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September is National Suicide Prevention Month

The Connecticut Suicide Advisory Board invites you to take advantage of the various opportunities across the state to learn how to prevent suicide within your family, circle of friends, community and workplace. Please consider attending our special meeting Thursday 9/14 and look to your Regional Suicide Advisory Board for educational events near you: Regional Advisory Boards | Connecticut Suicide Advisory Board (

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Important Resources

In CT, the national 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline is answered by the United Way of CT Contact Center. Anyone can call, text or chat to connect to services, AND you don't have to be in crisis or thinking about suicide to access services. You can reach out early to prevent crisis if you're in mental or emotional distress of any kind, or if you're concerned for someone else. Call or Text 988, or chat The Contact Center staff are available to listen, offer support and resources, and connect to mobile crisis services for in-person support for all ages. For medical emergencies call How the United Way of Connecticut fields crisis calls – NBC Connecticut

CT also has four new youth mental health urgent crisis centers* that may be used by families and schools to support children in need as alternatives to emergency rooms. Families may bring youth directly, or as needed, ambulances may transport. It's still important to use hospital emergency room services in a life-threatening mental health emergency, such as a suicide attempt that requires medical Urgent Crisis Center now open in Hartford offers specialized care to kids in crisis – NBC Connecticut

*CT Urgent Crisis Centers for Youth Mental Health:

  • The Village for Families and Children in Hartford
  • Yale New Haven Hospital in New Haven
  • The Child and Family Agency of Southeastern Connecticut in New London
  • Wellmore Behavioral Health in Waterbury