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UNION COUNTY, NJ - The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders reminds residents that trained counselors at NJ Hopeline will provide confidential, anonymous guidance for people who may be having suicidal thoughts, or who know someone at risk.

NJHopeline may be contacted 24/7 by phone at 855-654-6735 or by live chat at njhopeline.com.

In addition, Union County residents can contact the County’s Behavioral Health office during regular business hours at 908-527-4846 for information on local resources for counseling and treatment.

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“The recent deaths of designer Kate Spade and chef Anthony Bourdain remind us that anyone, at any stage or station of life, can be overwhelmed by their circumstances,” said Freeholder Chairman Sergio Granados. “If you have the warning signs of suicide, or if you know someone who has these signs, please reach out to NJ Hopeline, or to anyone who can offer help.”

Common warning signs of suicide include talking about feeling trapped, hopeless or in unbearable pain; researching ways to kill oneself, such as obtaining a gun; and behavior changes involving sleep habits, drugs, alcohol or mood swings.

Behavioral Health is part of the Union County Department of Human Services, Division of Planning. More information is available at ucnj.org/departments/human-services.

 

NJ Hopeline is administered by Rutgers University Behavior Health Care, a member of the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. The  Lifeline may be contacted for help at 1-800-273-8255.

For all Union County programs and services visit ucnj.org, call the Public Info Line, 877-424-1234, email info@ucnj.org or use the online Contact Form.

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