Office of Mental Health
The Office of Mental Health collaborates with state and local partners for the planning and resource development for our citizens with mental health issues.
Mental Health Board
The Mental Health Board members are appointed by the Board of County Commissioners. The Administrator and the Mental Health Board work in close collaboration with the New Jersey Division of Mental Health and Addiction Services and the Professional Advisory Committee (PAC) in developing a Mental Health Plan and scope of service.
Nationwide 9-8-8 Coming Soon
Soon 988 will become the nationwide 3-digit dialing code for mental health crisis and suicide prevention. it will replace the 1-800 number currently used by The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. Beginning July 16, 2022 when someone calls 988, all phones (mobile & landline) will connect with the mental health crisis/suicide prevention system. this will allow anyone in the U.S. or U.S. Territories to call 988 and get help specifically for someone dealing with a mental health crisis. Any questions regarding this change, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
In the meantime, our local number for psychiatric emergency screening will not change. Gloucester County residents experiencing a psychiatric crisis can continue to call Psychiatric Emergency Screening Services at 856-845-9100
Addiction & Mental Health Disorders
The Office of Mental Health Services and the Office of Addiction Services work in collaboration as needed. Addiction and mental health disorders may be co-occurring illnesses in some situations; therefore, necessitating integrated treatment options.
Mental Health Emergencies
If you or a loved one is experiencing thoughts of or has a plan of suicide or harm to self or others, due to mental illness, immediately call Psychiatric Emergency Screening Services at 856-845-9100. If you or your loved one is in imminent danger, call 911 immediately.