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
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.
- 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
- Contact the Massachusetts Emergency Services Program/Mobile Crisis Intervention (ESP/MCI) - 1-877-382-1609 (read more about this program)
- If you or someone you know is having thoughts of suicide, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline - 1-800-273-8255