HELP IN ESSEX COUNTY
1) If someone may be in immediate danger -- you should call the police (911) -- for response/help. Don't wait if there is any cause to think a friend or loved one may be at risk for suicide.
2) Parents/caregivers may have a young person assessed to find out if s/he is suicidal. If a young person is under the age of 18, s/he may be brought to a hospital-based screening center for assessment.
Primary Screening Centers for Essex County:
These hospitals are properly staffed to respond to suicidal youth 24 hours/7 days per week.
East Orange General Hospital
300 Central Avenue
East Orange, NJ 07019
Newark Beth Israel
201 Lyons Avenue
Newark, NJ 07112
University Behavioral Health Care
150 Bergen Street
Newark, NJ 07101
3) Adolescent Behavioral Health/Crisis Intervention at Mountainside Hospital: call: 973-429-6963. Hospital-based service to assess youth in crisis and make referrals to an appropriate level of service. PLEASE NOTE: Mountainside does NOT have pediatric psychiatrist OR a pediatric in-patient unit. They will assess in the ER but transport minor-aged patients who need in-patient stabilization or care to other hospitals.