Behavioral Health Resources


The resources you will find here are designed to assist guardians to help their children with behavioral health resources. The Y provides the community with basic information about behavioral health issues. In addition, it contains a comprehensive list of resources offering support and services for behavioral health. 

For more information please contact Lauren Capaci 732.442.3632 x6506.


NAMI Family Support Group is a 60-minute support group for adult friends and family members (18+) of people with mental health conditions. Participants gain support from peers who understand their experience and gain insight into others’ challenges and successes. 

NAMI Connection Recovery Support Group is a 60-minute support group for adults (18+) with a mental health condition. Participants gain the support of peers who understand their experience and gain insight into others’ challenges and successes.

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FREE Remote Learning and Support Opportunities Coming Your Way

Welcome to the first workshop of Mental Health Association in New Jersey's NEW Webinar Series. Don't let COVID-19 get you down! We are pleased to provide insightful remote sessions to provide support and promote learning and growth during this challenging time. Stay tuned for more exciting topics to come. ALL sessions will be valuable, eye-opening and insightful. They will be offered at no cost to participants.

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As the number of cases of COVID-19 increase, so does the associated anxiety.

For the general public, the mental health effects of COVID-19 are as important to address as are the physical health effects. And for the one in five who already have mental health conditions – or the one in two who are at risk of developing them – we need to take personal, professional, and policy measures now to address them.

For the past several weeks, MHA has been using its unique database to monitor daily this increase in anxiety. According to our screening data, we experienced a 19 percent increase in screening for clinical anxiety in the first weeks of February, and a 12 percent increase in the first two weeks of March.  

This suggests that our screeners are not just “worried well.” Instead they represent thousands of people whose lives and sense of well-being are being severely impacted by concerns about the virus. 

As things unfold in the coming days and weeks, MHA will continue to monitor anxiety. To aid individuals and communities during this time, MHA has compiled a range of resources and information.

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Family Resources:

Is Your Child In Crisis?

My Child Is In Crisis! Who Do I Call? 

Anxiety in Teens- How to Help a Teenager Deal With Anxiety

Supporting Teenagers and Young Adults During the Coronavirus Crisis

Parent/Caregiver Guide to Helping Families Cope With the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

Lifestyle At Home: Keep Your Young Ones Active

Lifestyle At Home: A Little Something for Everyone

Other Resources:

Additional resources for mental health, addiction recovery, peer support and general information about COVID-19 may be found in the chart below:

Telephone Support
Name Phone Number Type of Support
NAMI Text (24/7)NAMI Helpline
(Mon – Fri 10 AM – 6 PM ET)
Crisis: Text NAMI to 741741Helpline: 1-800-950-NAMI (6264) NAMI Crisis Text LineProvide support and local resources
Suicide Prevention Lifeline (24/7) 1-800-273-8255 with a specialized Crisis Line for Veterans (press 1) Free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones
Crisis Text Line (24/7) Text HOME to 74171 Crisis counseling via text message
NJ Coronavirus Call Center (24/7) 1-800-222-1222 or 1-800-962-1253 Hotline for COVID-19 questions
NJ IME Addictions Access Center (24/7) 1-844-276-2777 Assistance and referral to treatment for substance use
New Jersey Peer Recovery (Mon – Fri 8 AM to 10 PM) 1-833-422-2765 Peer-to-peer support intended for those struggling with substance use but is open to everyone
Vets4Warriors (24/7)Vet to Vet (24/7) 1-855-838-82551-866-838-7654 Peer-to-Peer support for military members and veteransPeer-to-Peer support mental health helpline for veterans
Mom2Mom (24/7)Care2Caregiver (24/7) 1-877-914-66621-800-424-2494 Peer support for mothers caring for children with special needsFree peer helpline for those caring for someone with memory issues
Cop2Cop (24/7)Worker2Worker (24/7) 1-866-267-22671-855-327-7482 Helpline for law enforcement officers dealing with personal or job-related stressHelpline for social workers dealing with personal or job-related stress
Aid NJEA (24/7) 1-866-243-6532 Free, confidential, and effective support for NJEA member and their families
The Trevor Project for Youth (24/7 call or text) TrevorLifeline: 1-866-488-7386TrevorText: Text 678678 Support for LGBTQ youth in crisis, feeling suicidal or in need of safe and judgement-free place to talk
Peer to Peer Warmline 877-292-5588 Peer-run service providing ongoing telephone support to individuals as they work towards recovery
NJ Mental Health Cares 1-866-202-4357 Free, confidential mental health information and referral
ReachNJ (24/7) 1-844-ReachNJ Hotline of addiction experts who offer counseling to all individuals, regardless of their insurance status
Wellness Respite Services 732-354-4403 Peer delivered outreach and support
Online Supports/Meetings
Name Website Type of Support
NAMI NJ Online weekly support groups


New Jersey Care Management Organization


NJCMO is a collection of 15 CMO's in NJ. It was formed to: Encourage collaboration and cooperation among all CMOs, Educate the community on the role of the CMO and how we help youth and families, Assist youth and families connect to needed resources, Provide a broader voice across the state of CMOs. NJCMOs provide services for Mental Health, Substance Abuse, Developmental Disabilities, Court Involvement and Trouble in School
Alcoholics Anonymous Online 12-Step Resources and Meetings
Narcotics Anonymous Online 12-Step Resources and Meetings
The Addiction Recovery Guide Guide to various online/chat meetings for AA, NA, etc.
Online Group AA Meetings Group AA meetings
In the Rooms: A Global Recovery Community Online support live video meetings calendar
NJ Department of Human Services COVID-19 Webpage with information for all NJDHS Departments
NJ Department of Health Communicable Disease Service Webpage
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention CDC Coronavirus main webpage
In the Rooms Global online community with over 500,000 members who share their strength and experience with one another daily through live meetings, discussion groups, and all the other tools 
LifeRing Organization of people who share practical experiences and sobriety support based on the idea that there are many ways to live free of drugs and alcohol as there are stories of successful sober people 
Narcotics Anonymous Online Meeting Directory   
The Phoenix Recovery Community Organization offering live stream Crossfit, Yoga and Meditation daily every two hours through the COVID-19 Crisis 
Recorded Speakers (from a variety of 12-step fellowships)  
Refuge Recovery Grounded in the belief that Buddhist principles and practices create a strong foundation for a path to freedom from addiction 
SMART Recovery USA Global community of secular science-based mutual-support groups offering online support and forums including a chat room and message board
Sober Grid Download the App via Google PlayiTunes or Platform to help anyone get sober and stay sober. Some join to get support, others to give it. Each free download, post, and connection create an opportunity to stay sober while helping others do the same.