If you are in a crisis and need help NOW, please dial 911. For non-emergency situations, contact the appropriate hotline or crisis intervention service listed below.
If you are thinking about suicide, read this: http://www.metanoia.org/suicide/
Pick up the phone!
Emergency Mobile Psychiatric Services (EMPS). Dial 2-1-1. EMPS provide urgent care to children, adolescents and families in crisis. Professional staff is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year for intervention, counseling, information and referral services to help with suicidal, behavioral and other violent threats, loss of control, and traumatic experiences.
National Drug & Alcohol Treatment Hotline. 1-800-662-HELP
Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) Hotline. 1-866-STEPS12
Narcotics Anonymous (NA) Helpline. 1- 800-627-3543
Youth Crisis Hotline. 1-800-448-4663 and 1-800-422-0009
Suicide Hotline (National Adolescent). 1-800-621-4000
Self-Injury Hotline. 1-800-DONT-CUT or 1-800-366-8288
National Hopeline Network. 1-800-SUICIDE or 1-800-784-2433
Youth America Hotline – Counseling for Teens by Teens. 1-877-YOUTHLINE or 1-877-968-8454
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. 1-800-273-TALK
National Sexual Assault Hotline. 1-800-656-HOPE (1-800-656-4673)
The Trevor Lifeline (Suicide Prevention for LGBTQ Youth). 1-866-4-U-TREVOR or 1-866-488-7386
Our List of Recommended Books & Films:
Books about Depression/Bipolar Disorder:
An Unquiet Mind by Kay Redfield Jamison
The Bell Jar by Silvia Plath
The Hours by Michael Cunningham
The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Steven Chbosky
The Noonday Demon: Atlas of Depression by Andrew Solomon
Madness: A Bipolar Life by Marya Hornbacher
Hold Still by Nina Lacour
Books about Eating Disorders:
Books about Addiction and/or Recovery:
The Gin Closet by Leslie Jamison
Recovery 2.0 by Tommy Rosen
Lit by Mary Karr
Drinking: A Love Story by Caroline Knapp
Silver Linings Playbook (Bi-Polar Disorder)
Prozac Nation (Depression)
Little Miss Sunshine (Depression)
Girl, Interrupted (Everything)
The Anonymous People (Addiction and Recovery)
Rachel Getting Married (Addiction)
Substance abuse and mental health services administration. Cohesive resources, data, and information related to mental health and substance abuse services
CT Clearinghouse https://www.ctclearinghouse.org
CT mental health resources
The Jed Foundation https://www.jedfoundation.org
The Jed Foundation’s mission is to promote emotional health and prevent suicide among college and university students.
Active Minds http://activeminds.org
Active Minds has become the voice of young adult mental health advocacy nationwide. With more than 400 campus chapters, hundreds of thousands of young adults all across the country are benefiting from the Active Minds model.
To Write Love on Her Arms http://twloha.com
To Write Love on Her Arms is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to presenting hope and finding help for people struggling with depression, addiction, self-injury, and suicide.
One in Ten http://onenten.org
Not-for-profit organization dedicated to serving and assisting lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning (LGBTQ) youth
The Trevor Project http://www.thetrevorproject.org
The Trevor Project is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) young people ages 13-24.
Turning Point CT http://turningpointct.org
TurningPointCT.org was developed by young people in Connecticut who are in recovery from mental health and substance use issues. While we’re not clinicians, we know what it’s like to feel alone, stressed, worried, sad, and angry. We’ve lived through the ups and downs of self-harm, drugs and alcohol, and the struggle to find help. Fortunately, we found what worked for us. Our goal is to provide information and support to help you choose your path so that you don’t have to struggle the way we did.
The R.E.A.C.H. OUT Project’s mission is to create a safe environment in which at-risk youth and family members struggling with behavioral, substance use and/or mental health disorders can receive support from certified peer-mentors. The R.E.A.C.H. OUT Project stands for: Recovery, Education, Accountability, Community and Hope.
ReachOut is an information and support service that uses evidence based principles and technology to help teens and young adults who are facing tough times and struggling with mental health issues. All content is written by teens and young adults, for teens and young adults, to meet them where they are, and help them recognize their own strengths in order to overcome their difficulties and/or seek help if necessary. The Inspire USA Foundation oversees ReachOut.
Join Rise Be: http://www.joinrisebe.net/home.html
Their vision is to make the opportunity of recovery available to every young person in the state of Connecticut. Join Rise Be is a peer-run, grassroots, recovery initiative aimed to serve youth in the state of Connecticut.
Service Locator: http://www.joinrisebe.net/service-locator.html
Elm City Phoenix Club: www.elmcityphoenixclub.com
Elm City Phoenix Club is a recovery haven intended as a fun and safe environment for people in recovery. It is located at 56 Wallace St in New Haven, at the corner of Chapel and Wallace. Memberships can be purchased on the website for 15.00/month. Various substance-free events are held at the club as well as 12-step meetings.
DrugAbuse.com is an extensive website dedicated to providing information and resources about drugs. The page is filled with informative tools, information, articles, and discussion forums. This page also provides pertinent information related to New Haven Drug Abuse Treatment Programs in New Haven, Connecticut and its nearby cities.
Treatment 4 Addiction: http://www.treatment4addiction.com/rehab/connecticut/new-haven/
Treatment 4 Addiction is an online recovery resource directory. The directory has an extensive amount of resources and information regarding addiction treatment centers, detoxes, and sober living arrangements.
Connecticut Community for Addiction Recovery or CCAR: http://ccar.us
CCAR is the centralized resource in the state of CT for all things recovery. CCAR offers a variety of services to meet people where they are at in their recovery process. CCAR also provides training, volunteer opportunities, support services, and access to many resources. Through CCAR’s Recovery Community Centers (RCCs), people in recovery or who are seeking recovery are welcomed in a safe environment where they will be greeted with a hot cup of coffee and one question.
The Hartford Hospital Institute of Living: http://www.harthosp.org/Instituteofliving/default.aspx
Hartford Hospital’s Institute of Living has a myriad of resources for mental health. Among them include a Family Resource Center, an Eating Disorders Program, Anxiety Disorders Center, and a Young Adult Services Center. The Institute of Living is on the cutting edge of mental health services for our youth and also offers various trainings, support programs, and workshops to the community.