The State has launched a new campaign to help families navigate their children’s mental health journey: https://handholdma.org/ The site helps you answer questions like: “Should I worry?” “What can I do?” and “Who can help?”
From the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMSHA)
- National Help Line (1-800-662-4357)
- Disaster Distress Helpline (1-800-985-5990 or text TalkWithUs to 66746)
- Treatment locators is a free directory to help find local options for care
Massachusetts state resource phone lines and webpages:
Network of Care Massachusetts is a comprehensive statewide online resource to help patients find information on mental health supports and services in their community.
The Massachusetts Department of Mental Health Multilingual Resources page offers non-English information for coping with stress and other behavioral health conditions during the COVID-19 public health crisis.
MCPAP for Moms provides mental health resources for expectant mothers and families
The NAMI Massachusetts COMPASS provides a mental health resource phone hotline
NAMI Massachusetts also published a region-based list of Emergency Service Providers (ESPs) to provide assistance with mental health crises
NAMI Massachusetts also hosts virtual support groups for individuals and families dealing with mental illness during the state of emergency – the Connection Recovery Support Group and Family Support Groups
Visit the Children’s Mental Health Campaign COVID-19 Resource Page for information specific to assisting children with behavioral health needs and additional resources.
This list provided by Representative Marjorie Decker, Chair of the Joint Committee on Mental Health, Substance Use and Recovery