Mental Health Services, Treatment and Programs
*Due to our current unprecedented national health crisis, many programs are slowing down or suspending their referrals. As a result, expect wait times for new patient registration to be longer.*
COVID-19: Trial Court substance use disorder and mental health resources: A collection of substance use disorder and mental health resources, including links to online support groups and recovery meetings, self-care resources, and hotlines and helplines. Click here to download resource page.
Network of Care Massachusetts: Includes a directory of over 5,000 programs and organizations across the Commonwealth, searchable by keyword and zip code. Let Network of Care Massachusetts help you take the first step in locating mental health, substance use, and related social services in your community to support good health and recovery. If you are looking for an individual therapist or psychiatrist, please contact one of the many helplines in Massachusetts that can connect you to care.
MABHA (Massachusetts Behavioral Health Access): The MABHA website helps both providers and members locate openings in mental health and substance use disorder services. Please note that some 24-hour levels of care require Login.
MABHA Mental Health Services List of types of services.
MBHP Emergency Services Program Statewide Directory (PDF): If you or a family member are experiencing a mental health or substance use disorder crisis, the Emergency Services Program/Mobile Crisis Intervention (ESP/MCI) is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Call us toll-free at 1-877-382-1609, anytime, day or night, and enter your zip code. You will get the phone number of the closest Emergency Services Program/Mobile Crisis Intervention that serves you. Mobile Crisis Intervention is the type of ESP that is for youth. Programas de Servicios de Emergencia informacion de contacto
NAMI Massachusetts: The mission of NAMI Massachusetts is to improve the quality of life for people diagnosed with mental health conditions and their families. We seek to improve the public’s awareness and understanding of mental illness and ensure that all people impacted by mental illness receive the services they need in a timely fashion. We do this through our education and support programs, as well as advocacy efforts at the state and local levels.
Call2Talk: Call2Talk is a mental health, emotional support, and suicide prevention program. It operates 24/7 and provides confidential, compassionate listening to assist people – including those who may be despondent or considering suicide – during stressful times. Call2Talk is a National Suicide Prevention Lifeline Crisis Center and partners with Crisis Text Line to respond to people by text. Phone: 508-532-2255; Text: 741741
Warm Lines: For mental health clients that are not experiencing a mental health emergency but would benefit from having a check in phone call, they can access DMH sponsored warm-lines. These are typically peer run and can offer general support.
Stepping Stone Incorporated: Steppingstone provides an array of treatment services to help people and their families recover from mental health disorders. We operate Clinics in both Fall River and New Bedford and offer services including comprehensive evaluation and diagnosis, medication prescribing, medication management, medication assisted treatment, individual treatment planning and individual and group therapy.
Family Support Services
NAMI Massachusetts Family Support: Resources to support for family members of people who have been diagnosed with a mental health condition.
NAMI COMPASS Helpline: Speak to someone on family Support options; Helpline available Monday through Friday, 9 am – 5 pm. Call us at 617-704-6264 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mad in America (MIA) Online Parent Support Groups
Peer Support Services
NAMI Massachusetts Peer Support: Find support from others who have been diagnosed with a mental health condition, or have experienced trauma or extreme emotional states,
Peer Support Warmlines
Your Life/Your Voice Teen Hotline
1-800-448-3000 – call, text, and online chat
1-800-266-7883 – call, text, and email
Trevor Lifeline for LBGTQ Youth
1-866-488-7386 – call, text, and online chat
Mindfulness, Meditation and Breathing Practices
Virus Anxiety: a project by SHINE: Resources for anxiety and your mental health in a global climate of uncertainty.
https://mindfulness-solution.com/: Mindfulness offers a path to well-being and tools for coping with life’s inevitable hurdles.
https://www.health.harvard.edu/mind-and-mood/breath-meditation-a-great-way-to-relieve-stress: Article: Breath meditation: A great way to relieve stress
https://ggia.berkeley.edu/practice/mindful_breathing: Steps and audio of guided meditation, produced by UCLA’s Mindful Awareness Research Center (MARC).
Please note that the information provided on this page is not an endorsement of services nor is it a substitute for due diligence. While every effort is made to keep the information updated, there is no guarantee of its accuracy.
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