If you or a loved one are having a psychiatric crisis you can call 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 or Young Adults in Crisis: Crisis Text Line - Text “LISTEN” to 741-741, or visit http://www.crisistextline.org/ for more info.
For Parents of Children/Youth Call 2-1-1: Ask for Mobile Crisis Intervention Services for children. These providers will often come to where the child is located and provide assistance and assessment. NOTE: If calling by cell phone, 2-1-1 can also be reached toll-free at: 800.203.1234.
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.
Connecticut Alliance to End Sexual Violence (The Alliance) is a statewide coalition of individual sexual assault crisis programs. The Alliance works to end sexual violence through victim assistance, community education, and public policy advocacy. Statewide 24 Hour Toll Free Hotlines: 1-888-999-5545 - English; 1-888-568-8332 - Español. https://endsexualviolencect.org/
Resources by County
- CAPITOL REGION MENTAL HEALTH CENTER | EMERGENCY MOBILE PSYCHIATRIC SERVICES FOR ADULTS
- Phone: 860-297-0999 (Hartford); Mon - Fri. 8am-8:30pm; phone hotline service 24/7
- INTERCOMMUNITY, INC. | EMERGENCY MOBILE PSYCHIATRIC SERVICES FOR ADULTS
- Phone: 860-569-5900 (East Hartford); M-Sun
- ADULT MOBILE CRISIS TEAM | DMHAS
- Phone: 860-418-7000
- CHILDREN'S MOBILE CRISIS INTERVENTION SERVICES | EMPSCT
- Phone: 860-550-6393