Crisis Helplines

Immediate support, reassurance and referrals are readily available by phone, text, or chat.

988: Suicide & Crisis Lifeline

The National Suicide Hotline (for anyone in emotional distress or suicidal crisis) has a new, easy-to-remember number: 988.

  • Call 988 or text your message to 988.
  • Chat at
  • Línea de Prevención del Suicidio y Crisis: no es necesario hablar inglés si usted necesita ayuda.
  • Veterans: Press “1” after dialing 988 to connect to the Veterans Crisis Lifeline.

Help for Substance Abuse & Addiction

Suicide & Crisis Lifeline: 988

REACHNJ: 1-844-732-2465

SAMHSA Helpline: 1-800-662-HELP (4357)

IME Addictions Access Center: 1-844-276-2777

Union County Helping Hands 365: 1-855-825-3275

Help for Domestic Violence, Child Abuse, & Sexual Assault

National Child Abuse Hotline: 1-800-422-4453

National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-SAFE (7233)

NJ Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-572-SAFE

National Sexual Assault Hotline: 1-800-656-HOPE (4673)

Union County Rape Crisis Center: 908-233-7273

LGBTQ Helplines

The Trevor Project: 866-488-7386 (4-U-TREVOR)

LGBT National Help Center:1-888-843-4564

LGBT National Youth Talkline: 1-800-246-7743

LGBT National Senior Hotline: 888-234-7243

Housing & Runaway Helplines

NJ Homeless Hotline: 211

National Runaway Safeline: 1-800-786-2929 (1-800-RUNAWAY)

Mental Health Helplines

NAMI Helpline: 1-800-950-6264 (NAMI)