Mental health is just as important as physical health to a child's well-being.

Mental health is just as important as physical health to a child's well-being.

How do I know if my child needs help right away?

If your child is in crisis and is at risk for hurting himself or others, you should get help right away by calling 911 or get help through the 211 Infoline and ask for emergency mobile psychiatric services (EMPS). EMPS works across the state of Connecticut and can assess a crisis or urgent mental health needs. In an emergency, you can also take your child to the local children’s hospital emergency department.

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Visit our Evidence-Based Practice Directory

KidsMentalHealthInfo.com has an evidence-based practice directory that lists mental health providers trained in popular evidence-based practices available in Connecticut for children and families with behavioral health needs. Evidence-based practices are those supported by research showing that they work for most children.