Student Life Resources

Grief, Loss, Bereavement, and Traumatic Experiences Resources

  • SAMHSA

    SAMHSA's mission is to reduce the impact of substance abuse and mental illness on America's communities.

    SAMHSA’s National Helpline: 1-800-662-HELP (4357)

  • Suicide Prevention Lifeline

    1-800-273-TALK (8255)

  • Imagine Newark: Grief and Loss

    A center for coping with loss.

    Phone: 908-264-3100

  • 2NDFloor: Youth Helpline of New Jersey

    2NDFLOOR is 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.

    Phone: 888-222-2228

  • PerformCare

    Phone: 877-652-7624

  • American Association of Suicidology

    The membership of AAS includes mental health and public health professionals, researchers, suicide prevention and crisis intervention centers, school districts, crisis center volunteers, survivors of suicide loss, attempt survivors, and a variety of lay persons who have in interest in suicide prevention.

  • The Compassionate Friends


  • National Organization for Victims Assistance

    Founded in 1975, NOVA is the oldest national victim assistance organization of its type in the United States and is the recognized leader in victim advocacy, education and credentialing.

  • The Sanctuary

    An estimated 1 out of 14 children in the U.S. will experience the death of a parent or sibling before they reach the age of 18. Over 4.9 million youth are bereaved, and the number more than doubles by age 25, to 12.8 million. Childhood bereavement is a prevalent and critical public health issue that can have a profound impact on future well-being. (JAG Institute 2019.)

  • Open to Hope

    Helping People Find Hope After Loss. Grief can leave you facing an uphill struggle, but even in the deepest despair, we can find hope.

  • National Alliance of Grieving Children

    The National Alliance for Grieving Children (NAGC) is a nonprofit organization that raises awareness about the needs of children and teens who are grieving a death and provides education and resources for anyone who supports them.

  • Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors Inc.

    The Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS) offers compassionate care to all those grieving the loss of a loved one who died while serving in our Armed Forces or as a result of his or her service. Since 1994, TAPS has provided comfort and hope 24/7 through a national peer support network and connection to grief resources, all at no cost to surviving families and loved ones.

  • Resources for Survivors of Suicide

    Suicide Awareness Voices of Education (SAVE) was founded by survivors of suicide loss in Minneapolis in 1990, and people bereaved by suicide have always been a central part of the mission, goals, and history of SAVE, which now serves communities across the country.

  • Light A Candle

  • The National Child Traumatic Stress Network

    Our mission is to raise the standard of care and improve access to services for traumatized children, their families and communities throughout the United States.

  • Attachment and Trauma Network

    At the Attachment & Trauma Network, it is our mission to promote healing of children impacted by trauma through supporting their families, schools, and communities.

  • Child Mind Institute

    The Child Mind Institute is an independent, national nonprofit dedicated to transforming the lives of children and families struggling with mental health and learning disorders. Our teams work every day to deliver the highest standards of care, advance the science of the developing brain and empower parents, professionals and policymakers to support children when and where they need it most.

    Phone: 212-308-3118

  • The Children’s Home Society of New Jersey

    Founded in 1894, The Children’s Home Society of New Jersey is a nonprofit organization that helps at-risk infants, children, youth, and families achieve their potential. We protect abused or neglected infants and children, strengthen families, and strive for stable, permanent, and loving homes. The Children’s Home Society of New Jersey gives parents the knowledge they need to help their children and themselves long after our active services have ended.

    Phone: 609-695-6274

Funeral/Burial Financial Assistanceand Support Resources

  • NJ Victims of Crime Compensation Office

    Phone: 1-877-658-2221

  • Funeral Consumers Alliance of Princeton

  • The National Center for Victims of Crime

    The mission of the National Center for Victims of Crime is to forge a national commitment to help victims of crime rebuild their lives. We are dedicated to serving individuals, families, and communities harmed by crime.