Resources

As part of our mission to serve the community, here are some additional resources to give you what you need.

Emergency Resources

Public Safety: 860-685-3333.

CT Mobile Crisis

Wesleyan Partnerships

For on-campus emergencies, support, or crisis, please call Public Safety: 860-685-3333.

Wesleyan Provided Support

While not directly connected to 8-to-8, the following services are free and available to all Wesleyan University students.

Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) is for those who need short-term mental health services related to worries, distressing feelings, or difficult situations they are currently experiencing: 860-685-2910; counseling@wesleyan.edu.

 

Davison Health Center provides healthcare and health promotion: 860-865-2470.

 

WesWell, the Office of Health Education,  has services designed to strengthen healthy behaviors and prevent health concerns: weswell@wesleyan.edu.

Professional Hotline and Chat Services

LGBTQ

  • Trevor Project – 24/7 Crisis Intervention hotline

    • 1 (866) 488-7386

    • Text TREVOR to (202) 304-1200

  • Desi LGBTQ Helpline

    • Offers free, confidential, culturally sensitive peer support, information and resources for LGBTQ South Asian individuals, families and friends

    • 1 (908) 367-3374

    • http://www.deqh.org/

  • FORGE

    • Information, resources and referrals for trans+ survivors of domestic, sexual, or hate violence or stalking

    • (414) 559-2123

    • https://forge-forward.org/

  • GLBT National Talkline 

    • 1 (888) 843-4564

  • GLBT National Youth Talkline

    • 1 (800) 246-7743

  • TransLifeLine

    • 1 (877) 565-8860

Mental Health

  • ANAD Eating Disorder Helpline

    • Provides national assistance and referrals to local resources. Initial call is an intake and they will return calls with what they’ve found based on the specifics of the caller’s situation, generally within 24 hours.

    • (630) 577-1330

    • https://anad.org/our-services/eating-disorders-helpline/

  • Black Mental Health Alliance

    • BMHA offers confidential referrals for those seeking mental health services using its database of culturally-competent and patient-centered mental health practitioners and behavioral health specialists committed to serving Black communities. Persons seeking a therapist will contact BMHA either in person, over the phone or online. BMHA will quickly triage the person making the inquiry make connections that match the need. 

    • (410) 338-2642

    • https://blackmentalhealth.com/

  • Blackline

    • A 24-hour hotline geared towards the Black, Black LGBTQI, Brown, Native and Muslim community. Provides people with an anonymous and confidential avenue to report negative, physical, and inappropriate contact with police and vigilantes. Also provides immediate crisis counseling to those who are upset, need to talk with someone immediately, or are in distress. For each location in the country, referrals can be given when/if necessary.

    • 1 (800) 604-5841 (24/7)

    • https://www.callblackline.com/

  • Behavioral Health Authority

    • 1 (877) 653-6363

  • Crisis Hotline – 24/7 mobile response

    • 1 (800) 854-7771

    • Text HOME to 741741

  • National Suicide Prevention Hotline

    • 1 (800) 273-8255

  • National Disaster Distress Helpline

    • 1 (800) 985-5990

Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault

  • Blackline

    • 24/7 Hotline – Blackline provide hope and promote social justice for individuals, families and communities through immediate crisis counseling and collecting information on negative police and vigilante contact in the United States of America through an unapologetic Black, LGBTQ and Black Femme lens. Priority to Black, Indigenous, and People of Color.

    • 1 (800) 604-5841

    • https://www.callblackline.com/

  • Love Is Respect National Dating Abuse Hotline

    • 1 (866) 331-9474

    • Text LOVEIS to 22522

  • National Domestic Violence Hotline

    • 1 (800) 799-7233

    • Text LOVEIS to 22522

  • National Teen Dating Abuse Hotline

    • 1 (866) 331-9474

  • StrongHearts Native Helpline

    • The StrongHearts Native Helpline is a culturally-appropriate domestic violence and dating violence helpline for Native Americans, available every day from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. CT.

    • 1 (844) 762-8483

    • https://www.strongheartshelpline.org/

  • National Sexual Assault Hotline

    • 1 (800) 656-4673