Help App as a resource for students


Erin Cohen

Scan the QR code above to download the Help App-Prevention Resources to your Apple or Android device.

Clare Erwin, The Delphi Editor

Prioritizing mental health, especially among young people, is the first step in combating behaviors such as bullying and substance misuse, real issues which affect people not only on a global scale, but also within our own community.

Based in Flemington, NJ, Hunterdon County Prevention Resources began in 1971 as an organization dedicated to encouraging healthy choices among local individuals and families through informative programs and counseling opportunities.

Among its many services, the Positive YOUth Initiative aims to lower the rate of drug-use among children and younger adults within the county. To do this, the project focuses on those at-risk for substance abuse, as well as the under-served members of the community.

Last year, Prevention Resources’ Positive YOUth worked together with the Code Club at Hunterdon Central High School to create the Help App, a free resource for anyone struggling with addiction or mental illness, among other serious and potentially life-threatening crises.

The app features specific phone numbers and hotlines that individuals can call or text, from the Garden State Equality’s Anti-Bullying Helpline to Hunterdon County’s Family Crisis Intervention Unit. Among other relevant services, the Help app also includes the LGBT’s National Help Center number, as well as the Eating Disorder Hotline and Child Abuse/Neglect Hotline, where calls can be made anonymously.

For those currently struggling with their health, or who are experiencing difficulty at home, having direct access to resources and hotlines can make all the difference. Especially during this time of uncertainty, it crucial to remember that you’re not alone and that help is at your fingertips.

To download the Help App to your Apple or Android device, simply scan the QR code on the above image, or search for it by name on the app store.