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Help For Mental Illnesses

We have put together a list of resources for people who are struggling with mental illnesses.

Crisis Resources

A mental health crisis is when someone is in immediate danger of harming themselves or others.


Call 911 if someone is in immediate danger. Make sure you let the dispatcher know that someone is experiencing a mental health emergency and provide as much information as possible for responding police or paramedics.

Emergency Rooms

You can also go to an emergency room for immediate mental health care. If the emergency room determines that there is an emergency, they may admit someone for observation and/or treatment.

Suicide and Crisis Lifeline

988- Call or text 988. It is the Suicide & Crisis Lifeline, and it provides 24-hour confidential support to people in emotional distress or in a suicidal crisis. – The website for the Suicide & Crisis Lifeline

Crisis Text Hotline

741741- Text “Hello” to the crisis text hotline, which connects people to counselors who can help them in a crisis.

Veterans Crisis Line

1-800-273-TALK (8255) and press 1 to reach the Veterans Crisis Line, which is a free, confidential resource. It connects veterans to responders 24/7. You can also access it by texting 838255 or visiting it online at

Disaster Distress Helpline

1-800-985-5990 you can call or text that number to access the Disaster Distress Helpline, which provides help for people experiencing distress due to disasters (natural or human-caused). Available 24/7, it is multilingual.

Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault

National Domestic Violence Hotline

Access it by phone at 1-800-799-SAFE (7273) or online at This organization provides support and resources for victims of domestic violence.


Call 1-800-656-HOPE (4673) or visit to get help from the National Sexual Assault Hotline. They help survivors of rape, sexual assault, and incest.

Non-Crisis Resources

For people who are not in immediate distress, finding access to mental health services can depend on location, individual resources, and even your healthcare plan.
Your primary care provider may be able to help you find mental health resources. They are a good first resource for people in mental health distress.

If you have health insurance, they may have provider information pages that help you find resources.

Many workplaces have employee wellness lines that can match you up with mental health resources.

In New Jersey, you can contact Greater Essex, we offer mental health therapy & counseling services (Essex). Our website is and our number is 973-623-7878.