Kids, teens & young adults are coping with a lot. Their daily structure has been disrupted, & they are missing milestones, time in school & engaging with friends. These changes can weigh heavily on them & affect their mental & physical health.
Know the signs of crisis & get help from NJ Children’s System of Care (CSOC) if your child is in need.
- If you know a young person who is struggling or is contemplating suicide, let them know help is available.
- For youth in the Black, Indigenous, People of Color (BIPOC) community, the disproportionate impact of COVID-19 & ongoing civil unrest can affect individual well-being. Help is available.
- If you know someone feeling stressed or overwhelmed, help is available.
For real-time mental health supports & counselling, call @NewJerseyDCF’s Children’s System of Care (CSOC). CSOC provides children & adolescents with coordinated access to mental health supports, substance use treatment, & services for intellectual or developmental disabilities.
Notice sustained, unusual behavior? Call for help – don’t wait.
Call NJ’s Children’s System of Care: ☎️CSOC: 1-877-652-7624
Call NJ’s Suicide Prevention Hotline: ☎️NJ Hopeline: 1-855-654-6735
Ways to support a child before a crisis becomes a tragedy.
🙅Teach non-violent problem solving
💞Encourage healthy relationships
👂Listen & make sure they feel heard