Caring Contact In the News

June 4, 2020

How to Find Affordable Mental Teletherapy Now

Our own Executive Director, Janet Sarkos, spoke with Consumer Reports about the dramatic spike in calls since the start of the pandemic. Prompted by the coronavirus […]
June 1, 2020

From our Executive Director: Caring Contact is Committed to Equality

As an organization, Caring Contact is committed to equality. All people are invited and encouraged to call the hotline for emotional support. We have a diverse […]
April 29, 2020

Caring Contact Support Line in Westfield Sees Big Uptick in Calls Amid COVID-19

“As COVID-19 became more widespread, we had a big uptick in calls to the warmline, with lots of people calling about anxiety,” said Mary Claire Givelber, […]
January 6, 2020

Caring Contact Crisis Hotline Graduates Its 96th Class

Six residents from Westfield and Scotch Plains completed training in December 2019 to become volunteers on the Caring Contact crisis hotline. Click here for full article
September 30, 2019

IMAGINE Podcast with Caring Contact Executive Director, Janet Sarkos

IMAGINE's Program Director, Mandi Zukor, interviews Caring Contact Executive Director, Janet Sarkos, for Suicide Awareness Month.  Janet discusses what signs to look for and how to approach a friend or loved one that might be thinking about suicide.
September 15, 2019

Janet Sarkos Presents Hotline Awareness to the First United Methodist Church

Our executive director, Janet Sarkos, presented hotline awareness to the congregation of First United Methodist Church in Westfield, in conjunction with Rev. William M. Williams, III’s […]
July 30, 2019

Identifying Suicide Risk Factors and Taking Appropriate Action

Janet Sarkos and Danny Bader discuss how to identify suicide risk factors and how to take appropriate action.
July 11, 2019

18percent Q&A with Janet Sarkos

18percent Q & A Session 18percent is a free, online peer support community for mental health. Janet Sarkos was initially appointed to the position of Interim […]
June 24, 2019

Caring Contact Offers Suicide Prevention Training to Scotch Plains-Fanwood Ministerium

Members of the Scotch Plains-Fanwood Ministerium and first responders met at CEO Suites (1812 Front St.) last week for a suicide prevention training session presented by Caring […]