24/7 Telephone Support/Referral/Lifeline Crisis Services

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

Click here to 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


Helpline The HelpLine offers Connecticut residents confidential telephone counseling services. Staff provide information, referrals and support to callers to help trouble-shoot difficult situations and ultimately to prevent/ divert situations from escalating into
a crisis.

860.747.3434

Click here to access more information about HelpLine.


EMPS Mobile Crisis Intervention Services
Our EMPS Mobile Crisis Intervention Services 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.
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To access EMPS Mobile Crisis Intervention Services, dial 2-1-1 and press 1.

For 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 800.275.3327. Help is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Click here to access more information about Wheeler EAP.

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