Crisis hotline

On Saturday, July 16 the Suicide and Crisis Lifeline will be a different number to call, it is similar to 911 but is 988.  Please prepare to use the new number and share it with others who need assistance; however, there are some challenges with implementing the new number for states.
NJ Department of Human Services, Divison of Mental Health and Addiction Services website
Here is a presentation about using the 988 number.  Please review NJ 988 Presentation – QPM 6-9-22 (final)
Social media tool kit 988toolkit_v1
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988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline
The resources and information on this page are designed to help states, territories, tribes, mental health and substance use disorder professionals, and others looking for information on understanding the background, history, funding opportunities, and implementation resources for strengthening suicide prevention and mental health crisis services. 988 goes live on all devices on July 16, 2022.

Need Support Now?

If you need suicide or mental health-related crisis support or are worried about someone else, please call or text 1-800-273-8255 or visit the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline’s chat to connect with a trained crisis counselor.

For additional information about the Lifeline