Support and Resources during COVID-19
Where to go for immediate help
The Crisis Text Line is open 24/7 – text NAMI to 741741
If you are feeling stressed, anxious or depressed due to COVID-19 call the Disaster Mental Health Helpline at 1-877-294-HELP (4357) for emotional support and guidance.
If you have specific questions about the Coronavirus, the NJ Coronavirus Call Center is available 24/7 to answer your questions at 1-800-222-1222 or 1-800-962-1253.
NJ Mental Health Cares is offering help to people dealing with anxiety and worry related to the outbreak. New Jerseyans can call 1-866-202-HELP (4357) for free, confidential support from trained specialists, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. seven days a week.
For the latest information about COVID-19 in New Jersey, go to the
Call (General COVID-19 Questions): 2-1-1 (7a-11p)
NAMI NJ Online Services
Messages from NAMI NJ Executive Director
New Jersey Hope and Healing – Disaster Recovery
New Jersey Hope and Healing is a FEMA-funded project which addresses the emotional and behavioral health needs of NJ residents concerned about the COVID-19 pandemic. Please call 866-202- HELP (4357) to talk with trained staff, 8 am to 8 pm, 7 days a week.
Department of Health, Charity Care Program
Charity Care Eligible patients will have access in the acute care setting that mirrors the Medicaid.
Federal Lifeline Assistance: Assurance Wireless
Assurance Wireless is a federal Lifeline Assistance program brought to you by Virgin Mobile. The Assurance Wireless offer provides eligible low-income free monthly data, unlimited texting, and free monthly minutes. Plus a free phone.
NJ Department of Health on Coronavirus Preparation at the State Psychiatric Hospitals
At each of the links below is some information under COVID-19 Preparedness:
American Psychological Association COVID-19 Information and Resources
Continually updated by APA for psychologists, health-care workers and the public.
Rutgers University Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology
GSAPP will offer phone and telepsychology services to help members of the community obtain short term supportive therapy or facilitate referral to therapists in their network.
Middlesex County Office of Human Services Resources
Resources for mental health, addiction recovery, peer support and general information about COVID-19. View the Mental Health Services Directory.
Collaborative Support Programs of New Jersey (CSPNJ)
CSPNJ is a peer led not-for-profit organization that provides community-based services that promote recovery and wellness for people with the lived experience of behavioral health conditions. Check out their Words of Wellness newsletters.
Justice in Aging – COVID-19 Resources
Justice in Aging is a national non-profit legal advocacy organization that fights senior poverty through law.
“Building Mental Resiliency” Video Series by Otsuka
This video series by Otsuka aims to support conversations and share resources to manage through the uncertainness of this time by bringing together experts. Otsuka Patient Support combines resources and tools for patients, their caregivers, and their prescribing team with access to their dedicated team of support members.
PhRMA’s Medicine Assistance Tool (MAT)
PhRMA’s MAT is a search engine designed to help patients, caregivers and health care providers learn more about the resources available through the various biopharmaceutical industry programs
For the latest medical information, including mental health guidance and tips, visit Centers for Disease Control’s website.