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Mental health

Your mental well-being matters. Help is here.

Experiencing a mental health challenge can be confusing and frightening. You or someone you care about may be suffering and need help. But you may not know where to turn.

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Get connected to phone, in-person, or online help now.

Choose the best way to get the care you need, right here in Delaware. All services are free, and any referrals are available to you, whether you have insurance or not.

Get help now:

Choose the best way to get the care you need, right here in Delaware. All services are free, and any referrals are available to you, whether you have insurance or not.

  • By phone

    Delaware Hope Line

    Free 24/7 counseling, coaching, and support, as well as links to mental health, addiction, and crisis services.

    Crisis Intervention Service

    Free 24/7 crisis counseling by phone, or when needed by mobile response, to address urgent and emergent behavioral health needs.

    Youth Crisis Support

    Crisis intervention services for children under 18 are available 24/7. Parents and caregivers are connected to a trained crisis clinician to develop a plan to address concerns and identify resources.

    Prevention Helpline

    Reach out to the Delaware Division of Prevention and Behavioral Health Services’ Prevention Helpline to learn about FREE prevention services. Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

  • Online

    Treatment Connection

    Find Delaware-specific, state-vetted treatment providers near you ready to accept patients, whether you have insurance or not.

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    Atlas - Addiction treatment locator, assessment, and standards platform

    Search for and compare treatment facilities near you from a multi-state database, using trustworthy information on treatment quality.

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  • In person

    The four Bridge Clinics across the state offer more immediate access to services for substance use and mental health needs, and include the following services.

    • New Castle County DSAMH Central Office

      14 Central Ave.,
      New Castle, DE 19720

      24/7

      302-255-1650
    • New Castle County Hope Center

      365 Airport Rd.,
      New Castle, DE 19720

      M-F, 8:30 a.m to 9:30 p.m.

      S-S, 8:30 a.m to 6:30 p.m.

      302-544-6815
    • Kent County James W. Williams State Service Center

      805 River Rd., 3rd Floor,
      Dover, DE 19901

      M-F, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

      302-857-5060
    • Sussex County Thurman Adams State Service Center

      546 S. Bedford St.,
      Georgetown, DE 19947

      M-F, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

      302-515-3310

    In-person support may be limited due to COVID-19. Please call the location for more information.

  • Mobile Bridge Clinic

    The Mobile Bridge Clinic is located in front of the Howard R. Young Correctional Institution and Baylor Women’s Correctional Institution. The Mobile Bridge van provides social support to individuals returning to the community from incarceration, including support for their families. Individuals and their families can receive services like phone charging, counseling referrals, toiletries, and an opportunity to connect with a peer specialist.

    • Howard R. Young Correctional Institution

      1301 E 12th St.,
      Wilmington, DE 19802
    • Baylor Women’s Correctional Institution

      660 Baylor Blvd.,
      New Castle, DE 19720

Counseling and more to help you thrive

From addiction support groups to behavioral health counseling, you’ll find links here to programs, resources, and events that can make a difference in your life.

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Support groups

Browse support groups by topic. Chat, check in, or connect with others virtually.

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One-on-one coaching

Talk with a coach, trained peer, or specialist about issues impacting you or your family.

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Get active

Explore events and activities you can sign up for around the state.

Suicide Resources for Kids, Teens, and Parents

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Child Mind Institute – The California Healthy Minds, Thriving Kids Project
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Child Mind Institute – The California Healthy Minds, Thriving Kids Project
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Coping After Suicide Loss – American Psychological Association
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Coping After Suicide Loss – American Psychological Association
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National Association of School Psychologists – Save a Friend: Tips for Teens to Prevent Suicide
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National Association of School Psychologists – Save a Friend: Tips for Teens to Prevent Suicide
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NAMI – How to Talk to My Friends
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NAMI – How to Talk to My Friends
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National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
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National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
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Suicide Prevention Gatekeeper Training
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Suicide Prevention Gatekeeper Training
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Suicide Prevention Resource Center
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Suicide Prevention Resource Center
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The Zero Suicide Toolkit
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The Zero Suicide Toolkit
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National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
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National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
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Risk Factors of Suicide – American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
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Risk Factors of Suicide – American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
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SOS Signs of Suicide for Parents
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SOS Signs of Suicide for Parents