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Where can I get immediate help in an emergency?

In life-threatening situations, call 911 or go to the nearest emergency room.
If you are suicidal or in emotional distress, consider using the 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline.

Call or text 988 or chat online to connect with a trained crisis counselor. The Lifeline provides 24-hour, confidential support to anyone in suicidal crisis or emotional distress. You can reach a specialized LGBTQI+ affirming counselor by texting “Q” to 988 or by calling 988 and pressing “3.”

If you are a veteran, consider using the Veterans Crisis Line.

Call 988, then press “1.” You can also text 838255 or chat online. The Veterans Crisis Line is a 24-hour, confidential resource that connects veterans with a trained responder. The service is available to all veterans and those who support them, even if they are not registered with the VA or enrolled in VA healthcare.


Other resources for immediate help in a crisis

  • Crisis Text Line – Text HOME to 741741 from anywhere in the United States, anytime. Crisis Text Line is available 24/7 for any crisis. A live, trained Crisis Counselor receives the text and responds from a secure online platform. (disponible en español)
  • National Domestic Violence Hotline – Call 800-799-SAFE (7233) or Text START to 887888. Trained expert advocates are available 24/7 to provide confidential support to anyone experiencing domestic violence or seeking resources and information. Help is available in Spanish and other languages. (disponible en español)

  • The Trevor Project – Call 866-488-7386 or Text START to 678678 for immediate crisis support. Crisis counselors are available to support LGBTQ+ youth during times of crisis. Live Crisis Chat support is also available. 

  • National Sexual Assault Hotline – Call 800.656.HOPE (4673) to connect with a trained staff member from a sexual assault service provider in your area. You’ll be routed to a local affiliate organization based on the first six digits of your phone number. Crisis chat support is also available for free help, 24/7.

  •  2-1-1 of Connecticut – Dial 2-1-1 to connect with a trained contact specialist 24/7 or Text CTWARM, CTFOOD, CTRECOVERY to 8898211. 2-1-1 is a free, confidential information and referral service that connects people to essential health and human services 24 hours a day, seven days a week, online and over the phone.