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Advising & Counseling

Personal Counseling ~ Web Resources


ONLINE MENTAL HEALTH SCREENING: https://www.mentalhealthscreening.org 

 

EMOTIONAL & PHYSICAL WELNESS

  1. Healthfinder.gov – sponsored by the office of Disease Prevention & Health Promotion www.healthfinder.gov   
  2. MedlinePlus – A service of the U.S. National Library of Medicine & the National Institutes of Health  www.medlineplus.gov   
  3. Centers for Disease Control & Prevention  www.cdc.gov   
  4. Aetna Intelihealth  www.intelihealth.com   
  5. Mayo Clinic.com  www.mayoclinic.com   
  6. WebMD  www.webmd.com   
  7. Womenshealth.gov – The Federal Government source for women’s health Information  www.womenshealth.gov   Available in Spanish at www.womenshealth.gov/espanol 
  8. Men’s health – www.cdc.gov/men   Available in Spanish at www.cdc.gov/spanish/etapas/hombres.html 
  9. Mental Health - Facts & Resources for Families – Guardian Life Insurance www.guardianinsurance.com.au/ArticleLibrary/Mental-Health-Facts-Resources-for-Families.aspx 
  10. American Society for Nutrition:  Peer-reviewed nutrition information www.nutrition.org 
  11. The American Institute of Stress:  Information/resources about stress-related difficulties & stress management www.stress.org 
  12. Stress Management:  How to reduce, prevent & cope with stress www.helpguide.org/mental/stress_management_relief_coping.htm 

   

ADDICTIVE DIFFICULTIES/COMPULSIVE BEHAVIORS

Alcohol and Other Drugs

  1. NCADD – National Council of alcoholism and Drug Dependence, Inc. www.ncadd.org 
  2. Addictions.com www.addictions.com 
  3. Online Intergroup  of Alcoholics anonymous www.aa-intergroup.org 
  4. Recovery Web www.recovery-man.com 
  5. Somerset County Treatment & Prevention Services www.somersettreatmentservices.org 
  6. Hunterdon County Prevention  Services www.hunterdonprevention.org 

Eating disorders

  1. Information about Eating-Disorders  www.eating-disorder.org 
  2. Eating disorders Recovery Center www.addictions.net 

Compulsive Gambling

  1. Council on Compulsive Gambling of New Jersey www.800gambler.org 

Smoking  

  1. QUITNET – A free resource to quit smoking www.quitnet.com 

Technology Addiction

  1. Articles  www.buzzle.com/articles/dangers-of-technology-addiction.html 
  2. Information  http://apps.cignabehavioral.com/web/basicsite/bulletinBoard/technologyNewAddiction.jsp 

 

MOOD-RELATED DIFFICULTIES

Anxiety & Depression

  1. Information about various forms of anxiety -  www.adaa.org/understanding-anxiety 
  2. Information about all forms of depression –  www.nimh.nih.gov/health/publications/depression/ 

Suicide

  1. American Association of Suicidology www.suicidology.org 

If you are in crisis, please contact the Somerset County Screening Center HOTLINE at (908) 526-4100, the Hunterdon County Screening Center HOTLINE at (908) 788-6400, or dial 911.

Grief & Loss

  1. Internet community of/for people dealing with grief, death & loss www.griefnet.org  
  2. Information & support relating to the grieving process www.pbs.org/thisemotionallife/topic/grief-and-loss 
  3. Information & outreach programming about grief & loss www.griefspeaks.com 
  4. Resources, support, and information about coping with grief www.hellogrief.org 
  5. Somerset county bereavement groups can be found at www.griefspeaks.com/id74.html 
  6. Hunterdon county bereavement groups can be found at www.griefspeaks.com/id45.html 

  

 LOCAL RESOURCES 

  1. Court Information (Somerset, Hunterdon & Warren Counties) www.judiciary.state.nj.us/somerset/index.htm   
  2. Legal Services & Information  www.lsnj.org/lsnwj  
  3. Legal Services & Information  www.LSNJLAW.ORG  
  4. Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office   www.scpo.net/  
  5. Hunterdon County Prosecutor’s Office  www.co.hunterdon.nj.us/prosecutor/index.html  
  6. Somerset County Board of Social Services  www.socialservices.co.somerset.nj.us/  
  7. Hunterdon County Board of Social Services www.co.hunterdon.nj.us/depts/social/socserv.htm  
  8. Somerset County  Domestic Violence Services www.resourcecenterofsomerset.org/ 
  9. Hunterdon County Domestic Violence Services www.safeinhunterdon.org  
  10. Somerset County Financial Assistance, including Food Banks & Pantries  www.needhelppayingbills.com/html/somerset_county_food_banks.html  
  11. Hunterdon County Food Banks/Pantries www.flemafp.com  
  12. Support for Military Families www.somersetmilitaryfamilysupportgroup.org/home  

Homelessness Prevention  

Somerset County:

  1. Catholic Charities, Somerville, 908-864-4061
    One time assistance with security deposit and/or rental assistance.
  2. Homeless Veterans Treatment Programs, Lyons VA Hospital, Lyons – 888-725-3000
  3. Home Sharing, Bridgewater – 908-526-4663
    Housing provided to persons seeking affordable housing by persons needing to share their home or apartment.
  4. Interfaith Hospitality Network, Somerville, 908-704-1920
    Temporary housing and links to community services for homeless families – social service agency referral is needed.
  5. Resource Center of Somerset (formerly Resource Center for Women and Their Families), Hillsborough, 866-685-1122
    Immediate temporary housing and supportive services for male and female domestic abuse victims; self-referral.
  6. Salvation Army, Bound Brook, 732-748-1146
    One time assistance with housing and housing related costs.
  7. Somerset County Board of Social Services
    Somerville office – 908-526-8800
    Somerset office – 732-846-6499
    North Plainfield office – 908-561-9400
    Emergency housing and temporary rental assistance for eligible families.

Hunterdon County:

  1. Catholic Charities, Flemington, 908-782-7905
    One time assistance with security and/or rental assistance.
  2. Family Promise of Hunterdon (formerly Interfaith Hospitality Network), Flemington, 908-782-2490
    Temporary housing and links to community services for homeless families – social service agency referral is required.
  3. Home Sharing, Bridgewater, 908-526-4663
    Housing provided to persons seeking affordable housing by persons needing to share their home or apartment.
  4. Hunterdon County board of Social Services, Flemington, 908-788-1300
    Emergency housing and temporary rental assistance for eligible families.
  5. SAFE in Hunterdon (formerly Women’s Crisis), Flemington, 888-988-4033
    Immediate temporary housing and supportive services for male and female domestic abuse victims; self-referral. 
  6. Salvation Army, Flemington, 908-237-9008
    One time assistance with housing and housing related costs.

Food Pantries    

 Somerset County:   

  1. Food Bank Network- Located at: 9 Easy Street in Bound Brook: (732) 560-1813    
  2. Franklin Township Food Bank- 60 Millstone Road Somerset, NJ 08873: (732) 246-0009  
  3. Hillsborough Food Pantry: (908) 369-3880   

 Hunterdon County 

  1. 154 Rt. 31, Flemington (across the parking lot from Wal-Mart): (908) 788-5568   
  2. Fisherman’s Mark, Lambertville: (609) 397-0194   
  3. Frenchtown Presbyterian Church: (908) 996-2227  

 

     

     

              

              In the event of a weather emergency, ... 

    To find out if a Red Cross shelter operating in your community, call 1-800-RED-CROSS or check online at http://app.redcross.org/nss-app/   

    New Jersey Disaster Mental Health Helpline is (877) 294-HELP (4357) or the TTY line for deaf and hard of hearing is 877-294-4356.   

    Support for Mental Health Consumers: MHANJ's Peer Recovery WarmLine may be reached by calling (877) 292-5588. This is a professional program through which trained peer specialists provide ongoing telephone support to mental health consumers. This type of assistance may be especially helpful to people who have mental health problems who may feel particularly anxious or who may be displaced.   

     

      

     

 

COPING WITH TRAUMATIC EVENTS

  1. UMDNJ - University Behavioral HealthCare - Helping Your Children Focus on the Good People in the World
     
    http://ubhc.umdnj.edu/brti/tlc/docs/Boston_Bombings.pdf
  2. Coping With a Traumatic Event http://emergency.cdc.gov/masscasualties/copingpub.asp

 

  SUPPORT/SELF-HELP   

  1. Self-Help Group Sourcebook Online  www.mentalhelp.net/selfhelp/ 
  2. NJ Self Help Clearing House: Support Groups www.njgroups.org 
  3. American Psychological Association’s Help Center http://apahelpcenter.org/    
  4. Education, Resources, and Advocacy for Victims/Survivors  of Sexual Assault www.rainn.org/      
  5. GLBT Support in NJ www.pridecenter.org/groups/      
  6. Crisis Intervention and Suicide Prevention for GLBT Youth www.thetrevorproject.org      

 

  
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