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Suicide Prevention

Suicide rates are increasing in the United States. According to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the rates have increased by 25% across the U.S. over nearly two decades ending in 2016. Some states have experienced a rise in suicides by more than 30%.

Many factors can contribute to thoughts of suicide, ranging from mental health issues, drug related dependencies to economic factors. But there is help. If you are in need of assistance, or know someone who needs help, please use one of the resources below. Help is available for those that need it.

Resources

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is a national network of local crisis centers that provides free and confidential emotional support to people in suicidal crisis or emotional distress 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We're committed to improving crisis services and advancing suicide prevention by empowering individuals, advancing professional best practices, and building awareness.

Everyone Plays A Role In Suicide Prevention

GET HELP NOW - Get resources for yourself or be the difference for a loved one by offering support and understanding.

HELP YOUR LOCAL CENTER - Lifeline centers range across the U.S. and rely on state and local funding to operate. Find out how you can help.

JOIN THE NETWORK - Local crisis centers can support the fight against suicide by joining the Lifeline's national network.

PROMOTE THE LIFELINE - Spread the word about the Lifeline's free, confidential, 24/7 services and raise awareness for suicide prevention.

1-800-273-8255


Using Crisis Text Line
Crisis Text Line serves anyone, in any type of crisis, providing access to free, 24/7 support and information via a medium people already use and trust: text.

Text HOME to 741741 from anywhere in the United States, anytime, about any type of crisis.

A live, trained Crisis Counselor receives the text and responds, all from our secure online platform.

The volunteer Crisis Counselor will help you move from a hot moment to a cool moment.


Greater Bridgeport Community MH Center
Call 203-358-8500, 1-800-586-9903


American Foundation for Suicide Prevention - Connecticut
According to the AFSP website, CT's 11th leading cause of death is suicide. On average, one person dies of suicide in this state every 22 hours.

For more information or for help, please go to the AFSP Connecticut website by clicking here.


Mobile Clinic /DMHAS
33 Stevens Street, Norwalk, CT 06850
MOBILE CRISIS INTERVENTION TEAM: Contact Phone# 203- 358-8500

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