Mental Health

On Campus

Hours: Monday through Saturday, with hours on campus by appointment.
Employee Assistance Program
Area Served: William Paterson University
Eligibility: Faculty, staff and their household members
Fees charged: Free

The EAP is a service for William Paterson University faculty and staff and their household members. The EAP offers confidential short term counseling and referral for problems ranging from work-related concerns to personal difficulties that affect an individual's everyday life. Trained counselors help with problems such as career issues, child care, elder care, family and workplace relationship problems, finances, health care, mental health, retirement, substance abuse, and Work/Life balance.

Off Campus

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

Information and resources on prevention, treatment, and rehabilitation services for mental illness. From the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Contact Hotline/Morris-Passaic
PO Box 219
Pequannock, NJ 07440-0219
Phone: (888) 904-1700, Toll free for callers (973) 831-1870 Local line for callers
Hours: 8 am - 11 pm, 7 days a week; overnights when volunteers available
Area Served: Northern New Jersey
Eligibility: No restrictions
Fees Charged: none

A helpline serving the community. Services include crisis intervention, information and referral to other helping agencies, and telephone counseling for those in need of a trained volunteer listener. Distributes "Teens: You Are Not Alone" bookmarks upon request to middle and high schools, church groups, libraries, and other interested parties.

Family Intervention/Morris/Community Program
158 Morris Street
Morristown, NJ 07960
Phone: (973) 285-0366
Hours: 9 am - 9 pm, Mon - Tues; 9 am - 5 pm, Wed, Thurs, Fri
Area Served: Morris County
Eligibility: Anyone interested in individual, marital, or family counseling. Client should call office to make appointment.
Fees Charged: $90/sliding fee scale

Program offers family, marital, and individual counseling on a variety of issues. Emphasis is on the family aspect of problems and how members can work together to alleviate problems.

Gay Activist Alliance/Gay Helpline of NJ
PO Box 137
Convent Station, NJ 07961-0137
Phone: (973) 285-1595
Hours: 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm, Sun and Mon (answering machine all other hours)
Area Served: New Jersey
Eligibility: Anyone looking for referrals and/or peer counseling on issues related to sexual orientation

The Gay Helpline of New Jersey provides callers with information on a wide array of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgendered organizations and services, including gay social groups, counselors, and support groups. The Helpline also offers peer counseling services provided by trained volunteers

Girls and Boys Town National Hotline
13940 Gutowski Rd.
Boys Town, NE 68010-7535
Phone: (800) 448-3000, (800) 448-1833 TDD
Hours: 24 hours, 7 days a week
Area Served: US
Fees Charged: None

Highly trained counselors provides short term crisis counseling, referral to local resources, and emergency intervention as needed. Problems dealt with include family conflicts, suicide, pregnancy, abuse, running away, and alcohol/drug abuse. Provided by Father Flanagan's Boy's Home. Brochures available.

Lesbian Helpline
2620 Whitehourse-Hamilton Square Rd.
Trenton, NJ 08690
Phone: (800) 224-0211
Hours: 7:30 pm - 9 pm, Mon - Fri; 12 pm - 2 pm, Sat & Sun
Area Served: New Jersey
Fees Charged: None

Help is provided to any lesbian or bisexual woman who is battered by a partner, ex-partner, family member, or roommate. Services include phone counseling and referrals to therapists and domestic violence shelter programs. Battered gay men are also welcome to use the helpline.


Mental Health Assn/Morris/Information & Referral
100 Route 46 East, Building C
Mountain Lakes, NJ 07046
Phone: (973) 334-3496
Hours: 9 am - 4:30 pm, Mon - Fri
Area Served: Morris County
Fees Charged: None

An I & R service designed to provide referrals and information regarding mental health treatment and services including non-profit counseling agencies and private practitioners.

NewBridge/Adult and Family Services/Passaic County
105 Hamburg Turnpike
Pompton Lakes, NJ 07444-0336
Phone: (973) 831-0613
Hours: 9 am - 9 pm, Mon - Thu; 9 am - 5 pm, Fri
Area Served: Passaic County
Fees Charged: Sliding fee scale

Morris County Office:
390 Main Rd.
Montville, NJ 07045
Phone: (973) 839-2520

Provides individual, family, and group counseling services for adults, adolescents, children, families and couples. Medication management and support groups for most age groups are also available. There is an additional site for Adult and Family Services at 1801 Greenwood Lake Turnpike, West Milford, NJ 07421.

NJ Eating Disorders Helpline
514 South Livingston Ave.
Livingston, NJ 07039
Phone: (800) 624-2268
Hours: 9 am - 5 pm, Mon - Fri
Area Served: New Jersey
Eligibility: None

The Helpline offers over-the-phone information and referral to private and non-profit organizations. Through the service, support groups are offered throughout the year. To register for support groups, call in advance. Also offers free counseling and advice, speakers bureau, educational programs, school prevention program.

North Jersey Consultation Center
769 Northfield Ave., Suite LL2
West Orange, NJ 07052
Phone: 973-736-7696
Hours: M-Sat 7:00am-9:00pm
Area Served: New Jersey, Essex, Morris, Union, etc.
Eligibility: None
Fees Charged: Sliding scale

The North Jersey Consultation Center, NJCC, is a mental health resource which provides short- or long-term treatment services to the community with fees based on ability to pay. NJCC therapists work with people of all ages-children, adolescents, and adults-using a variety of modalities including individual, couple, family, and group therapy. At NJCC our aim is to help people improve the quality of their lives and their relationships with others. Necessary Documentation: may be self referred, person must call

 Mental Health Assn of New York City/LifeNet
666 Broadway, 2nd Floor
New York, NY 10012
Phone: (800) 543-3638 800-LifeNet
Hours: 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
Area Served: New York City area
Fees Charged: None

Staff of mental health professionals, speaking a variety of languages, offer listening, assessment, and referral services for emotional and substance problems to persons in the New York City area 7 days a week, 24 hours a day. Callers may be referred to programs from a broad database of public and private community resources.