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 Hopeline

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

Need someone to talk to?  We are here to help.  Our specialists are available for confidential telephone counseling and support 24 hours a day, 7 day per week.  You’re not alone … we are only a phone call away.

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.

Contact USA

CONTACT USA (CUSA) provides leadership and support to centers which provide community-based telephone and online emotional support for people in crisis.  Click on the town closest to you for the website of your local crisis center.

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