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Mental Health: Awareness

Crisis Services

780 Summer Street, Stamford, CT  06905
PH:  203.388.1600  FAX: 
203.388.1681
‚ÄčCrisis Intervention:  203.358.8500 
1.800.586.9903 

Serving the towns of Byram, Cos Cob, Darien, East Norwalk, East Portchester, Georgetown, Glenbrook, Glenville, Green Farms, Greenwich, New Canaan, Noroton, Noroton Heights, Norwalk, Old Greenwich, Riverside, Rowayton, Saugatuck, South Norwalk, Springdale, Stamford, Weston, Westport, and Wilton.

Farifeild County Mental Health Programs

Pathways
175 Milbank Avenue
Greenwich, CT  06830
PH:  203.869.5656
 
St. Vincent's Behavioral Health Services
47 Long Lots Road
Westport, CT 06880
PH: 203.227.1251
 
Mental Health Association of CT
(Bridgeport/Stamford)
61 South Main Street, Suite 100
West Hartford, CT  06107
PH:  860.529.1970
 
Center for Hope
590 Post Road
Darien, CT 06820
PH:  203.655.4693

 

More programs and services from the Connecticut Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services.

Mental Health

We all experience emotional ups and downs from time to time caused by events in our lives. Mental health conditions go beyond these emotional reactions and become something longer lasting. They are medical conditions that cause changes in how we think and feel and in our mood. They are not the result of personal weakness, lack of character or poor upbringing.

With proper treatment, people can realize their full potential, cope with the stresses of life, work productively and make meaningful contributions to the world. Without mental health we cannot be fully healthy.

But understanding mental health isn't only about being able to identify symptoms and having a name for these conditions. There is a complicated ecosystem involving local communities, the federal government, research institutions, private companies and other pieces that are all trying to fit together.  Each piece contributes to our understanding of mental health—if one is missing, the picture isn't complete. 

From the National Alliance on Mental Illness

Prevention

Suicide Prevention and Risk