The Student Assistance Counselors (SAC’s) provide confidential in-school support to students who are struggling with issues that negatively impact school performance.  The SAC works with students to develop healthy coping skills, reduce risk factors, and make positive lifestyle choices.  Services include assessment, crisis intervention, psycho-education, short-term counseling and referrals to community resources.  Students are encouraged to utilize these services for concerns about themselves or others.

    Students can seek assistance on their own or be referred by any member of our school community.  Referrals and services are confidential, and will not become part of the student’s school record.  


    If you are concerned about yourself or someone you know, please contact one of the SAC’s listed below.

    Student Last Names A-L                           Student Last Names M-Z

    Julie Kumpf, MSW, LSW                      Gwendolyn Blake, MA, Ed.S

    jkumpf@whrhs.org                                   gblake@whrhs.org  

    908-647-4800 ext 7963                              908-647-4800 ext 6866


    Some common issues include:
    • Stress management

    • Family problems and transitions

    • Relationship issues (friends, dating, etc)

    • Substance use/abuse

    • Anxiety/Depression

    • Anger management

    • Eating disorders

    • Body image

    • Bullying

    • School related problems

    • Self esteem

    • Peer and Social Problems

    • Grief and Loss

    • Suicide Prevention

    • ANY other issues that teens may be dealing with in today’s world


    In an emergency, call 911!

    CRISIS / PSYCHIATRIC SERVICES -  24-hour emergency mental health care, including risk assessments, screenings, crisis intervention and stabilization, psychiatric emergency services and access to mental health resources; mobile outreach also available

    Somerset County residents -

    RWJ Medical Center - Somerset

    Psychiatric Evaluation Screening Services (PESS)

    110 Rehill Ave., Somerville, NJ


    Morris County residents -

    Saint Clare’s Hospital

    Psychiatric Emergency Services (PES)

    25 Pocono Rd., Denville, NJ


    973-625-0280 - after-hours hotline

    Morristown Memorial Hospital/Atlantic Behavioral Health

    Psychiatric Emergency Services and Screening Center

    Newton Medical Center

    175 High St., Newton, NJ


    24-hour Crisis Hotline  973-540-0100


    National Suicide Prevention Lifeline : http://www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org/ 1-800-273-TALK (8255)

    NJ Teen Helpline: http://www.2ndfloor.org/      1-888-222-2228

    The Trevor Project: www.thetrevorproject.org  1-866-4-U-TREVOR (866-488-7386)

    NJ Addiction Services Hotline  1-844276-2777

    NJ Mental Health Cares  http://www.njmentalhealthcares.org/  866-202-4357

    In addition, the NJ Dept. of Children and Families has an extensive list of hotline and helplines available on their website:



    Family Crisis Intervention Unit (FCIU), Somerset County -

    Crisis intervention and stabilization for children and families; short-term counseling; link to services.

    27 Warren, St., Somerville, NJ


    Richard Hall Mental Health Center (RHMHC), Somerset County -

    Wide range of mental health services for individuals and families, provided on a sliding scale for Somerset county residents.

    500 North Bridge St., Bridgewater, NJ


    Family Intervention Services, Morris County -


    Family Crisis Intervention Unit, Family Outreach Program, CP&P contracted programs, Children’s Mobile Response and Stabilization Program, Child Outpatient Program (Medicaid Accepted and Fee for Service). Serves all families and youth who are Morris county residents.

    20 Vanderhoof Ave., Rockaway, NJ


    NJ Division of Child Protection and Permanency (DCPP) -

    All reports of child abuse and neglect must be reported to the State Central Registry (SCR), a 24 hour hotline; when a report indicates a child may be at risk, a representative from DCPP will promptly investigate the safety of the child.

    SCR Hotline - 1-877-NJ-ABUSE  (1-877-652-2873) 
    Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration