- Mental Health Resources
Mental Health Resources
Behavioral Health Helpline - 833-773-2445
- 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, they can help guide you.
- It’s free, confidential, and no health insurance is required. You can call or text 833-773-2445.
- To use the chat feature of the Behavioral Health Helpline please visit the website - https://www.masshelpline.com/
- Real-time interpretation in 200+ languages.
- Deaf or hard of hearing? Contact MassRelay at 711, or use your video relay or caption provider of choice.
- The Behavioral Health Help Line is a service of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, operated by the Massachusetts Behavioral Health Partnership (MBHP).
Community Behavioral Health Center-VINFEN- 866-388-2242
- Mobile Crisis Intervention (MCI) services are for anyone in our area experiencing a mental health or substance use crisis. MCI services are provided by trained professionals who can travel to your location or work with you at the CBHC to assess your needs, provide immediate assistance, and determine the best path forward. Instead of going to the ER, MCI services allow anyone going through a crisis to either walk into a CBHC or call for a team to come to their location and access immediate mental health care. Anyone can use MCI at any time, no insurance needed.
- Community Crisis Stabilization (CCS) is a less restrictive alternative to inpatient hospitalization for people in need of short-term, overnight crisis care. The programs have home-like, friendly, and comfortable environments that offer a feeling of community while maintaining a safe and secure setting. CBHCs offer both Adult (18+) and Youth (18 and under) CCS programs with services including individual, group, and family therapy; medication management; crisis intervention; and future crisis prevention planning. CCS is covered by MassHealth plans and some commercial insurers.
- Routine Outpatient Services are comprehensive outpatient mental health and substance use services for MassHealth members, also covered by some commercial insurers. These services are available every day of the week, both in-person at CBHCs and via telehealth, with extended hours. Services include same-day mental health and substance use evaluation, assessment, and individualized treatment; individual/family/group therapy; psychiatric medication consultations; peer support services; medication for addiction treatment; care coordination; referrals to treatment; and timely follow-up appointments.
NAMI, Massachusetts (National Alliance on Mental Illness) - NAMI seeks to improve the quality of life for people living with mental health conditions, their families, and their caregivers. They work to ensure that all people impacted by a mental health condition receive the support they need when they need it. They use their voices as people and families with lived experience to challenge discrimination and advocate for a more equitable and just world. To learn more about NAMI's resources, programs and supports visit: https://namimass.org/
- NAMI information on Mental Health Conditions which can be found through this link : https://www.nami.org/About-Mental-Illness/Mental-Health-Conditions
National Maternal Mental Health Hotline:
Pregnancy and a new baby can bring a range of emotions. Many new moms feel overwhelmed, sad, anxious, or exhausted at different times during their pregnancy or after the baby is born.
Sometimes these feelings go away on their own. But if these feelings last for more than two weeks, and make it hard to carry out daily tasks, like caring for themselves or their family, a mom may have perinatal depression or anxiety. These are common and treatable health conditions during or after pregnancy. And that's why a new mom, or those supporting them, should reach out right away for help.
The National Maternal Mental Health Hotline can help. YOU ARE NOT ALONE! Call or text 1-833-943-5746 (1-833-9-HELP4MOMS). TTY users can use a preferred relay service or dial 711 and then 1-833-943-5746.
For more information please click the link: National Maternal Mental Health Hotline
Mental Health Screening :
- Take a mental health screening through the Samaritans website - https://screening.mentalhealthscreening.org/samaritansinc
Samaritans - Call 988
- Do you feel sad, lonely, hopeless, or suicidal? Samaritans is here to listen to you, 24 hours a day. Samaritans works to prevent suicide and support those who have lost someone to suicide. Each year, 300+ volunteers answer more than 80,000 calls, texts, and chats on our Helpline. If you need to talk to someone about how you’re feeling, grieve the loss of a loved one to suicide, or learn how to help others in crisis, you can find support with us. Call 988.
- Get involved by helping others or to find a grief support group : https://samaritanshope.org
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
- Massachusetts chapter - https://afsp.org/chapter/massachusetts
- To locate an in person or virtual support group - https://afsp.org/find-a-support-group?radius=15&zip=01886
Samhsa - Resources for Suicide Prevention among children, youth and young adults
Arbour Counseling Services - Lowell, 978-453-5736 https://arbourhealth.com/
Bridgewell Counseling Services - Lowell, 978-459-0389 https://bridgewell.org/
Comprehensive Health Services (Stony Brook Counseling Center) - Chelmsford, 978-275-9444 https://chstherapy.net/
Cultivate Care Farms (Farm Based Therapy) - Bolton, 978-618-1144 https://www.cultivatefarms.org/
Family Associates of Merrimack Valley - Chelmsford, 978-256-1467 https://www.familyassociatesofmerrimackvalley.com/
Greater Lowell Psychiatric Associates - N.Chelmsford, 978-291-8073 https://www.greaterlowellpsychassoc.com/
New England Center for Health Minds - Acton, 978-679-1200 https://www.nementalhealth.com/
Rollins Counseling Center - Westford, 978-999-2165 https://www.rollinscounselingcenter.com/
South Bay Community Services - Lowell, 508-427-5362 https://www.southbaycommunityservices.com/
Trinity Care Associates - Lowell, 978-455-0756 https://tri-cares.com/
True North Therapy - Westford, 978-467-4019 https://tnorththerapy.com/
Mental Health Awareness Month
May is Mental Health Awareness month and the Town hosted a kick off event at the Town Common on May 1, 2023. The event speakers included See a New Sun Foundation (SANS), Senator John Cronin, Emma Kotelly from Congresswoman Lori Trahan's office, and Select Board Member Scott Hazelton presented the Mental Health Awareness Month proclamation. To view the event please click here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z6ujcfouYnk
To view the proclamation please click here: MH Awareness Proclamation
Just Talk About It: Adolescent Mental Health Presentation
Featuring Jon Mattleman, MS and Carolyn, Mental Health Speaker
To view the presentation recording please click the link and enter the passcode :