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If you need to connect with someone immediately, first and foremost know that you are not alone. 


The following resources are a phone call away:

Emergencies: 9-1-1

Suicide & Crisis Lifeline: Call or text 9-8-8

CT Infoline Crisis Services: Call 2-1-1

Crisis Text Line: Text "HOME" to 741741

Teen Line: Call 800-852-8336 or text "TEEN" to 839863

Never Use Alone: Call 877-696-1996

Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration: Call 800-662-HELP ((4357)

National Alliance on Mental Illness Helpline: Call 800-950-NAMI (6264) or text "HelpLine" to 62640

LGBT National Hotline: Call 888-843-4564

The Trevor Project: Call 866-488-7386 or text "START" to 678678

Trans Lifeline: Call 877-565-8860

National Sexual Assault Hotline: Call 800-656-HOPE (4673)

Childhelp National Child Abuse Hotline: Cal 800-799-SAFE (7233) or text "START" to 88788

National Domestic Violence Hotline: Call 800-799-SAFE (7233) or text "START" to 88788

National Alliance for Eating Disorders Helpline: Call 866-662-1235

SAFE Alternative Self-Harm Helpline: Call 800-DON'T CUT (366-8288)

National Runaway Safeline: Call 800-RUNAWAY (786-2929)

The Brian Dagle Foundation Healing Hearts: 800-273-8255

Veterans Crisis Line: 800-273-8255 (Press 1)

The Compassionate Friends: 877-969-0010

In Connecticut:

Elder Justice Hotline: 860-808-5555

Crisis Hotline for Kids: 203-661-1911

Domestic Violence Assistance: 203-384-9559

LGBTQ+ Hotline: 203-939-7331

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention: 860-655-1562

Bereaved Parents of the USA: 860-625-5280

The Cove Center for Grieving Children: 203-634-0500

The Dougy Center for Grieving Children and Families: 203-634-0500

I have personally witnessed the eradicating of this painful epidemic EVERY SINGLE DAY since we delivered the first Flower Power arrangements in June.  I have watched, witnessed, and felt the sparks flying, the smiles generated, the changed outcomes in those we have been visiting for over 6 months (and those whom we met just yesterday).  This isn't complicated, but it is hard work and takes us being our most authentic selves and asking others to step up, lean in, and do the same.

-Ginger Smith, SOAR Together Founder

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