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Resources for YOU right on your CELL PHONE


MINDFULNESS AND MEDITATION : 

  • Calm: Best for visualizing and looking inward 

  • Headspace: Best for learning lifelong mindfulness skills (free) 

  • Insight Timer: Best for free guided meditations and talks from celebrities and gurus around the world (free) 

  • Smiling Mind: Best for guided meditation and exercises/activities to daily challenges (free) 

  • Mindshift: free self-help anxiety relief app, the helps you reduce worry, stress, and panic 

  • Stop, Breathe & Think: The app offers basic information on mindfulness, meditation, thoughts, stress, and the effects of stress on the body. It offers daily reminders to “check-in” (free) 


BEHAVIORAL AND HABIT AIDS: 

  • MindDoc: Best for teens who struggle with or want more insight into their mental wellbeing 

  • Pacifica: Best for breaking the vicious cycle of negative thoughts (free) 

  • Calm Harm: Best for teens who struggle with self-harm 

  • MoodPath: Best for teens who need help detecting symptoms of depression 

  • Happify: fast-track to a good mood. Try various engaging games, activity suggestions, gratitude prompts and more to train your brain as if it were a muscle, to overcome negative thoughts.

  • Aura: Best for personalized tracks and coaches 

  • Simple Habit: Best for teens with busy schedules 

  • Fabolous Self Care: promote healthy lifestyle by taking users step-by-step to set out daily routines and beneficial habits. Includes suggestions and activities to integrate exercise and diet plans, coaching on goal-setting and making sustainable positive changes, and tools to boost energy, motivation and wellness. 

  • WhatsUP: helps you cope with depression, anxiety, stress and more. Use the positive and negative habit tracker to maintain your goal habits, and break those that are counterproductive. We particularly love the “ Get Grounded” page, which contains over 100 different questions to pinpoint what you’re feeling and the “thinking patterns” page, which teaches you how to stop negative internal monologues. 


SAFETY: 

  • My3: Best for teens with suicidal thoughts who could benefit from a support network (free) 


LEARNING: 

  • Emotionary: best for teens searching for the language to better express themselves and have their emotional needs met (free) 

  • For me: Best for teens who are looking to access support on a wide selection of mental health and wellbeing topics. Articles, videos, message boards and the ability to connect with a childline counselor, if needed. Password-protected “Locker Room” to bookmark articles, reflect and track their moods, keep an online journal, store artwork and counselor conversations. (Free)

  • Moodpath: Best of teens who want to track their psychological, emotional and physical health, assessing symptoms, and providing tools for reflection. The app also provides education on the psychology behind mood , signs of depression, and effective tools to improve mental health mood, sleep, and self-advocacy. 

  • Middle School Confidential: This is a series of apps in the format of a graphic novel that teaches students how to overcome everyday situations that present in mid-childhood, including struggling with self confidence, coping with relationship issues among friends and family members, dealing with bullies, and much more. Each book has quizzes, quotes and tips from real teens, advice from parenting experts, and lots of online and real world resources. 

POSITIVE MESSAGING: 

  • I am: Choose intentions and set reminders to receive affirmations throughout the day

  • Grateful: Grateful provides you with daily prompts like “What made you smile today?” or “ What made today a good day?” You just need to answer with a word or a paragraph, and then you can add a photo to represent your thoughts. (free) 

  • Motivation- Daily quotes: this app sends you an inspirational and motivational quote everyday. It allows you to select a number of categories, and will then send quotes from the categories you select. 


GRIEF RESOURCES: 

  • EduHero Call line, 201-296-5076. Mon-Fri: 9am-5pm (for educator support) 

  • Bergen Resource Net, visit: https://www.bergenresourcenet.org/

  • A Toolkit for Children and Families, for more, visit: https://www.nj.gov/dcf/about/divisions/dcsc/

  • The Pandemic Toolkit Parents, For More: www.childtrauma.org 

  • Imagine, NJ, visit: imaginemj.org 

  • Hearts and Crafts Grief Counseling, Hillsdale, NJ, For more: www.heartsandcraftscounseling.org 

  • Rainbows group in YMCA-Ridgewood, NJ (free) 201-444-5600 

  • Echoes Grief Center in Jersey City, NJ 201-433-2244 

  • Hope in Morristown, NJ 888-920-2201 visit: hopesnj.org 

  • Grief Speaks 1-800-367-6274 or visit http://www.griefspeaks.com/

  • The Valley Hospital Ridgewood, NJ-Art/ Grief Therapy Program 

  • National Alliance for Children’s Grief, visit:  https://childrengrieve.org/

  • NJ 2-1-1, for more: www.NJ211.org 

  • For more information about Grief: www.grief.com


MENTAL HEALTH RESOURCES: 

  • Mental Health America: refers mental health services 

            www.mentalhealthamerica.net or 800-969-NMHA(6642)


  • National Alliance on Mental Illness 

             www.nami.org or 800-950-NAMI(6264)



  • Boys Town National Hotline Support for young people and families going through difficulties www.boystown.org/hotline or 800-448-3000


SUICIDE: 


  • 24-Hour National Suicide Crisis Hotline: Automatically directs call to crisis center 
    1-800-SUICIDE (784-2433)



  • Hopeline: Teen to Teen peer counseling 877-YOUTHLINE 

  • 2ND Floor Youth Helpline 
    www.2ndfloor.org or 888-222-2228

  • Peer Warm Line, NJ 1-877-292-5588
     

  • Crisis Text Line: Text HOME OR 741741 


POST TRAUMATIC STRESS: 

  • National Center for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder 
    www.ptsd.va.gov or 802-296-6300 


ABUSE: 

  • National Domestic Violence Hotline
    www.thehotline.org/ or 800-799-SAFE(7233) 

  • National Sexual Assault Hotline 800-656-HOPE (4673) 

  • Childhelp National Child Abuse Hotline 1-800-422-4453 


SUBSTANCE ABUSE SUPPORT: 

  • National Drug and Alcohol Treatment Hotline: 800-662-HELP (4357)

  • National Clearinghouse Alcohol & Drug Abuse Hotline: 800-729-6686

  • Al-Anon and AlaTeen: 888-425-2666 or 888-4AL-ANON 


RUNAWAY: 

  • National Runaway Safeline 800-RUNAWAY (786-2929) 


LGBTQ+ SUPPORT: 


EATING DISORDERS: 

  • National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders 
    www.anad.org/ or 847-831-3438

  • National Eating Disorders Association Information and Referral Helpline: Support for people struggling with eating disorders 
    www.nationaleatingdisorders.org/ or 800-931-2237 


CRIME:

  • National Center for Victims of Crime 
    www.victimsofcrime.org or 800-FYI-CALL (394-2255)

  • Anti-Hate Line: Discrimination support and resource referral 800-649-0404 

  • Teen Health Questions: Children’s Hospital Teen Resource Line 
    888-711-TEEN (8336)