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2NDFLOOR, NJ Youth Helpline 1-888-222-2228

2NDFLOOR is a confidential and anonymous helpline for New Jersey’s youth and young adults. We are here to help you find solutions to the problems that you face at home, at school or at play

The Trevor Project

A national 24 hr. toll free confidential suicide hotline for gay & questioning youth – The Trevor Project is the leading national organization focused on crisis and suicide prevention efforts among lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning

(LGBTQ) youth. They are also the only accredited, nationwide, around-the-clock crisis and suicide prevention helpline for LGBTQ youth.

Crisis Text Line 741741

Text 741741 from anywhere in the USA to text with a trained Crisis Counselor. Every texter is connected with a Crisis Counselor, a real-life human being trained to bring texters from a hot moment to a cool calm through active listening and collaborative problem solving. All of our Crisis Counselors are volunteers, donating their time to helping people in crisis.

NJ Hopeline 1-855-654-6735

NJ Hopeline is the first New Jersey suicide prevention hotline.  It is committed to providing assistance 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year to anyone that makes a call for help.

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-8255

No matter what problems you are dealing with, we want to help you find a reason to keep living. By calling 1-800-273-TALK (8255) you’ll be connected to a skilled, trained counselor at a crisis center in your area, anytime 24/7.

Substance Abuse/addiction

Categories: Substance Abuse
P: 888 4 AL-ANON (888-425-2666)

Center for Substance Abuse Treatment Referral Helpline
Categories: Substance Abuse
P: 800 662 HELP (800-662-4357)

Relationships and Dating

Love Is Respect National Teen Dating Abuse Hotline
Categories: Domestic Violence/Child Abuse
P: 1-866-331-9474

Mental Health and suicide prevention

National Sexual Assault Hotline
Categories: Domestic Violence/Child Abuse
P: 800-656-HOPE (800-656-4673)

National Hope Line Network
Categories: Suicide & Crisis
P: 800-SUICIDE (800-784-2433)

National Runaway Switchboard
Categories: Homeless/Runaway
P: 800-231-6946

Sexuality and Gender Identity

The Gay & Lesbian National Hotline
Categories: LGBTQ Youth
P: 800-850-8078

Mental health and suicide prevention apps

A Friend Asks (Android, iOS) is a free suicide prevention app by the group Jason Foundation.

MY3 (Android, iOS) is for those who are depressed or suicidal.

Mental Health America of Texas, ASK & Prevent Suicide (Android, iOS)

Suicide Crisis Support is an Android app by the QPR Institute

Ulster County SPEAK (Suicide Prevention, Education, & Awareness Kit) is an Android and iOS app that provides suicide prevention information and resources.

HELP Prevent Suicide (Android, iOS) is a suicide prevention app

Stay Alive is an Android and iOS app by the UK-based charity Grassroots Suicide Prevention, is for people who may think of committing suicide, as well as friends and family who may want to help.

Operation Reach Out is an iOS suicide prevention app for veterans and military families.

Operation Reach Out is an iOS suicide prevention app for veterans and military families.

Anxiety/Self care

Anxiety Free

Free Relaxing Sounds of Nature

Headspace (Android)


Inner Balance


Nature Sounds Relax and Sleep

Relax and Rest Meditations (Android)

Self-Help for Anxiety Management (Android)

Sleep Time (Android)

Stop Panic & Anxiety Self Help

What’s Up?

The Worry Box



App Features

Conversation Starters: Start easy, meaningful conversations with your children.

Tips: Learn strategies to prevent bullying for ages 3—6, 7—13, and teens.

Warning Signs: Recognize if your child is engaging in bullying, being bullied, or witnessing bullying.

Reminders: Talk with your child when the time feels right: a quiet moment on the way to school or a game, during dinner, or relaxing outside.

Social Media: Share successful strategies and useful advice via Facebook, Twitter, email, and text messages.

Section for Educators: Prevent bullying in the classroom and support children who are being bullied.

For parents

Underage drinking

“Talk. They Hear You.”

The app features an interactive simulation that helps you learn the do’s and don’ts of talking to kids about underage drinking. Using avatars, you will:

  • Practice bringing up the topic of alcohol
  • Learn the questions to ask
  • Get ideas for keeping the conversation going