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Emergency:  Call 911

For Child Psychiatric Crisis Contact EMPS at 211

   to reach CT Mobile Crisis Intervention Services for children


National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: (adults and children) (800) 273-8255

Kids in Crisis 24 hour helpline: 203-661-1911  (KIC is based in Stamford CT)

Crisis Text Line: Text CONNECT to 741741

Trevor ProjectCrisis intervention services for  LGBTQ youth  24/7 Crisis phone line and Mon-Fri 3-10 EST youth can text START to 678678 for support

Find substance use treatment information  24/7  in CT:  (800) 563-4086 (DMHAS)

 REGIONAL CRISIS line for adult mental health crisis: (800) 586-9903

Suicide Prevention Information

Youth Suicide- Let’s Give Them Hope,' a good article from Heysigmund.com: “What I do know is that our kids need us.   They need to see hope in our eyes and feel heard and accepted when they come to us. We need to help them understand that     they are  not alone in a world that feels so lonely.”

National Alliance on Mental illness (NAMIis a nationwide organization, and this is their Connecticut  branch. They have information about local parent support groups, a Guide to Navigating a Mental health Crisis, Know the Signs education, and a Help Line (NOT for crisis)   1-800-950-NAMI (6264) or  Monday through Friday, 10 am–6 pm, ET. “HelpLine staff and volunteers are prepared to answer your questions about mental health issues.

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention: Teens and Suicide: What Parents Should Know. Asking your child directly about suicide will not increase their risk, or plant the idea. It will create an opportunity to offer support, and let them know you          care enough to have the conversation.”