Community Resources

Below, you'll find links to various community and professional organizations that may be of relevance to issues with which you are dealing. (Disclaimer: Inclusion of an organization on a Resource List should not be interpreted as an endorsement by MCAP. In no event shall MCAP be liable for damages to any user of any of the resources listed on the MCAP website. The links here are for informational purposes and are not as a substitute for psychological treatment.)

Emergency Hotlines

2nd Floor Youth Helpline of NJ --"a confidential and anonymous helpline for New Jersey's youth and young adults. We are here to help you find solutions to the problems that you face at home, at school or at play. If you are between the ages of 10 and 24, live in New Jersey, and need to talk about an issue or problem that you are facing call 888-222-2228 anytime or text us at 888-222-2228."

National Runaway Safeline -- 24-hour, 7 days per week hotline for runaway teens, youths, and their families and guardians.

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline - 24-hour a day, 7 days a week free, confidential emotional support to people in suicidal crisis or emotional distress. 1-800-273-TALK  (273-8255)

New Jersey Self-Help Group Clearing House -- this site provides a wide range of self-help services for various issues throughout the state of New Jersey, 1-800-367-6274. 

Parents Anonymous of NJ -- "protecting children by strengthening their families..." Free 24/7 confidential telephone hotline and group support services for parents. 1-800-THE-KIDS --    1-800-843-5437.

Toll-Free Helplines and Hotlines -- listings of hotlines and helplines for a wide variety of issues.

Trans Lifeline -- Information, resources, and 24/7 hotline for Transgendered individuals.

Advocacy and Healthcare

National Alliance on Mental Health (NAMI) - provides advocacy for individuals with mental illness and their families.

NJ Family Care -- affordable healthcare coverage for individuals, families and children.

Professional Organizations Addressing Mental Health Issues and Treatment in General

AEDP Institute -- information and resources on short-term, attachment based psychotherapies.

American Psychiatric Association - Information on issues related to mental health.

American Psychological Association -- Information on issues related to mental health and human development.

National Association of Social Workers -- provides information about social services and mental health treatment.

Specific Issues, Disorders, and Their Treatment

Chronic Pain Disorders

Tension Myosistis Syndrome Wiki -- information and resources for people dealing with Chronic Pain Syndromes.

Learning Issues

College Resources for Students with Disabilities

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

The International OCD Foundation -- resources and information about the treatment of  Obsessive Compulsive Disorder 

The NJ Affiliate to IOCDF --  resources and information about the treatment of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Complex Trauma & Dissociative Disorders

EMDR International Association -- information and resources for professionals and laypersons interested in EMRD therapy for the treatment of PTSD.

International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation: Information and Resources for laypersons and professionals related to Post-Traumatic Stress Disorders, a history of childhood trauma, and Dissociative Disorders

Trichotillomania (Compulsive Hair Pulling)

The Trichotillomania Learning Center Foundation -- Information and resources regarding Trichotillomania (compulsive hair pulling).

Step Programs:

Al Anon

Alcoholics Anonymous

Clutterers Anonymous

Debtors Anonymous

Gamblers Anonymous

Narcotics Anonymous

Overeaters Anonymous

Parents Anonymous

Sexaholics Anonymous