Connecticut Commission on Children: An Agency of the Connecticut General Assembly
The Connecticut Commission on Children
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Hartford, Connecticut 06106-1591

Phone: (860) 240-0290  | Fax: (860) 240-0248 | E-mail

Mental Health

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Additional resources

State Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (DMHAS) - This website allows you to search for services by town or region. You may also search for the phone numbers of crisis services near you. There's also a section dedicated to women and children.

Connecticut Youth Suicide Prevention Initiative (CYSPI)

An array of state agencies are collaborating to develop, implement, evaluate, and sustain programs that prevent youth suicide. Visit the Initiative page on the DMHAS website

Connecticut's Network of Care for Behavioral Health

Created by a partnership of state and private agencies, this website identifies mental health services available to Connecticut children, adults, and families. It also explains the relevant laws and conveys the latest news in mental health.Visit the website

Connecticut Clearinghouse

This website, funded by the state Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (DMHAS) and operated by the Wheeler Clinic, offers information on mental disorders, substance abuse, treatment and recovery, and related topics.Visit the website

Children's Mental Health: Facts for Policymakers

This fact sheet, from Columbia University's National Center for Children in Poverty (NCCP), describes the widespread nature of mental health problems among children and youth and the lack of adequate services. Download the fact sheet (PDF)

Enhanced Care Clinics

Connecticut children and adults covered by the HUSKY health care plan may use any of these clinics, which provide such outpatient services as individual therapy, group therapy, family therapy, and medication management. They are managed by the Connecticut Behavioral Health Partnership. Visit the BHP website to find a clinic near you | Visit the HUSKY site

Centers for Disease Control (CDC)

This agency, an arm of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, deals with children's mental health in many areas, including:

International Association for Suicide Prevention

Founded in 1960 by the late Austrian professor Erwin Ringel, the IASP seeks to prevent suicidal behavior, alleviate its effects, and provide a forum for academics, mental health professionals, crisis workers, volunteers, and suicide survivors. Visit the website

This page was last updated: August 11, 2014

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