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
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.
I do support the use of psychotherapy for conditions such as schizophrenia or hearing voices, and I adamantly believe that recovery and a fulfilling life is possible with any “diagnosis.” I’m into hope.