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What type of help is available?

You don't have to be an expert to support a friend in a time of need. Here are some resources to help you get started.

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Mental health services and supports in Massachusetts

Most mental health services, including medication and therapy are provided through health insurance – MassHealth (Medicaid), the Massachusetts Health Connector (health insurance marketplace) or through private insurance (employer-based). If you are insured, check with your insurer for options covered under your plan.

Massachusetts Network of Care - A comprehensive directory of mental health and substance abuse supports in Massachusetts. Visit the Network of Care

Mass 2-1-1 - Mass 211 is an easy to remember telephone number that connects callers to information about critical health and human services available in their community. Always a confidential call, multilingual resources available. Visit Mass 2-1-1

Additional Resources

Young Adult Access Centers

Young Adult Access Centers provide opportunities for young adults to engage in communities that provide a variety of supports including peer support, arts & social activities, connections to housing, employment & education resources in a space that is welcoming and safe. There are also opportunities to gain leadership skills and learn to advocate for choice & voice in treatment and recovery. No applications or appointments are needed! Find an Access Center in your area

Additional Resources

Emergency/crisis supports

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.

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