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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.)

additional resources

Mental Health Resources for members of the Asian American Community*:

  • Asian Mental Health Collective: This is a nonprofit organization that helps connect Asian Americans with culturally competent therapists and mental healthcare providers all over the country.

  • Asian American Psychological Association: This is an academic institution that works to improve mental health awareness among Asian Americans and also provides access to mental healthcare. Their website’s resource tab has a variety of resources, both for people struggling with mental health issues as well as Asian American students who are studying psychology. 

  • Mental Health America – Asian American / Pacific Islander Communities and Mental Health: Mental Health America is a nationwide nonprofit that works to improve awareness about, and access to, mental health services across the country. Their page on AAPI mental health provides information and resources for Asian Americans of all ages.

  • National Asian American Pacific Islander Mental Health Association: This association is devoted to providing access to mental health resources that are specifically tailored to the mental health needs of Asian Americans. Their resource page contains dozens of helpful resources for all kinds of mental health services.

  • South Asian Americans Leading Together (SAALT): This organization works to create a community of changemakers within the Asian American community. Their website provides information and links to several different multimedia projects.

  • American Academy of Adolescent & Child Psychiatry: This is a national organization whose website provides a helpful resource page containing an Asian American and Pacific Islander Resource Library.

  • Public Health Institute: Their page on Supporting Asian Youth in Mental Health and Wellness provides a top-down view of the mental health challenges facing Asian American youth today.

  • Asian Counseling and Referral Service: This is a directory that can help Asian Americans get in touch with culturally competent counselors and therapists all across the country.​

*copied from Resources for Asian American College Students

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Mental Health Resources for members of the BIPOC Community*:

  • Aakoma Project: This is a national non-profit organization that works to provide support to young BIPOC and can help connect them with culturally-competent therapists or counselors.

  • Black Emotional and Mental Health Collective: Known as BEAM, this is an advocacy organization that provides dozens of resources and can help connect someone with culturally competent mental health services.

  • Therapy for Black Men: Their tagline of “strength still needs support” is indicative of their purpose. Helping Black Men who may be struggling with mental health issues is the sole focus of this organization.

  • Therapy for Black Girls: This website provides a therapist locator tool that can help Black women find a culturally-competent therapist anywhere in America.

  • Melanin and Mental Health: This is a BIPOC-specific therapy assistance website that can connect BIPOC with culturally-sensitive therapists anywhere in America.

  • Black Mental Health Alliance: This is a mental health support organization that provides a wealth of resources for BIPOC to find competent therapists near them.

  • Black Men Heal: This is a BIPOC mental health advocacy organization that provides resources and programs for BIPOC men of all ages.

  • Sista Afya: This is a community mental wellness organization that is for Black Women anywhere in the world.

*copied from  Resources for BIPOC parents. 

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