Sunday, March 07, 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.

People might be in intense emotional pain, but it’s treatable,

says Licensed Social Worker Alissa Goldberg, LMSW of Guilford Psychological Services.

When it Comes to Suicide Prevention, Direct is Best

Published Aug. 29, 2018 07:00 a.m.

This is a Conversation That Could Save a Life

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Suicide Prevention: Warning Signs, Risk Factors, Protective Factors

Published Aug. 29, 2018 07:00 a.m.

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.

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Preventing Suicide Subject of Upcoming Talk

Published Sep. 21, 2017 12:01 a.m.

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.

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A scene from the Netflix series 13 Reasons Why Photo courtesy of Westbrook Youth & Family Services

Mental Health Experts Alert Parents to '13 Reasons Why'

Published May 01, 2017 11:47 a.m.

Several shoreline youth and family services agencies alerting parents to be aware of whether their children are viewing the Netflix series, 13 Reasons Why, and to talk with them, if they are. Old Saybrook is planning an event, open to all, to discuss it.

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‘Question, Persuade, Refer’ Suicide Prevention Program Offered

Published April 06, 2017 12:01 a.m.

A suicide prevention training session for teens (7th grade and up) known as QPR (question, persuade, refer) is being ...

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The Out of Darkness Watch will be Sunday, Sept. 25 in the Hamden Town Center Park. For more information call Emily or Marie at 203-903-4841. Photo courtesy of Out of Darkness Walk

Suicide Prevention Resources

Published Sep. 21, 2016 07:00 a.m.

Here are Signs and Symptoms to Watch For, Along with Tips for How to Find Help

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Leah Nelson, a program manager at the Jordan Porco Foundation, will talk about her struggle with suicide at an event on Saturday, Oct. 1 on the Madison Town Green, open to all. Photo courtesy of Leah Nelson

With Help Comes Hope

Published Sep. 21, 2016 07:00 a.m.

Area Mental Health Experts Are Coming Together in Madison to Offer an Event Saturday, Oct. 1 Open to All Aimed at Preventing Suicide

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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