Help Lines/Additional Resources

Help Lines & Resources

Call 211 for EMPS Mobile Crisis  - EMPS is a community-based services for children and adolescents who are experiencing psychiatric or behavioral health crisis. Trained Clinicians can go to the crisis site, often school or home, to evaluate the child, de-escalate the crisis and develop a crisis plan with the family. The program provides linkages to other services in the community and follow-up visits if appropriate.

United Community & Family Services offers ongoing groups for adults and children.  

Norwich meeting Mondays 6:30 p.m.
Backus Hospital D Wing

Alcohol/Drug Abuse Hotline

Crisis Text Line

Alternative to Meds Center



Recovery Resources for Teens
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

Eating Disorders Hotline

Elemy, (formerly known as Sprout Therapy) educational guide on Autism and suicidal thoughts


Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Youth Hotline
...True Colors

Live Another Day believes in equal access to life-saving mental health and substance use resources.

National Child Abuse Hotline

National AIDS Hotline

Live Another Day - 



National Domestic Violence Hotline
...Safe Futures (formerly the Women's Center)
...Victim Advocate

National Institutes for Health
Talking to Teens about Alcohol
800-799-SAFE (7233)
860-701-6000 (Domestic Violence Hotline)
860-701-6001 (Sexual Assault Hotline)
860-443-3959 (New London)
860-889-2271 (Norwich)
National Runaway Switchboard

Planned Parenthood

860-889-5211 provides informational resources and support for survivors of institutional sexual abuse and sexual assault.

The Recovery Village helps people on their journey to lifelong recovery! Visit the links provided to learn more about the impact how substance use and co-occurring disorders impact

Rehab Spot offers a free web guide about drugs, alcohol, and addiction. Please visit their page about substance use and the teen brain provides extensive and reliable information regarding alcohol use disorders. The goal of their guide is to help people understand the warning signs for alcohol misuse to prevent further addictions from developing.

Tips on How to Find a Job After Rehab

Prevail Recovery Center
serves those who suffer from substance abuse. They treat every patient with dignity and recognize that addiction is a chronic disease and treatment should be tailored to each unique individual. 

Centric Behavioral Health 

Southeast Detox

Suicide Prevention & Mental Health Resources

 Mental Health Tool Kit 

Daily Mental Health Tips 

 At-home Activities for Families

 Keeping Kids Safe in Cyber Space

Children are at increased risk of harm online during the global COVID-19 pandemic. Fortunately, there is so much that parents can do to help their children stay safe when accessing the web. This resource is developed for parents to understand these risks and what steps to take in order to minimize them.

 Talk it Out 

The "When it Builds Up, Talk it Out" campaign provides parents with access to trained professionals who will provide support and resources, if necessary.  

Call 833-258-5011

The "Talk It Out Line" is available Monday through Friday from 8 am to 8 pm and on weekends from 1 pm to 8 pm and has both English and Spanish capacity.

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