If You or Someone You Know is in an Emergency Situation call 911
to reach CT Mobile Crisis Intervention Services for children
Local Crisis Hotline (Suicide/Runaway)
Call if you're concerned about yourself or someone else
Confidential text message service for people in crisis.
Text HOME to 741741.
24-Hour Domestic Violence Hotline
National Teen Dating Abuse Helpline/Love is Respect
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.”