Mental Health & Crisis Support

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    In case of emergency:

    Call the BEST team: 1-800-981-HELP (4357)

    The Boston Emergency Services Team (B.E.S.T.) sends mobile crisis clinicians to homes, schools, outpatient clinics, and many other community locations.

    Mental Health Resources for Parents & Caregivers

    Other Crisis Support

    Crisis Text Line: For free, confidential support for anyone in any crisis
    Text “Hello” to 741741
    Samaritans: 24/7 crisis Helpline based in Massachusetts. Whatever the reason, you can get help from a trained volunteer, offering non-judgmental support.
    Call or text: (877) 870-4673
    National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: Call the Lifeline or visit their website for online chat
    (800) 273-8255
    SafeLink: MA statewide 24/7 toll-free domestic violence hotline and a resource for anyone affected by domestic or dating violence. Advocates are bilingual in English and Spanish and have access to a service that can provide translation in more than 130 languages.
    (877) 785-2020
    TTY: (877) 521-2601
    National Domestic Violence Hotline: highly-trained expert advocates are available 24/7 to talk confidentially with anyone in the United States who is experiencing domestic violence, seeking resources or information, or questioning unhealthy aspects of their relationship.
    (800) 799-7233
    TTY: (800) 787-3224
    Boston Area Rape Crisis Center: Support for survivors of sexual violence and their loved ones from highly trained staff
    (800) 841-8371
    RAINN: 24/7 National Sexual Assault Hotline for phone and online chat
    (800) 656-4673
    Mayor’s Office for Immigrant Advancement: Services for Boston Residents Affected by COVID-19 Regardless of Immigration Status
    Boston Office of Housing Stability: Call if you are at immediate risk of becoming homeless, Monday- Friday, 9 AM - 5 PM
    (617) 635-4200
    National Runaway Safeline: NRS serves as the national communication system for runaway and homeless youth. A trained counselor is here to listen whether you are thinking of running away or already have. Or use the online services to chat, email, or post on the forum.
    (800) 786-2929
    SAMHSA: 24/7 National substance abuse helpline for confidential treatment referral and information service
    (800) 662-4357
    Y2Connect: Find youth-friendly clinics for services including condoms, STI/HIV
    LGBTQ+ Youth Support Resources 
    BAGLY, Inc: virtual programming and support; Check their website or call
    Boston GLASS: virtual support services; Check their website or call
    Trevor Project: Helpline and Suicide Prevention focusing on LGBTQ youth. Call, text or chat online.
    Call (866) 488-7386 or
    Text START to 678678
    Trans Lifeline: Peer-support hotline; all operators are transgender
    (877) 565-8860