Virtual School Counseling Community Resources
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Clifton Public Schools Virtual School Counseling Community Resources List
During the closure of schools due to the health emergency, the Clifton School Counseling Department will be operating virtually. School counselors can be reached during regular school business hours via email as they will be checking their emails periodically. Virtual meetings through Google Hangouts can also be arranged. To schedule an appointment, parents/guardians and students can email their school counselor directly to find a mutually agreed upon date/time.
If you or someone you know is in crisis, DIAL 911 or go to the nearest emergency room.
COVID-19 Health Resources
New Jersey Department of Health - New Jersey Department of Health Hotline for Questions/Concerns: 1-800-222-1222. The NJDOH Novel Coronavirus Call Center is open and is taking calls from the general public only. It is open 24/7 and can accommodate callers in multiple languages.
Mental Health Resources
Feeling stressed about the novel coronavirus and would like to talk with a mental health professional? -The NJ Department of Human Services operates a toll-free “warm line” which is a resource for people seeking mental health service. The warm line is activated during events that impact the mental health of New Jersey residents. The warm line is available 24 hours and has language access; (877) 294-HELP (4357).
NOTE: The “warm line” does not replace 911 and is not used to report emergencies.
Perform Care - 1 (877) 652-7624 https://www.performcarenj.org/index.aspx
Hotlines and Assistance
Suicide Prevention Hotline: 1-800-273-8255
2nd Floor Youth Helpline: call 888-222-2228 anytime or text at 888-222-2228
Mental Health Cares Helpline: 866-202-HELP (4357)
Mental Wellness for Teens - amid Covid-19
5 Ways to Help Teens Manage Anxiety About the Coronavirus Adults can help by making sure adolescents don’t overestimate the dangers or underestimate their ability to protect themselves.
Talking to Teens and Tweens About the Coronavirus Experts offer advice on how parents can help adolescents get the facts straight and be prepared.
NCTSN- Parent/Caregiver Guide to helping Families Cope with the Coronavirus https://www.nctsn.org/sites/default/files/resources/fact-sheet/outbreak_factsheet_1.pdf