Mental Health America
Founded in 1909 by Clifford W. Beers, Mental Health America (MHA) is the nation’s leading community-based nonprofit dedicated to addressing the needs of those living with mental illness and promoting the overall mental health of all. During his stays in public and private institutions, Beers witnessed and was subjected to horrible abuse. From these experiences, Beers set into motion a reform movement that took shape and is known today as Mental Health America.
MHA’s programs and initiatives fulfill its mission of promoting mental health and preventing mental illness through advocacy, education, research and services. MHA’s national office and its 200+ affiliates and associates around the country work every day to protect the rights and dignity of individuals with lived experience and ensure that peers and their voices are integrated into all areas of the organization.
We are a not-for-profit dedicated to educating and raising awareness about adolescent depression, encouraging good mental health and breaking down the stigma surrounding mental health issues.
To make sure no young person feels alone in their depression. To become the leading provider of teen depression awareness programs and resources in school communities.
Society for the Prevention of Teen Suicide
Society for the Prevention of Teen Suicide is dedicated to increasing awareness, saving lives and reducing the stigma of suicide through specialized training programs and resources that empower teens, parents and educational leaders with the skills needed to help youth build a life of resiliency.
Who We Are
2NDFLOOR is a confidential and anonymous helpline for New Jersey's youth and young adults. We are here to help you find solutions to the problems that you face and we are available 24/7 365 days a year.
Attitudes In Reverse
Attitudes In Reverse or AIR® offers a comprehensive mental health plan to educate youth, from elementary level through college-age. AIR's programs are wrapped in messages of understanding, empathy and kindness towards all. At AIR, we believe that good mental health programming makes the best anti-bullying and suicide prevention plans. Breaking down stigma allows AIR to help identify youth who are at risk. Programs are also available for parents, teachers and all school staff. Certified AIR Dogs, therapy dogs, accompany all program presenters.
The Children’s System of Care (CSOC) serves families with youth up to 21 years of age who have emotional or behavioral health needs, including substance use and/or intellectual and developmental disabilities.
Through Perform Care, CSOC’s contracted management system, parents or guardians can be connected to appropriate services for their child. PerformCare is a path for families to request appropriate therapeutic, needs based services with a single phone call any time of the day or night. (877) 652-7624 or www.performcare.nj.org
Mobile Response and Stabilization Services (MRSS) can provide timely in home or community response to youth who are experiencing a crisis as defined by a family. MRSS will arrive within one to 24 hours, based on the family’s need and request for assistance. MRSS is available 24 hours a day, seven days, a week, 365 days a year by calling: (877) 652-7624 or www.performcare.nj.org
Case Management Organizations (CMOs) are county-based agencies that provide strength based, wraparound care planning and access to treatment and support services for youth and their families with complex needs. This work includes individualized service planning for youth and their families, creating linkages to identified services, crisis stabilization and support services and advocacy. CMO, maintains ResourceNet, a free online directory of program and support services in each county.
Family Support Organization (FSOs) are non-profit, county-based organizations run by families of youth and youth adults with emotional and behavioral challenges, substance use, and or/intellectual and development disabilities, FSO services include Advocacy, youth and caregiver support groups, educational support groups, and individual peer support for families of youth enrolled with Care Management Organizations (CMO).
Please note all services are authorized through Perform Care based on the youth’s clinical needs.