Individuals with special needs and their caregivers can sometimes feel alone and isolated from the world.  A lack of support from loved ones and the community, as well as a shortage of available services, can cause significant stress on those living with special needs and their families.  Feelings of loneliness and helplessness can often lead to suicidal thoughts and ideations.  Please know that there are supports in place, some specifically in New Jersey, to help families such as yours!


If you need help, or know someone who is in distress, please reach out for help!   


2nd Floor Youth Helpline

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention

MOM 2 MOM Helpline Program

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

New Jersey Youth Suicide Prevention

NJ Hopeline

State of NJ – Department of Education - Suicide Prevention

Suicide Prevention Resource Center