In A Crisis
The 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline
The Lifeline accepts calls, texts, and chats from anyone who needs support for a suicidal, mental health and/or substance use crisis.
Note: Previous numbers such as 211 and 800-273-8255 will continue to function but 988 is easier to remember and serves the same purpose.
Crisis Text Line
Connect with a trained crisis counselor to receive free, 24/7 crisis support via text message.
National Domestic Violence Hotline
Trained expert advocates are available 24/7 to provide confidential support to anyone experiencing domestic violence or seeking resources and information. Help is available in Spanish and other languages.
National Sexual Assault Hotline
Connect with a trained staff member from a sexual assault service provider in your area that offers access to a range of free services. Crisis chat support is available at Online Hotline. Free help, 24/7.
The NAMI HelpLine can be reached Monday through Friday, 10 am–6 pm, ET. It is a free service that provides information, referrals and support to people living with a mental health condition, family members and caregivers, mental health providers and the public.
The Trevor Lifeline is a 24/7 crisis and suicide prevention helpline and text line for LGBTQ youth.
For 24/7 access to substance use treatment, including detox and transportation, call the Access Line at 1-800-563-4086 or Text “Start” to 678-678.
NAMI Shoreline is a community of people who share the desire to improve the lives of those affected by mental illness and their loved ones. Using our personal experiences, we serve the Connecticut Shoreline by offering free education, resources, support, and advocacy opportunities that align with our mission.