Useful Links

  • If you or someone you know is in a crisis or having suicidal thoughts, please reach out to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255. This number is staffed 24 hours a day with no exclusions.  This number provides free and confidential emotional support to those in emotional distress.
  • You can also text HOME to 741741 to be connected with the Crisis Text Line.
  • Performcarenj.org offers services for youth that need counseling, housing, or substance use treatment. They can be reached by calling 1-877-652-7624.
  • NJ Hopeline offers 24/7 counseling support and can be reached by calling 1-855-654-6735.
  • Click here  to find a Mental Health First Aid course near you! Highly recommended from Panelist Kimme Carlos.
  • Psychology Today has many great articles that cover a wide range of topics related to mental health.
  • NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, is the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to helping Americans affected by mental illness.
  • For those requesting further information about T-Kea Blackman’s book or podcast please visit her website www.firefliesunite.com She also has additional resources listed that you may find useful.
  • For those seeking a therapist, here are a few websites:
  1. therapyforblackgirls.com
  2. theravive.com
  3. ethniccounselors.com
  4. goodtherapy.com
  5. therapytribe.com
  6. christiancounselordirectory.com
  7. blacktherapistsrock.com
  8. aapaonline.org (Asian American Psychological Association)
  9. muslimmentalhealth.com
  10. lgbtqtherapistresource.com
  11. nqttcn.com/directory (National Queer and Trans Therapist of Color)
  • Online Counselling
  1. betterhelp.com
  2. talktoivy.com
  3. talkspace.com
  • For those seeking free or low-cost counseling services:
  1. opencounseling.com
  2. njmentalhealthcares.org
  3. ccdom.org (Catholic Charities)
  4. jfscentralnj.org (Jewish Family Services)