"No matter how difficult the past, you can always begin again today."
— Jack Kornfield
We believe that everyone deserves to feel safe, secure, and happy. This resource page aims to help you, friends, and loved ones to easily find help where and when you need it, from dozens of wonderful community resources surrounding us.
Initiative Will Help Those Suffering from Domestic Violence
If you or someone you know is in an abusive relationship, or experiencing intimate partner violence or domestic violence, help is available. Here are some resources:
In today’s unprecedented times, the May observation of Mental Health Awareness Month is more important than ever.
While COVID-19 has had significant effects on the economy and physical health, the emotional fallout is increasingly just as severe, with the emotional and mental health consequences becoming even more evident in months to come. It’s important for individuals, families, and communities to know that they can overcome the losses and limit the emotional damage.
GriefShare, a 13-week faith-based bereavement support group, offers help and encouragement after the death of a...
When June Ryan died, it wasn’t unexpected.
For those who have stress in their life, or wish they were more focused, calm, and compassionate, and for those who...
An annual award for young adults who have faced challenges while working toward a personal goal is being offered by A Little Compassion, Inc., an area non-profit that works to change the lives of individuals with autism, intellectual, and developmental disabilities.
The Henry Carter Hull Library, 10 Killingworth Turnpike, Clinton will host a mental health and mindfulness expo on Saturday, March 23 from 2 to 4 p.m. to help people learn about adult and youth mental health services, parenting support, substance abuse treatment, mindfulness practices, and more.
This is a Conversation That Could Save a Life
On Thursday, Sept. 6 at the Henry Carter Hull Library, 10 Killingworth Turnpike, Clinton, Clinical Psychologist Megan Warner, PhD, and Licensed Social Worker Alissa Goldberg, LMSW of Guilford Psychological Services will discuss how to identify suicidal risk factors, urges and ideation, and how to find support for individuals at risk or who may be worried about a loved one.
Judy Murray and Claire Bien recently began a new group that meets in a room at the Wilson Library in New Haven, once a week on Monday evenings from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m., for young people who hear voices, and want to understand and integrate that experience with their lives.
Jennifer Evans from Suicide Awareness Voices of Education (SAVE) will be speaking Thursday, Sept. 28 at 6:30 p.m. at the Henry Carter Hull Library 10 Killingworth Turnpike, Clinton, about suicide, the third leading cause of death for young Americans, ages 15 to 24.
Those who cherished Branford native Scott Bottomley, who died tragically in 2016, have had their hearts broken, yet again. Just weeks before the first anniversary of his death, an act of vandalism smashed and ruined the granite seat of Bottomley's memorial bench. The bench had only recently been installed and dedicated at a Bottomley's favorite spot on the Stony Creek Trolley Trail.
The Hagaman Memorial Library, 227 Main Street, East Haven, on Wednesday, May 24 at 6:30 p.m., will sponsor a session on what it means to have an addiction, what the challenges are, how the illness manifests itself, and the resources available for people who are struggling with addiction, along with their families.
The next meeting of the Madison Happiness Club will address relationships with food, on Wednesday May 31 at 7 p.m....
Phone: 2-1-1 from anywhere in CT. Outside of CT, call 1-800-273-8255
Text HOME to 741741 and a counselor will text back, 24 hours/day, 7 days/week
Local Mental Health authority Branford, East Haven, Guilford, Madison, North Branford, and North Haven
Local Mental Health Authority for Chester, Clinton, Deep River, Essex, Killingworth, Old Saybrook, Westbrook, and other towns.
For anyone who would prefer to speak Spanish, it is 1-844-831-9200.
Westbrook Youth and Family Services, Inc.