Resources

 

Psychiatric/Behavioral 24 Hour Crisis Resources

  • Value Options/Mobile Response: 24hr. referral/response for psychiatric/social/ emotional crisis or emergency. 1-877-652-7624

 

  • 2nd Floor Youth Helpline: Bilingual (9 a.m.-midnight) youth helpline for kids and teens to call and discuss whatever is on their minds. 1-888-222-2228 WEBSITE

 

  • Anchor House: Provides temporary shelter for those 11-17, counseling, advocacy and referrals.  Also has programs that help families with long-term housing, food and medical attention as well as support groups. (609) 396-8329 WEBSITE

 

  • Contact of Mercer County: (24 hrs) Crisis counseling, listening, information and referrals 609-896-2120, kids only line: 609-896-4434 WEBSITE

 

  • Disaster Mental Health NJ: 1-877-294-4357

 

  • Family Helpline NJ: 1-800-843-5437

 

  • Family Guidance Center’s Family Preservation Service (FPS): Provides short-term, intensive, in-home family education and crisis intervention services. The goal of the program is to help families in crisis with a child at risk of out-of-home placement. FPS therapists work with families in their home for approximately 6 weeks. FPS therapists provide families with anywhere from 5-20 hours per week of face-to-face contact. Therapists are available to families 24 hours per day, seven days per week. Emergency Line: 609-396-4357 WEBSITE

 

  • Greater Trenton Behavioral Healthcare Intensive Family Support Services (IFSS): Support for families who have a member with a serious and persistent mental illness. Services include outreach, consultation, psycho education groups and workshops, family counseling and support, advocacy. This project is provided in collaboration with NAMI Mercer. Hours scheduled based on family availability, including evenings and weekends. 24-hour/7day week emergency coverage. 609-396-6788 ext. 206 WEBSITE
  • HomeFront NJ:  Has various programs that provide emergency shelter and transitional and service-enriched, affordable housing. Our mission is to meet the immediate needs of food, shelter and safety and to help troubled families break from the cycle of poverty. We work with single mothers, single fathers and families with histories of domestic violence, child abuse, drug abuse and welfare. We also work with families who cannot make ends meet in a declining economy. 609-989-9417 WEBSITE

 

  • The Trevor Project: Determined to end suicide among LGBTQ youth by providing life-saving and life-affirming resources including our nationwide, 24/7 crisis intervention lifeline, digital community and advocacy/educational programs that create a safe, supportive and positive environment for everyone. 866-488-7386 WEBSITE

 

  • Capital Health System Psychiatric Screening: 24/7 psychiatric screening for Mercer County residents. 609-394-6086

 

  • Homeless Hotline: 609-278-1481

 

  • Missing Children Hotline: 800-843-5678

 

  • Mount Carmel Guild: The Emergency Assistance program’s primary purpose is to provide direct and immediate support and relief to individuals and families in both chronic and temporary crisis. 609-392-3402 WEBSITE
  • National Runaway Switchboard: 24 hr. crisis intervention, information and referrals for runaways regarding shelter, counseling, food pantries and transportation.  Suicide and crisis counseling.  Parents welcome to call for assistance. 1-800-786-2929 WEBSITE

 

 

  • NineLine: Nationwide crisis/suicide hotline.  24 hr. referrals for youth or parents regarding drugs, domestic violence, homelessness, etc. 1-800-999-9999

 

  • NJ Anti-Hunger Coalition: The mission of the New Jersey Anti-Hunger Coalition (NJAHC), formerly the Statewide Emergency Food and Anti-Hunger Network (SEFAN) is to end hunger in New Jersey through education, advocacy and activism. WEBSITE

 

  • NJ Division of Housing and Community Resources: Limited financial assistance to those who qualify. WEBSITE

 

  • Rescue Mission of Trenton: Provides the only Emergency Shelter in Mercer County, New Jersey, licensed by the Department of Community Affairs (DCA), serving single men and women. While a homeless client is in the shelter, staff members work to link the person to community programs that will address the pressing needs and issues contributing to their homelessness. WEBSITE

 

  • Suicide Hopeline Network: 24/7 line that routes to local or regional hotlines. 1-800-784-2433

 

  • Suicide Prevention Helpline: 24/7 for referrals. 1-800-273-8255

 

Local Professional Counselors:

The information provided below is meant to be used as a guide only

 

Alexander Road Associates: multidisciplinary mental health care practice with psychiatrists, psychologists and therapists dedicated to providing state-of-the-art diagnostic evaluations and therapies to help children, their families and adults who are suffering from mood and behavioral difficulties. 609-419-0400 WEBSITE

 

Lisa Cifrese, ACSW, LCSW: Individual and family counseling for adolescents struggling with eating disorders, anxiety and/or depression. 609-252-1120 (No insurance accepted-out of network)

 

Comprehensive Mental Health Services, Pennington, NJ: Employs a broad range of clinicians, we offer a wide range of services and – within the practice – we contribute to one another’s work. Services provided are: Individual Psychotherapy, Psychiatric Evaluations, Medication Management, Play Therapy, Family Therapy, Couple’s Therapy, Social Skills Groups, Psychoeducational Testing, Psychological Testing, Eating Disorders Treatment, Anxiety Disorders Treatment and Substance Abuse Treatment.  WEBSITE  (No insurance accepted)

 

Pennington Counseling: We offer individual and couples counseling to adults, older adolescents and seniors in a private and relaxed environment. Our varied experiences have allowed us to be comfortable with clients who have a wide range of issues and symptoms. WEBSITE

Princeton Counseling & Psychology/Sim Platek, LCSW: Adolescent, family, substance abuse, grief/loss and adjustment disorders. 609-658-3653 WEBSITE

Roberta Tessler, LCSW: Eating disorders, group therapy, individual, marriage and family counseling. 609-275-3775 robbietessler@gmail.com

Trinity Counseling:  Provides quality, individualized clinical and wellness services in a caring environment to all in our community – regardless of their ability to pay. 609-924-0060 WEBSITE

Wendy Wright, LCSW: Adolescent issues, separation-individuation, grief/loss, sexuality, anxiety and depression. 609-683-5560 WEBSITE

 

Psychiatrists:

 

 

Agencies:

 

NJ211: People searching for help from a social service agency can dial 2-1-1 and callers will reach a live operator at a nonemergency hotline any time of day who can link them to private and government agencies located in their community. WEBSITE

 

SAMHSA’s National Mental Health Information Center: 1-800-789-2647

 

1-800-THERAPIST: Live counselors 9 a.m.-5 p.m. who refer to local mental health professionals. 1-800-843-7274

 

Association for Advancement of Mental Health (AAMH): Services incluse outpatient, partial care, vocational support and counseling. 609-452-2088 WEBSITE

Child Behavioral Health Services NJ: Services for children and teens with emotional and behavioral health care challenges and their families. 1-877-652-7624 WEBSITE 

Children’s Specialized Hospital: The Psychology staff focuses on enhancing the mental health of children, adolescents and their families. As pediatric professionals, Psychology staff understands the unique psychosocial, emotional, behavioral, and cognitive needs of children at each stage of their lives and views the family/caregiver as playing an essential role in the development and support of the child or adolescent. WEBSITE

 

Corner House: Gives hope to individuals and families facing substance abuse and co-occurring disorders. Our treatment program offers a continuum of care and fosters an environment of change, awareness, honesty, and personal responsibility. Clinicians provide support, understanding, and acceptance while encouraging clients to build on their own individual strengths and mobilize available resources to create a healthier way of living.  Also offers prevention programs for teenagers.  WEBSITE

 

Family Guidance Behavioral Healthcare Program: Provides affordable, accessible and professional mental health and psychiatric health care to children, families, and adults in the Greater Mercer County area. Persons suffering from a wide range of problems such as depression, anxiety, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, family, child, or marital problems, can avail themselves of a comprehensive range of outpatient care. The program provides individual, family and group counseling services as well as psychiatric evaluations and medication monitoring services. 609-587-6641 WEBSITE

 

Catholic Charities: Offers various counseling programs for individuals and families. 1-800-360-7711 WEBSITE

 

Info Line of Central NJ: Provides information and referrals to local services and agencies. 1-888-908-4636 WEBSITE

Jewish Family & Children’s Services: Counseling and medication monitoring, case management and financial assistance prevention and support services. 609-987-8100 WEBSITE

Mercer County Division of Mental Health: Resources and information of mental health services. WEBSITE

Mercer Street Friends: Services and interventions are tailored to the needs of each particular young person and/or family and may include components such as anger management, family communication and relationship enhancement, parent education, parenting skills training, and drug and alcohol counseling. All of these services are designed to help the individual and/or family identify their strengths, challenges and resources in order to develop more effective means of meeting their needs. WEBSITE

Inpatient Treatment:

 

Carrier Clinic: Offers variety of counseling, inpatient and outpatient services to adolesencent and adults. The East Mountain Youth Lodge (EMYL) on campus is a residential treatment program providing comprehensive 24-hour clinical, therapeutic and educational treatment to 13 to 18-year-old adolescents with psychiatric and/or emotional difficulties. 1-800-933-3579 WEBSITE

 

Greater Trenton Behavioral Healthcare Youth Partial Care Program: Partial care program for youth 12-17 with emotional/behavioral problems. The program provides up to 5 hours of group-based services daily. Other services include case management, individual counseling and support, addiction treatment including random drug and alcohol screening, skill development in activities of daily living, relationships, anger management and other essential skills, psychiatric evaluations and medication monitoring, and transportation.  609-396-0800 WEBSITE

 

Hampton Behavioral Health Center: The goal of the therapeutic process is to help teens understand themselves and who they can become. Adolescents receive help to identify problems, face challenges, learn to handle frustration, generate solutions and realistically assess the value of their accomplishments. WEBSITE

 

Princeton House Behavioral Health: Offers innovative programs for the treatment of adolescents who are struggling with addictions and emotional problems. The Princeton House Behavioral Health adolescent continuum of care offers a variety of programs at locations in Hamilton, Princeton, North Brunswick and Cherry Hill. 1-800-242-2550 WEBSITE Child, Adolescent and Women’s Services: 609-688-2788

 

Universal Behavioral Healthcare at UMDNJ: University Behavioral HealthCare, while upholding the mission of the University of Medicine & Dentistry of New Jersey, is dedicated to excellence in providing behavioral health services to the people of New Jersey.  We are committed to being a leader in the delivery of effective, compassionate and accessible care that is informed by research and education. WEBSITE

Abuse/Domestic Violence Agencies:

 

180 Turning Lives Around: Sexual Assault Helpline: 1-888-264-7273, Domestic Violence 1-888-843-9262 WEBSITE

 

Catholic Charities: Offers family and individual related programs as well as counseling and need-based assistance. WEBSITE

 

Children’s Home Society of NJ The Intensive Services Program (ISP): Therapeutic treatment
program for parents who have had their children removed from their care as a result of abuse, neglect, sexual abuse or abandonment. The program provides individual and couples counseling, therapeutic parenting groups, and supervised visitation. The purpose of the Intensive Services Program is to make the earliest, most appropriate permanent plans for children in placement, avoiding the harmful effects of unplanned long-term foster-care. The primary goal of the program is to use counseling and group work as a way to educate and rehabilitate abusive or neglectful families so that family reunification can take place. WEBSITE

 

Division of Youth & Family Services (DYFS): 1-877-652-2873

 

Womanspace: Provides a comprehensive array of services to individuals and families impacted by domestic and sexual violence and dedicated to improving the quality of life for women and their families. WEBSITE

 

Local Support Groups:

 

Child Abuse Hotline: Accepts reports of child abuse or neglect.  Emergency response for children at risk.  Anonymous. 1-800-792-8610

 

Domestic Violence Hotline NJ: 609-989-9332

 

National Domestic Violence Hotline: Information and referrals for victums of domestic violence. 1-800-572-7233 WEBSITE

 

NJ Coalition Against Sexual Assault: Provides information on services for sexual assault victims and their families.  Crisis intervention, accompaniment services to hospital, police, court and short-term counseling. 1-800-601-7200 WEBSITE

 

SASS (Sexual Abuse Survivor Support): Professionally run.  Mutual support, education and coping skills for female rape survivors ages 13-26.  Meetings at HiTOPS in Princeton.  Please call before attending, 609-683-0179 ext. 218

 

Resources:

 

Adult Survivors of Child Abuse: an international self-help support group program designed specifically for adult survivors of neglect, physical, sexual, and/or emotional abuse. The ASCA SM program offers: Community based self-help support groups, provider based self-help support groups, web based self-help support groups, Survivor to Thriver workbooks. WEBSITE

 

Male Survivor-National Organziation Against Male Sexual Victimization: committed to preventing, healing, and eliminating all forms of sexual victimization of boys and men through support, treatment, research, education, advocacy, and activism. WEBSITE

 

National Domestic Abuse Helpline for Men and Women: Provides crisis intervention and support services to men and women whoare dealing with domestic violence. 1-888-743-5754 WEBSITE

 

National Teen Dating Abuse Helpline: 24 hr. support, crisis intervention, problem-solving techniques and referrals for victims of dating abuse (ages 13-18), their families and advocates. 1-866-331-9474

 

RAINN (Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network): 24 hr. support and confidential crisis counseling for victims of sexual assault.  1-800-656-4673 WEBSITE

 

 Agencies that Deal With Disabilities:

 

Autism NJ: Provides information and advocacy, services, family and professional education, and consultation. Autism New Jersey encourages responsible basic and applied research that may lessen the effects of, and potentially prevent, autism. Autism New Jersey is dedicated to ensuring that all people with autism receive appropriate, effective services to maximize their growth potential and to enhance the general public’s overall awareness of autism. WEBSITE

Community Health Law Project: is a non-profit advocacy and legal services organization dedicated to serving the needs of low-income people with disabilities in New Jersey. WEBSITE

Mercer County Office on Disability Services: Services and referrals. WEBSITE

NJ Counsel on Developmental Disabilities: Funded by the federal government with matching funds from the state, is a lead change agent in the State responsible for a vision of what the lives of people with developmental disabilities should be. Through its membership and its activities and projects, the Council provides a forum and resources for making its vision a reality. WEBSITE

The New Jersey Division of Vocational Rehabilitation Services (DVRS): Provides services that enable individuals with disabilities to find jobs or keep their existing jobs. 609-292-2940 WEBSITE

 

Local Support Groups:

 

Arc of NJ: Professionally run services and advocacy from children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families.  Parents support groups available. 732-246-2525 WEBSITE

 

ASK Parent Support Group: Support group for parents or caregivers of children with autistic spectrum disorders.  Rap sessions and guest speakers.  Meets in East Windsor, 609-448-9884 or 609-448-7438.

 

CHADD Princeton-Mercer County: Support and education for adults and parents of children with Attention Deficit Disorder.609-683-8787 WEBSITE

 

Disability Support Group: Professionally run support for persons with any disability to share feelings, thoughts and resources.  Under 18 welcome, meets monthly in Hamilton. Please call before attending: 609-581-4550 WEBSITE

 

Division of Disability Services NJ: Information and referral services for persons of all ages with disabilities.  Serves as the link between state government and county offices. 1-888-285-3036 WEBSITE

 

Down Syndrome Association of Central NJ: Mutual support for parents and family members of children with Down Syndrome. 609-333-1077 or 609-799-0187 WEBSITE

 

Family Support Center of NJ: Information and referral agency offering services to individuals with a disability or families who live with a family member with special needs.  1-800-372-6510 WEBSITE

 

NJ Association of the Deaf-Blind, Inc.: Professionally run group to meet the needs of the deaf-blind, deaf, blind or communication impaired and their families. 732-805-1912

 

Parents of Blind Children-NJ: Support, information, training and advocacy for parents of blind and visually impaired children, 973-377-0976 WEBSITE

 

Project Child Find: Information and referrals regarding children (birth-21yrs) with any developmental delay. 1-800-322-8174

 

S.P.A.N. (Statewide Parent Advocacy Network): Professionally run training, information, assistance and support for parents concerning education and healthcare issues for children from birth- age 21.  Special focus on children at risk due to disabilities, special health or emotional needs, poverty, laguage or race.  Assists parents of children with special health needs with medical insurance and advocacy.  1-800-654-7726 WEBSITE

 

Speaking For Ourselves: Self-help, advocacy for people with developmental disabilities.  Monthly meetings.  Members help each other resolve problems, gain self-confidence and learn leadership skills. 1-800-867-3330 WEBSITE

 

Special Needs Advocate for Parents (SNAP): Support for parents of special needs children.  Referrals to educational advocates, support groups, attorneys and other resources. 1-888-310-9889

 

Through the Looking Glass: Phone support, information and referrals for disabled parents or parents of disabled children. 1-800-644-2666 WEBSITE

 

Tinnitus Association of NJ: Professionally run support for persons afflicted with tinnitus, their families and friends.  Rap sessions, guest speakers, coping skills, literature and newsletter.  856-983-8981

 

Resources:

 

ADDA (Attention Deficit Disorder Association): Mission is to provide information, resources and networking to adults with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. 856-439-9099 WEBSITE

 

American Council of the Blind: Aims to improve the well-being of all blind or visually impaired people and their families through education, support and advocacy. 1-800-424-8666 WEBSITE

 

American Society for Deaf Children: Information and support for parents and families with children who are deaf or hard-or-hearing. 1-800-942-2732 WEBSITE

 

ASPEN (Asperger Syndrome Education Network): Information and support for parents of children with Asperger syndrome, pervasive developmental disorder and high functioning autism. Discussion groups, guest speakers and statewide workshops. WEBSITE

 

Brain Injury Association of NJ: Provides information, education, outreach, prevention, advocacy and support services to all persons affected by brain injury. 1-800-669-4323 WEBSITE

 

Cerebral Palsy of NJ: Provides services statewide to advance the independence of children and adults with all types of disabilities.  Programs include advocacy, employment services, family support, respite, assistive technology, substance abuse prevention, information and referral, personal assistance services and a technology lending center. 1-888-322-1918 WEBSITE

 

COSAC (Center for Outreach and Services for the Autism Community): Professionally-run organization that helps families, individuals, teachers and agencies concerned about the welfare and treatment of children and adults with autism.  Pen pals for siblings, gust speakers, information, referral, advocacy assistance and workshops. WEBSITE

 

National Center for Learning Disabilities: Provides information and referrals for learning disabled adults and children. 1-888-575-7373 WEBSITE

 

Monday Morning Project: Grassroots movement of people with disabilities, their families, friends and neighbors.  Made up of advocacy networks in each county, brings together ordinary citizens to work with local, state and federal officials on public policy issues important to people with disabilities. 1-800-792-8848 WEBSITE

 

National Federation of the Blind of NJ: Advocacy, self-help, education and support for blind persons, their families and friends.  Under 18 welcome, 973-743-0075 WEBSITE

 

Rainbow Alliance of the Deaf: Promotes the educational, economical and social welfare of the deaf and hard-of-hearing gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgendered persons and their friends. WEBSITE

 

Sibling Support Project: Organization dedicated to the life long concerns of brothers and sisters of children with special health, developmental and mental health concerns. WEBSITE

 

United Cerebral Palsy Association, Inc: Support and programs for individuals with cerebral palsy and other disabilities.  Local programs include support groups for parents and adults with cerebral palsy. 1-800-872-5827 WEBSITE

Eating Disorders/Body Image

Agencies:

 

Eating Disorders Program at Monmouth Psychological Associates: Monmouth Psychological Associates is a multi-modal, multidisciplinary practice in Central New Jersey. The Eating Disorders Program, under the clinical supervision of Donald E. Erwin, Ph.D., provides comprehensive psychological and nutritional care for eating disorder patients. All services are provided by individuals experienced and trained in the treatment of eating disorders. 732-530-9029 WEBSITE

 

EDRefferal: Dedicated to the prevention and treatment of eating disorders. WEBSITE

 

Eating Disorders Program at University Medical Center at Princeton: Provides effective and compassionate treatment for adults, adolescents and children as young as 8 years old who are suffering from anorexia, bulimia and other eating disorders. 609-497-4490 WEBSITE

 

Renfrew Center for Eating Disorders: At The Renfrew Center, the country’s first residential eating disorder treatment facility, we empower individuals to actively participate in their own growth and recovery. Specializing solely in the treatment of anorexia, bulimia and binge-eating disorder, our innovative programs emphasize the value and healing potential of healthy relationships. WEBSITE

 

Local Support Groups:

 

NJ Eating Disorders Helpline: Provides information and referrals for dealing with all types of eating disorders. 1-800-624-2268 (Mon.-Fri., 10-5 p.m.) WEBSITE 

 

Overeaters Anonymous: 12-Step fellowship of men, women and children who meet to help one another understand and overcome their common program of compulsive overeating. WEBSITE

 

Resources:

 

National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders, Inc.: International hotline for victims of eating disorders, families and friends.  Provides information on free support groups, referrals and treatment centers.  847-831-3438 WEBSITE

 

National Eating Disorders Association:  Provides information on local professional services and support groups nationwide for persons with eating disorders.  1-800-931-2237 WEBSITE

Local Grief/Bereavement Support Groups:

 

Bereavement Support Group: Professionally-run mutual support for persons whose loss has occurred at least 2 or more months ago in Hamilton, NJ. 609-631-6980

 

Bereavement Support Group: Mutual support for those suffering the loss of a loved one, Trenton Diocese, 609-406-7400 WEBSITE

 

Caring and Sharing: Professionally-run mutual support for anyone suffering the loss of a loved one. Call 609-587-7072 WEBSITE

 

Compassionate Friends: Mutual support for parents, grandparents or adult siblings bereaving the death of a child, Groveville, NJ, 609-516-8047 WEBSITE

 

Concerns of Police Survivors, Inc: Peer support for families and co-workers of police officers who have died in the line of duty.  1-866-576-2677 WEBSITE

 

Coping with Bereavement: Professionally-run support for those who have lost a family member or friend, Princeton, NJ, 609-497-4900

 

Iraq/Afghanistan War Family Bereavement Groups: Professionally-run, 609-882-5744 WEBSITE

 

PetFriends NJ: 24hr hotline for compassionate phone support, information and referrals to people who have lost, or anticipate losing a pet through death or other separation. 1-800-404-7387

 

Rainbows, Inc: Professionally-run, time-limited support groups for children and teens (4-17) who are grieving a loss due to death, divorce, abandonment or other life-altering experiences.  Groups meet for a specific number of sessions and are held periodically.  Some programs have concurrent groups for the parents. 609-406-7400 ext. 5557

 

Resources:

 

Center for Attitudinal Healing: Emotional and spiritual support programs for children, youth and adults facing their own or a family member’s life threatening illness, long-term diagnosis or bereavement. WEBSITE

 

Grief Speaks: Giving every child, teenager and adult permission to grieve and providing grief with a voice by means of presentations and workshops that provide education, strategies, resources and support for children, teens and adults who are coping with grief due to all different types of loss. WEBSITE

 

Samaritan Center for Grief Support: The Center’s trained professionals offer their experience, empathy and understanding to the families of Samaritan Hospice patients as part of their hospice bereavement benefit. The resources of the Center are also open to anyone or any group in the community that has experienced a loss – regardless of whether or not they have used other Samaritan services. WEBSITE

 

Pet Loss Support Hotline: (Mon.-Fri. 6:30-9:30 p.m.) Offers non-judgmental outlet for people to express their feelings and concerns when faced with difficult times regarding their pets. 1-800-565-1526

 

Mental Health Agencies:

 

Capitol County Children’s Collaborative (CCCC): Initiative that is in the process of reforming the delivery of supportive services to families with children who have complex emotional and behavioral needs. WEBSITE

 

Division of Mental Health Services NJ: 1-800-382-6717

 

Greater Trenton Behavioral Healthcare Youth Partial Care Program: Partial care program for youth 12-17 with emotional/behavioral problems. The program provides up to 5 hours of group-based services daily. Other services include case management, individual counseling and support, addiction treatment including random drug and alcohol screening, skill development in activities of daily living, relationships, anger management and other essential skills, psychiatric evaluations and medication monitoring, and transportation. 609-396-0800

 

Local Support Groups:

 

General:

 

Intensive Family Support Services (NJ): Offers supportive activities to assist families who have a relative diagnosed with mental illness.  Families are offered a variety of services based on the individual’s need.  Services are available to any family and are free of charge.  Psycho education, single family consultations, support, respite, advocacy and referrals. 1-866-626-4437

 

Mercer County Youth Partnership: Group made up of active young people ages 13-21 whose mission is to educate the community on mental health issues. WEBSITE

 

Mental Health Association in NJ: Helps mental health consumers and their families explore services available in their community.  Also advocates for needed services. 973-571-4100 WEBSITE

 

NAMI NJ (National Alliance on Mental Illness):  Dedicated to improving the quality of life for people with a mental illness and their families.  Provides self-help groups, education and advocacy.  732-940-0991 WEBSITE

 

Anxiety/Phobias:

 

GROW: Mutual self-help group to prevent and recover from depression, anxiety and other mental health issues.  Caring and sharing community to attain emotional maturity, personal responsibility and recovery. Meets in Hamilton. 732-575-5765

 

New Perspectives: Mutual support for persons with depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety or panic disorder.  Meets in Washington Crossing. 609-818-0177

 

OCD Support Group: Support for persons who suffer from obsessive compulsive disorder.  Family members and friends are welcome.  Meets in Marlton. 856-751-1957

 

Depression/Bipolar Disorder:

 

DBSA (Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance): Informal forum for support, education and socialization among those diagnosed with depression, bipolar or related disorders.  Family and friends also welcome.  Meets in Princeton. WEBSITE

 

Resources:

 

General:

 

American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry: Resources and advocacy for children and adolescents. WEBSITE

 

American Psychiatric Association’s Healthy Minds. Healthy Lives: Consumer based website with information and resources. WEBSITE

 

American Psychological Association: The mission of the APA is to advance the creation, communication and application of psychological knowledge to benefit society and improve people’s lives. WEBSITE

 

Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law: Devoted to improving the lives of people with mental illnesses through changes in policy and law. WEBSITE

 

Federation of Families for Children’s Mental Health: Parent-run organization focused on the needs of children and youth with emotional, behavioral or mental disorders and their families. WEBSITE

 

Half of Us: Website dedicated to helping others cope with feelings, reach out to friends and encourage the conversation on mental health. WEBSITE

 

Mental Health America (MHA): Addresses the full spectrum of mental and substance use conditions and their effects nationwide, works to inform, advocate and enable access to quality behavioral health services for all Americans. WEBSITE

 

NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness):  Focuses on support, advocacy and research for improving the lives of persons living with serious mental illness and their families. 1-800-950-6264 WEBSITE

 

National Institute of Mental Health Information Center: Provides information and literature on anxiety, phobias, obsessive-compulsive disorder and depression. 1-888-615-6464 WEBSITE

 

National Mental Health Services Information Center: Refers callers to mental health organizations. 1-800-789-2647 WEBSITE

 

New York University Child Study Center: The Center was founded in 1997 to improve the treatment of child psychiatric disorders through scientific practice, research, and education, and to eliminate the stigma of being or having a child with a psychiatric disorder. WEBSITE

 

NJ Mental Health Cares Helpline: (Mon.-Fri. 8 a.m.-8 p.m.) Provides information and referral to all public mental health services in NJ.  1-866-202-4357

 

Reach out/Speak Out Self-Help Center: Consumer-run self-help center that offers mutual support and socialization for mental health consumers.  Advocacy, education, social activities and referrals in Hamilton, NJ. 609-586-2551

 

Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA): Mission is to reduce the impact of substance abuse and mental illness on America’s communities. WEBSITE

 

Value Options: Provides comprehensive information on all emotional, behavioral and mental health services for children up to age 18 and their families. 1-877-652-7624

 

Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder:

 

Child & Adolescent Bipolar Foundation: A national non-profit organization providing education, advocacy and support for individuals with ADHD. WEBSITE

 

Anxiety/Phobias:

 

Anxiety Disorders Association of America: Promotes diagnosis and treatment of all anxiety and related disorders including obsessive compulsive disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, panic disorder, specific phobia, social anxiety disorder and generalized anxiety disorder.  Provides referrals, education and clinical trial information. WEBSITE

 

Obsessive-Compulsive Foundation, Inc.: Support and education for people with obsessive-compulsive and related disorders, their families and professionals.  Listings of treatment providers and support groups. WEBSITE

 

International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies: Dedicated to the discovery and dissemination of knowledge about policy, program and service initiatives that seek to reduce traumatic stressors and their immediate and long-term consequences. WEBSITE

 

Depression/Bipolar Disorder:

 

Brain & Behavior Research Fund: The Brain and Behavior Research Foundation is committed to alleviating the suffering of mental illness by awarding grants that will lead to advances and breakthroughs in scientific research.  WEBSITE

 

DBSA (Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance): Mutual support and information for persons with depression and bipolar disorder and their families.  Provides education on the nature of depressive illnesses.  Advocacy for research and improved access to care. WEBSITE

 

Dep-Anon: 12-Step program for men, women and children whose lives have been affected by a family member’s depression. WEBSITE

 

Child and Adolescent Bipolar Foundation: Provides information posted by members to provide support to families of children or teens with bipolar disorder.  WEBSITE

 

The International Foundation for Research and Education on Depression (iFred): Dedicated to helping research the causes of depression, to support those dealing with depression, and to combat the stigma associated with depression. iFred is dedicated to Bringing Depression Hope. WEBSITE

Agencies:

 

Capitol County Children’s Collaborative (CCCC): Initiative that is in the process of reforming the delivery of supportive services to families with children who have complex emotional and behavioral needs. WEBSITE

 

Division of Mental Health Services NJ: 1-800-382-6717

 

Greater Trenton Behavioral Healthcare Youth Partial Care Program: Partial care program for youth 12-17 with emotional/behavioral problems. The program provides up to 5 hours of group-based services daily. Other services include case management, individual counseling and support, addiction treatment including random drug and alcohol screening, skill development in activities of daily living, relationships, anger management and other essential skills, psychiatric evaluations and medication monitoring, and transportation. 609-396-0800

 

Local Support Groups:

 

General:

 

Intensive Family Support Services (NJ): Offers supportive activities to assist families who have a relative diagnosed with mental illness.  Families are offered a variety of services based on the individual’s need.  Services are available to any family and are free of charge.  Psycho education, single family consultations, support, respite, advocacy and referrals. 1-866-626-4437

 

Mercer County Youth Partnership: Group made up of active young people ages 13-21 whose mission is to educate the community on mental health issues. WEBSITE

 

Mental Health Association in NJ: Helps mental health consumers and their families explore services available in their community.  Also advocates for needed services. 973-571-4100 WEBSITE

 

NAMI NJ (National Alliance on Mental Illness):  Dedicated to improving the quality of life for people with a mental illness and their families.  Provides self-help groups, education and advocacy.  732-940-0991 WEBSITE

 

Anxiety/Phobias:

 

GROW: Mutual self-help group to prevent and recover from depression, anxiety and other mental health issues.  Caring and sharing community to attain emotional maturity, personal responsibility and recovery. Meets in Hamilton. 732-575-5765

 

New Perspectives: Mutual support for persons with depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety or panic disorder.  Meets in Washington Crossing. 609-818-0177

 

OCD Support Group: Support for persons who suffer from obsessive compulsive disorder.  Family members and friends are welcome.  Meets in Marlton. 856-751-1957

 

Depression/Bipolar Disorder:

 

DBSA (Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance): Informal forum for support, education and socialization among those diagnosed with depression, bipolar or related disorders.  Family and friends also welcome.  Meets in Princeton. WEBSITE

 

Resources:

 

General:

 

American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry: Resources and advocacy for children and adolescents. WEBSITE

 

American Psychiatric Association’s Healthy Minds. Healthy Lives: Consumer based website with information and resources. WEBSITE

 

American Psychological Association: The mission of the APA is to advance the creation, communication and application of psychological knowledge to benefit society and improve people’s lives. WEBSITE

 

Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law: Devoted to improving the lives of people with mental illnesses through changes in policy and law. WEBSITE

 

Federation of Families for Children’s Mental Health: Parent-run organization focused on the needs of children and youth with emotional, behavioral or mental disorders and their families. WEBSITE

 

Half of Us: Website dedicated to helping others cope with feelings, reach out to friends and encourage the conversation on mental health. WEBSITE

 

Mental Health America (MHA): Addresses the full spectrum of mental and substance use conditions and their effects nationwide, works to inform, advocate and enable access to quality behavioral health services for all Americans. WEBSITE

 

NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness):  Focuses on support, advocacy and research for improving the lives of persons living with serious mental illness and their families. 1-800-950-6264 WEBSITE

 

National Institute of Mental Health Information Center: Provides information and literature on anxiety, phobias, obsessive-compulsive disorder and depression. 1-888-615-6464 WEBSITE

 

National Mental Health Services Information Center: Refers callers to mental health organizations. 1-800-789-2647 WEBSITE

 

New York University Child Study Center: The Center was founded in 1997 to improve the treatment of child psychiatric disorders through scientific practice, research, and education, and to eliminate the stigma of being or having a child with a psychiatric disorder. WEBSITE

 

NJ Mental Health Cares Helpline: (Mon.-Fri. 8 a.m.-8 p.m.) Provides information and referral to all public mental health services in NJ.  1-866-202-4357

 

Reach out/Speak Out Self-Help Center: Consumer-run self-help center that offers mutual support and socialization for mental health consumers.  Advocacy, education, social activities and referrals in Hamilton, NJ. 609-586-2551

 

Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA): Mission is to reduce the impact of substance abuse and mental illness on America’s communities. WEBSITE

 

Value Options: Provides comprehensive information on all emotional, behavioral and mental health services for children up to age 18 and their families. 1-877-652-7624

 

Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder:

 

Child & Adolescent Bipolar Foundation: A national non-profit organization providing education, advocacy and support for individuals with ADHD. WEBSITE

 

Anxiety/Phobias:

 

Anxiety Disorders Association of America: Promotes diagnosis and treatment of all anxiety and related disorders including obsessive compulsive disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, panic disorder, specific phobia, social anxiety disorder and generalized anxiety disorder.  Provides referrals, education and clinical trial information. WEBSITE

 

Obsessive-Compulsive Foundation, Inc.: Support and education for people with obsessive-compulsive and related disorders, their families and professionals.  Listings of treatment providers and support groups. WEBSITE

 

International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies: Dedicated to the discovery and dissemination of knowledge about policy, program and service initiatives that seek to reduce traumatic stressors and their immediate and long-term consequences. WEBSITE

 

Depression/Bipolar Disorder:

 

Brain & Behavior Research Fund: The Brain and Behavior Research Foundation is committed to alleviating the suffering of mental illness by awarding grants that will lead to advances and breakthroughs in scientific research.  WEBSITE

 

DBSA (Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance): Mutual support and information for persons with depression and bipolar disorder and their families.  Provides education on the nature of depressive illnesses.  Advocacy for research and improved access to care. WEBSITE

 

Dep-Anon: 12-Step program for men, women and children whose lives have been affected by a family member’s depression. WEBSITE

 

Child and Adolescent Bipolar Foundation: Provides information posted by members to provide support to families of children or teens with bipolar disorder.  WEBSITE

 

The International Foundation for Research and Education on Depression (iFred): Dedicated to helping research the causes of depression, to support those dealing with depression, and to combat the stigma associated with depression. iFred is dedicated to Bringing Depression Hope. WEBSITE

 

Parenting Resources

Agencies:

 

Catholic Charities: Offers many programs for families that include counseling and need-based services. WEBSITE

 

Division of Family Development NJ (DFD):  1-800-792-9773

 

Mercer Council: Dedicated to strengthening the foundations of children and families by empowering them to successfully handle difficult, everyday life situations and the impact of substance abuse. Mercer Council actively provides quality alcohol, tobacco and other drug abuse prevention and early intervention services in partnership with individuals, families, schools, communities, businesses and professionals throughout Mercer County. WEBSITE

 

Mercer Street Friends: Services and interventions are tailored to the needs of each particular young person and/or family and may include components such as anger management, family communication and relationship enhancement, parent education, parenting skills training, and drug and alcohol counseling. All of these services are designed to help the individual and/or family identify their strengths, challenges and resources in order to develop more effective means of meeting their needs. WEBSITE

 

PEI Kids: Dedicated to promoting and maintaining a safe environment for all children. PEI Kids works with the child, family and caregiver to provide prevention, education and intervention programs regarding personal safety, sexual abuse and the overall well-being of the child. WEBSITE

Support for Working Families NJ: 1-877-951-9514

 

Local Support Groups:

 

B.I.L.Y (Because I Love You): Mutual support to help parents with children (of any age) who have behavioral challenges.  Meets in Mercerville. 609-586-1200

 

F.A.C.E. (Father’s And Children’s Equality): Support group for non-custodial mothers or fathers and their families concerned with gaining equal rights in parental separation.  Networking, emergency housing, referrals and advocacy for equal access to children regardless of parents’ marital status. 856-786-3223 WEBSITE

 

Grand-Parent Support Group: Professionally run support and education for grandparents who provide full or part-time care for grandchildren.  On-going and short term groups. 609-396-6788 or e-mail Barbara Stender at bstender@gtbhc.org

 

Mercer Family Support Organization: An organization and partner of NJ Department of Children and Families to care, support, educate and advocate for families whose children have emotional, behavioral and mental health challenges. WEBSITE

 

NJ Family: Information on various topics for kids and teens as well as local information on events. WEBSITE

 

NJ Parents’ Caucus: Statewide coalition of families of children with special emotional and behavioral needs.  Works to ensure youth’s needs are met through parent support groups, parent empowerment training, advocacy efforts and direct services. 1-866-560-6572 WEBSITE

 

Parents Anonymous: The mission of Parents Anonymous of New Jersey, Inc. is to protect children by strengthening families. We provide mutual support and parent leadership in free, professionally facilitated self-help groups for parents statewide. Hamilton, NJ, 1-800-843-5437 WEBSITE

 

Parent Support Group: Professionally run support and information for parents of adolescents.  Opportunity to share ideas, concerns, strategies, learn helpful parenting skills and techniques.  Meets in Trenton. 609-396-8329

 

Parent Support Group-NJ Inc.: Helps parents understand and cope with the disease of addiction.  Guest speakers attend meetings on regular basis and referral services are provided. 973-736-3344 WEBSITE

 

Resources:

 

Boys Town: Changing the way America cares for children, families and communities by providing and promoting an Integrated Continuum of Care that instills Boys Town values to strengthen body, mind and spirit. 24/7 Hotline: 1-800-448-3000 WEBSITE

 

Foster and Adoptive Family Services: Provides comprehensive information, education, training and support services to foster and adoptive parents. 1-800-222-0047 WEBSITE

 

Family Pride Coalition: Support, education and advocacy for gay/lesbian/transgendered parents and prospective parents.  Families are welcome. 202-331-5015 WEBSITE

 

ParentingTeens: Organized articles by topic: Teen Health; Education; Troubled Teens; Teen Drug Abuse; Tips For Parenting Teens; and Other Teen Issues.  All of the articles featured have been written by parents that have gained experience by raising teens of their own. WEBSITE

 

TeensHealth: Lots of information on various topics for both parents and teens. WEBSITE

Physical Health

Agencies:

 

Catastrophic Illness in Children Relief Fund: 1-800-335-3863

 

Division of Medical Assistance and Health Services: 1-800-356-1561

 

Mercer County Office on Public Health: Agency referrals and information. WEBSITE

 

NJ FamilyCare Call Center: 1-800-356-1561

 

Local Support Groups:

 

ALS Resource Group “Lou Gehrig’s Disease”: Professionally run support for patients and families to learn how to cope with the daily changes associated with ALS.  Meets in Lawrenceville. 609-394-3556 WEBSITE

 

American Cancer Society: Information and referral on various issues related to cancer (treatment, services, literature, transportation, equipment, encouragement and support) 1-800-227-2345 WEBSITE

 

Breast Cancer Support Group: Professionally run support for breast cancer patients and families.  Meets at RWJ Hospital in Hamilton, NJ. 1-800-813-4673 ext. 107

 

Cancer Support Group: Professionally run mutual support and education and empowerment for individuals with cancer and their families.  Rap sessions, literature and phone help.  Meets in Princeton. 609-655-5755 WEBSITE

 

The Healthy Teen Network:  Healthy Teen Network is the only national membership network that serves as a leader, a national voice, and a comprehensive educational resource to professionals working in the area of adolescent reproductive health – specifically teen pregnancy prevention, teen pregnancy, teen parenting and related issues. 410-685-0410 WEBSITE

 

Multiple Sclerosis Support Group: Support, information and open discussions on living and managing the physical and emotional aspects of multiple sclerosis.  Open to family members.  Meets in Robbinsville and Lawrenceville. WEBSITE

 

NJ Family Care: Federal and state funded health insurance program created to help New Jersey’s uninsured children and certain low-income parents and guardians to have affordable health coverage. It is not a welfare program. NJ FamilyCare is for families who do not have available or affordable employer insurance, and cannot afford to pay the high cost of private health insurance. WEBSITE

 

Resources:

 

Aplastic Anemia and MDS International Foundation, Inc.: Emotional support and worldwide support groups, free educational materials and information on current research and trials, including financial assistance for persons with aplastic anemia, myelodysplastic syndromes, paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria and other bone marrow failures. 1-800-747-2820 WEBSITE

 

Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America: Serves persons with asthma and allergic diseases through the support of research, advocacy, patient and public education. 1-800-727-8462 WEBSITE

 

Centers for Disease Control & Prevention: Online resource for health information. WEBSITE

 

Children’s Brain Tumor Foundation: National network that provides a link to parents of a child with a brain or spinal cord tumor with another parent with similar experiences for information and support. 1-866-228-4673 WEBSITE

 

FAAN (Food Allergy and Anaphylaxis Network): Mission is to increase public awareness about food allergies and anaphylaxis, provide advocacy and education, and advance research on behalf of all those affected by food allergies and anaphylaxis.  Referrals, conferences, literature, phone support, educational materials. 1-800-929-4040 WEBSITE

 

HealthyNJ: Product of the University Libraries at UMDNJ.  In 1999, the Consumer Health Information Task Force, comprised of librarians from each of the four UMDNJ Campus Libraries, developed the content of the Web Site to meet the health care information needs of consumers, particularly the citizens of New Jersey. WEBSITE

 

Multiple Sclerosis Association of America: Mutual support and education for persons with multiple sclerosis.  Offers phone support, information and referrals, networking program and support group meetings. WEBSITE

 

Scoliosis Foundation: Information support network for scoliosis patients and parents of children with scoliosis.  WEBSITE

 

TeensHealth: Lots of information on various topics for both parents and teens. WEBSITE

 

World Health Organization (WHO): Directing and coordinating authority for health within the United Nations system. It is responsible for providing leadership on global health matters, shaping the health research agenda, setting norms and standards, articulating evidence-based policy options, providing technical support to countries and monitoring and assessing health trends.  WEBSITE

Self-Harm

Resources:

 

SAFE (Self-Abuse Finally Ends): Provides recorded information on dealing with self-abuse, self-mutilation and treatment options. 1-800-366-8288 WEBSITE

 

Secret Shame/Self-injury Information and Support: Online, extensive information resource on self-injury and self-abuse.  Resources for how to deal with self-abuse and the self-abuse of family members or friends.  WEBSITE

 

Self-Mutilators Anonymous (SMA): 12-Step fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength, and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others recover from physical self-mutilation.  Online self-help group meetings. WEBSITE

Sexual Health

Agencies:

 

Hyacinth AIDS Foundation: offers a set of core services based on researched best practices to ensure that people are able to live a quality life with HIV or never acquire HIV. Furthermore, our public policy works to ensure that New Jersey’s public health response to AIDS provides for the best science has to offer and meets the needs of New Jerseyans living with HIV/AIDS.  Services include testing, counseling, outreach, treatment and wellness groups. WEBSITE

 

Local Support Groups:

 

Children’s Home Society: Provides services for pregnant teens and young parents. 609-695-6274 WEBSITE

 

HiTOPS: HiTOPS helps adolescents clarify their values and make responsible decisions regarding their health and actions, and gives parents, teachers and caregivers of adolescents the tools they need to best support and guide the young people they nurture. 609-683-5155 WEBSITE

 

NJ AIDS/STD Hotline: Information and referral on AIDS/STDs.  Counseling and treatment information. 1-800-624-2377 or (24hrs) 973-926-8008.

 

Planned Parenthood: Provides up to date information regarding sexual health and relationships 1-800-230-7526 WEBSITE

 

Pregnancy Help Center: 24 hrs. 1-877-990-4673 WEBSITE

 

Pregnancy Hotline NJ: Free, 24 hr. confidential information for pregnant women regarding pregnancy, testing, adoption, legal assistance, baby clothes, formula and shelters for women. 1-800-848-5683 WEBSITE

 

TEEN AIDSline NJ: Provides information and referrals to teens regarding HIV/AIDS and related issues. Confidential 1-800-618-8336

 

Resources:

 

Advocates for Youth: Efforts to help young people make informed and responsible decisions about their reproductive and sexual health. Advocates believes it can best serve the field by boldly advocating for a more positive and realistic approach to adolescent sexual health. Information for both parents and teens. WEBSITE

 

ASHA’s STI Resource Center: Emotional support and education for persons with herpes and other sexually transmitted infections. 919-361-8486 WEBSITE

 

CDC National Prevention Information Network: Provides information on resources, educational materials, sexually transmitted diseases. 1-800-458-5231 WEBSITE

 

Family Helpline NJ: 24 hr. confidential and untraceable help for pregnant teens to talk about all the options available. 1-800-843-5437 WEBSITE

 

National Hispanic Prenatal Helpline: Provides health information on pregnancy, referral to healthcare centers and doctors. 1-866-783-2645 WEBSITE

 

Sex, Etc.: Sex education for teens, by teens. WEBSITE

Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity

Local Support Groups:

 

First & Third: HiTOPS’ educational and social support group for GLBTQ youth and their allies. It meets the first and third Saturdays of each month, from 2:30 – 4:30, at HiTOPS (21 Wiggins Street in downtown Princeton). WEBSITE

 

PFLAG: is a support and advocacy group for those with a loved one who is gay, lesbian, bisexual, or transgendered.  While PFLAG is independent of HiTOPS, our organizations work together closely because PFLAG provides an important support resource for parents of the GLBT youth with whom we work.  PFLAG Princeton meets at Trinity Church in Princeton on the second Monday evening of every month. WEBSITE

 

Rainbow Families of NJ: Provides support, advocacy and education for gay and lesbian parents, their families and prospective parents. 973-763-8511 WEBSITE

 

Resources:

 

Bisexual Resource Center: envisions a world where love is celebrated, regardless of sexual orientation or gender expression. Because bisexuals today are still misunderstood, marginalized and discriminated against, the BRC is committed to providing support to the bisexual community and raising public awareness about bisexuality and bisexual people. WEBSITE

COLAGE: National movement of children, youth, and adults with one or more lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and/or queer (LGBTQ) parent/s. We build community and work toward social justice through youth empowerment, leadership development, education, and advocacy. WEBSITE

 

Family Pride Coalition: Support, education and advocacy for gay, lesbian and transgendered parents, prospective parents and their families.  Information and referrals, phone support, family events and literature. 202-331-5015 WEBSITE

 

Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD): Amplifies the voice of the LGBT community by empowering real people to share their stories, holding the media accountable for the words and images they present, and helping grassroots organizations communicate effectively. By ensuring that the stories of LGBT people are heard through the media, GLAAD promotes understanding, increases acceptance, and advances equality. WEBSITE

 

Gay and Lesbian National Hotline: Provides information and referrals for gays, lesbians, transgendered and persons with questions about their sexuality. 1-888-843-4564 WEBSITE

 

Gay and Lesbian Political Action and Support Group: Establishes support groups and opportunity for individuals to be politically active. 732-744-1370 WEBSITE

 

Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network (GLSEN): Strives to assure that each member of every school community is valued and respected regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity/expression. WEBSITE

 

International Foundation for Gender Education: Support and educational services for and about gender variant persons (including transsexuals, cross-dressers, intersex, androgynes, non-gendered and multi-gendered persons).  Services include referrals to local support groups and to medical and psychological professionals. 781-899-2212 WEBSITE

 

National Gay and Lesbian Task Force: Advocates and organizes for the rights of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered people.  WEBSITE

 

The National Youth Advocacy Coalition (NYAC): Social justice organization that advocates for and with young people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or questioning (LGBTQ)
in an effort to end discrimination against these youth and to ensure their physical and emotional well- being. WEBSITE

 

National Hotline for Gay, Lesbian, Bi and Transgendered Youth:  1-800-347-8336

 

P-FLAG (Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays): Helps families understand and accept gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered family members.  Offers help in strengthening families, support groups for families and friends, educational outreach, advocacy and referrals. WEBSITE

 

The Trevor Project: Determined to end suicide among LGBTQ youth by providing life-saving and life-affirming resources including our nationwide, 24/7 crisis intervention lifeline, digital community and advocacy/educational programs that create a safe, supportive and positive environment for everyone. 866-488-7386 WEBSITE

 

YouthResource: Created by and for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and questioning (GLBTQ) young people. YouthResource takes a holistic approach to sexual health and exploring issues of concern to GLBTQ youth, by providing information and offer support on sexual and reproductive health issues through education and advocacy. Through monthly features, message boards, and online peer education, GLBTQ youth receive information on activism, culture, sexual health, and other issues that are important to them. WEBSITE

Substance Abuse

Agencies:

 

Addictions Hotline NJ: 1-800-238-2333

 

Catholic Charities: Offers addiction services that include counseling and recovery related programs. WEBSITE

 

Corner House: Gives hope to individuals and families facing substance abuse and co-occurring disorders. Our treatment program offers a continuum of care and fosters an environment of change, awareness, honesty, and personal responsibility. Clinicians provide support, understanding, and acceptance while encouraging clients to build on their own individual strengths and mobilize available resources to create a healthier way of living.  Also offers prevention programs for teenagers.  WEBSITE

 

Family Guidance Substance Abuse Recovery Program: Provides outpatient treatment services for a full range of addictive disorders. With locations in Hamilton and Trenton, the program is an integral part of Mercer County’s addiction treatment system. The goal of the program is to provide affordable, accessible, and professional addiction treatment for individuals with a primary dependence on alcohol or other drugs. Mental health services are also provided in coordination with the agency’s Behavioral Healthcare Services for those with co-occurring disorders. WEBSITE

 

iQUIT: This is HiTOPS’ comprehensive, accessible, technology based smoking cessation treatment program that is based on current research in tobacco dependence treatment. WEBSITE

 

Mercer Council: Dedicated to strengthening the foundations of children and families by empowering them to successfully handle difficult, everyday life situations and the impact of substance abuse. Mercer Council actively provides quality alcohol, tobacco and other drug abuse prevention and early intervention services in partnership with individuals, families, schools, communities, businesses and professionals throughout Mercer County. WEBSITE

 

Mercer Council on Alcoholism and Drug Addiction: MCADA is a private, non-profit agency that helps individuals handle difficult, everyday life situations and the impact of substance abuse. MCADA actively provides alcohol, tobacco and other drug abuse prevention and early intervention services in partnership with individuals, families, schools, communities, businesses and professionals throughout Mercer County. WEBSITE

 

New Horizon: Mission is to save lives from the devastation of heroin addiction through comprehensive, state-of-the-art, multi-modal medical, psychological, and social services to the heroin users, abusers and addicted population by offering Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) and detox. We provide and array of services including primary medical care, HIV testing of clients, and individual/group counseling. WEBSITE

 

Mercer County Office of Addiction Services: Referrals and information. WEBSITE

 

Local Support Groups:

 

Addictions Hotline of NJ: Crisis counseling, information and referrals for all kinds of drug and alcohol issues (including prescription and illegal drugs). 1-800-238-2333

 

Central Jersey Intergroup of Alcoholics Anonymous: Provides local services to alcoholics in the area that individual groups are not able to provide, such as meeting lists and maintaining a 24 hour emergency hotline. Your Intergroup is often where the sick alcoholic first calls or shows up for A.A. help. 609-298-7795 WEBSITE

 

City of Angels: Please join Carol Feldman, LCSW, CAS, every Sunday morning at the Dwier Center, 392 Church St., Groveville, from 9:00 – 10:30. This is a group open to those dealing with addictions from both sides. Both addicts and codependents are welcome to come. Please email Carol at cjflifeworks@comcast.net with any questions or concerns. Remember there is always hope. Recovery is possible.

 

Al-Anon Family Groups: 12-Step fellowship of families and friends of alcoholics.  Offer comfort, hope and friendship through shared experiences.  Includes groups for children and adult children. WEBSITE

 

Alateen: 12-Step fellowship of young persons whose lives have been affected by someone else’s drinking.  Meetings in Hamilton and Hightstown. WEBSITE

 

Families Anonymous: 12-Step program for families, especially parents or those with substance abuse.WEBSITE

 

Nar-Anon Family Group/Narateen: Provides help for family members and friends of drug abusers by offering comfort, hope, and friendship through shared experiences.WEBSITE

 

Narcotics Anonymous: 12-Step fellowship of men and women seeking recovery from drug addiction.  The only requirement for membership is the desire to stop using drugs.  WEBSITE

 

Nicotine Anonymous: 12-Step fellowship of men and women who want to achieve and maintain a nicotine-free life. Meetings in Hamilton and Lawrenceville. WEBSITE

 

Chemically Dependent Anonymous: 12-Step fellowship of men and women whose primary purpose is to stay clean and sober and to help others like us to achieve recovery from chemical dependence. WEBSITE

 

Marijuana Anonymous World Services: fellowship of men and women who share our experience, strength, and hope with each other that we may solve our common problem and help others to recover from marijuana addiction. WEBSITE

 

Parent Support Group-NJ Inc.: Helps parents understand and cope with the disease of addiction.  Guest speakers attend meetings on regular basis and referral services are provided. 973-736-3344 WEBSITE

 

Resources:

 

 

National Association for Children of Alcoholics: Advocates for children and families affected by alcoholism and other drug dependencies. 1-888-554-2627 WEBSITE

 

National Family Partnership: Drug prevention, education, information and networking for parents to address drug prevention. WEBSITE

 

National Institute on Alcohol Abuse & Alcoholism: Provides leadership in the national effort to reduce alcohol-related problems by conducting and supporting research and public initiatives. WEBSITE

 

National Institute on Drug Abuse: Mission is to lead the Nation in bringing the power of science to bear on drug abuse and addiction.  WEBSITE

 

Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD): Mission is to support victims and stop drunk driving and prevent underage drinking. WEBSITE

 

Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD): Aims to support, inform, educate and empower young people to make positive decisions in their lives.  Provides prevention and intervention tools to eliminate impaired driving, end underage drinking, drug abuse and other destructive decisions. 1-877-723-3462 WEBSITE

 

Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA): Mission is to reduce the impact of substance abuse and mental illness on America’s communities. WEBSITE

Suicide

Agencies:

 

 

Suicide Hopeline Network: 24/7 line that routes to local or regional hotlines. 1-800-784-2433 WEBSITE

 

2nd Floor Youth Helpline: 24/7 888-222-2228 WEBSITE

 

Suicide Prevention Helpline: 24/7 for referrals. 1-800-273-8255

 

Suicide Prevention Helpline: National prevention line that routes to local or regional hotlines. 1-800-784-2433

 

Local Support Groups:

 

Surviving After Suicide: Professionally-run support for those who have lost a loved one to suicide.  Meets at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in Hamilton, NJ, 732-462-5267 or 609-631-6980

 

Resources:

 

American Association of Suicidology: The goal of the American Association of Suicidology (AAS) is to understand and prevent suicide. WEBSITE

 

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention: National Organization for referrals to local support groups for survivors of suicide. WEBSITE

 

Friends & Family of Suicide: Offers online moderated e-mail list, chatroom, retreats and memorial projects. WEBSITE

 

Parents of Suicide: Offers online support for parents whose sons and daughters have died by suicide including annual retreat, private chatrooms and e-mail discussion group. WEBSITE

 

The Rita Project: Movement to stop suicide and to celebrate life. Devoted to using the arts to help those who have lost someone to suicide and those who have attempted suicide connect with the power of creating, and in doing so, foster transformation. WEBSITE

 

Suicide Awareness Voices of Education (SAVE): The mission of SAVE is to prevent suicide through public awareness and education, reduce stigma and serve as a resource to those touched by suicide. WEBSITE

 

Suicide Prevention Action Network/American Foundation for Suicide Prevention: has been at the forefront of a wide range of suicide prevention initiatives– each designed to reduce loss of life from suicide. They are investing in groundbreaking research, new educational campaigns, innovative demonstration projects and critical policy work and expanding our assistance to people whose lives have been affected by suicide, reaching out to offer support and offering opportunities to become involved in prevention. WEBSITE

 

The Trevor Project: Determined to end suicide among LGBTQ youth by providing life-saving and life-affirming resources including our nationwide, 24/7 crisis intervention lifeline (866-488-7386), digital community and advocacy/educational programs that create a safe, supportive and positive environment for everyone. WEBSITE

Other

Local Support Groups:

 

First Amendment of Princeton: Meets to practice air-flow speech technique to overcome stuttering.  Under 18 welcome. 609-275-3806

 

Resources:

 

International Association for Near-Death Studies: Support and interest groups for anyone who has had a near-death or near-death-like experience or who has personal or professional interest. WEBSITE

 

National Stuttering Association: Self-help chapters, networking, information, referrals and advocacy. 1-800-364-1677 WEBSITE

          

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