Department of Military and Veterans Affairs

Military/Family Support Save NJ Vets

Psychological Health Program

New Jersey Army National Guard

Contact Information

Soldiers can make referrals by contacting any of the phone numbers listed.

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MAJ Doris Ruiz, LCSW

Clinical Social Worker & Director
Availability: As needed

CPT Kevin Ball, LCSW

Clinical Social Worker & T5
Availability: Monday through Friday 0700-1700

CPT Marissa Canonico, LCSW

Clinical Social Worker & T5
Availability: Monday through Friday 0700-1700

Ms. Jennifer Livingstone, LCSW

Clinical Social Worker - T5
Availability: Monday through Friday 0700-1700

Services Offered

  • Screenings
  • Self-Referred Assessments
  • Command-Directed Behavioral Health Assessments
  • Referral To Therapeutic Services
  • Clinical Case Management
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Psychoeducational Training
  • Suicide Prevention
  • Brief Supportive Counseling

Additional Hotlines

  • Suicide Prevention Lifeline / Veterans Crisis Line
    988 (Call and Text 24/7, Veterans Press 1 or text 838255)

  • Peer Recovery WarmLine (PRW)
    1-877-292-5588 is a peer-run service providing ongoing telephone support to mental health consumers as they work towards their recovery.

  • NJMentalHealthCares
    1-866-202-HELP(4357) is New Jersey's mental health information and referral service.

  • NJ Hopeline
    1-855-654-6735. Whatever you're going through, feeling, or thinking, we are here to listen and support you. Don't face it alone.

  • NJ Vet2Vet
    1-866-838-7654 is a 24 hour/7-day a week helpline coordinated by Rutgers University Behavioral Health Care. The helpline features peer counseling for Veterans, members of the Air/Army National Guard, and family members.

  • COP 2 COP
    1-866-267-2267 is a free and confidential 24-hour telephone helpLine. It is available exclusively for law enforcement officers and their families to help deal with personal or job related stress and behavioral healthcare issues.

  • SAMHSA's Disaster Distress Helpline
    Toll-Free: 1-800-985-5990 (English and español)
    SMS: Text TalkWithUs to 66746
    SMS (español): "Hablanos" al 66746
    TTY: 1-800-846-8517
    Website (English):

  • National Domestic Violence Hotline
    For any victims and survivors who need support, call 1-800-799-7233 or 1-800-787-3224 for TTY, or if you're unable to speak safely, you can log onto or text LOVEIS to 22522.

  • The National Sexual Assault Telephone Hotline
    Call 800-656-HOPE (4673) to be connected with a trained staff member from a sexual assault service provider in your area.

  • Trans Lifeline
    Dial 877-565-8860 for US and 877-330-6366 for Canada. Trans Lifeline's Hotline is a peer support service run by trans people, for trans and questioning callers.

  • Post-Partum Depression Hotline
    1-800-PPDMOMS (773-6667) provides peer support and referrals.

  • Hotline for Survivors of Domestic Abuse
    1-866-331-9947 (24/7). Text "loveis" to 22522.

  • LGBT National Help Center

    888-843-4564 or refer to their website at

Last Updated: 07/18/2023
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