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In the event of a true emergency or life-threatening situation, call 911

Crisis Hotlines and Mental Health Support

For Students: 2nd Floor Youth Helpline :Text or call: (888) 2222228  https://www.2ndfloor.org/

Teen Line ( text and emails are open): To speak to a teen text “Teen” to 839863 Peer counselors are available from 9:00 pm -midnight Eastern time.

The Trevor Project’s TrevorLifeline (geared toward LGTBQ youth): 1-866-488-7386 call  Or text “START” to 678678 for young people in crisis, feeling suicidal, or need a safe and judgement-free place to talk.

NJ HOPELINE (Support and Suicide Prevention)     1-855-654-6735

National Suicide Prevention Hotline 1-800-273-8255


Children's Mobile Response and Stabilization Services (CMRSS) Middlesex County

877-652-7624 (parents can call this)

CMRSS provides immediate crisis response on-site and coordinates subsequent stabilization services to children, youth, their families, and caregivers.

Edison Police Department (NON-emergency calls): 732-248-7400

TeleHealth - Licensed Counselors providing virtual counseling services

TalkSpace - online/text/email/video counseling services


BetterHelp - online/text/video/email counseling services


TC TeenCounseling: Online counseling for teens specifically


Thoughts for Students and Families

The Counseling Department at John P. Stevens High School is concerned with the whole student. The philosophy of the Counseling Department is to assist students in personal growth through the development of educational planning, self-awareness, goal setting, decision making, implementation of career plans and the evaluation of personal and career goals.  School counselors consult and collaborate with teachers, administrators and families to assist students to be successful academically, vocationally and personally. College Counselors and Mental Health Counselors provide additional expertise.

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