Resources for Parents and Students

MMS    NATIONAL EXEMPLARY SCHOOL

204 Hollow Tree Ridge Road Ms. Shelley Somers, Principal

Darien, Connecticut 06820 Ms. Mary Scalise, Assistant Principal

Telephone (203) 655-2518 Ms. Dana Giannattasio,  Assistant Principal

FAX             (203) 655-1627  

Web Site     http://www.darienps.org/middlesex/

March 12, 2020

Dear Parents,

We understand that this period of uncertainty could cause your child to feel particularly stressed. Since school will not be in session for the next two weeks, we want to make you aware of some resources that you could access if you feel your child may require mental health support when school is not in session. Below are contacts that could be of help during this period. 

Resources for students and parents when school is not in session in the event of the need for mental health support.

Mobile CrisisIntervention ServicesProvides in-home behavioral or mental health crisis services for children and youthDial 2-1-1 in Connecticut
uwc.211ct.org/mental-health-crisis-intervention-services-connecticut  
Open Access Clinic of Child Guidance Center of Southern CTImmediate intake and triage of mental health concerns (walk-in) – M, W, F from 8:30-10:30am. Open other times by appointment.203-324-6127
childguidancect.org/services
Family Centers – Center for Hope (Darien Location)Individual and group counseling services203-655-4693
www.familycenters.org
Child Guidance Center of Mid-Fairfield CountyOutpatient mental health services for children and families203-299-1315
www.childguidancemfct.org
Crisis Text Line: 74174124/7 text line providing crisis support from trained counselorsText HOME to 741741
www.crisistextline.org
Trevor Lifeline24/7 hot line providing crisis support from LGBTQ-sensitive trained counselors1-866-488-7386
www.thetrevorproject.org
Local Emergency Rooms and/or 911Life-threatening medical emergency or imminent concerns about safety for self or others