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Psychiatric Crises / Emergencies

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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


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

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. Call 1-800-273-TALK to speak to someone
Crisi Text Line Text HELLO to 741741. Free, 24/7 and confidential


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
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.


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:

Evan 203-273-7226

Assistance in Spanish:

Maria 203-919-3173

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