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A Supportive Hug


Some potentially useful numbers and links

  • MA state Department of Mental Health Behavioral Health Help Line: Call or text 833-773-2445.  Available 23 hours a day, seven days a week in more then 200 languages.  The help line can help individuals and families navigate the behavioral health system and access treatment, including mobile crisis services. 

  • To find a therapist or another psychiatrist in the event that Dr. Mendel is not available to you, The William James College INTERFACE Referral Service may also be useful to you:

  • Suicide & Crisis Lifeline: Dial 988 - trained responders are available to provide free, confidential emotional support.  

  • MA Statewide Emergency Services Program (ESP): (877) 382-1609; enter your zip code to get the toll-free phone number for your local ESP provider

  • National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-7233, Safelink Domestic Violence Hotline: (877) 785-2020, locally:

  • Self-Harm Hotline:1-800-DONT CUT 1-800-366-8288

  • Family Violence Helpline: 1-800-996-6228

  • National Council on Alcoholism & Drug Dependency Hope Line: 1-800-622-2255

  • RAINN (Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network) is the nation's largest anti-sexual violence organization. RAINN created and operates the National Sexual Assault Hotline:

  • The Trevor Project - A national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer & questioning (LGBTQ) young people under 25:

  • The Massachusetts Mental Health and Gender-Affirming Care Resource Guide for LGBTQ2IA+ Young People and Their Trusted Adults.  (LGBTQ2IA+ refers to the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer or Questioning, Two-Spirit, Intersex, Asexual, Aromantic, and Agender communities, along with all sexually- and gender-diverse peoples.)

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