Our Town has experienced unimaginable tragedy and loss over the last two months. So many of our residents are hurting and grieving. Here are a few resources to help. Click here for suicide warning signs, and see the Human Services page of this website for additional resources.
Grief and Grieving (informational flyers)
After a Suicide What Every Parent Needs to Know
988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline
Survivors Day - November 19, 2022
Question, Persuade, Refer (QPR) Suicide Gatekeeper Training - November 29, 2022
The Town of Darien has formed a Mental Health Task Force.
The initial purpose of this group is to address the acute mental health issues in our town following the multiple recent suicides. The task force will include mental health experts and key community leaders. The immediate purpose of this group is to communicate closely and coordinate all the services and supports currently being offered to the Darien community. The longer term goal of this group is to develop suicide prevention and postvention plans as well as help address the mental health needs in our community.
Below are a few mental health providers who are currently accepting new clients, many are are prioritizing appointments for Darien residents, so please identify yourself as such. We will be updating this list as we learn of more providers, so please keep checking back.
https://contemporarycarecenters.com/ (takes many insurances)
https://childguidancect.org/ (takes most insurance)
https://sascoriver.com/ (no direct insurance, out of network provider)
https://newportacademy.com/ (takes some insurance, contact Erin Sweet directly at 203-231-0042)
https://darienwellness.com/ (takes some insurance)
https://www.behaviortherapygroup.com/ ( no direct insurance, out of network provider)
https://marybethjordanlcsw.com/ (no direct insurance, out of network provider)
https://www.hdickinson.com/ (no direct insurance, out of network provider)
https://zencare.co/provider/therapist/meaghan-hetherington (no direct insurance, out of network provider)
https://www.noellenevinscounseling.com/ ( no direct insurance, out of network provider, sliding scale)
https://revivecenterforwellness.com/ (takes some insurance)
http://www.lotuspsychotherapyfc.com/ (takes some insurance)
http://www.manhattanmft.com/ (no direct insurance, out of network provider, contact Michelle at 927-510-6422)
https://diromatherapy.com/ (takes some insurance)
https://www.ndcounselingforhope.com/ (takes some insurance, text Nick at 203-898-2806)
https://theriverwalkgroup.com/ ( no direct insurance, contact Ellisa Stein at 203-329-3759)
www.psychologytoday.com ( takes some insurance, Lesley Eisenberg, LCSW)
www.psychologytoday.com (takes some insurance, Theresa Federici, EdD. LCSW NEW NUMBER 203-529-1602)
www.psychologytoday.com/us/therapists/leslie-reed-shields-norwalk-ct/73564, Leslie Reed-Shields, LCSW (no direct insurance, out of network provider)
www.bedfordhillstherapy.com/ Kelly Dunloy, LMSW & Dr. Kellner (no direct insurance)
https://www.drmaryelizabethpioli.com/ (no direct insurance, out of network provider)
www.ymhproject.org/parent-support-network/ - The Parent Support Network is part of The Youth Mental Health Project which offers information and support around youth mental health needs. The PSN offers in person and virtual support groups for parents with children struggling with mental health concerns. Local group meets online monthly 2nd Thursday at 10-11:30 am and may return to in-person meetings, but other times/days available online as well.
www.NAMI.org -offers support groups and informative classes; local chapter (SW CT) parent support group meets online weekly Wednesday morning 10-11:30am, but there are other times/days available online as well.
Ali Ramsteck, LCSW
Director, Darien Human Services
Monday through Thursday, 8:00 am – 5:15 pm