Crisis Resources and Other Support Hotlines

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Action Line: Adult Crisis Telephone Intervention/Options

The ACTION line (Adult Crisis Telephone Intervention and Options Network) is a centralized phone number answered by 2-1-1 staff trained to offer an array of supports and options to individuals in distress, including: telephonic support, referrals and information about community resources and services; warm-transfer to the Mobile Crisis Team (MCT) of their area; and when necessary, direct connection to 911. The ACTION line is free and operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year (24/7/365) with the availability of multilingual staff or interpreters as needed. 

988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline

We can all help prevent suicide. The Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals in the United States.

Crisis Text Line

Crisis Text Line serves anyone, in any type of crisis, providing access to free, 24/7 support via mediums people already use and trust such as text and WhatsApp

National Maternal Mental Health Hotline

The National Maternal Mental Health Hotline provides 24/7, free, confidential support before, during, and after pregnancy. The Hotline offers callers: Phone or text access to professional counselors, Real-time support and information, Response within a few minutes, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, Resources, Referrals to local and telehealth providers and support groups, Culturally sensitive support, Counselors who speak English and Spanish, and Interpreter services in 60 languages

National Hotline for Support and/or Crisis for Trans and Questioning Peers: Translifeline

Trans Lifeline’s Hotline is a peer support phone service run "by trans people for our trans and questioning peers. Call us if you need someone trans to talk to, even if you’re not in crisis and even if you’re not sure you’re trans."

Child Development Infoline

Child Development Infoline (CDI) is a specialized unit of United Way of Connecticut. Messages can be left 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and are returned promptly. This service is free and confidential, with multi-lingual and TTY capacity. Care Coordinators are available to answer the phone Monday through Friday from 8 am - 6 pm, except on holidays.

Postpartum Support International Hotline

Postpartum support hotline by phone call or text. This is a support line however not for crisis calls.

CT Safe Connect- Information and Support about Intimate Partner Violence

People contact Safe Connect (through phone call/text, webchat, or email) for themselves or someone else they care about. Some have questions about their relationships and just want to talk. We take your lead, offering information, options, and possible outcomes.

Help for Children, Youth, and Their Families in Crisis

A hotline for Connecticut families with a child under 18 who is experiencing a crisis.

National Eating Disorders Hotline

Contact the NEDA Helpline for support, resources, and treatment options for yourself or a loved one who is struggling with an eating disorder. Helpline volunteers are trained to help you find the support and information you need. Please note that our Helpline is not a substitute for professional help. We cannot provide any kind of advice or ongoing support. We are happy to listen to your concerns, provide information on eating disorders, help you locate professional help, and explore support options.

Warm Lines

Warm Lines are telephone support services staffed by people who have experience/expertise with mutual support. These lines are not crisis lines and the days/hours of operation vary.