Mental Health Wellness

How do I know if my child is having a mental health emergency?
There may be times when a parent or child needs help quickly – when children are uncontrollable or may be in sudden danger of hurting themselves or others. A crisis situation exists any time that your child is no longer safe to himself or others or when there is a need for immediate action or intervention. Who can you call?In crisis? Call 9-1-1


Mental Health Resource GuideNational Alliance On Mental HealthCare Solace Information
Mobile Response (and Stabilization Hotline)
Suicide Prevention Hotline
1-800-273-TALK (8255)
Second Floor Youth Hotline
(Call or Text) 1-888-222-2228
Crisis Text Line
Trans LifelIne
Legacy Treatment Services
795 Woodlane Rd # 300
Westampton, NJ 08060
(609) 267-1377
Oaks Integrated Care
770 Woodlane Road
Mount Holly, NJ 08060
(609) 267-5928
Seize the Awkward
Shatter the silence and Seize The Awkward
Having a conversation about mental health might be uncomfortable, but it can make all the difference. Check out these tools – from conversation guides to tips –that can help you help those in need.

Back to School Planning: Checklists to Guide Parents, Guardians, and Caregivers

Resources to navigate stress and uncertainty:

Below are governmental and non-governmental resources that can help parents, guardians, and caregivers navigate stress and uncertainty and to build resilience for you and your children heading into the school year.
CDC Stress and Coping During the COVID-19 Pandemic
CDC Parent Portal
CDC Children’s Mental Health
Bullying Prevention Resourcesexternal icon
Children and Youth with Special Healthcare Needs in Emergencies

As we plan, as best as we can, to reopen schools we know that many may struggle to navigate the social-emotional challenges of returning to school. Please check out these videos that focuses on ways to best foster emotional regulation (including stress management) to assist students in adjusting to in-person learning.

Elementary/Middle School student videos:
English version
Spanish version

Elementary/Middle School parent videos:
English version
Spanish version

High School student videos:
English version
Spanish version

High School parent videos:
English version
Spanish version

NJ Parent Link Older Siblings
NJ Parent Link Child Care & K-12
NJ Parent Link Special Situations
NJ Parent Link COVID-19 Family Resources
NJ COVID-19: Coping, Challenges, Crises Intervention & Support