For Emergency situations:  

In any emergency, call 911 for the quickest possible response.

If you or someone you know could be in danger of hurting themselves or others due to a mental health crisis, call Psychiatric Emergency Services at Newton Medical Center, 973-383-0973.

Suicide and Crisis Lifeline call 988, or text 741741

Toll-Free Homeless Hotline (NORWESCAP) 877-661-4357

For Children’s Mobile Response and Stabilization Services, call PerformCare, 877-652-7624: available to children and youth experiencing emotional or behavioral crises 24/7. This service, provided by the NJ Children’s System of Care, is designed to help defuse an immediate crisis, keep children and their families safe, and maintain children/youth in their own homes in the community.

Division of Child Protection & Permanency 877-NJ ABUSE (formerly called DYFS)

Domestic Abuse and Sexual Assault (DASI) Hotline   973-875-1211

Sussex County CLEAR program for free addiction help:  844-SC-CLEAR

For outpatient treatment, counseling and case management:

Newton Medical Center, Atlantic Behavioral Health Services (accepts Medicaid & charity care) 175 High Street, Newton, NJ  07860 973-383-1533 (outpatient)

Newton Medical Center Acute Partial Program   973-579-8681

NewBridge Services (adults & families) 973-316-9333 (may request Sparta office)  (accepts Medicaid; has an APN for psychiatric treatment and mediation monitoring)

Bridgeway-Sussex PATH 973-383-8670 (Outreach to homeless persons with mental illness)

Community Support Team, Bridgeway Sussex 973-383-8670 (case management)

Psycho/Social Rehabilitation Partial Care: Bridgeway Sussex 973-383-8670

Center for Prevention and Counseling 973-383-4787,  (Substance use and addiction counseling)

Advance Housing (supportive housing and community support services) 973-940-8882

Community Hope (supportive housing and community support services) 973-463-9600

Easterseals New Jersey (supportive housing and community support services) 732-257-6662 

Project Self-Sufficiency 973-940-3500,

Youth Advocate Programs, Inc. (YAP), Sparta 973-729-3617 (accepts Medicaid) (outpatient services for youth and adults from Morris & Sussex Counties),


For information and referral:

NAMI Sussex (National Alliance on Mental Illness) 862-299-9250 or 

IFSS (Intensive Family Support Services) of MHA (Mental Health Association) – Sussex office  973-579-4399, x. 402

Sussex County Mental Health Administrator, Cindy Armstrong,   973-940-5200, x. 1371

Sussex Warren Project Family Connect Central Intake 1-844-807-3500, Project Self-Sufficiency

Sussex County Mental Health/Substance Use Board   973-940-5200, x. 1371 

Sussex County Division of Social Services 973-383-3600 (83 Spring St., Newton)  (general assistance, food stamps, food pantry locations, assistance with Medicaid applications)

NJ Mental Health Cares,, 866-202-HELP (4357)

Sussex County Division of Community and Youth Services   973-940-5200

Sussex County Division of Senior Services 973-579-0555 (aging and disability resources)

NORWESCAP Senior HelpLine 973-784-4900, x. 3503,

NAMI –NJ Office 732-940-0991,

Mental Health Association in New Jersey 800-367-8850,

NAMI National HelpLine 1-800-950-NAMI (6264) or 

General information and referral for NJ dial 211 or visit 

For free support:

A Way to Freedom – Community Wellness Center 973-300-0830, 29 Trinity St., Newton (rear) 

Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA) Succasunna, 1st & 3rd Thurs., 7:15 973-647-8082, Meets in Morristown, Tues., 7:30 973-994-1143 after 6:00 pm

Support groups for family members/caregivers of loved ones with mental illness:

NAMI Sussex 973-214-0632,  Third Tues. of the month, 7:00pm

IFSS Family Support Groups 973-579-4399, x. 402 (specify IFSS Sussex) Wednesday, 6:30pm, and 1st & 3rd Monday 11:00am, pre-registration by phone or email required:

IFSS provides support for individuals who have an adult family member with mental illness. Caring for someone who has a mental illness may be physically and emotionally stressful. These stresses cause feelings of frustration, embarrassment, resentment and anger.  IFSS provides supportive counseling, family support groups, psychoeducational workshops, advocacy and referral/service linkage on behalf of family members.  Family members and professionals work collaboratively to provide each family with the knowledge, skills and supports they identify as useful to the family’s overall functioning and sense of control. Families choose from an array of services that are most relevant to their circumstances and may change over time. Services are available to any family, free of charge and regardless of whether or not the ill family member is receiving mental health services.

      Mental Health Association of Essex and Morris, Inc. (
83 Spring St., Newton, NJ 07860
Family Support Specialist: Carrie Parmelee, LSW
Phone Number: (973) 579-4399

Family Partners of Morris & Sussex, FSO 973-940-3194  (for families of children with emotional, behavioral or mental health challenges)

NJ Self-Help Group Clearinghouse 800-367-6274,

MHANJ Peer Recovery Warm Line 1-877-292-5588

Alcoholics Anonymous 800-242-1377

Narcotics Anonymous 800-992-0401

NJ Connect for Recovery 855-652-3737, 


National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)

Morris/Sussex Resource Net 

Sussex County Resource Directory 

National Institute of Mental Health

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services

New Jersey Protection and Advocacy

New Jersey Assoc. of Mental Health Agencies

Eligibility screenings for food stamps, Medicaid, home energy assistance, welfare programs


Financial assistance for medications;

Social Security Administration  (800-772-1213) 

Division of Mental Health and Addiction Services (DMHAS) – State of NJ 


NAMI’s resource guide for those experiencing a mental health crisis – A Guide to Navigating A Mental Health Crisis

NAMI NJ – NAMI New Jersey (NAMI NJ) is a statewide non-profit organization dedicated to improving the lives of individuals and families affected by mental illness.

NAMI National – NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, is the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness.

Family Partners of Morris and Sussex Counties, a Family Support Organization, is a private, family-led organization that provides support for families with children who have special mental health, emotional or behavioral challenges and is based on three core principles: Support, Education and Advocacy.

The Statewide Parent Advocacy Network (SPAN) is an independent 501(c)3 organization committed to empowering families as advocates and partners in improving education, health, and mental health outcomes for infants, toddlers, children and youth. SPAN is a “first stop” for New Jersey families. SPAN is New Jersey’s Parent Training and Information Center; Family to Family Health Information Center; Family Voices State Affiliate Organization; Parent to Parent USA affiliate; and a chapter of the Federation of Families for Children’s Mental Health.

Morris and Sussex ResourceNet provides a wide range of information about support, resources, and services for families in Morris and Sussex Counties, New Jersey.


If you are in crisis, please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255) or contact the Crisis Text Line by texting TALK to 741741.

NJHOPELINE (NJ state suicide hotline) – 855-654-6735

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP), New Jersey chapter – 

NAMI Sussex can be contacted by individuals or family members affected by mental illness to request telephone or email support and referral.  Please email requests for support to

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 1-877-289-HELP (4357) for emotional support and guidance.


Atlantic Health System is following specific CDC guidelines regarding patient testing. Call their hotline if you or a loved one is exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19 or have had direct contact with someone who has a confirmed case of Novel Coronavirus. Please note that this line cannot provide direction or referrals for COVID-19 testing.

The COVID-19 Community Support Line at 973-494-9585 is available Monday to Friday from 8:00am to 4:00pm. A highly-trained Atlantic Health System nurse will answer your call, consult with you, and direct you to the resources you need.

The New Jersey Department of Health has a 24-hour hotline at 1-800-962-1253 where trained health care professionals are standing by to answer questions about COVID-19.