
NJ Warm Line 1-877-294-4357 (HELP)
COVID-19 Information for the deaf and hard of hearing:
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Maintaining Sobriety During Pandemic -
There are numerous resources and online meetings and groups to help people stay in recovery while staying safe at home
For tips about how to manage stress during an infectious disease outbreak:
Coping with Public Health Emergencies
For more information on Mental Health and Mental Health Services in Gloucester County, visit:
Gloucester County Mental Health Services
If you need help now:
- If you or a loved one is experiencing thoughts of or has a plan of suicide or harm to self or others immediately call Psychiatric Emergency Screening Services at 856-845-9100. If you or your loved one is in imminent danger, call 9-1-1 immediately.
If you are a law enforcement officer:
- 1-866-267-2267 COP 2 COP is a free and confidential 24-hour telephone Helpline. It is available exclusively for law enforcement officers and their families to help deal with personal or job related stress and behavioral healthcare issues.
If you are a veteran:
- 1-866-838-7654 New Jersey Vet2Vet is a 24 hour/7-day a week helpline coordinated by Rutgers University Behavioral Health Care. The helpline features peer counseling for Veterans, members of the Air/Army National Guard, and family members.
If you need someone to talk to:
- If you are age 10-24, call 2nd Floor at 888-222-2228 or visit their website at: https://www.2ndfloor.org/
- The NJ Hopeline is a peer support and suicide prevention hotline, and can be accessed by calling 855-654-6735 or by visiting their website at: http://www.njhopeline.com/
- You can also access 24/7 support at the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255.
- If you are unsure if you or a loved one is experiencing a mental health crisis, call Psychiatric Emergency Screening Services at 845-9100.
If you are a family member of someone experiencing a mental illness
- If your family member is experiencing a mental illness, and you are looking for support and education about their mental illness, how you can assist, or information about the mental health system, contact the Gloucester County National Alliance on Mental Illness via phone at (856) 582-7461, email: mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org or visit: http://www.naminj.org/
- You can also access support and education through Intensive Family Support Services (IFSS),
a program offered through Acenda.
For more information, call IFSS at, 856-848-8050 or visit their website at http://newpointbhc.org/community-resources/
If you are in need of Mental Health services:
- If you are in need of mental health services, such as counseling or medication monitoring, the best place to start is to call the back of your insurance card and ask for a list of in-network providers.
- To speak to someone about information and referrals contact NJ Mental Health Cares at: 866-202-4357 or 877-294-4356 (TTY)
- For a list of state funded resources, visit the NJ Directory of Mental Health Services at: https://www.nj.gov/humanservices/dmhas/home/hotlines/MH_Dir_COMPLETE.pdf
- To search other Directories, please click on the links below:
- Robins’ Nest Inc. Community Resource Directory: https://robinsnestinc.org/community_resource/
- Heart of South Jersey Resource Central: http://pfpinfo.com/hgc/providers.aspx/
- CGS Resource Net: http://www.cgsresourcenet.org/ Please note that Gloucester County does not endorse any one particular mental health agency, and that we partner with all county stakeholders to ensure residents are receiving the best possible care available.
If you would like more information about Mental Health and Mental Illness:
New Jersey Disaster Response Crisis Counseling (NJDRCC) Volunteers:
- The need for certifying crisis response workers became apparent in the aftermath of 9/11, when the New Jersey Division of Mental Health and Addiction Services operated its largest FEMA-funded disaster response program in its history. Many lessons were learned from 9/11, with one of the principle lessons being the critical need for an organized, well-trained and credentialed workforce. The NJDRCC certification began as a credentialing pilot project in August 2004, when community forums were held to gather information and expertise on the subject. It became the Disaster and Terrorism Branch’s mission to develop and sustain a qualified volunteer workforce.
- Visit: http://njdrcc.org/
If you are a parent or caregiver to a minor:
For information and resources about mental illness, addiction, and / or developmental and intellectual disability, visit: http://www.performcarenj.org/index.aspx
Community Education and Involvement:
For a list of upcoming trainings / events, click here: