Community and Mental Health Resources


During the high school years of adolescence, young people experience many things for the first time. These experiences, and how we react to them, are crucial in development toward a healthy adulthood. Inevitably, life will present some obstacles along the way. Some of these problems are easily overcome by utilizing the skills we have already developed. Other problems are more difficult to understand and very complex to deal with.

Often times, teens rely on their peers for help. Although support from their friends is helpful, friends do not have the experience or training to adequately assist someone facing particular problems. It is strongly recommended that teens seek the assistance of an adult who they trust. The Office of Guidance/School Counseling at Hawthorne High School is dedicated to helping our student through any problems that life may present them. We can work directly with students to resolve many problems. Occasionally, personal and social problems and pressures unduly influence a student's development and require on-going counseling to realize improvement. In those situations, counselors can help you contact the professionals who can help.

We have offered a number of links along with emergency numbers to assist our students and their families seek the help they may need.

Community Resources:

Family and Community Resources
Passaic County Youth Resources
Guide to Mental Health Resources in Passaic County
Go to Guide for School Success
Mental Health Resource List

Useful Articles:

Anxiety and School Refusal
Suicide Prevention
Social Intelligence
How to Empower your Student to Deal with School Anxiety
Parents Guide to Teen Depression
Talking to Children about Death
Talking to Children about Terrorism


Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255
2nd Floor Youth Helpline: 888-222-2228
Passaic County Children's Mobile Response and Stabilization: 973-324-7891
NJ Drug Hotline: 1-800-225-0196
Perform Care: 1-877-652-7624
Division of Child Protection and Permanency: 1-877-NJ ABUSE (652-2873)
Saint Joseph's Psychiatric Emergency Services Hotline: 973.754.2230

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