Mental health hotlines for first responders, healthcare workers, cops go live in N.J.

New mental COVID-based health hotlines and support groups are now available for New Jersey-based healthcare workers, police officers, and firefighters, reports Susan K. Livio of NJ.com.

HEAL NJ Healthcare Workers COVID Hope & Healing Helpline is available daily from 8:00am until 8:00pm at 1-833-416-8773.

RISE: NJ First Responders COVID Hope & Healing Helpline at 1-833-237-4325, is also available from 8:00am until 8:00pm. Support groups can be found here.

NJ Suicide Prevention Hopeline – 1-855-654-6735.

At other times, those in crisis in NJ may dial “1,″ and speak with the NJ Suicide Prevention Hopeline. It may be dialed directly: 1-855-654-6735.

To learn more about the HEAL NJ line and to find a peer support group, please click here.

Crisis help for people who do not fall into the above groups can be found by calling 1-866-202-4357 or texting texting NJHOPE to 51684 from 8:00am until 8:00pm.

Video American Sign Language help line for deaf and hard of hearing – 1-973-870-0677.

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