If you or a loved one is having a psychiatric emergency, call 911 or report to your nearest emergency room.
An emergency is considered to be any serious and sudden medical, emotional, or behavioral health situation that, if not given immediate professional attention, could lead to someone being severely harmed.
BURLINGTON COUNTY, NJ
Screening and Crisis Intervention Program for Burlington County: 609-835-6180
Psychiatric crisis stabilization services,24-hours per day, 365 days per year. Provides clinical assessment to determine appropriate level of psychiatric care needed. Can conduct mobile outreach or community based assessments.
Children: Children’s Mobile Response and Stabilization Services for Burlington County: 877-652-7624
Provides crisis intervention to families with a child or youth exhibiting emotional or behavioral disturbances that threaten to disrupt their current living arrangements. Trained response workers diffuse crises at the site of the crisis for up to 72 hours. They work with the family to develop an individualized crisis plan and coordinate in-home follow-up intervention services for up to eight weeks.
OTHER NJ COUNTIES
If your situation is not immediately life-threatening, contact PerformCare at 1-877-652-7624 and follow the menu prompts provided for an urgent situation. You may be referred to a crisis/screening center. The NJ Department of Human Services offers a list of crisis/screening centers by county.
- NJ Hopeline: 1-855-654-6735.
The NJ Hopeline has specialists available 24/7 who offer counseling and support over the phone.
- 2nd Floor Youth Helpline: 1-888-222-2228 (call or text).
2NDFLOOR is a confidential helpline for New Jersey’s youth that helps find solutions to problems they face at home, at school, or at play.
MONTGOMERY COUNTY, PA
Montgomery County Emergency Service: 610-279-6100
The MCES provides services for individuals experiencing psychiatric and/or drug/alcohol emergencies. Experienced crisis workers provide telephone support, referral information and comprehensive assessment. Services are offered over the phone or in person.
Crisis support is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Crisis workers will help you resolve crisis situations through telephone and mobile support when needed. They are there to help with immediate crisis situations and to help reduce and manage recurring crises. All services are provided at no charge.
Abington Hospital Crisis Intervention: 215-481-2525
The Crisis Service program provides 24-hour crisis intervention services for individuals experiencing behavioral health emergencies. Crisis clinicians are available to provide comprehensive assessment and referral services. Services are provided either in the Crisis Service office or in the Emergency Trauma Center inpatient unit at Abington Hospital – Jefferson Health.
SUICIDE PREVENTION HOTLINE
- National Suicide Prevention Lifeline(Opens in a new window): 1-800-273-8255.
The Lifeline provides 24/7 free and confidential support for people during emergencies. The Lifeline also helps specific groups, such as youth, loss survivors, veterans, LGBTQ+, and more, cope with suicidal thoughts.