Staying Safe & Healthy During Disasters | NJ Department of Health
The New Jersey Department of Health has compiled resources on staying safe and healthy during disasters.
For storm recovery resources, click here. New Jerseyans should take steps to protect themselves from environmental hazards, mold, carbon monoxide poisoning, and ensure food safety.
For more information on recovery from other hazards and disasters, visit the NJ Department of Health’s Office of Disaster Resilience webpage.
988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline
If you’re thinking about suicide, are worried about a friend or loved one, or would like emotional support, the Lifeline network is available 24/7 across the United States.
If you or someone you know needs support now, call or text 988 or chat online at 988lifeline.org
To report life-threatening or other emergencies, call 911
NJ 211 maintains a directory of resources to help including hotlines, treatment and counseling, support groups, and more. For more information, visit Mental Health Resources | NJ 211.
211 can be reached multiple ways: dial 211; text your zip code to 898-211; chat online; or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Disaster Distress Helpline, 1-800-985-5990, is a 24/7, 365-day-a-year, national hotline dedicated to providing immediate crisis counseling for people who are experiencing emotional distress related to any natural or human-caused disaster. For more information, visit Disaster Distress Helpline | SAMHSA.
NJ Disaster Mental Health Helpline can be reached at (877) 294-HELP (4357) for assistance and is activated during disasters. This helpline provides public access to targeted mental health services in case of a natural or artificial disaster or terrorist attack. The helpline is equipped to quickly develop resources to better assist New Jersey’s affected populations.
New Jersey Hope and Healing Crisis Counseling Program
Please call 866-202- HELP (4357) to talk with trained staff, 8 am to 8 pm, 7 days a week. The Crisis Counseling Program, New Jersey Hope and Healing model, provides psycho-education, individual and group crisis counseling and assessment, referral and resources linkage. For more information, visit Department of Human Services | Disaster Recovery.
Warn DEP is a hotline to report environmental incidents, abuses, and complaints in New Jersey or impacting the State. You may call (877) 927 6337 or use DEP's mobile application available for download on the App Store or Google Play. For more information, visit NJDEP | 1-877-WARNDEP Hotline.
Disaster Mental Health Resources | NJ Department of Human Services
Disaster Mental Health Online Directory
For a directory of additional mental health recovery resources available, visit the Department of Human Services | Disaster and Terrorism Branch. The New Jersey Division of Mental Health and Addiction Services (DMHAS) within the New Jersey Department of Human Services (DHS) has over 120 contracted community mental health provider agencies. Services available include:
- Individual crisis counseling
- Psychological first aid
- Disaster-specific psycho-educational information
- Group crisis counseling
- Consultation and training
- Information and referral services
- Toll-free warm line services
For more information, visit the Department of Human Services.