Tuesday, March 02, 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.

Judy Murray of East Haven is co-facilitating a Hearing Voices Network group for people from 12 to 24 years old who are hearing voices at the Wilson Library, 303 Washington Avenue, New Haven Photo courtesy of Judy Murray

From Searing Personal Pain to Providing Support: Two Devoted Mothers Seek to Help Others

Published Feb. 07, 2018 07:00 a.m.

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.

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The Sound

Branford’s Daniela Giordano (right) is often at the state capital in her work as public policy director for National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) of Connecticut. Shown with her during one of her busy days are (from left) NAMI Connecticut social work intern Gretchen Marino, Glastonbury State Representative Prasad Srinivasan, and NAMI Connecticut Communications Manager Tom Burr. Giordano invites the public to support the 2017 NAMI CT Walk in Hartford on Saturday, May 20. Photo courtesy of Daniela Giordano

Taking Steps to Support Mental Health & Wellness

Published May 10, 2017 08:30 a.m.

The important work Daniela Giordano does all year long gets a little more attention in May.

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Skeleton in the Mirror, Stephanie, 18

Art Exhibit Aims to Expose, Destroy Myths Surrounding Mental Illness

Published Oct. 06, 2016 12:01 a.m.

Voices, an experiential art exhibit that represents the work of more than 30 young people touched by mental health challenges, will be on display on Sunday, Oct. 9, when an opening reception will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Branford Art Center, 1227 Main Street, Branford.

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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
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
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