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Awareness - Suicide Prevention Resource Index

Awareness - Suicide Prevention Resource Index


New Jersey Youth Suicide Prevention Resources for 2020-21

NJ Traumatic Loss Coalitions for Youth and the NJ Chapter American Foundation for Suicide Prevention

Psychiatric Emergency Screening Program (PESP)

262-HELP (201-262-4357) – is Bergen County’s Designated Psychiatric Emergency Screening Program. The purpose of 262-HELP is to provide emergency mental health services to residents of Bergen County.

Grief Speaks Traumatic Loss Coalitions (TLC)

The Traumatic Loss Coalition for Youth (TLC) is an interactive, statewide network that offers collaboration and support to professionals working with school age youth. The dual mission of the TLC is excellence in both suicide prevention and trauma response assistance to schools following the sudden losses due to suicide, homicide, accident and illness.    Bergen County Coordinator contact:  Sue Heguy, LCSW 201-797-2660 x 129   [email protected]

Survivors After Suicide- This support group is for those who have experienced the loss of loved one through suicide - it meets in Dumont. 


2nd Floor Youth Helpline 

(888) 222-2228  A 24/7 youth helpline serving all youth and young adults in New Jersey. Youth who call are assisted with their daily life challenges by professional staff and trained volunteers.

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention - Northern NJ Chapter

The grassroots work we do focuses on eliminating the loss of life from suicide by: delivering innovative prevention programs, educating the public about risk factors and warning signs, raising funds for suicide research and programs, and reaching out to those individuals who have lost someone to suicide.   Volunteer with us!

NJ Suicide Prevention Hopeline

1-855-654-6735. Peer support and suicide prevention hotline that provides confidential telephone counseling, support and referrals to local resources.  Specialists are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to assist you. Text available 24/7 at  [email protected].  

Common Myths about Youth Suicide

Learn the difference between myths and facts associated with Youth Suicide

YSPAC Back to School Resources - Related to Suicide




The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is a 24-hour, toll-free, confidential suicide prevention hotline available to anyone in suicidal crisis or emotional distress. By dialing 1-800-273-TALK (8255), the call is routed to the nearest crisis center in our national network of more than 150 crisis centers.

To promote the understanding and prevention of suicide and support those who have been affected by it.  School Resources   Contains a growing list of resources for students, school mental health professionals, teachers, and administration on how to address suicide in schools. 

The IASP was established in 1960 and is the largest international organization dedicated to suicide prevention and to the alleviation of the effects of suicide. It has members in more than 50 countries.

JED is a nonprofit that exists to protect emotional health and prevent suicide for our nation’s teens and young adults. We’re partnering with high schools and colleges to strengthen their mental health, substance abuse and suicide prevention programs and systems. We’re equipping teens and young adults with the skills and knowledge to help themselves and each other. We’re encouraging community awareness, understanding and action for young adult mental health.

The Suicide Prevention Resource Center (SPRC) is the only federally supported resource center devoted to advancing the implementation of the National Strategy for Suicide Prevention. SPRC is funded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) under grant no. 5U79SM062297 and is located at Education Development Center.   It includes links to databases of evidence-based suicide prevention programs.

Handouts:  The Role of H.S. Mental Health Providers         The Role of H.S. Teachers 

See page of Resources for Suicide Attempt Survivors and Their Families and Friends | Suicide Prevention Resource Center

See list of Resources for Survivors of Suicide Loss 

The Trevor Project is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer & questioning (LGBTQ) young people under 25.  If you’re thinking about suicide, you deserve immediate help - please call the Trevor Lifeline at 866-488-7386.

TrevorText is a confidential and secure resource that provides live help for LGBTQ youth with a trained specialist, over text messages. Text START to 678678.

The Child Mind Institute is here for you online or in-person, offering gold-standard, evidence-based care for those struggling with mental health and learning disorders. When we help children, teens and young adults, it benefits the whole family.

Age Groups
  • Children
  • Adolescents
  • Adults
  • Seniors
Health Services
Crisis / Safety
Areas Served
  • Bergen County
  • State-Wide

Last Updated: 09/10/20