Crisis & Phone Helplines

If you are in a crisis, or if you just feel like talking and need someone to listen to you, call one of the hotlines below.  They also provide information and referrals.  Visit their websites for much more info.

For a list of professional crisis and screening centers near you (in NJ by county), click here:

In New Jersey:

CONTACT of Burlington County

Dial (856) 234-8888 or 1-866-234-5006  24 hours a day, 7 days a week

Trained volunteers use active listening skills to help callers with issues such as suicide, depression, loneliness, family relations, and domestic violence.  Information and referrals are provided also.  This service is free and confidential.

New Jersey Suicide Prevention Hopeline

Dial 1-855-654-6735  24 hours a day, 7 days a week

Through our hotline, chat, email, and text services, our goal at the New Jersey Suicide Prevention Hopeline is to lessen the amount of distress you are currently experiencing and work collaboratively with you to develop a resolution to whatever stressors prompted you to contact us.  In addition to providing supportive and caring listening, we provide referrals and connections to mental health treatment services and resources that can help you address housing, employment, or financial difficulties if needed.  While we cannot meet you face to face, we can connect you to services and providers who can.

Peer Recovery Warmline (PRW)

Dial 1-877-292-5588

A TTY line is available for the deaf and hearing impaired at (877) 294-4356

Peer Recovery WarmLine (PRW) is a peer-run service providing ongoing telephone support to mental health consumers as they work towards their recovery.  All calls are answered by peers who are trained, supportive mental health consumers.  PRW is live Monday to Friday, 8 am to 10 pm, Saturday and Sunday, 5 pm to 10 pm, and holidays, 3 pm to 10 pm.  At the Peer Recovery WarmLine, we try to get to know you as a person and how you view your world.

2NDFLOOR (for ages 10 to 24 in NJ)

Dial 1-888-222-2228  24 hours a day, 7 days a week

2NDFLOOR is a confidential and anonymous helpline for New Jersey’s youth and young adults. We are here to help you find solutions to the problems that you face and we are available 24/7 365 days a year.


National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

Dial 1-800-273-TALK (1-800-273-8255), 24 hours a day, 7 days a week

The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is a 24-hour, toll-free suicide prevention service available to anyone in suicidal crisis.  With over 120 crisis centers across the country, our mission is to provide immediate assistance to anyone seeking mental health services.  Call for yourself, or someone you care about.  Your call is free and confidential.


Online chat, 24 Hours a day, 7 days a week

HopeLine connects people who are depressed or suicidal – or those who are concerned about someone they love – automatically to a CONTACT USA or AAS certified crisis center.  Your call is free and confidential.

New Beginnings is not equipped to help someone in a crisis.

If you have an emergency or feel like hurting yourself or others, do one of the following NOW:
  • Call 911
  • Go to the emergency room of your local hospital
  • Call one of the hotlines listed above