Mental Health Resources

If you have a mental health condition, you're not alone. One in 5 American adults experience some form of mental illness in any given year. Across the population, 1 in every 20 adults live with a serious mental health condition such as schizophrenia, bipolar disorder or long-term recurring major depression.

As with other serious illnesses, mental illness is not your fault or that of the people around you. Unfortunately, widespread misunderstandings about mental illness remain. Many people don't seek treatment or remain unaware that their symptoms could be connected to a mental health condition. People may expect a person with serious mental illness to look visibly different from others, and they may tell someone who doesn't "look ill" to "get over it" through willpower. These misconceptions add to the challenges of living with a mental health condition.

If you or someone you know has mental health concerns there are ways to get help. Use these resources to find help for yourself, a friend, or a family member.

In spite of the public health crisis, social service agencies are doing their best to continue to provide critical services to those who need them. Many of these organizations are offering online and phone support as many of their in-person services have been suspended.

National Alliance On Mental Illness (NAMI)
The mission of NAMI Massachusetts is to improve the quality of life for people diagnosed with mental health conditions and their families. We seek to improve the public’s awareness and understanding of mental health conditions and ensure that all people impacted by a mental health condition receive the support they need in a timely fashion.

Well Connection
The program is available for those who have Blue Cross/Blue Shield Health Insurance.
Users can speak live with medical professionals for both medical and psychiatric concerns.
Meetings are confidential and secure, and doctors are available 24/7.

Eliot Community Human Services
Variety of services including mental health, children, youth and family services; emergency psychiatric services, homelessness services, and brain injury services.

Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance
Online support groups for these living with depression and bipolar disorder.
These groups are peer-led and are available for young adults, friends, and family members.

Addiction Policy Forum App
To help support individuals in recovery from substance use disorder, Addiction Policy Forum has partnered with CHESS Health to launch the Connections App, a free smartphone app that is scientifically proven to support patients in recovery by reducing relapse and promoting pro-social engagement.

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is available 24/7 for those either in distress or who have a family member or friend who is struggling by calling 1-800-273-8255

Turn 2 Me
Turn 2 Me hosts free online support groups for anxiety, suicidal thoughts, depression, stress management, and general mental health issues

7 Cups
7 Cups has online forums for mental health concerns. Volunteers are available to speak 24/7 either online or with a licensed therapist.