National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
The Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals.
Spanish Language line: 1-888-628-9454
TTY capability: 1-800-799-4TTY (4889)
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) is a voluntary health organization dedicated to saving lives and bringing hope to those affected by suicide.
"Navigating A Mental Health Crisis" Guide, by NAMI
"Navigating a Mental Health Crisis: A NAMI Resource Guide for Those Experiencing a Mental Health Emergency" (Crisis Guide) provides important, potentially life-saving information for people experiencing mental health crises and their loved ones. This guide outlines what can contribute to a crisis, warning signs that a crisis is emerging, strategies to help de-escalate a crisis, available resources and so much more.
Resource Guide: Services from Greenwich to Westport
The Hub is a program of the Regional Youth-Adult Social Action Partnership (RYASAP). They are the state-designated Regional Behavioral Health Action Organization (RBHAO) serving Southwest Connecticut. They support and coordinate mental health, suicide awareness, substance use prevention and problem gambling efforts in the 14 communities from Greenwich through Greater Bridgeport.
The Hub's guide lists nonprofit & public-sector services for crisis, mental health & substance use disorders, and support programs. It comes with an insert listing all the free peer support options that are also out there.
Crisis Text Line
Crisis Text Line is free, 24/7 support for those in crisis. Text HOME to 741741 from anywhere in the US to text with a trained Crisis Counselor. Crisis Text Line trains volunteers to support people in crisis.
Resources to Recover
www.rtor.org is a free online service that helps families and individuals connect with expert “resources to recover” in their communities. Through the website individuals and families can contact a Resource Specialist for personalized help with a problem, obtain information about best practices, or consult the Directory of Family-Endorsed Providers for recommendations on vetted programs and practitioners.
National Education Alliance for Borderline Personality Disorder (NEABPD)
The Mission of NEA-BPD is to provide education, raise public awareness and understanding, decrease stigma, promote research and enhance the quality of life of those affected by Borderline Personality Disorder.
NEA.BPD works with families and persons in recovery, raises public awareness, provides education to professionals, promotes research, and works with Congress to enhance the quality of life for those affected by this serious but treatable mental illness.
CABLE Crisis Intervention Team Training
The Connecticut Alliance to Benefit Law Enforcement (CABLE) brings community and law enforcement resources together to address common issues related to mental health. CABLE has delivered high quality, state-of-the-art Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) patrol specialist training to police officers across the state since 2003. Following the training, officers are designated to handle all calls involving persons in psychiatric crisis. When calling the police about a friend or loved one with a mental health challenge, be sure to request that the dispatcher send a CIT-trained officer who can handle psychiatric emergencies.
See if your town police department has CIT-trained personnel by clicking the button below.