- Call 911 if risk is immediate
- Advocates Psychiatric Emergency Service (PES) Available 24 hours/7 days per week for mobile crisis intervention for children and adults for both mental health/psychiatric emergencies at your home, our office, or other community locations. If you are experiencing a mental health or emotional crisis, please call 1-800-640-5432 to speak to an Advocates crisis clinician.
When you need to talk to someone now
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: dial 988
The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline provides free and confidential emotional support to people in suicidal crisis or emotional distress 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Since its inception, the Lifeline has engaged in a variety of initiatives to improve crisis services and advance suicide prevention. To speak to somebody, dial 988, or 1-800-273-8255. Visit the Suicide Prevention Lifeline Webpage for more information.
Samaritans: Samaritans’ mission is to reduce the incidence of suicide by alleviating despair, isolation, distress and suicidal feelings among individuals in the community, 24 hours a day; to educate the public about suicide prevention; and to reduce the stigma associated with suicide. They accomplish this through services that emphasize confidential, nonjudgmental, and compassionate listening. Check out Samaritans' website for more info or to find new ways to chat via instant messaging and text for college and high school students. Call anytime 24 hours/7 days per week (877)870-4673.
Call2Talk is a confidential mental health and emotional support call line that assists individuals and families through stressful times in their lives, helping the despondent and those who may be suicidal. When calling Call2Talk, those who are struggling with mental health concerns have a safe place to call and will be encouraged to discuss their current experience. Some callers even talk openly about their thoughts of suicide and are in search of options. By sharing their personal stories of tragedy, recovery, despair and grief, callers feel relief, comfort and hope. Check out the Call2Talk website for more information. A text line is also available. HELPLINE: 2-1-1 OR (508) 532-2255.
INTERFACE Referral Service: Through the Helpline that operates Monday-Friday from 9 AM- 5 PM, callers from subscribing communities will work with a Resource and Referral Counselor who will help them navigate the challenges of finding mental health services. Each caller from a subscribing community will be assigned a lead counselor who will provide matches to services, as well as provide information and resources about mental health and wellness.
For more information, please visit INTERFACE.
Getting Support for Yourself or a Loved One
Families for Depression Awareness: Families for Depression Awareness helps families recognize and cope with depression and bipolar disorder to get people well and prevent suicides. Please visit Families for Depression Awareness for more information.
National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI): The mission of NAMI Massachusetts is to improve the quality of life both for people with mental illnesses and for their families. We seek to extend the education, support, and advocacy programs of NAMI Massachusetts so that we will reach out to all Massachusetts consumers and their families; improve the public’s awareness and understanding of mental illnesses; and advocate at all levels to ensure that all persons affected by mental illnesses receive, in a timely fashion, the services that they need and deserve. Families find support at many affiliate chapter meetings throughout MA. For more information, please visit the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), Massachusetts Chapter.
Massmen.org: Helping Massachusetts men live their lives to the fullest. Search the MassMen resource database to find the kind of help that’s right for you. You can use your ZIP Code and look for keywords to discover options for everything from social groups to counseling and from peer support to specialized treatment. Visit MassMen for additional information.