Responding to a Mental Health Crisis
If you or a family member are experiencing the signs or symptoms of a mental illness and feel you are in crisis, call 201-262-HELP (4357). Crisis counselors are available 24/7 to guide you through the next steps of getting help.
The video below illustrates how individuals, law enforcement, and mental health professionals work together during a mental health crisis. A valuable teaching aid - for individuals, families, communities, law enforcement officials - to recognize and manage the signs and symptoms of mental illness. Features Amie Doyno of CarePlus in Paramus, and PESP (Psychiatric Emergency Screening Program) at Bergen Regional Medical Center.
Developing a Mental Health Crisis Action Plan Responding to a mental health crisis can be very stressful for all involved. Creating a Mental Health Crisis Action Plan and following the steps outlined in this brochure may help lessen the impact of a crisis.
If a crisis does occur, remember, the Police are typically the first to appear on the scene. The Police may work in partnership with mental health experts to resolve the crisis.
You can download a .pdf of this brochure here>
|Bergen County Key Resources|
|24 HOUR CRISIS / EMERGENCY RESPONSE|
|Psychiatric Screening||201-262-HELP |
|Suicide Prevention Lifeline||1-800-273-8255|
|INFORMATION & REFERRAL / ACCESS TO TREATMENT|
|Division of Mental Health||201-634-2750|
|Office of Alcohol & Drug Dependency
|Bergen Regional Medical Center
|SUPPORT, ADVOCACY AND EDUCATION|
|NAMI Bergen County [National Alliance on Mental Illness]||201-635-9595|
|NJ Children’s System of Care||1-877-652-7624|
|Juvenile / Family Crisis Intervention Unit||201-336-7360|
|Family Support Organization||201-796-6209|
Contact the Mental Health Board Office at
firstname.lastname@example.org or call 201-634-2750 for more information.
This initiative is the result of a collaborative effort of our county’s key stakeholders: Law Enforcement Officers, Mental Health Providers and Advocates, Planning and Media Specialists.