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Mental Health



Call or text a trained crisis counselor to talk.

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They’re free and available 24/7:
Call or text 988 or chat


Crisis intervention & suicide prevention for the LGBTQ community: Call 866-488-7386, text or chat options available on website.


Trans peer support run by and for trans people. Call 877-565-8860 if you need someone trans to talk to, even if you’re not in crisis or if you’re not sure you’re trans.


Text HOME to 741741

to talk with a trained crisis counselor. Available 24/7


Call 203-661-1911 to reach the Kids in Crisis helpline. Calls are free, confidential and  staffed 24/7.


In Connecticut, you can call 2-1-1 or visit for resources.

According to Mental Health America, a mental health disorder is defined as a brain-based condition that affects thinking, emotions, and behaviors. They are very common; mental health disorders affect an estimated 44 million Americans in any given year. Below are some common warning signs and symptoms to watch for. 

  • Confused thinking

  • Prolonged depression (sadness or irritability)

  • Feelings of extreme highs and lows

  • Excessive fears, worries and anxieties

  • Social withdrawal

  • Changes in eating and/or sleeping habits

  • Strong feelings of anger

  • Strange thoughts (delusions)

  • Seeing or hearing things that aren't there (hallucinations)

  • Inability to cope with daily problems and activities

  • Suicidal thoughts

  • Unexplained physical ailments

  • Substance use

  • Substance use

  • Inability to cope with problems and daily activities

  • Changes in sleeping and/or eating habits

  • Excessive complaints of physical ailments

  • Changes in ability to manage responsibilities - at home and/or at school

  • Defiance of authority, truancy, theft, and/or vandalism

  • Intense fear

  • Prolonged negative mood, often accompanied by poor appetite or thoughts of death

  • Frequent outbursts of anger

  • Changes in school performance

  • Poor grades despite strong efforts

  • Changes in sleeping and/or eating habits

  • Excessive worry or anxiety (i.e. refusing to go to bed or school)

  • Hyperactivity

  • Persistent nightmares

  • Persistent disobedience or aggression

  • Frequent temper tantrums


Find general mental health information and free online screenings.

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Resources for suicide prevention, survivors and survivors of suicide loss.

National Eating Disorders Association

The Trevor Project

Mental health and suicide prevention resources for the LGBTQ community

Nationally renowned resources for all things related to children's mental health.

Overview of teen depression: causes, symptoms and treatment information.

Mental health and recovery resources for teens and young adults.

Mental Health App for 18+ with mindfulness and positive psychology based games and activities.

Calm Harm is a free app that helps you manage or resist the urge to   self-harm.

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