Awareness - Suicide Prevention Resource Index
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.
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.
This is accomplished through county, regional, and statewide conferences, training, consultation, onsite traumatic loss response, and technical assistance. The purpose is to ensure that those working with youth from a variety of disciplines and programs have up-to-date knowledge about mental health issues, suicide prevention, traumatic grief, and resiliency enhancement.
Through collaborative funding by the Department of Children and Families, Division of Family and Community Partnerships, Office of School Linked services, the Traumatic Loss Coalitions for Youth Program has created an expanding statewide network that effectively works to prevent suicide and promote hope, healing, and resiliency in the aftermath of traumatic loss.
Bergen County Coordinator contact: Jennifer Velten, MA, LPC, ACS (201)-250-6660 (M) [email protected]
Support Groups for Survivors of Suicide Loss
Survivors After Suicide Support Group: This support group is for those who have experienced the loss of loved one through suicide. Meets 1st & 3rd Wednesday of every month at 7:15pm at Vantage Health Center 22 Park Avenue Dumont, New Jersey 07628.
Teens & Young Adults Who Lost Siblings to Suicide
We meet online on Skype every Tuesday from 6:30pm -7:30pm .
All ages 16+ who lost their sibling through suicide.
Please email Leslie for information on joining the Skype session
Though this group is led by a clinical psychologist, the structure of the group is not therapy.
Parents of Suicide Loss Support Group
Christian healthcare center
700 Mountain Rd
Wyckoff NJ, New Jersey, 07481
Facilitator is a peer who attended AFSP's Facilitating a Suicide Bereavement Support Group training.
Currently accepting new loss survivors.
Meets second Tuesday of the month
Suicide Bereavement for Teens (SB4T)
This is a group for anyone between the ages of 14-19 who have lost someone to suicide.
Our facilitator is a peer.
We are currently accepting new loss survivors.
We meet on the second Tuesday of every month from 8PM - 9PM. Currently, we meet online via Zoom. Please email or call for information on how to access the meeting.
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These resources are continually updated and compiled by the NJ Traumatic Loss Coalitions for Youth and the NJ Chapter American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. Have a resource you think should be included? Add it to the Padlet and an Administrator will update the resource Padlet.
(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.
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 providing support to those individuals who have lost someone to suicide or who have lived experience. For more information contact Elizabeth Clemens, NJ Area Director at [email protected]
The mission of the Society for the Prevention of Teen Suicide is to reduce the number of youth suicides and attempted suicides by encouraging public awareness through the development and promotion of educational training programs.
Dawn Doherty, Executive Director
[email protected] (732) 410-7900
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].
Learn the difference between myths and facts associated with Youth Suicide
YSPAC Back to School Resources - Related to Suicide
IF YOU ARE CURRENTLY EXPERIENCING A CRISIS, PLEASE CALL THE NATIONAL SUICIDE PREVENTION LIFELINE AT 1-800-273-TALK(8255)
OR TEXT HOME TO 741 741 TO REACH THE CRISIS TEXT LINE
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.
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.
Resources for Professionals
- Suicide Attempts and Culturally Responsive Approaches for Latinos Factsheet Clinicians working Latino populations should consider acculturation, trauma experiences, cultural values and culturally responsive models at the moment of diagnosing and treating Latino communities with a history of suicide attempts.
Crisis / Safety
Last Updated: 11/30/20