Making a Behavioral Health Emergency Plan for Youth and Families

Like a physical health crisis, a behavioral health crisis can be challenging for individuals, families, and communities. Having a plan with pertinent information- all in one place- will make it less complicated if a situation becomes overwhelming.

Rhode Island introduces this Behavioral Health Emergency Plan for Youth and Families to help manage crises related to substance use, alcohol and drug addiction, psychological distress, suicide, and other mental health conditions.

Community Care Alliance

  • Main Phone: 401-235-7000

  • Emergency & Crisis Intervention 24-Hours a Day, 365 Days a Year: 401-235-7120

  • Non-Emergency Mental Health Services Screening & Intake Services:

  • Adults: 401-235-7121 Children: 401- 235-7410

  • Family Support Center: 401-235-6000

  • Rise to Recovery Intensive Outpatient Program: 401-762-7565

Statewide Behavioral Health Resources:

Immediate Support

For children and youth under age 18, call the 24/7

For people age 18 and older, call the 24/7

BH Link Hotline, 401-414-LINK (5465) or visit the BH Link Walk-In Triage Center,

  • 975 Waterman Ave., East Providence to connect with a counselor.

Peer Recovery Support

  • Peer recovery support specialists are people who are in recovery

  • from a substance use or a mental health condition. Their life experiences

  • allow them to help others experiencing similar situations.

Treatment for Opioid Use Disorder

Call Rhode Island’s Buprenorphine 24/7 Hotline,

401-606-5456, to talk with a healthcare provider, get an evaluation,

  • and make a plan for Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT).

Visit's Get Help webpage to find local

treatment and recovery support services, including statewide

  • locations for the Rhode Island Centers of Excellence.

Safer Drug Use Supplies

Get access to safer drug use supplies like naloxone (Narcan®),

sterile needles, and fentanyl test strips.