Connecticut: Get Support

The Brian Dagle Foundation
The Brian Dagle Foundation—anchored in hope and empowered to support—is dedicated to the healing of grieving adults as well as community education on suicide prevention and awareness.

NAMI Connecticut
Since 1984, NAMI Connecticut has been the state chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness. It is a statewide grassroots organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for individuals living with mental illness, as well as their families and loved ones. In collaboration with our 9 local affiliates, NAMI Connecticut serves all people in Connecticut through education, support, and advocacy programs at the state and local levels.

TurningPointCT was developed by teens and young adults in Connecticut to guide young people in their search for mental wellness. The website features peer support and advice through questions and answers, a discussion forum, personal stories, and videos.

2-1-1 is your one-stop connection to local services, from utility assistance, food, housing, child care, after school programs, elder care, crisis intervention, and much more. Dial 2-1-1 from anywhere in Connecticut to reach a highly trained call specialist who will assess your needs and provide referrals to the resources in your community.

Mobile Crisis Response Team for Youth
Dial 2-1-1 to reach emergency psychiatric services, a mobile intervention service for children and adolescents experiencing a behavioral or mental health crisis. Funded by the Connecticut Department of Children and Families and in partnership with the United Way of Connecticut and the Child Health and Development Institute, 2-1-1 will put you in touch with trained mental health professionals across the state who can respond immediately by phone or face to face within 45 minutes.

Nationwide Resources

  • 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline – Free and available 24/7: Chat is available on the website or call or text 988
  • Trevor Project – Crisis intervention and suicide prevention for the LGBTQ community: 1-866.488.7386
  • Trans Lifeline – Trans peer support run by and for trans people. Call if you need someone trans to talk to, even if you’re not in crisis or if you’re not sure you’re trans: Call 877.565.8860
  • Crisis Text Line – text CTL to 741741