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Local Resources

Bernards Township Health Department

Student Assistance Counselors:

William Annin Middle School
Dr. Barbara Kurlansik Email
Mrs. Amy Stem Email
Mrs. Jamie Sutton Email

Ridge High School
Mr. Chad Gillikin – Grades 9&10
Phone: (908) 204-2585 x 616

Mrs. Toni Anthony – Grades 11&12
Phone: (908) 204-2585 x 145

Somerset County Resources
Empower Somerset
Somerset County Youth Services Commission
Richard Hall Community Mental Health Center of Somerset County
New Jersey Prevention Network
Safe Communities Coalition
Partnership for a Drug Free New Jersey

National Resources
U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services
Center for Substance Abuse Prevention
Alcohol Anonymous
The Partnership for Drug Free America
Resources for Quitting Smoking
American Cancer Society
American Lung Association
Centers for Disease Control
Legacy for Longer Healthier Lives
UMDNJ School of Public Health
Tobacco Dependence Clinic
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of the Surgeon General Tobacco Cessation

Mental Health Resources

  • SAMHSA (Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration):
  • American Foundation for Suicide Prevention:
    • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255) for a clinical crisis, connects you to a crisis center in your area,
    • NJ Hopeline: 1-855-654-6735,
    • Caring Contact: 908-232-2880, or text "heart" to 741-741. award-winning, volunteer-staffed caring and crisis hotline and listening community.
    • 741741 is a dedicated text crisis number in the United States. Text crisis lines are usually staffed by trained volunteers. The keyword you text will get you to different organizations. Some examples:
      • “HEART” will direct to Caring Contact’s crisis text line,
      • “NAMI” will direct to NAMI National’s crisis text line,
      • “HOME” will direct to the Crisis Text Line,
      • “TALK” will direct to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention’s (AFSP) crisis text line.
  • Psychiatric Screening Centers throughout NJ: . The primary screening center is in bold. Each primary screening center has a Mobile Outreach (for suicidal ideation for adults or children). The only way into a state psychiatric hospitalization is via a screening center.
  • 2-1-1:
  • NJ Self-Help Clearing House: 800-367-6274,
  • NJ Division of Mental Health & Addiction Services (DMHAS):
    • MH Services Directory: By County and By Program:
      • Acute Care Family Support
      • Co-occurring Mental Health & Substance Use Treatment Programs
      • County Mental Health Boards
      • Crisis Diversion
      • Deaf Enhanced Screening Centers
      • Deaf Enhanced Short Term Care Facilities
      • Designated Screening Centers
      • Early Intervention Support Services (Crisis Intention Services)
      • Homeless Services
      • Integrated Case Management Services (ICMS)
      • Intensive Family Support Services (IFSS)
      • Intensive Outpatient Treatment and Support Services (IOTSS)
      • Involuntary Outpatient Commitment (IOC)
      • Justice Involved Services
      • Mental Health Cultural Competence Training Centers
      • Outpatient
      • Partial Care & Partial Hospitalization
      • Program Of Assertive Community Treatment (PACT)
      • Residential Intensive Support Team (RIST)
      • Residential Services
      • Self-Help Centers
      • Short Term Care Facilities (STCF)
      • State and County Hospitals
      • Supported Employment Services
      • Supported Education
      • Supportive Housing
      • Systems Advocacy
      • Voluntary Unit
    • Addiction Services Directory: . Licensed agencies by county.
  • Substance Use:
    • Reach NJ, 844-REACHNJ (844-732-2465),
    • NJ Addiction Services Hotline: 844-276-2777
    • NJ Opiate Addiction Helpline: 855-652-3737, NJ Connect for Recovery
    • NJ Prevention Network:
  • GRASP (Grief Recovery After a Substance Passing): for families or individuals who have had a loved one die due to substance use or addiction.
  • NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness):
    • NAMI NJ:; NAMI Hunterdon: 908-284-0500; NAMI Somerset: 908-526-1497; NAMI Warren: 908-859-4368; NAMI Union: 908-233-1628; NAMI Morris: 908-879-5687
  • Brain & Behavior Research Foundation (formerly NARSAD):
  • Eating Disorders:
  • American Psychological Association (APA):
  • American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP):
  • Coalition of Mental Health Consumer Organizations: 973-778-8810
  • Collaborative Support Program of NJ: 732-780-1175,
  • Children & Adults with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (CHADD):
  • OTHER Statewide Peer Support/Helplines (confidential):
    • Cop2Cop: 866-267-2267, Peer support for law enforcement. Answered by trained retired law enforcement.
    • Vet2Vet: 866-838-7654, 24/7 Peer support for veterans (active or retired) and their families living in NJ.
    • Vets4Warriors: 855-838-8255, 24/7 Peer support for active duty, National Guard and Reserve service members and their families worldwide.
    • Mom2Mom: 877-914-6662. Peer support for parents of children (any age) with any kind of special need (physical, medical, developmental, mental health, etc).
    • Care2Caregiver: 800-424-2494, for caregivers of individuals struggling with Alzheimer’s or Dementia.
    • Worker2Worker: 855-327-7482, Peer support for DCP&P workers to help you manage the unique stresses of their job.
    • AID NJEA: 866-243-6532, 24 hour telephone helpline for school staff members and their families.

Video from Kevin Hines, the man who survived suicide attempt (Golden Gate Bridge). Intense, powerful video: