Mental Health Important Phone Numbers

988 Crisis Line

988 offers 24/7 access to trained crisis counselors who can help people experiencing mental health-related distress. That could be:

  • Thoughts of suicide
  • Mental health or substance use crisis, or
  • Any other kind of emotion distress

People can call or text 988 or chat for themselves or if they are worried about a loved one who may need crisis support.

988 serves as a universal entry point so that no matter where you live in the United States, you can reach a trained crisis counselor who can help.

Crisis Team

Advocates Psychiatric Emergency Services is available 24/7 to offer skilled, compassionate support and connections to resources and services during difficult times. If you are experiencing a mental health or emotional crisis, please call 800-640-5432 to speak to an Advocates crisis clinician.

No Cost Mental Health Supports

Crisis Text Line

Text TALK to 741741 Anxious about coronavirus? Text HOME to 741741 to connect with a Crisis Counselor. For anyone feeling anxious, depressed, suicidal,or experiencing any other unpleasant emotions and/or mental discomfort.

National Association Mental Health (NAMI)

Phone: 800-950-NAMI or Text NAMI to 741-741
Nationwide peer-support service providing information, resource referrals and support to people living with mental health conditions, their family members and caregivers, mental health providers and the public.

National Suicide Prevention Helpline

Phone: 800-273-TALK (8255) or text TALK to 741741
For Spanish: 866-628-9454
Connects individuals with counselors for emotional support and other services via web chat.

Samaritans Statewide Helpline

Phone: 877-870-4673
Emotional support for anyone in Massachusetts

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration's (SAMHSA's) Disaster Distress Hotline

Phone: 800-985-5990 or text TalkWithUs to 66746

Mental Health Screening

Screening Tools

If you have been feeling sad, blue, stressed, anxious, or generally out of sorts, one of these screenings may help you decide if you should consult with your physician or seek mental health treatment. We invite you to take this free, confidential online screening for mood and anxiety disorders. The screening is provided so that you may find out quickly and easily whether professional consultation would be helpful for you.

Center for Disease Control Mental Health Tools & Resources

Tools and Resources