If you need help now:

v  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:

v  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:

v  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:

v  If you are age 10-24, call 2nd Floor at 888-222-2228
or visit their website at:

v  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:

v  You can also access 24/7 support at the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255.

v  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:

v  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: or visit:

v  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

If you are in need of Mental Health services:

v  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.

v  To speak to someone about information and referrals
contact NJ Mental Health Cares at: 866-202-4357 or 877-294-4356 (TTY)

v  For a list of state funded resources, visit the NJ Directory of Mental Health Services at:

v  To search other Directories, please click on the links below:

v  Robins’ Nest Inc. Community Resource Directory:

v  Heart of South Jersey Resource Central:

v  CGS Resource Net:

v  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:

v  If you would like information suicide warning signs, visit:

v  To search various topics surrounding Mental Health, Mental Illness, and Addiction, visit Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration at:

v  For more information about what you can do to get involved, visit NJ National Alliance for Mental Illness at:

v  For more information about NJ state programming, visit:

New Jersey Disaster Response Crisis Counseling (NJDRCC) Volunteers:

v  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.

v  Visit:

If you are a parent or caregiver to a minor:

v  For information and resources about mental illness, addiction, and / or developmental and intellectual disability, visit:

 Community Education and Involvement:

v  For a list of upcoming trainings / events, click here: