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If you need immediate emergency help, call 911


If you or someone you know is in crisis or is feeling suicidal,


National Suicide Prevention Hotline  800-273-TALK (8255).  Trained counselors are available 24 hours a day to speak with and provide support.




Crisis Text Line: Text "Start" to 741-741

Free, 24/7 confidential support provided by trained volunteers



Metro Boston Resources:


Riverside Emergency Services:  781-769-8674


South Shore Mental Health:  800-528-4890


Samaritan Statewide Hotline:  877-870-4673


Multi-Service Eating Disorders Association (MEDA):  866-343-MEDA


McLean Hospital at 888-333-0338

Provides clinical programs supporting children, families and individuals facing mental health issues.  Inpatient and outpatient services as well as support groups are offered at different locations throughout the Massachusetts.


The Social Work Therapy Referral Service at 617-720-2828

Assistance in finding free, confidential referrals to Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker in your area.


Judge Baker Children's Center - Center for Effective Therapy: 617-278-4288

CECT provides mental health assessments and focused short-term treatments for children and their families.


Franciscan Childrens:  To make a referral, please call (617) 254-3800, ext. 3141

Outpatient mental health services include counseling, group therapy, expressive therapy and neuropsychological and psychological evaluations.


Boston Area Rape Crisis Center: 800-841-8371

24 hour hotline offering free, confidential services to survivors, their friends and families, and professionals ages 12 and older.


Families for Depression Awareness: 781-890-0220

Provides supports for families and individuals affected by depression and bipolar disorder.


INTERFACE Referral Service: 888-244-6843 ext.1411

INTERFACE provides referrals to mental health providers and information about local services.  Available Monday - Friday 9-5.  Please note:  This line is specific to Westwood MA residents and town employees but others should check with their town halls to see if they have this service as well.


NAMI MASS: 1800-370-9085

State resource for individuals and families facing the challenges of mental illness.


Wayside Youth and Family Support Services: 508-879-9700

Provides a wide variety of mental health counseling and family support services to children, young adults and families.


Westwood Youth and Family Services: 781-320-1006

Provides professional short term counseling for children and families as well as information on state and local services.



Teen LGBTQ Resources


The Trevor Project Lifeline: 866-488-7386

Trained counselors are available 24 hours a day to provide crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning youth.


OUT MetroWest: 508-875-2122

Supporting the health and emotional well-being of LGBTQ teens in the Boston MetroWest area.  Weekly groups for high schoolers and middle schoolers led by supportive community members.


PFLAG - Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays: visit for local chapter information.  Family-based organization committed to the civil rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender persons currently organized in more than 400 communities across the United States.



Disclaimer: This page is not intended for intervention.  We do not monitor this page 24/7/365 and it should not used for professional counseling or support.  If this is a life-threatening situation call 911 for immediate assistance or contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255).