203-470-5028 [email protected]

Helpful Resources

Please navigate the resources and lifeline links below for helpful information and support.

PERINATAL MENTAL HEALTH RESOURCES:

  • Postpartum Psychosis requires calling 911 immediately!  Check your state’s definition of “mental health arrests.”  Inform 911 this is a MENTAL HEALTH CRISIS for a mental health professional to coordinate and assist
  • Postpartum Support International Website including support groups for ALL populations

HOTLINES:

  • National Suicide Prevention Hotline: 800-273-8255

  • Access Line (for 24/7 access to substance use treatment, including detox and transportation): 1-800-563-4086

  • LGBTQI+ National Hotline: 1-888-843-4564

    • Hours of Operation: Monday through Friday, 4pm – 12am ET. Saturday and Sunday, 12pm – 5pm ET

  • LGBT National Senior Hotline (Ages 50+): 1-888-234-7243

    • Hours of Operation: Monday through Friday, 4pm – 12am ET. Saturday and Sunday, 12pm – 5pm ET

  • LGBT National Youth Hotline: 1-800-246-7743

    • Hours of Operation: Monday through Friday, 4pm – 12am ET. Saturday and Sunday, 12pm – 5pm ET

  • The Trevor Lifeline (ages 13-24): 1-866-7386

    • The only national 24/7 crisis intervention and suicide prevention hotline for LGBTQ young people 

  • Trans Lifeline: 1-877-565-8860

    • The only national hotline in which all operators are transgender. 

    • As a result of the particularly vulnerable relationship between transgender individuals and police, it is the only service in the country with a policy against non-consensual active rescue 

RESOURCES FOR MENTAL HEALTH/CRISIS INTERVENTION:

  • Connecticut Mental Health Center (Mobile Crisis Intervention Unit):

RESOURCES FOR LGBTQI+ FOLKS:

RESOURCES FOR TRANSGENDER FOLKS:

  • Trans Teen Online Talk Group (Ages 12-19):

    • https://www.glbthotline.org/transteens.html 

    • A weekly moderated group for transgender, pan-gender, gender-fluid, nonbinary, agender teens to speak and express themselves in a safe space.

    • Hours of Operation: Thursdays 7-9pm EST

  • Trans Youth Online Chat Group (Ages 13 and younger):

CONNECTICUT SUPPORT GROUPS:

  • Growth Therapy, LLC

    • Parents/Caregivers of Gender Expansive Youth – growththerapyllc.com/groups

  • Connecticut TransAdvocacy Coalition (State-wide):

  • Gay, Lesbian, and Straight Education Network (GLSEN) Connecticut (State-wide):

  • Lambda Legal Connecticut (State-wide):

  • Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG) Connecticut: Hartford, Norwalk, Waterbury):

    • https://pflag.org 

    • Uniting people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ+) through support, education, and advocacy

  • Queer Unity Empowerment Support Team (Waterbury):

    • https://questct.com

    • A community-based collaborative formed to create healthy, inclusive and safe spaces for members of the LGBT community in the Greater Waterbury area that foster meaningful relationships, learning and joy.

  • Stonewall Speakers (State-wide):

  • Triangle Community Center (Norwalk): 

    • https://www.ctpridecenter.org 

    • Fairfield County’s leading provider of programming and resources to nurture growth and connection within the LGBTQ community

LGBTQI+ FRIENDLY HEALTH CENTERS IN CONNECTICUT:

  • Apex Community Care (Danbury):

  • APNH – A Place to Nourish Your Health (New Haven):

  • Anchor Health Initiative (New Haven, Stamford):

  • Aware Recovery Care (Statewide):

  • Center for Advanced Reproductive Services (Farmington, Hartford, New London):

  • Connecticut AIDS (Hartford):

    • https://www.aids-ct.org

    • A coalition of organizations that provide services to people living with HIV/AIDS in Connecticut

  • Hartford Gay & Lesbian Health Collective (Hartford):

    • https://www.hglhc.org

    • Empowers individuals of diverse sexual orientations, gender identities and gender expressions to lead healthy lives through the provision of health and support services, education and advocacy.

  • Health Care Advocates International (Stratford):

  • Jim Collins Foundation (New London):

  • Mid-Fairfield AIDS Project (Norwalk):

  • Planned Parenthood of Connecticut (17 locations around Connecticut):

  • World Health Clinicians (Norwalk):

LGBTQI* AFFIRMING BUSINESSES:

  • Strandsfortrans.com