Mental Health/Substance Use


Mental Health Resources

For anyone in immediate danger, call 911. For people not in immediate danger, but needing someone to talk with about suicidal feelings or if you are in crisis, dial 988.

988 – The Suicide & Crisis Lifeline

988 Contact Center services include rapid 24/7 access to trained crisis contact center staff who can help people experiencing suicidal, substance use and other mental health crises.

To reach the 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline:

 (Adult Crisis Telephone Intervention and Options Network)

For adults in distress who are 18 years of age or older who are in the community and in the midst of a psychiatric or emotional crisis for which an immediate response may be required.

  • Available 24/7, 365 days a year
  • Multilingual staff or interpreters available as needed
  • Call 1-800-HOPE-135 (1-800.467.3135) or 211
  • FREE to all CT residents

The ACTION line team is comprised of dedicated contact specialists, licensed clinicians and a peer support specialist with lived experience with mental health and substance use/addiction.

Crisis Services for Youth

For children under age 18, call 2-1-1.

Children and teens are also at risk of mental health crises and illnesses. For a young person with symptoms of a mental disorder, the earlier treatment is started, the more effective it can be.      Early treatment can help prevent more severe, lasting problems as a child grows up.

If you are concerned about a child or teen, a good starting point is the National Institute of Mental Health’s page for Child and Adolescent Health and’s page for Parents and    Caregivers, which include symptoms and indicators of potential mental health issues.

It can be difficult to support your child’s mental health when you are struggling yourself.     offers some tips for how to care for yourself and the young people in your life during challenging times.



Toivo Center for Holistic Healing

Toivo is a Center for Holistic Healing. Toivo is the Finnish word for “HOPE”.

Our lived experience related to mental health, substance use, and trauma allows us to share mind-body practices with understanding, accessibility, and compassion.

Toivo offers a sacred space to explore holistic healing through a variety of modalities. By engaging in activities that calm our bodies, relax our minds, and nourish our souls, we can foster individual and community wide well-being.

Our offerings are donation based. Any monetary contributions are appreciated, however no one is turned away for a lack of funds. Your presence is enough.



Long Term Supports

Mental health resources, such as therapies, medications, and rehabilitative services are available to you if you need them.  

If you are looking for more information about a specific mental health condition or diagnosis, a helpful guide is available from the National Alliance of Mental Illness (NAMI) here.

Other Mental Health Hotlines

You can always call 211 to speak to someone and find local assistance, but there are also dedicated helplines available to anyone in the U.S.

  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255
  • Veterans Crisis Line: call 1-800-273-TALK (8255) and press 1; or text 838255
  • Crisis Text Line: text the word ‘Home’ to 741-741
  • The Trevor Lifeline for LGBTQ Youth: call 1-866-488-7386
  • The Trans Lifeline: call 1-877-565-8860

Local resources include:

Creative Interventions

  • 835 Bloomfield Ave, Windsor, CT
  • (860) 413-9538
  • Therapy

Community Health Resources

  • 693 Bloomfield Avenue, Bloomfield, CT
  • (860) 243-6584
  • Counseling

Institute of Living            

  • 200 Retreat Avenue, Hartford, CT                       
  • (860) 545-7200
  • Mental Health Counseling

Jewish Family Services

  • 333 Bloomfield Avenue, West Hartford, CT
  • (860) 236-1927
  • Child Psychiatry/Counseling


Region 4 Mental Health Service Providers

InterCommunity (IC)
(private non-profit)
281 Main Street
East Hartford, CT  06118
PH:  860-569-5900  

 Capitol Region Mental Health Center
(state operated)
500 Vine Street
Hartford, CT  06112
PH:  860-297-0800  FAX:  860-297-0914
24 Hour Crisis Service:   860-297-0999

Chrysalis Center
255 Homestead Avenue
P.O. Box 320613
Hartford, CT 06132-0613
PH: 860-263-4400   FAX: 860-761-3103

Community Renewal Team (CRT), Inc.
555 Windsor Street
Hartford, CT  061205
PH:  860-560-5600

Easter Seals Capital Region & Eastern Connecticut
100 Deerfield Road
Windsor, CT  06095-4207
PH:  860-552-2002  FAX:  860-552-2003

Community Health Resources (CHR)
(private non-profit)
995 Day Hill Road
Windsor, CT  06095
PH:  860-731-5522  Fax:  860-731-5536
Assessment Center: 877-884-3571 (1-877.88.HELP1)

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