Mental Health

Suicide and Crisis Lifeline
Dial 988

  • We can all help prevent suicide. The 988 Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals in the United States.

Advocates Psychiatric Emergency Crisis Team
800- 540-5806 

  • Always available to offer skilled, compassionate support and connections to resources and services during difficult times. Our multidisciplinary staff provides mobile crisis intervention where it’s needed, when it’s needed – 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, at Advocates clinics, in homes and schools, or other community settings. Our approach to crisis stabilization and resolution focuses on engaging individuals and, when appropriate, family members or other supportive people in their lives. Together we coordinate the most effective and personalized treatment as soon as possible. A team of nurses, social workers, peer specialists, and mental health providers prioritizes personal preferences, goals, and safety, while respecting cultural diversity. Advocates PES serves individuals of all ages in 30 Boston communities, regardless of ability to pay.

Eliot Community Human Services 
Counseling Services


  • Provides a variety of counseling options for Bedford residents through its contract with Bedford Youth & Family Services (BYFS). Services are provided in Bedford and in Concord by appointment and evening hours are available. All clinicians work with a full range of emotional, adjustment and education concerns. For Bedford residents there is no co-pay required for counseling. Insurance will be billed but if you currently do not have insurance, the Community Social Worker will work with you to get coverage and lack of insurance would not prevent access to counseling.  For more information or to set up an appointment please call Youth & Family services.

Massachusetts Behavioral Health Help Line

  • Call, text or chat with a real person to get the treatment or support you need. It's free, confidential, and no health insurance is needed.

INTERFACE Referral Service

  • This is a new affiliation The Town of Bedford has with the William James College INTERFACE Referral Service offered through their Freedman Center. It is a mental health and wellness referral Helpline available Monday through Friday, 9 am-5 pm. This is a free, confidential referral service for residents of participating communities.  Callers are matched with licensed mental health providers from their extensive database, on average, within 2 weeks of their call to INTERFACE. Each referral best meets the location, insurance, and specialty needs of the caller.  

Department of Mental Health
Northeast Area, Acton Site Office


  • As the State Mental Health Authority, assures and provides access to services and supports to meet the mental health needs of individuals of all ages; enabling them to live, work and participate in their communities. DMH Adult Services focus on community-based supports which enable individuals receiving treatment to recover and thrive in their communities. Services include case management, Adult Community Clinical Services (formerly CBFS), Programs of Assertive Community Treatment (PACT), Respite, Clubhouses, Recovery Learning Communities (RLCs), crisis stabilization units, and homelessness services.
  • For more information about eligibility and how to apply, contact the Acton Site Office.