2nd Floor Youth Helpline

(888) 222-2228

2nd Floor Youth Helpline

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.and we are available 24/7 365 days a year.

NJ's young people can call 2NDFLOOR to discuss both everyday and serious problems. Professional staff and trained volunteers provide callers with non-judgmental and caring responses which can ease the caller's frustrations and worries and encourage them to make decisions that promote their safety and well-being. 

Speak Your Mind
For those who would rather type than talk, 2NDFLOOR has an anonymous online message board.  The message board is a place where you can talk about whatever is on your mind—stuff like problems at home or school, issues with friends, and even topics like stress, anxiety, sexuality, drugs, violence or abuse—basically, whatever is on your mind. If you have an emergency, call your local police or 911.

Message Board Disclaimer and Guidelines
A few guidelines to follow when you Speak Your Mind:

  • Messages (even if you don't agree with what someone else has said) should be friendly and civil.
  • Posting slanderous messages, messages containing obscenities, and messages which harass or attack is prohibited.
  • Posting advertisements or copyrighted materials (unless you own the copyright) is not permitted.
  • Posting personal information or impersonating another kid is prohibited.
  • Messages are NOT confidential.
  • Responses do not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of 2NDFLOOR or 180 Turning Lives Around.
  • Responses are not posted immediately, so if you have a problem, speak to a counselor by dialing 888.222.2228 OR dial 911 if you: have an emergency, are in danger of hurting yourself or others, are in crisis and require medical or police assistance

2NDFLOOR's phone counselors will assist callers with any topic including:

  • bullying
  • family problems or divorce
  • sex and sexuality
  • problems with friends / peer pressure
  • relationship struggles
  • depression, anxiety
  • self harm
  • substance abuse
  • school stress
  • family abuse
  • dating violence
  • living with a disability
Age Groups
  • Adolescents
  • Adults
Community Services
Basic Needs / Assistance
Family & Support Services
Legal / Advocacy
Health Services
Behavioral / Mental Health
Crisis / Safety
Intellectual and Developmental Needs
Payment Options
  • Free
  • Low Cost / Donation
Language Spoken
  • Spanish
Areas Served
  • Monmouth County

Last Updated: 01/27/20