Mental Health Board

110 Fifth Street, Salem, NJ 08079
856-935-7510 x8464 | Fax 856-935-2501

Mental Health Administrator: Becky DiLisciandro 856-935-7510 x8464

Mental Health Board is required to meet eight times annually.
Fifth Street Complex
110 Fifth Street, Salem, NJ

Meeting Dates


  • Tuesday, January 14, 2020
  • Tuesday, February 11, 2020
  • Tuesday, March 10, 2020
  • Tuesday, April 14, 2020
  • Tuesday, May 12, 2020
  • Tuesday, September 8, 2020
  • Tuesday, October 13t, 2020
  • Tuesday, November 10, 2020

**Please use the following number and access code to dial in for the May 12, 2020 Meeting**
Phone Number: (978) 990-5187
Access Code: 6242499#



  • County Commissioner Liaison: Mickey Ostrum and Lee Ware (Alternate)
  • Chief John A. Pelura, III (2020)
  • Chief Allen J. Cummings (2020)
  • Maureen Donais (2021)
  • Melanie Ernest (2020)
  • Marikay Green
  • Robert Bratty (2020)
  • William MacDonald (2020)
  • Becky DiLisciandro (2019) Non Voting Ex-Officio Member

Links to Services

If you need help now:

  • If someone is in imminent danger or experiencing a medical emergency, call 9-1-1 immediately.
  • If you or a loved one is experiencing thoughts of or has a plan of suicide or harm to self or others, due to mental illness, immediately call Psychiatric Emergency Screening Services at 856-299-3001.

If you are a law enforcement officer:

  • 1-866-267-2267
  • COP 2 COP is a free and confidential 24-hour telephone HelpLine. It is available exclusively for law enforcement officers and their families to help deal with personal or job related stress and behavioral healthcare issues.

If you are a veteran:

  • 1-866-838-7654
  • New Jersey Vet2Vet is a 24 hour/7-day a week helpline coordinated by Rutgers University Behavioral Health Care. The helpline features peer counseling for Veterans, members of the Air/Army National Guard, and family members.

If you need someone to talk to:

  • If you or a love one is feeling overwhelmed with life’s stressors, and need someone to talk to, help is available 24/7.
  • If you are age 10-24, call 2nd Floor at 888-222-2228 or visit their website at:
  • The NJ Hopeline is a peer support and suicide prevention hotline, and can be accessed by calling 855-654-6735
  • You can also access 24/7 support at the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255.

If you are a family member of someone experiencing a mental illness:

  • If your family member is experiencing a mental illness, and you are looking for support and education about their mental illness, how you can assist, and / or information about the mental health system, contact the Salem County National Alliance on Mental Illness via phone, at (856) 217-5509; email, at ; or visit
  • You can also access support and education through Intensive Family Support Services (IFSS), a program offered through Health Care Commons, Inc. For more information, call IFSS at, 856-299-3200.

If you are in need of services:

  • If you are in need of services the best place to start is to call the back of your insurance card and ask for a list of in-network providers.
  • To speak to someone about information and referrals, contact NJ Mental Health Cares at: 866-202-4357 or 877-294-4356 (TTY)
  • For a list of state funded resources, visit the NJ Directory of Mental Health Services at:
  • To search other Directories, please click on the links below:
  • Please note that Salem County does not endorse any one particular mental health agency, and that we work with all county stakeholders to ensure residents are receiving the best possible care available.

If you would like more information about Mental Health and Mental Illness:

If you would like more information about Disaster Response Crisis Counseling:

  • Visit:

If you are a parent of a minor or a primary or secondary school professional: