Help Lines & Resources

Crisis Numbers for IMMEDIATE HELP:

  • Knowledge Exchange Network: 1-800-789-2647 or 1-877-495-0009 with live operators 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. EST to refer to public mental health clinics in your area
  • American Psychological Association: Public Education Line 1-800-964-2000 with live operators 24/7 to refer to local APA board certified psychologists
  • American Psychiatric Association Answer Center: 1-202-682-6000 with live operators 24/7 to refer to local APA board certified psychiatrists
  • 1-800-THERAPIST: 1-800-843-7274 with live counselors 9 a.m. 0 5 p.m. to refer to various mental health professionals near you
  • National Hopeline Network: 1-800-SUICIDE with live certified counselors available 24/7 to help those in immediate distress
  • American Mental Health Counselors Association/Provisions Consulting: 1-877-956-6400 a national find-a-therapist referral service
  • National Suicide Prevention Hotline: 1-800-273-TALK with counselors available 24/7 for referrals
  • 2-1-1 in Connecticut: 211 or 1-800-203-1234 or  with trained counselors available 24/7 for referrals


Anxiety Disorders

  • Anxiety Disorders Association of America: 1-240-485-1001 or


Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder

  • Children and Adults with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder: 1-800-233-4050 or


Bipolar Disorder and Depression

  • Child and Adolescent Bipolar Foundation: 1-847-256-8525 or
  • Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance: 1-800-826-3632 or
  • Depression and Related Affective Disorders Association: 1-703-610-9026 or


Borderline Personality Disorder

  • BPD Central: a comprehensive site with many suggested books and articles
  • BPD Today: lists many articles and books on BPD
  • BPD Resource Center: recommends books, articles, author interviews, and general information
  • Personality Disorders Awareness Network (PDAN): works to increase public awareness about the impact of BPD on children, relationships, and society
  • Facing the Facts: provides information and support for families


Eating Disorders

Energy Assistance


  • Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Youth Hotline: 1-800-850-8078


Mental Health Support


  • National Alliance for Research on Schizophrenia and Depression: 1-800-829-8289 or




Substance Abuse

  • Alcoholics Anonymous: 1-212-870-3400 or
  • Narcotics Anonymous: 1-818-773-9999 or
  • National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism: 1-301-443-3860 or
  • National Institute on Drug Abuse: 1-301-443-1124 or 1-204-221-4007 (en Espanol) or
  • Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration: 1-240-276-2000 or