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National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-TALK (8255)   Nacional de Prevencion del Suicidio 1-888-628-9454
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The Peer Recovery Warm Line

This page includes links to organizations and resources that may be helpful to people who have been affected by disasters, as well as the professional community seeking to provide assistance.

New Jersey Disaster Critical Incident Stress Response

New Jersey Disaster Critical Incident Stress Response (NJDCISR) is a grant-funded program administered by the Office of Employee and Organization Development that addresses the needs of high-risk rescuers and first responders.

NJDCISR utilizes a customized Critical Incident Stress Response model that is comprehensive, statewide, and first responder oriented. This model draws upon peer support and first responder expertise to integrate lessons-learned from experience with previous disasters and events, as well as through interactive response and training. You can learn more about NJDCISR by visiting their website at
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The N.J. Self-Help Clearing House was started in 1981 as the first statewide operation of its kind in the country. The Clearing House provides information about self-help groups that are available, how to develop a group, training for group leaders and facilitators, and publications such as the annual Self-Help Group Directory which lists over 5,000 state and national groups. Information about the Clearinghouse can be found at the Self-Help Clearinghouse website or by calling 1-800-FOR-MASH (Mutual Aid Self-Help).
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EOHSI Resource Center
The Resource Center is an outreach component of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences Institute (EOHSI) sponsored by UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, scientists, faculty and staff members of EOSHI. More about the EOSHI research and education programs related to 9/11 can be found at the 
EOHSI website.
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Helping Children After a Disaster
Helpful advice about speaking to children after all types of disasters, provided by the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.  More information can be found on the
Academy's website.
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New Jersey Victim-Witness Advocacy Assistance
The Office for Victim-Witness Advocacy is located within the various County Prosecutor's Offices and can assist victims of the terrorist attack with a variety of services, including: assisting victims and surviving family members in completing claim forms for compensation benefits; assisting in calling the available agencies to find out about available benefits or the status of benefits processing; accessing local services for counseling, food and other necessities; providing information to employers, schools, etc., on behalf of victims for time missed due to the tragedy.

Visit the 
NJVW website to learn more about Victim-Witness Assistance in New Jersey.
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New Jersey Partners
New Jersey Partners is an organization dedicated to increasing public awareness of the unique mental health and substance abuse issues of older adults, promoting education and leadership among stakeholders, and making a positive impact on service delivery systems. Visit the 
N.J. Partners website to learn more about their activities.
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Gift from Within
Gift from Within is a non-profit organization dedicated to those who suffer post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), those at risk for PTSD, and those who care for traumatized individuals. Gift from Within develops and disseminates educational material, including videotapes, articles, books, and other resources through its website, and maintains a roster of survivors who participate in a peer support network. You can learn more about Gift from Within by visiting
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Additional Advice and Guidance
Please visit the sites below for additional advice and guidance about the emotional consequences of traumatic events and ideas for coping.  Emotional support for people affected by this and other overwhelming events is available by calling New Jersey MentalHealthCares Disaster Mental Health Helpline toll free at (877) 294-HELP (4357), where experienced crisis counselors can be reached. A TTY line is also available at (877) 294-4356.

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