PSYCHIATRIC CRISES / EMERGENCIES

911 - Crisis Intervention Team

911 - Ask the police dispatcher to send CIT (Crisis Intervention Team) officers trained to respond to mental illness crises.

Adult Crises/Emergencies

800-586-9903

DMHAS Mobile Crisis Team - get an on-scene response by trained mental health clinicians

Monday - Friday

8:00 am - 4:30 pm

Children's Behavioral Crises/Emergencies

211 or 800-203-1234, Press 1 

Emergency Mobile Psychiatric Services (EMPS) - trained mental health clinicians are dispatched to the location of the child experiencing a mental health crisis - will go to homes, community sites, and emergency rooms to assess psychiatric emergency and to provide emergency intervention

Warmline

The Department of Mental Health & Addiction Services (DMHAS) maintains Warm Lines, which are telephone services staffed by people with psychiatric disabilities who offer phone support to their peers.

Soundview Warmline
Bridgeport, CT
1-800-921-0359 
5pm to 10pm - 7 days a week

Young Adult Warmline

Developed by JoinRiseBe at Advocacy Unlimited to connect young people to community resources, motivate our peers to move forward, and inspire hope by demonstrating the positive outcomes of recovery.

1-855-6-HopeNow

Available 7 days a week

12 noon - 9pm

The NAMI volunteers listed below are available to assist family members, caregivers and friends of individuals with mental health conditions.

Lorraine 203-858-1477

Jeff 203-570-8051

Assistance for caregivers

of children under 17:

Dawn 203-249-5935

Assistance in Spanish:

Sisi 203-667-4018

P.O. Box 1582, New Canaan, CT 06840

203-400-NAMI (6264)

namisouthwestct@gmail.com