Students can view resources, programs, and events here.
Mental Health/Counseling Resources:
Please see the linked flyers below from the Free Counseling Services being offered by the Mental Health Association of Essex and Morris through their Crisis Counseling Program:
Mindfulness, Movement, and Meditation Series
Consumer Tuesdays & Thursdays
After School Chat & Craft (Ages 13-19)
After School Chat & Craft Ceramics Edition (9/27-11/1)
NJ Hope and Healing - Center for Family Services
Empowering Families for a Successful Return to the Classroom in the COVID-19 Era is a program that reviews strategies to develop a strong support system and teach effective coping skills that may be utilized to help families thrive with a successful learning experience. A recording of this program is available here.
The Family Outreach Program (FOP) and the Morris County Family Success Center invite Spanish-speaking parents who have children between the ages of 5-12 years old to participate in an Active Parenting group, Wednesdays from 6:00pm -7:00pm. To register, contact Karina Garcia (973-908-7093; firstname.lastname@example.org) or Erica Correa (973-620-9711; email@example.com).
Free Mental Health Resources:
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 800-273-8255
State of New Jersey Suicide Prevention Hotline: 1-855-NJ-HOPELINE (654-6735)
Need someone to talk to? We are only a phone call away. Our specialists are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a
week to assist you. Chats are anonymous and confidential. Text us 24/7 at firstname.lastname@example.org
Saint Clare’s Hospital, Denville NJ Psychiatric Emergency Crisis Hotline: 973-625-6160
Wellness and Recovery Center (Morris County Adults Crisis Intervention Services): 973-625-0096
Atlantic Health System- Morristown Memorial Hospital, Morristown, NJ Crisis Intervention Hotline: 1-888-247-1400
Mental Health Association of New Jersey Warm Line: The Peer Recovery Warmline (1-877-292-5588, TTY:877-294-4356) is open 365 days a year, including holidays, 80 hours per week. The hours of operation are 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. on weekdays, 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. on weekends and 3 p.m. to 10 p.m. on holidays. It is staffed 100% by trained "peers," people who, themselves, are in recovery for their mental health. At the core of the service are two research-based models: Intentional Peer Support (IPS), which focuses on connecting peers with each other so that both parties learn and grow, and Wellness and Recovery Action Plan (WRAP) which provides a framework for goal-setting and improving quality of life.
Mental Health Association of Morris / Essex County Peer-to-Peer Support Line: Toll Free: 1-877-760-4987
Hours: The Peer to Peer Support Line is a non-crisis telephone support program for consumers and run by
consumers. It is available 365 days per year from 5 p.m. until 10 p.m.
Mental Health Association of Morris / Essex County COVID-19 Crisis Counseling Program: 973-509-9777 extension 151 Monday through Friday 8:30AM to 10:00PM. This line offers a free, virtual support service for children or adults who feel anxious or depressed about the COVID-19 pandemic.
State of New Jersey “2nd Floor” Youth Hotline: 24/7/36. Talk or text 888-222-2228
The Trevor Project: Crisis resources for LGBTQ youth staffed by trained professionals including hotline, text message, and webchat options. Our trained counselors are here to support you 24/7/365. If you are a young person in crisis, feeling suicidal, or in need of a safe and judgment-free place to talk, call the Trevor Lifeline now at 866-488-7386.
Translifeline.org: a crisis hotline staffed by transgender people for transgender people 877-565-8860
PerformCare Mobile Response and Stabilization Services: 1-877-652-7624
PerformCare can connect you and your child to behavioral health services. Our staff is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We’ll connect you to experts who can help — often at no cost to you. We can even send a response unit to your child for swift, in-person counseling within an hour of your call. For more information about these services, call us at 1-877-652-7624.
Division of Children Permanency and Protection (DCP&P): 1-877 NJ ABUSE (1-877-652-2873)
In New Jersey, any person having reasonable cause to believe that any one under the age of 18 has been subjected to abuse or acts of abuse should immediately report this information. A concerned caller does not need proof to report an allegation of child abuse and can make the report anonymously.
How to Make an Appointment for Counseling Services:
Saint Clare’s Hospital Behavioral Health Services: Patient Access Services 1-866-626-2111
New Bridge Mental Health Services: (973) 316-9333 (Local) or (888) 746-9333 (Toll Free)
Atlantic Health System-Morristown Memorial Hospital: 1-888-247-1400
NJ Hope and Crisis Healing Counseling Program (CCP): 973-509-9777 ext. 151 or email email@example.com
Helpful Social Services Community Resources:
The Morris County Office of Temporary Assistance provides a variety of financial, medical and social services to persons and families who meet the necessary program criteria. The staff gathers information and compiles supporting documentation in an effort to determine a client’s eligibility. We also provide information and referral services to other government and non-profit agencies who may be of assistance to clients.
Office of Temporary Assistance Main Office:
Address: 340 West Hanover Avenue, Morristown, New Jersey 07960
Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:30 am – 4:30 pm Phone: 973-326-7800
Office of Temporary Assistance Dover Office
Address: 375 E. McFarlan St., Dover, New Jersey 07801
Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:30 am – 4:30 pm Phone: 973-682-4990
NJ 2-1-1 helps people find solutions to personal needs by informing them of resources in their community.
24/7/365 Available anytime and everywhere in New Jersey
Our statewide service is free, confidential, multilingual and always open.
Three easy ways to reach us: Dial 2-1-1; text your zip code to 898-211; or chat with us online.
There have been a series of articles from all over the country focused on the impact of COVID-19 has had on young people's mental wellness. Social distancing has, for many, meant remote learning, no recreational sports, no birthday parties, no group outlet. For students already struggling with grades or confidence or belonging, the pandemic has increased their mood swings, emotional withdrawal, substance use or behavioral conditions. Please view the link here.
Employment Horizons RISE Program:
This is an exciting new program for teens and young adults with disabilities who are no longer in school (graduated, left for other reasons) and are unable to obtain employment. The RISE Program (Readiness for Individual Success in Employment) will help youth and young adults with disabilities between the ages of 16 and 24 by providing skills needed to obtain and maintain employment.
The RISE Program offers:
• Employment Readiness Bootcamp, including:
• Job coaching
• Job placement services
• Assistance in obtaining a GED, if interested
• Guidance in obtaining an apprenticeship, if interested
Comprehensive Adolescent Program (CAP):
This program services at-risk youth from the ages of 12 to 18. The program provides psycho-educational groups such as anger management, emotional regulation, life skills, coping skills, positive decision making, healthy choices, etc. They also provide individual case management services and a parent group for parents to attend once a week. In addition, Teen Talk is a newer program that is targeted for students that are facing social/emotional problems and would like a safe space to talk once per week. https://www.morrissussexresourcenet.org/search/comprehensive-adolescent-program/
College Application Resources:
NJSCA's list of upcoming College Open Houses