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A charitable nonprofit that provides healing support for people who have lost loved ones to suicide. They provide healing, compassionate support to those who are suffering through the lonely and tumultuous aftermath of suicide.
This voluntary health organization gives those affected by suicide a nationwide community empowered by research, education and advocacy to take action against this leading cause of death. AFSP is dedicated to saving lives and bringing hope to those affected by suicide, including those who have experienced a loss
This is a compiled list of local substance abuse and addiction resources composed by Camden County.
Use this set of hotlines, services, prevention centers and supplementary resources from the New Jersey Department of Human Services’ Division of Mental Health and Addictions Services (DMHAS).
Food Addicts Anonymous is an organization that believes that food addiction is a biochemical disorder that occurs at a cellular level and therefore cannot be cured by willpower or by therapy alone. We feel that food addiction is not a moral or character issue. This Twelve Steps program believes that food addiction can be managed by abstaining from (eliminating) addictive foods, following a program of sound nutrition (a Food Plan), and working the Twelve Steps of the program.
Produced by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the National Library of Medicine (the world’s largest medical library), this site is the most reliable online source for current health information. No advertising or endorsements, just excellent coverage of 1000+ diseases and conditions. Check out their Medical Encyclopedia, research drugs and supplements, locate a provider, and find information in multiple languages.
A project of the Department of Health & Human Services, this site is the one-stop shop for mental health resources from the U.S. government. Compiles information from organizations such as the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), MedlinePlus, and more.
The nation’s leading community-based nonprofit dedicated to addressing the needs of those living with mental illness and promoting the overall mental health of all Americans. For screening, information on mental health, getting help, and taking action.
A national program to teach the skills to respond to the signs of mental illness and substance use. Use their online tool to locate a Mental Health First Aid Course nearby.
For in-depth coverage of crisis warning signs, what to do and how to take care of yourself, see “Navigating a Mental Health Crisis” – includes a 33-page downloadable guide.
The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) is the lead federal agency supporting scientific research on drug use and its consequences. Use this online resource to learn about drug topics and clinical resources, delve into research, partake in training and stay up-to-date and connected with various related news and events.
Therapy for Black Girls is an online space dedicated to encouraging the mental wellness of Black women and girls, created by Dr. Joy Harden Bradford is a licensed psychologist, speaker and the host of the popular mental health podcast, Therapy for Black Girls.
We are living in challenging times and the compassionate team at McLean Hospital recognizes how stressful the COVID-19 pandemic is for everyone. We are committed to helping the people in our communities by providing support resources when they need us the most. Join us for this free webinar series offered by McLean experts to help you feel mentally balanced and safe during these difficult times.
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.
Calm your quarantine anxiety or get a better night’s sleep with this free meditation app. Over 40,000 meditations from which to choose.
This is not your mom’s yoga class. Yoga with a Heavy Metal soundtrack, because right now you may need to scream and swear while breaking a sweat!
A full daily schedule of live-streamed yoga and meditation classes from this great local business. Donations are requested but not required to attend.
Get your on-demand exercise and meditation time in with free videos from this popular online instructor. For all levels.
This webinar highlights findings from several articles on global health stigma and discrimination that was published as a “Collection on Stigma Research and Global Health” in BMC Medicine in February 2019. With over 500 local affiliates, NAMI is the nation’s largest grassroots organization committed to mental health. Find discussion groups, personal stories, and explore their Fact Sheets for clear concise information on mental health conditions and treatment options.
Join McLean Hospital for this free webinar series offered by McLean experts to help you feel mentally balanced and safe during these difficult times.
Many Coursera classes, including this one, are currently being offered for free. Learn how our habits impact our happiness levels and craft a strategy to incorporate more wellness into your life. Sign up for free and learn at your own pace.
(app for download on Apple and Android devices)
7 Cups is an on-demand emotional support service. Users can connect for free with listeners around the world trained in Active Listening by a course developed by psychologist Dr. Glen Moriarty. While it is not a substitute for mental health treatment with a licensed clinician, it can be a source of support for a variety of emotional issues.
Dial 9-8-8 to reach the Suicide and Crisis Lifeline that will provide easier life-saving services.
Text HOME to 741741 for support.
Crisis Text Line provides free, confidential support via text message 24/7 to those in crisis situations.
Available Monday through Friday – 9am to 5pm: Call (833)223-0011
Provides support and referrals for mental changes caused by the pandemic.
NAMI HelpLine: 800-950-NAMI or Text 741741 to NAMI if you are in crisis.
Available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week: 1-877-652-7624
PerformCare is a full-service behavioral health managed care organization, serving as the single point of access to a wide array of behavioral health, intellectual and developmental disability services as well as substance use treatment for youth and families throughout New Jersey.
Call 1-800-662-HELP (4357)
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) National Helpline is a free, confidential information service that provides treatment and support referrals 24/7 to people facing mental illness and addictions.
The TAPS National Military Survivor Helpline is open 24 hours 7 days a week. Whether you are in emotional crisis, need to connect with TAPS services, or just want to talk, call 800-959-TAPS (8277).
The Jewish Federation of Southern New Jersey Telehealth Helpline is available to help individuals cope with stress and anxiety during this challenging time. To book your 30-minute session with a licensed JFCS therapist, please email Kimberly Gerardi: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Call 877-565-8860 if you are in crisis.
A non-profit dedicated to the well-being of transgender people that runs a hotline staffed by transgender people for transgender people. Trans Lifeline volunteers are ready to respond to whatever support needs members of the trans community might have. Trans Lifeline is accredited by Contact USA.
Call 1-866-488-7386 for support.
The Trevor Project provides free, confidential support 24/7 to LGBTQ youth via a helpline, text and online instant messaging system.
24/7 response: Call 1-800-273-8255 (press 1) – for veterans, all service members, National Guard, Reserve, and family/friends.
Care Solace helps individuals find mental health care providers and substance use treatment centers. Their Care Companion™ team is available 24 hours per day, 7 days per week, and 365 days per year to quickly connect you to carefully verified providers in our community. Offered in partnership with the Cherry Hill School District, Care Solace is now available for use at no cost to you. They will connect you with providers accepting all medical insurances including Medicaid, Medicare, and sliding scale options for those without insurance. All information entered on the Care Solace tool is completely confidential and securely stored. You can also Call (888) 515-0595 at any time.
There are several different kinds of mental health disorders that affect young people. You can learn about many of them here. The links below have lots of useful information on symptoms, treatments, and more. There’s one key point, though: If you are suffering, you can feel better. Get the help you need and deserve to have a good life!
A website for teen guys and young men featuring up-to-date health information. Navigate the emotional health index for informational guides on a variety of mental health-related topics including abusive relationships, ADHD, depression, eating disorders and more.
Care Solace helps individuals find mental health care providers and substance use treatment centers. Their Care Companion™ team is available 24 hours per day, 7 days per week, and 365 days per year to quickly connect you to carefully verified providers in our community.Offered in partnership with the Cherry Hill School District, Care Solace is now available for use at no cost to you. They will connect you with providers accepting all medical insurances including Medicaid, Medicare, and sliding scale options for those without insurance. All information entered on the Care Solace tool is completely confidential and securely stored. You can also Call (888) 515-0595 at any time.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has created this activity book to offer parents and educators an interactive way to talk to kids about how to cope after a disaster.
Time to Come In, Bear: A Children’s Story About Social Distancing
written by Kim St. Lawrence and read by Ryan St. Lawrence
This insightful and heart-warming story video may help put your child at ease if they are distressed by quarantine and social distancing practices.