Two years ago, there were nearly 7 suicide deaths per 100,000 Connecticut adolescents. With the fourth-highest population per state in the US, at over 3.5 million, this is unacceptable. Furthermore, less than half of Connecticut adults with mental disorders receive any type of treatment. That is, those who make it to adulthood…
Fortunately, there’s help. No shortage of providers (or shortage of funds) should ever prevent you from getting the help you deserve. The following resources are free of charge, confidential, and available to all Connecticut residents. Help yourself or someone you love today.
The National Mental Health Hotline
If you need to connect with a mental health specialist, call 1-866-903-3787 right now. A trained professional will take your call and assist you however she or he can. A world of resources is waiting for you. The hotline is available to all US residents and operates on a 24/7 basis.
CT Action Line
The state Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services has its own hotline that offers around-the-clock mental health assistance. Call 1-800-467-3135 right now for assistance. The hotline is restricted to those age 18 and older, but if you don’t meet this qualification and still need help, please call. They can redirect you.
NAMI Helpline & More
The National Alliance on Mental Illness provides a wealth of resources, including the NAMI Helpline, which can be reached by calling 1-800-950-6264 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Although the helpline is only available Monday through Friday from 10AM until 8PM EST, there is a 24/7 text-line available. Simply text ‘NAMI’ to 741-741 for assistance.