Massachusetts is the third-most populated state in the country. This makes it alarming to know that just over 3.7% of Massachusetts adults suffer from a serious mental illness. Even though the state is ranked second out of fifty for most mental healthcare providers per capita, just over half (53.8%) of MA adults receive any treatment for their mental health. Fortunately, there’s help. No shortage of providers (or shortage of funds) should ever prevent you from getting the help you deserve. The following resources are free of charge, confidential, and available to all Massachusetts residents. Help yourself or someone you love today.
The National Mental Health Hotline
If you need to connect with a mental health specialist, call 1-866-903-3787 right now. A trained professional will take your call and assist you however she or he can. A world of resources
is waiting for you. The hotline is available to all US residents and operates on a 24/7 basis.
The state-sponsored site offers a hotline for mental health crisis support. Call 1-877-870-4673 anytime for immediate help. You can also text HOME to 741741 for the crisis text line. Visit the website
for even more options.
NAMI Helpline & More
The National Alliance on Mental Illness
provides a wealth of resources, including the NAMI Helpline, which can be reached by calling 1-800-950-6264 or by emailing email@example.com
. Although the helpline is only available Monday through Friday from 10AM until 8PM EST, there is a 24/7 text-line available. Simply text ‘NAMI’ to 741-741 for assistance.