Suicide Prevention


Please HELP a loved one, a friend, or yourself. Learn the warning signs of suicide and use the suicide prevention resources to learn the way to get someone you care about the professional help they need. 

Please urge anyone you know who is in suicidal crisis or emotional distress to call the NJ Hopeline 1-855-NJ-HOPELINE (654-6735) 

Suicide Warning Signs

These signs may mean someone is at risk for suicide. Risk is greater if a behavior is new or has increased and if it seems related to a painful event, loss, or change.

  • Talking about wanting to die or to kill oneself
  • Looking for a way to kill oneself, such as searching online or buying a gun
  • Talking about feeling hopeless or having no reason to live
  • Talking about feeling trapped or in unbearable pain
  • Talking about being a burden to others
  • Increasing the use of alcohol or drugs
  • Acting anxious or agitated; behaving recklessly
  • Sleeping too little or too much
  • Withdrawing or feeling isolated
  • Showing rage or talking about seeking revenge
  • Displaying extreme mood swings


New Jersey’s 24/7 Peer Support and Suicide Prevention Hotline 1-855-NJ-HOPELINE (654-6735)

NJ Mental Health Cares
Toll-free, confidential number: 866-202-HELP (4357) (TTY 877-294-4356). Visit website.
The Mental Health Association in New Jersey’s NJMentalHealthCares Helpline offers free, anonymous online mental health screenings in cooperation with Mental Health America. Self-assessments are available for depression, anxiety, substance abuse, PTSD and bipolar disorder, as well as screens for youth and parents.

Peer Recovery Warmline 877-292-5588 

Crisis Text Line Text “NJ” to 741741 

New Jersey Vet2Vet 866-VETS-NJ4 (838-7654) 

COP 2 COP 866-COP-2COP (267-2267) 

The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline - 800-273-TALK (8255): A free, 24-hour hotline available to anyone in suicidal crisis or emotional distress.

National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention - Public/private partnership that catalyzes planning, implementation, and accountability for updating and advancing the National Strategy for Suicide Prevention.

Suicide Prevention Resource Center - Provides prevention support, training, and resources to assist organizations and individuals to develop suicide prevention programs, interventions and policies. Also, provides SAMHSA suicide grant and grantee meeting information.

Toolkit: Promoting Emotional Health and Preventing Suicide: A Toolkit for Senior Living Communities - Equips senior living staff with resources to promote mental health and prevent suicide and encourage active participation among residents.

Behavioral Health Treatment Services Locator: A confidential and anonymous source of information for persons seeking treatment facilities in the United States or U.S. Territories for substance use/addiction and/or mental health problems.  

National Strategy for Suicide Prevention - Provides a comprehensive, long-term approach to suicide prevention.

SAVE (Suicide Awareness Voices of Education): Suicide statistics and awareness.