National Suicide Prevention Hotline: 1-800-273-TALK
Crisis Text Line: Text “Home” to 741741 to text chat with a crisis counselor
Waterbury/Torrington Area Mobile Crisis Hotline: 1-866-794-0021
Statewide Crisis Hotline: 211 or 1-800-203-1234
Connecticut Emergency Mobile Psychiatric Services for children/youth in crisis: 211 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)