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Vermont Mental Health Resources for Children

Hello Vermont!  For crisis situations that are not life-threatening, find mental and behavioral health resources and other information below close to you. While these resources are general, the best resource is your family’s medical provider.

If you are in a life threatening situation, call 9-1-1 or go to an emergency department.

If you are having thoughts of suicide or need to talk, please contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 988. If you prefer to text, you can text "START" to 741-741 where a live, trained specialist will respond back to you.

Suicide/Crisis Hotlines

Crisis Text Line

Vermont Local Support Lines

  • Addison Counseling Service of Addison County: (802) 388-7641
  • Bennington United Counseling Service: (802) 442-5491
  • Caledonia Northeast Kingdom Mental Health: (802) 748-3181
  • Chittenden Crisis Services of Chittenden County: (802) 488-6400
  • Chittenden 1st Call (for children’s crises): (802) 488-7777
  • Essex Northeast Kingdom Mental Health: (802) 334-6744
  • Franklin Northwest Counseling Service: (802) 524-6554
  • Grand Isle Northwest Counseling Service: (802) 524-6554
  • Lamoille Lamoille County Mental Health: (802) 888-4914 / after hours: (802) 888-4231
  • Orange Clara Martin Center: (800) 639-6360
  • Orleans Northeast Kingdom Mental Health: (802) 334-6744
  • Rutland Area Counseling Services: (802) 775-1000
  • Rutland Area Counseling Services for Children’s Crisis: (802) 773-4225
  • Washington Washington County Mental Health: (802) 229-0591
  • Windham Health Care and Rehab Services: (800) 622-4235
  • Windsor Health Care and Rehab Services: (800) 622-4235
  • Guardianship Services Emergency: (800) 642-3100

Mental Health Hotlines

Vermont Mental Health Emergency Services

Howard Center’s First Call for Chittenden County 24 Hour Hotline

Vermont Support Line

Peer Operated Youth Hotline

Child Abuse

Vermont Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Hotline

Eating Disorders

National Eating Disorders Association Helpline

ANAD Hotline

Domestic Abuse

Vermont Statewide Domestic Violence Hotline

Parent Hotlines/Resources

The Vermont Federation of Families for Children’s Mental Health

Vermont Parent’s Help Line


The Vermont Family Network

Children’s Integrated Services (Early Intervention Program)

LGBT Resources

LGBT National Help Center

Trans Life

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