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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.

Why We Overshop and How to Stop

Why We Overshop and How to Stop

Published May 24, 2017
Three years ago, “Ann” (not her real name) sat in on a meeting of Families Anonymous held in a local shoreline church basement. The roughly dozen men and women gathered w...

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How to Combat Addiction: A Conversation with Dr. Mohammed Elsmra

How to Combat Addiction: A Conversation with Dr. Mohammed Elsmra

Published May 18, 2017
The Hagaman Memorial Library, 227 Main Street, East Haven, on Wednesday, May 24 at 6:30 p.m., will sponsor a session on what it means to have an addiction, what the chall...

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The Straight Dope on Prescription Drug Abuse

The Straight Dope on Prescription Drug Abuse

Published May 17, 2017
When Alex Strand was laid to rest, in early 2015, his parents did something that family members rarely do. They acknowledged—publicly—that their son died of a drug overdo...

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Relationships with Food Addressed at Next Meeting of Happiness Club

Relationships with Food Addressed at Next Meeting of Happiness Club

Published May 11, 2017
The next meeting of the Madison Happiness Club will address relationships with food, on Wednesday May 31 at 7 p.m. at the Scranton Memorial Library, 801 Boston Post Road,...

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Would You Know When You’ve Gone Too Far?

Would You Know When You’ve Gone Too Far?

Published May 01, 2017
Mental health is essential to everyone’s overall health and well-being, and mental illnesses are common and treatable. But people experience symptoms of mental illnesses ...

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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