• Jackson School District Counseling Resources for Families

    We want our parents, staff and students to know that during times of crisis or sadness, the Jackson School District is here to help. Please do not hesitate to reach out to our school staff, counselors and other members of our Crisis Team if you or your child need assistance.

    Please do not hesitate to reach out to your school's guidance office for assistance.

    Below is a list of resources that may be helpful as well.

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    2nd Floor Youth Help Line

    A confidential and anonymous helpline for New Jersey's youth and young adults. 



    Psychiatric Emergency Screening Services (PESS)

    Emergency screening and interventions for people experiencing traumatic events. 

    732-886-4474 or Toll free - 866-904-4474



    Society for the Prevention of Teen Suicide

    When do the normal ups and downs of adolescence become something to worry about? How can you know if suicide is a risk for your family? And if you are worried about it, what can you do? If you find yourself asking some of these questions, you’re not alone. The Society for the Prevention of Teen Suicide can help.



    National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

    Dial 988. Or visit https://988lifeline.org/


    Children’s Mobile Response and Stabilization System

    Provides time-limited, crisis intervention/stabilization services to children with emotional or behavioral disturbances.




    Coalition to Support Grieving Students

    Children experiencing grief can experience intense emotional reactions when they are reminded suddenly of a lost loved one. Find out how to support a young child going through grief triggers.



    Ocean County Department of Health

    Website and Crisis Hotlines.www.ochd.org 


    RWJ Barnabas Health Grief & Loss

    Robert Wood Johnson Behavioral Health Access Center. 24-hour consults and mental health support to help find the right type of assistance for those in need.




    Preferred Behavioral Health of NJ

    Individual and group counseling services available




    American Foundation for Suicide Prevention

    A national not-for-profit organization dedicated to understanding and preventing suicide.



    Suicide Prevention Resource Center

    Very helpful resources if suicide has touched your life.



    The Compassionate Friends

    Grief support after the death of a child.