Wednesday, March 03, 2021

Mental Health

"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.

Connection Between Bullying, Stress to be Discussed May 17

Published May 09, 2017 03:55 p.m.

Stress levels among students have been a big focus among the Madison school district and Madison youth-focus organizations.

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Seven Things Parents Should Know About Social Media

Published Feb. 24, 2016 02:51 p.m.

Nancy Jo Sales said her book, American Girls: Social Media and the Secret Lives of Teenagers, provides parents with plenty of information about current issues affecting young girls when it comes to social media. Here are seven things she learned while researching the book she says parents should know right now.

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Nancy Jo Sales.

Combating an Online World That Can Objectify, Sexualize, and Demean Teen Girls

Published Feb. 24, 2016 07:00 a.m.

Author of New Book Joins Forces with Local Mental Health Experts to Encourage Parents to Have a Conversation

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What’s a Parent To Do? Some Tips from the Experts

Published Feb. 24, 2016 07:00 a.m.

Sure, there’s a problem with teens and social media. But what’s a parent to do? Here are some tips from experts along the shoreline, along with their contact information if you want to check with them about specific issues, or to find out about programs and other resources

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Resources

Suicide
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 
Website: www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org
Phone: 1-800-273-8255
 
CT Suicide Prevention: 1 Word, 1 Voice, 1 Life
Website: www.preventsuicidect.org
Phone: 2-1-1 from anywhere in CT. Outside of CT, call 1-800-273-8255
 
Crisis Text Line
Website: www.crisistextline.org
Text HOME to 741741 and a counselor will text back, 24 hours/day, 7 days/week

Mental Health
Middlesex County 24 Hour Mental Health Crisis Line
Phone: 860-344-2100
 
BHcare
Local Mental Health authority Branford, East Haven, Guilford, Madison, North Branford, and North Haven
Website: www.bhcare.org
Phone: 203-446-9739
 
River Valley Services
Local Mental Health Authority for Chester, Clinton, Deep River, Essex, Killingworth, Old Saybrook, Westbrook, and other towns.
Website: www.ct.gov/dmhas/rvs
Phone: 860-262-5200
 
Mental Health America
Website: http://www.mentalhealthamerica.net/
Phone: 1-800-969-6642
 
National Alliance on Mental Illness/Connecticut
Website: www.namishoreline.org
Phone: 203-421-5563
 
State Department of Mental health & Addiction Services
Website: www.ct.gov/DMHAS
 
Dignity and Advocacy Network
Website: www.dignityandadvocacynetwork.org
 
Toivo
Website: www.toivocenter.org
 
Advocacy Unlimited
Website: www.mindlink.org
 
Hearing Voices Network
Website: www.hearingvoicesusa.org
 
Mad in America
Website: www.madinamerica.com
 
Spiritual Emergence Network
Website: http://spiritualemergence.info
 
Branford Counseling Center
Website: www.branford-ct.gov/Counseling
 

Domestic Violence
CT Coalition Against Domestic Violence
Website: www.ctcadv.org
Phone: 888-774-2900
For anyone who would prefer to speak Spanish, it is 1-844-831-9200.
 
Women & Family Life Center
Website: www.womenandfamilylife.org
Phone: 203-458-6699

Addiction/Substance Abuse Services
State Department of Mental health & Addiction Services 
Website: www.ct.gov/DMHAS
Phone: 860-418-7000
 
CT Council on Problem Gambling
Website: www.ccpg.org/get-help
Phone: 1-888-789-7777

Youth Services
For 24-hour information, referral and crisis intervention/assessment call Infoline "211"
 
Tri-Town Youth Services Bureau 
Website: www.tritownys.org
Phone: 860-526-3600
 
Youth and Family Services of Haddam-Killingworth, Inc.
Website: www.hkyfs.org/resources


Westbrook Youth and Family Services, Inc.
Website: www.wyfs.org/resources/mental_health__safety-children