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 Mental Health 

2NDFLOOR is a confidential and anonymous helpline for NJ’s youth and young adults. If you are between the ages of 10 and 24, live in NJ, and need to talk about an issue or problem that you are facing call or text 888-222-2228 anytime.

The 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress and crisis resources for you or your loved ones. Call or text 988 or 1-800-985-5990 anytime or visit the website to chat with LIFELINE.

The Trevor Project provides crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to LGBTQ young people under 25. If you need help, click here for 24/7/365 access to the TrevorLifeline, TrevorChat, and TrevorText.

Crisis Text Line is free, 24/7 support for those in crisis. Text 741741 from anywhere in the US to text with a trained Crisis Counselor. Crisis Text Line trains volunteers to support people in crisis.

Call Garden State Equality’s Anti-Bullying Helpline at 1-877-NJBULLY whether you are a bullied student or the parent or concerned friend of a bullied student– you do not have to be LGBTQ. aims to give you the tools and confidence to make the best health choices with doctor-reviewed advice on hundreds of physical, emotional, and behavioral topics. There are also easy-to-follow articles, slideshows, videos, and health tools.

The National Alliance on Mental Illness provides a free peer-support service for those facing mental health challenges. Find Support on the website, call the NAMI Information HelpLine at 1-800-950-NAMI (6264), or Text “HelpLine” to 62640 Mon.-Fri., 10 am – 10 pm ET’s mission is to provide support for people who are dealing with substance abuse and addiction through comprehensive resources & guides and by connecting people with the right treatment programs. They provide the world with unbiased, fact-based health and wellness information.

The notOK App™ is free and takes the guesswork out of asking for help when you’re feeling vulnerable. We’ll notify your trusted contacts that they’ve been selected as your support group, so when the time comes and you need to reach out, you’ll just have to open the app and press the large, red notOK™ button.

This page provides information on warning signs & practical ways to speak to a young person having suicidal thoughts. It also features testimonials from young people who have attempted suicide and from their loved ones who have been impacted.

This resource provides guidance, comfort, and hope to young people struggling with suicidal ideations, as well as coping strategies and important resources in the event they are in a crisis.


 Homework Help 

Do you have a research paper to write, or need articles on a particular topic? Use your library card to log in to find articles from over 20 databases and thousands of publications with one search!

Getting ready for your permit or license? Practice here for free with access to the NJ Driver’s Handbook and practice tests!

Check out the variety of databases we offer in many categories.


 College & Career 

The library has a variety of free programs and services to help you get prepared for college.
You will need a valid Chatham library card to log in to most of our databases. Don’t have a card? Click here to register online.

Peterson’s Test and Career Prep – a database that offers education and career planning information, resources, and practice tests.

Udemy – Develop a new skill with Udemy! A learning platform that offers over 12,000 video tutorials in software, technology, business, and personal development.

Small Business Reference Center – Considering a career in business? Small Business Reference Center offers a wide variety of information on small business and entrepreneurial subjects, such as start-up kits, business plans, and industry information.

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