Is it a crisis? It is if you feel like it is…
A crisis is someone’s personal reaction to an event or experience in their life they find hard to cope with. Any life event can take on crisis proportions if it is experienced as sudden, intense, unexpected, or emotionally super-charged.
2-1-1 CT: Can connect you with many Connecticut resources
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-8255
EMPS crisis services: for youth 3-18.
Kids in Crisis 24 hour hotline: 203.327.KIDS
Crisis Text Line TEXT “START” TO 741-741
Samaritans 24-Hour National Crisis Hotline: (212)-673-3000
Danbury Hospital Crisis Line (203) 739-7007
Western CT Mental Health Network: 1(888)447-3339
Opioid overdose: Naloxone (also known as Narcan®) is a medication that can reverse an opioid overdose. Opioids include prescription medications (Vicodin, Oxycontin, etc)and illegal drugs such as heroin, with high overdose risk. For information about Naloxone in CT: CT DMHAS. Narcan kits can be obtained with a prescription from your doctor or pharmacist. OR Narcan kits can be obtained free, with a brief training, from AIDS Project Greater Danbury. Keep your eye out for trainings!
TurningpointCT.org was developed by young people in Connecticut who are in recovery from mental health and substance use issues. Need Help Now? 1-800-273-8255 or text TXT “CTL” TO 741741
National Runaway Safeline: 1-800-786-2929 (24/7)
Drugfree.org has a great parent help line for support and information. It is not a crisis line and it is not 24 hours, but dealing with a loved one’s addiction is often a chronic crisis. 1-855-DRUGFREE (1-855-378-4373)