United Way 2-1-1 is your one-stop connection to the local services you need, from utility assistance, food, housing, child care, after school programs, elder care, crisis intervention and much more. Dial 2-1-1 from anywhere in Connecticut and you will reach a highly-trained call specialist who will assess your needs and provide referrals to the resources in your community.
EMPS – Emergency Mobile Psychiatric Services
Dial 2-1-1 to reach the Emergency Mobile Psychiatric Services, which is a mobile intervention service for children and adolescents experiencing a behavioral or mental health crisis. 2-1-1 will put you in touch with trained mental health professionals across the state who can respond immediately by phone or face to face within 45 minutes.
The CT Suicide Advisory Board is a network of diverse advocates, educators and leaders concerned with addressing the problem of suicide with a focus on prevention, intervention, and health and wellness promotion. Their site holds contains a wealth of information including warning signs and resources.
MENTAL HEALTH GLOBAL NETWORK
Mental Health Global Network provides mental health educational courses with the mission to help others prioritize mental health on the same level as physical health. Our most noted service is an annual certification course called “Mental Health Intervention Training,” to corporate spaces, universities, and organizations. The course teaches participants how to identify mental health issues, assist in a crisis, recognize the warning signs of sucide and help a suicidal person, connect individuals to treatment, and learn to utilize self help and coping strategies. It’s like CPR, but for mental health! This evidence informed course is a bystander intervention training where participants learn to assist and keep a person in a crisis safe until professional help arrives. Self help tools taught in the course will leave participants better equipped to cope with their own mental health issues. Check out our website for other services and products, such as our Mental Health First Aid Kit! www.mhgn.org
CT Council on Problem Gambling
CCPG works to reduce the prevalence and impact of pathological gambling on individuals, families, and society. Their website provides warning signs, resources for getting help, and information about CT’s free problem gambling hotline, (888) 789-7777.
Turning Point CT.org
Stories of hope, forums, and resources for CT residents on a wide variety of mental health issues.