Mental and Behavioral Health

Treatments and services to help individuals improve their emotional, psychological, and social well-being

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Mental & Behavioral Health Services

Mental and behavioral health services are essential resources for individuals struggling with mental health issues, substance abuse, or behavioral disorders. These services encompass a wide range of treatments and support systems designed to help individuals improve their emotional, psychological, and social well-being.

The Department of Human Services partners with many of the county’s community based organizations and accredited institutions of health such as the Mental Health Association in New Jersey, Inc., Trinitas Regional Medical Center, Overlook Hospital, and RWJ University Hospital in Rahway. Mental health services can be provided by mental health professionals such as psychologists, psychiatrists, therapists, and social workers, and may include counseling, medication management, behavioral therapy, and support groups.

These services play a crucial role in helping people overcome mental health challenges and lead fulfilling lives.


Miriam Cortez

Mental Health Administrator/Director

Office on Behavioral Health and Substance Abuse

Phone: (908) 527-4846

Union County Guide to Mental Health & Addiction Treatment

Information and referral for mental health services for youth, adolescents, and adults is available in our guide.

The guide provides information for the following: emergency psychiatric care, counseling, legal services, services for adults and children, inpatient/outpatient, residential centers, developmentally disabled, family violence, and community support systems.  Residents can also call for a hard copy

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24 Hour Hotline for Psychiatric Emergency

(908) 994-7131

If you or a family member are experiencing signs or symptoms of a mental illness and feel that you are in crisis, call the 24-hour hotline for crisis support

Additional Resources

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Union County Mental Health Board

Union County Mental Health Board (MHB) function and responsibility is to develop a comprehensive plan of community mental health services for the county.

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Disaster Response Crisis Counselor Program

The Crisis Counselor Program (CCP) is created assist individuals and communities in recovering from the effects of natural and human-caused disasters through the provision of community-based outreach and psycho-educational services.

Our Partners