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If You or Someone You Know is in an Emergency Situation call 911

For Child Psychiatric Emergencies Contact EMPS at 211

   to reach CT Mobile Crisis Intervention Services for children

 
Crisis Lines

Local Crisis Hotline (Suicide/Runaway)
Call if you're concerned about yourself or someone else
1-888-628-9454
 
Confidential text message service for people in crisis.
Text HOME to 741741.
 
24-Hour Domestic Violence Hotline
1-888-774-2900
         
National Teen Dating Abuse Helpline/Love is Respect

1-866-331-9474
 
Crisis support for LGBTQ youth
866-488-7386 OR text TREVOR to 1-202-304-1200.
 
 
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 (NAMI) is 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.”