Connecticut is committed to having a behavioral health system that provides families the care they need, when they need it. This website lays out the state’s vision, plan, and current work for creating a behavioral health system that meets the needs of all children in Connecticut.
An Integrated, Collaborative Effort
Connecticut’s Behavioral Health Plan for Children provides a blueprint for meeting the mental, emotional, and behavioral health needs of all children in our state.
Two statewide initiatives working together since 2014 to improve care options for families and make sure children have timely access to effective behavioral health services.
Connecting to Care is a partnership to improve children’s behavioral health by building an accessible and coordinated system or “network of care” for children and their families.
Find Information About Our Work
Connecticut is taking important steps to better meet the behavioral health needs of children and their families.
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Information, Publications, and Updates
information on recent activities
Members of the Children’s Behavioral Health Implementation Advisory Board, Connecting to Care Steering Team, workgroup members, and interested stakeholders can access information about ongoing efforts to improve the State’s behavioral health system for children.
Calendar of Meetings and Trainings
Children’s Behavioral Health Advisory Committee (CBHAC)
CT Suicide Advisory Board
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Need Help Now?
If you are in a life-threatening situation DIAL 9-1-1 immediately. If you are in a crisis, DIAL 2-1-1 in Connecticut. Outside Connecticut, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-8255.
Behavioral Health Crisis
If your child is having a behavioral crisis that is too difficult for you to handle, Dial 2-1-1 in Connecticut for Mobile Crisis Intervention Services or visit mobilecrisisempsct.org.