Mental Health Resources
  • Massachusetts Behavioral Health Helpline

    Get Help Now Call or Text 833-773-2445
    There for you 24/7, including holidays.

    The Massachusetts Behavioral Health Help Line (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, we can help guide you.

    - It’s free, confidential, and no health insurance is required.
    - Real-time interpretation in 200+ languages
    - Deaf or hard of hearing? Contact MassRelay at 711
    The Behavioral Health Help Line is a service of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, operated by the Massachusetts Behavioral Health Partnership (MBHP).

  • Speaking of Hope
    Offering connections and resources to support mental health and wellness for youth and young adults.
    - Autonomy: Care, treatment, and/or recovery should be a choice.
    - Judgement-free: Respect others opinions and valuing personal experiences.
    - Shared experiences: Rely on a group of trusted peers who have been there before and who are ready to listen and provide support.
    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!

  • Hand Hold Guiding you through your child’s mental health journey.
    Life can be tough, especially for our kids. You might be noticing your child is struggling in new ways, or that old problems are getting worse. But what can you do right now to help your child with their mental health? We’ve curated a collection of resources that you can try at home today and organizations that we know can help.

  • The NAN Project
    The NAN Project works to promote mental health awareness and suicide prevention programs for young people, using a peer-to-peer model.

  • Impact Center
    We are a safe, welcoming, peer-led center for young adults age 16-24 who are looking to connect to resources in the community. We help youth connect to community services including mental health, recovery support, housing, resume building and job opportunities. Our focus is to support youth and young adults who express and self-identify with different experiences. We believe that connections, relationships, and communityare at the center of what heals people. We are united by our shared experience and common humanity.
    Address: 41 Taylor Street Springfield, MA 01103 Phone: (413) 654-1566
    Hours: Monday - Friday* 10am - 5pm *CLOSED on the last Friday of every month.

  • Youth Move Massachusetts
    Get Resources. Get Support. Get Involved.
    Youth MOVE Massachusetts is youth and young adult-driven, as well as peer-led, from the lived experience of mental health within the Youth Program Manager role, to Young Adult Peer Support Specialist role. We offer our youth access to leadership skills and training opportunities within our programming, including panel moderation, training facilitation, opportunities to educate providers and other youth-serving entities, as well as statewide and national policy advocacy opportunities.
    We support an incredibly diverse group of youth and young adults aged 13-35 with diverse backgrounds, including but not limited to youth with lived experience in mental health/behavioral healthcare, who may also experience concerns within the following categories: foster care and adoption, court and probation involvement, medical diagnoses with mental health, co-occurring disorders, LQBTQ+ challenges, homelessness, trauma, school-based issues, displacement due to domestic violence and homelessness, poverty, and concerns around immigration status. Many of the youth we support do not have sufficient familial or community connection, and our current referrals come from the Department of Mental Health, Department of Youth Services, Department of Children and Families, DESE, community medical and clinical/therapeutic providers, and on a walk-in and word of mouth basis from parents and peers.

    21 Cedar Street, Worcester, MA, United States, Massachusetts (508) 767-9725

  • PPAL - Parent Professional Advocacy League
    Parent/Professional Advocacy League is a statewide, grassroots family organization that advocates for improved access to mental health services for children, youth and their families. PPAL’s goals are to support families, nurture parent leaders and work for systems change. PPAL is the only Massachusetts organization whose work focuses solely on the interests of families whose children have mental health needs. Founded in 1991, PPAL continues to work on behalf of children, youth and families as a critical voice shaping policy and practice.

  • The Boston Alliance of LGBTQ+ Youth (BAGLY)
    The Boston Alliance of LGBTQ+ Youth (BAGLY) was formed in 1980 and is a youth-led, adult-supported organization committed to social justice, and creating, sustaining and advocating for programs, policies and services for the LGBTQ+ youth community. BAGLY believes in a world that is more equitable and safe for LGBTQ+ youth and prioritizes the needs of LGBTQ+ youth of color, trans and gender non-conforming youth, and homeless LGBTQ+ youth.

    (617) 227-4313 P.O. Box 960814 Boston, MA 02196 28 Court Square Boston, MA 02108
    Looking for an AGLY network outside of downtown Boston? We have 14 other locations throughout all of Massachusetts!