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Mental health crisis support

Contacts and resources for managing a mental health crisis

Contact your behavioral health provider to see if they can schedule a telehealth visit. Telehealth is a virtual therapy session. Many providers are now offering this option.

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Mental health crisis resources

  • Contact Samaritans 24/7. Call or text the 24/7 helpline any time at 1-877-870-4673.
  • Contact the Crisis Text Line by texting HOME to 741741
  • Visit the new Massachusetts Network of Care website to locate behavioral health resources in your area.
  • Contact SAMHSA’s Disaster Distress Helpline. The Helpline provides 24/7, 365-day-a-year crisis counseling and support to people experiencing emotional distress related to natural or human-caused disasters. Call 1-800-985-5990 or text TalkWithUs to 66746 to connect with a trained crisis counselor.
  • Contact the Massachusetts Emergency Services Program/Mobile Crisis Intervention (ESP/MCI) - 1-877-382-1609 (read more about this program)

Contact

Phone

Informational and referral hotline 211

24 hours a day, 7 days a week. All calls are free and confidential. Interpreter services are available in multiple languages.

Phone

Phones answered M-F 9am-6pm

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