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Take a Mental Health Test

There are several online screening tools to help determine if you're experiencing the symptoms of a mental health condition. 

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.

The Massachusetts Behavioral Health Help Line (BHHL) - The BHHL is here to connect you directly to clinical help, when and where you need it. Even if you’re not sure what kind of help or treatment you may need, the BHHL can help guide you.

  • It’s free, confidential, and no health insurance is required.
  • Real-time interpretation in 200+ languages
  • Visit the website to learn more or chat. Call 833-773-2445 for 24/7 support. 

Community Behavioral Health Centers - Community Behavioral Health Centers (CBHCs) are one-stop shops for a wide range of mental health and substance use treatment programs. The Commonwealth's statewide CBHC network includes 25 centers located in communities across Massachusetts.

CBHCs offer immediate care for mental health and substance use needs, both in crisis situations and more routine settings. Crisis services are available around the clock for anyone in Massachusetts experiencing a potential mental health emergency and are entirely insurance-blind, meaning anyone can access services, regardless of insurance coverage. Routine outpatient services are available for all MassHealth members and may also be covered by some commercial insurers. Learn more about CBHCs

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

Mental Health Resources for Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC)

Mass General Psychiatry has created a BIPOC Mental Health Resource Guide containing local resources, a provider directory, online support groups and more. 

Emergency/crisis supports

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