If you or someone you love are in crisis, please see the resources below
If you are in crisis or if you are calling on behalf of a caller in a crisis you can dial 2-1-1 and press option 1 off the main menu. Calls from callers in crisis situations are prioritized.
What will happen once I call 2-1-1?
You will be connected to a trained EMPS counselor. EMPS will help resolve the crisis immediately over the phone or will come immediately to your location
Emergency Mobile Psychiatric Services- Shoreline
203-483-2630, Press 6 for Psychiatric Crisis) Telephone crisis intervention is available for any Branford, East Haven, Guilford, Madison, North Branford, North Haven resident M-F: 8:30am-5pm. Psychiatric mobile response 24hrs/ 7days.
National Suicide Prevention Hotline: (1-800-273-8255)
24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones.
Suicide…Read This First: www.metanoia.org/suicide
5 Action Steps for Helping Someone in Emotional Pain:
“Are you thinking about killing yourself?” It’s not an easy question but studies show that asking at-risk individuals if they are suicidal does not increase suicides or suicidal thoughts.
2. Keep them safe
Reducing a suicidal person’s access to highly lethal items or places is an important part of suicide prevention. While this is not always easy, asking if the at-risk person has a plan and removing or disabling the lethal means can make a difference.
3. Be there
Listen carefully and learn what the individual is thinking and feeling. Findings suggest acknowledging and talking about suicidemay in fact reduce rather than increase suicidal thoughts.
4. Help them connect
Save the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline’s number in your phone so it’s there when you need it: 1-800-273-TALK (8255). You can also help make a connection with a trusted individual like a family member, friend, spiritual advisor, or mental health professional.
5. Stay Connected
Staying in touch after a crisis or after being discharged from care can make a difference. Studies have shown the number of suicide deaths goes down when someone follows up with the at-risk person.