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PATH (Rutgers Behavioral Health) Intro Video

Emergency Crisis Services

In the event of an immediate emergency or crisis situation please go to your nearest emergency room or dial 911 for assistance. 

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 Dial 988 (A new # to replace 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

Outpatient Resources

TalkSpace - online/text/email/video counseling services

BetterHelp - online/text/video/email counseling services

TC TeenCounseling - Online counseling for teens specifically

The P.A.T.H.

Promoting Acceptance, Trust, & Hope
Edison School Based Program at JP Stevens High School

 ** If no one picks up and you need immediate assistance, you can reach the Counseling Secretary at 732-452-2811. In a true emergency, call 911.

This is a dynamic partnership between the Edison Public Schools and University Behavioral Health Care (UBHC), a division of Rutgers University. The primary objective of the program is to help assure that students will obtain needed mental health and supportive assistance in an accessible location.

The program provides a range of free and confidential mental health services in elementary schools, middle schools, and the high schools in Edison. Services include individual, group, and family counseling, crisis intervention, substance abuse identification and referral services.  Referrals to the program can be made by students, parents or school staff. Parent permission is required for participation. Please contact your school counselor for more information or contact Dr. Suzi Millar, the Clinician Supervisor at 732-289-8785.  


Emergency Crisis Services

In the event of an immediate emergency or crisis situation please go to your nearest emergency room or dial 911 for assistance. 

Rutgers – University Behavioral Health Care

Children’s Crisis Intervention Services and Acute Psychiatric Services
671 Hoes Lane 
(855) 515-5700
Raritan Bay Medical Center Psychiatric Crisis Unit
(732) 324-5105
Carrier Foundation
Belle Mead, NJ
(800) 933-3579
Middlesex County Children’s Mobile Response & Stabilization System
(877) 652-7624

Outpatient Mental Health Providers

Outpatient Mental Health Services is a primary way of connecting with an outside therapist to provide talk therapy.  This can be done through an individual in a private practice setting or in an agency or therapeutic facility that provides a variety of therapists and services under one facility.

If you have health insurance, call the Member Benefits Phone Number on the back of your insurance card.  Ask what mental health benefits are available through your insurance carrier. Also, ask your insurance representative for a list of available therapists, counselors, psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers and/or other institutions which participate with your insurance plan.

If you do not have health insurance, please contact the following agencies which offer Charity Care and sliding-scales for payment.

Catholic Charities
(800) 655-9491 

Rutgers - University Behavioral Health Care Access Center
(800) 969-5300

JFK Behavioral Health
(732) 321-7189


2nd Floor Youth Help Line
(888) 222-2228   Text: (908) 280-0235 

NJ Hopeline

New Jersey Self Help Clearinghouse
(800) 367-274 (Self-help groups in NJ)

Recovery Inc. Support Groups
(201) 823-4545

Domestic Violence Hotline
1-800-572-SAFE (7233)

2-1-1 Information Line

Addiction Resources for NJ Residents
844-REACH NJ  (844-732-2465)

DrugRehab.com is an organization that provides information and answers for people fighting addiction. 
https://www.drugrehab.com/guides/parents/        https://www.drugrehab.com/teens/ 

The importance of family routines around mealtime and bedime: English /  Spanish 

Are you in need of food over the summer? https://www.nokidhungry.org/ 

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