Mental Health Resources

HOTLINES/CRISIS RESOURCES

National Suicide Prevention Hotline: 1-800-273-TALK

Crisis Text Line: Text “Home” to 741741 to text chat with a crisis counselor

Online Crisis Chat: Crisis Text Line Online Chat     or    Suicide Prevention Chat

Waterbury/Torrington Area Mobile Crisis Hotline: 1-866-794-0021

Connecticut Emergency Mobile Psychiatric Services for children/youth in crisis: 2-1-1 or 1-800-203-1234


 Information About Mental Health Issues

NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness)  Find information and statistics about common mental health issues, local support groups and educational programs, ways to get involved in making an impact on local and national policy change, and other great resources.

“Substance Abuse and Suicide: A Guide to Understanding the Connection and Reducing Risk” Find information about prevention, risk factors, treatment, and resources.

Complex Trauma and Dissociative Disorders

“What is c-PTSD?”  By Beauty After Bruises, an organization supporting survivors of complex trauma; website also has a blog with excellent information and coping skills

“Trauma-Related Dissociation” a PDF fact sheet created by ISSTD (International Society for the Study of Trauma & Dissociation)

“Frequently Asked Questions about Trauma and Dissociation” by ISSTD, including helpful resources for understanding PTSD, acute stress disorder, complex trauma, and dissociative disorders and experiences (amnesia / memory problems, depersonalization, derealization, conversion disorder, dissociative identity disorder, partial dissociative identity disorder, and other related conditions)

Psychosis

Hearing Voices Network

Hearing Voices Network CT