If you, or a loved one, are having a psychiatric crisis dial 9-1-1 Ask for a CIT trained officer and clinician. If there are none, explain your circumstances and ask for assistance. CIT trained police officers understand mental health issues.
If you are a family member or friend Try to engage the person in crisis and ask what he/she thinks would be the best thing to do in the situation and if necessary, contact 9-1-1 or one of the providers below.
For youth/young adults in crisis Check out the following: http://www.turningptct.org, or the Crisis Text Line - Text “LISTEN” to 741-741, or visit http://www.crisistextline.org/ for more info; or Text HOME to 741741 to connect with a Crisis Counselor; or contact National Suicide Prevention Hotline 1-800-273-8255
For parents of children and/or adolescents, DIAL 211 Ask for Emergency Mobile Psychiatric Services for children. These providers will often come to where the child is located and provide assistance and assessment;
For Veterans The Veterans Crisis Line connects Veterans in crisis and their families and friends with qualified, caring Department of Veterans Affairs responders through a confidential toll-free hotline, online chat, or text. Call 1-800-273-8255 and Press 1, chat online, or send a text message to 838255 to receive confidential support 24/7. Visit http://www.veteranscrisisline.net/ for more info.
BRIDGES A Community Support System, Inc. | EMERGENCY Mobile Psychiatric Services for Adults Phone: 203-878-6365; M-F 9-5; phone hotline service 24/7
BHCARE | Emergency Mobile Psychiatric Services for ADULTS - SHORELINE Phone: 203-483-2630; 24/7
Southwest Connecticut Mental Health System | EMERGENCY MOBILE PSYCHIATRIC SERVICES FOR ADULTS Phone: 203-551-7507 (Bridgeport); M-F 8-4pm; (Stamford); M-F 8am-6pm Phone: 203-358-8500
StartYourRecovery.org is a free, confidential tool that helps individuals take steps toward a healthy relationship with drugs and alcohol.
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Mental health is governed by many internal factors—like anxiety, fear, depression, and worry—and, external forces such as sickness, hardship, and loss. Mental health is just as important as keeping the rest of your body in good health. Our mental health influences how we move through life, how we view ourselves, and how we relate to others; that’s why it is crucial to cultivate a positive and healthy mindset by discussing our mental health concerns with a professional. Our bodies, minds, thoughts, and feelings need to be cared for frequently and purposefully.