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: https://bhddh.ri.gov/mental-health
For children and youth under age 18, call the 24/7
Kids’ Link Hotline at 1-855-543-5465.
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.
Safe Stations are fire stations offering 24/7 access
to treatment and recovery support services. Stop by any fire station any time
in East Providence, Newport, Pawtucket, Providence, Smithfield, or Woonsocket
to get connected to help. Bristol's Police Department is also a Safe Station.
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 PreventOverdoseRI.org'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.
Call or text for free delivery to an address or to arrange a pickup.