It's OK to ask for Help

" Millions of Americans have lost their jobs. They’ve watched helplessly as their meager savings dwindled away, as they were confined to their homes—prohibited from interacting with friends, attending church, temple or music and sporting events due to restrictions enacted in response to the Covid-19 pandemic. This resulted in a profound impact on the mental health and emotional well-being of people—leading to a significant increase in cases of anxiety, depression and deaths by suicide. " - Forbes

We probably all have stories of someone we know who is particularly struggling during these difficult times. The compounding effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, the economic downturn, and social unrest can all take a toll on mental wellness and negatively affect issues like depression, domestic violence and substance abuse.

If you or someone you know is struggling, it's OK to ask for help.

Here are some of the resources for Ocean County mental health services that offer community-based treatment options, as well as a list of free crisis hotlines.

Crisis Services:

Outpatient Services:

Child & Family Services:

Substance Abuse Services:

Supportive Care Services:

  • Southern Ocean County 24 Hr. Sexual Assault Crisis Hotline: (609)-494-1090

  • NJ Statewide 24 Hr. Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-572-SAFE (7233)

  • Ocean County Health Dept./Board of Social Services: 1-800-622-HELP (4357)

  • CONTACT Suicide Hotline: (609)-693-5834

  • NJ Department of Children and Families: 1-855-INFO-DCF (4636-323)

  • NJ 24 Hr. Child Abuse Hotline: 1-877-NJ-ABUSE (65-22873)

  • IME Addictions Access Center 24 Hr. Hotline: 1-844-276-2777

  • ReachNJ Dept. of Human Services 24 Hr. Hotline: 1-844-732-2465

(In the event of an emergency, please dial 911).

- The LEH United team.

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