Crisis Resources

If you, a youth in your care or a loved one are in crisis and would like to speak with someone from a local crisis team, call 2-1-1, press “1” to be connected to the team serving your town/city.


National Suicide Prevention Line (Lifeline) If you’re thinking about suicide, are worried about a friend or loved one, or need emotional support, call the Lifeline.

1-800-273-8255

Learn more about Lifeline.


Access Line

If you are a Connecticut resident seeking access to substance abuse treatment, including assessment centers, medication-assisted treatment (MAT), detox, and residential treatment, call the Access Line. The Access Line is able to prioritize transportation services for detox and may also be able to arrange transportation to DMHAS substance abuse residential treatment.

1-800-563-4086


For Children

If your child is in crisis, and needs immediate attention, we can help. Our Emergency Mobile Psychiatric Services (EMPS) program offers an immediate response to children and youth, ages 3 - 17, or 18 if still enrolled in school, experiencing behavioral health emergencies in the home, school and other community or hospital settings.

Dial 2-1-1, and press "1"


For Wheeler EAP Customers

If you are using Wheeler’s Employee Assistance Program (EAP) as part of your company benefits program and need information or to make an appointment, please call 1.800.275.3327. Help is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Click here to learn more about Wheeler EAP.

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