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In the beginning…

The New Jersey Suicide Prevention Hopeline (NJ Hopeline) was launched in May of 2013. We were funded by the New Jersey Division of Mental Health and Addiction Services, and operated by Rutgers University Behavioral Health Care through our National Call Center.

Our Mission

Our mission is to provide support, assessment and, if needed, intervention in the most cooperative and least restrictive manner to callers who reach us by dialing 988

Our Community

Rutgers UBHC is a proud member of the 988 Lifeline Crisis Center Network since 2012. There are 5 active 988 Lifeline centers in New Jersey at present. As the sole center that operates 24 hours a day, every day of the year, Crisis Services at the Rutgers UBHC National Call Center provides backup statewide to ensure that all NJ calls are answered in state, by staff who are familiar with the local culture and resources.

Our Team

Our team is comprised of caring individuals who are specially trained mental health and peer support specialists. We have a dedicated clinical supervisor heading each team for every shift and senior clinical staff available for consultation at all times.

Who we are

What we do


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