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In the beginning…
The New Jersey Suicide Prevention Hopeline (NJ Hopeline) was launched in May of 2013. We are 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 is to provide support, assessment and, if needed, intervention in the most cooperative and least restrictive manner to New Jersey residents in emotional distress and suicidal crisis.
Rutgers UBHC is a proud member of the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (NSPLL) Crisis Center Network since 2012. There are 5 active NSPLL centers in New Jersey at present. As the sole center that operates 24 hours a day, every day of the year, the NJ Hopeline provides back-up coverage for the other 4 New Jersey NSPLL crisis centers to ensure that all New Jersey calls are answered in state, by staff who are familiar with the local culture and resources.
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.
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