Newtown Youth and Family Services

Mental Health

Support is available if you, or someone you know, needs it!

Local Mental Health Resources

  • The Newtown Department of Human Services provides access to a comprehensive referral system, including behavioral health providers and wellness & support services, including through telehealth, for non-emergency situations. Contact 203-270-4330 or 203-270-4612.

  • Newtown Youth and Family Services continues to provide mental health and substance abuse treatment services remotely utilizing a HIPPA compliant telehealth platform. All other groups and programs are temporarily suspended.
You are not alone! Check in with a friend, Call a warm line
Warm Lines are telephone support services staffed by people who have experience/expertise with mutual support.
These lines are not crisis lines and the days/hours of operation vary.

Warm Lines in CT
JoinRiseBe Statewide Young Adult Warmline Initiative: 1-855-6HOPENOW 12-9 pm daily
Advocacy Unlimited Phone Based Peer Support: (888) 770-4478 M-F 9am-5pm
Call SAMHSA’s free 24-hour Disaster Distress Helpline at 1-800-985- 5990, if you feel lonely or need support.

Talk it Out Line: 800-258-5011
Helping parents and caregivers cope with the stress and increases needs resulting from caring for their children during the COVID-19 pandemic.
When it builds up, talk it out.
Sponsored by the State of Connecticut

SAMHSA Disaster Distress Helpline (DDH): 800-985-5990
The Disaster Distress Helpline (800-985-5990) provides immediate crisis counseling and help to individuals nationwide who are experiencing psychological distress as a result of a natural or man-made disaster, or incidents of mass violence. The Helpline is available 24 hours-a-day, seven-days-a-week. The Helpline connects callers to professionals from the closest crisis counseling center in the nationwide network of centers. The Helpline staff will provide confidential counseling, referrals and other needed support services. Individuals can call or text ‘TalkWithUs’ to 66746. Other Talklines: For a list of other talklines/helplines that are available to individuals needing support, click here.

Taking Care of your Behavioral Health
Tips For Social Distancing, Quarantine, And Isolation During An Infectious Disease Outbreak
By: SAMHSA, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

Coping with Stress During Infectious Disease Outbreaks
By: SAMHSA, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration