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24 Hour Emergency Hospital Admissions
Addiction & Recovery Legal Assistance & Information
Advocacy & Protection Mental Health Organizations
Consumer Services – General
Children & Adolescents Mental Health Resources/Organization

Consumer Services – Specific Disorders
Drugs & Medication Rehabilitation & Employment
Families & Friends Research & Education
Government Agencies & Services Trauma Survivors
Health Information Treatment Services & Referrals
Health Insurance Women’s Issues

24 Hour Emergency

Resources Telephone Number
General Emergencies 911
Sucide Prevention (Samaritans) 617-247-0220 (Boston)
Substance Abuse Helpline 800-327-5050

OR

617-445-1500
Battered Women’s Hotline 617-661-7203
Boston Emergency Service Team Hotline 800-981-HELP (4357)
Crisis Intervention Hotline (psychiatric) 800-540-5806
Parent Resource Network Line 866-815-8122
Parental Stress Hotline 800-623-8188

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MENTAL HEALTH ORGANIZATIONS

Consumer Services

General

Resource Telephone Number Web Site
Knowledge Exchange Network,
US Dept. HHS, Washington DC
202-619-0257 http://www.fedgate.org/hhs.html
Mass. Alliance on Mental Illness (AMI), Boston 800-370-9085 OR 617-350-3191 http://www.namimass.org/
National Alliance On Mental Illness (NAMI), Arlington VA 800-950-6264 www.nami.org
National Alliance for Hispanic Health 1-202-387-5000 http://www.hispanichealth.org/
National Asian American Mental Health Association 1-303-765-5330 http://www.naapimha.org
National Council for Community Behavioral Healthcare 202-684-7457 https://www.thenationalcouncil.org/about/
National Mental Health Association 800/969-NMHA http://www.nmha.org/
National Mental Health Self-Help Clearinghouse, Philadelphia PA 800-553-4KEY (4539) http://www.mhselfhelp.org/

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MENTAL HEALTH RESOURCES/ORGANIZATIONS

Consumer Services

Specific Disorders

Resource Telephone Number Web Site
Anxiety Disorders Association of America, Rockville MD 301-231-8368 http://www.adaa.org/
Attention Deficit Disorder Association (ADDA), West Newbury MA 508-462-0495 http://www.add.org/
Bipolar Affective Disorder Society (consumer org from Canada) (403) 263-7408 www.obad.ca
Children and Adults with Attention Deficit Disorders (CHADD), Plantation FL 305-587-3700 http://www.chadd.org/
Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance, Chicago IL 800-826-3632 www.dbsalliance.org
Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance, Boston MA 617-855-2795 http://www.dbsaboston.org
Mass. Eating Disorder Association 617-558-1881 http://www.medainc.org/
McMan’s Depression and Bipolar Web none www.mcmanweb.com
National Depression Screening Program site locater service 800-573-4433 http://www.mentalhealth

screening.org/
Obsessive-Compulsive Foundation, Milford CT 203-878-5669 www.ocfoundation.org
Panic Disorder InfoLine (NIMH) 800-64-PANIC (647-2642) http://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/publications/panic-disorder-listing.shtml
Pendulum Resources none www.pendulum.org
Self Abuse Finally Ends (SAFE) (help for self-injury) 800-DONT-CUT (366-8288) http://www.selfinjury.com/
Undoing Depression Website (Richard O’Connor, Ph.D, Author) (917) 455-7220 http://www.undoing

depression.com/

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RESEARCH & EDUCATION

Resource Telephone Number Web Site
Expert Concensus Guidelines for the Treatment of Bipolar Disorder 1-866-948-9019 http://www.psychguides

.com/

ecgs15.php
National Alliance for Research on Schizophrenia and Depression (NARSAD) 516-829-0091 http://www.narsad.org/
National Foundation for Depressive Illness (NAFDI), New York NY 800-248-4344 http://www.ifred.org/
National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) 301-443-4513 http://www.nimh.nih.gov/index.shtml
NIMH Depression/Awareness, Research, Treatment Program (D/ART) 800-421-4211 http://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/topics/depression/index.shtml
National Mental Health Association Alexandria VA 800-969-NMHA (6642) OR 703-684-7722 www.nmha.org
The Bipolar Disorder Center for Pennsylvanians 800-4BI-POLR (424-7657) http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16176435
Scholarships and Financial Aid for Students with Disabilities 281-846-3088 http://www.affordablecolleges.com/resources/scholarships-students-with-disabilities/

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ADDICTION & RECOVERY

Resource Telephone Number Web Site
Alcoholics Anonymous 617-426-9444 http://www.aa.org
AlAnon/Alateen 800-356-9996 http://www.al-anon.

alateen.org/
AlAnon Family Groups 800-344-2666 http://www.al-anon.

alateen.org/
Cocaine Hotline 800-COCAINE (262-2463) http://www.800cocaine.com/
National Council on Alcohol and Drug Dependence HopeLine 800-475-HOPE (4673) http://www.ncadd.org/

index.html
Drug rehab.com 855-557-4328 https://www.drugrehab.com/treatment/
Rehabcenter.net 800-570-3670 http://www.rehabcenter.net
Addiction Guide 1-888-733-5032 www.addictionguide.com
DrugsRehab.net 1-800-379-8124 https://drugrehabs.net/

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ADVOCACY & PROTECTION

Resource Telephone Number Web Site
National Association of Protection and Advocacy Systems, Washington DC 202-408-9514 http://www.acl.gov/Programs/AIDD/Program_Resource_Search/Resources/NatlAssocForProtectionAndAdvocacyAgencies.aspx
National Empowerment Center, Lawrence MA 800-POWER-2-U (769-3728) www.power2u.org
National Resource Center on Homelessness and Mental Illness 800-444-7415 http://www.nrchmi.samhsa.gov/
PAIMI Program: Disability Law Center 617-723-8455 or 800-872-9992 www.dlc-ma.org
M-POWER: a consumer run advocacy organization 617-442-4111 and TOLLFREE 877-769-7693 www.m-power.org

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CHILDREN & ADOLESCENTS

Resource Telephone Number Web Site
The Balanced Mind Foundation 312-642-0049 www.thebalancedmind.org
How to Plan (& Provide) for a Child with Special Needs ——- https://www.thesimpledollar.com/

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DRUGS & MEDICATION

Resource Telephone Number Web Site
FDA (US Food & Drug Administration) Center for Drug Evaluation and Research, Rockville MD 301-594-1012 http://www.fda.gov/
Herbal Research Foundation, Boulder CO (scientific botanical data) 800-748-2617 http://www.herbs.org/

greenpaper.html
Herb Information Greenpapers 608-263-6171 http://www.herbs.org/

greenpaper.html
Prescription Drug Patient Assistance Programs (NAMI) 703-524-7600 Link
The Truth About Drugs Guide (413) 485-7002 http://www.offthewagon.org/the-real-facts-about-drugs/

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FAMILIES & FRIENDS

Resource Telephone Number Web Site
American Foundation for Suicide Preventioin 800-ASF(273)-4042 http://www.afsp.org/
Expert Concensus Guidelines for the Treatment of Bipolar Disorder:

A Guide for Patients and Families
1-866-948-9019 http://www.psych

guides.com/

pfg3.php
Federation of Families for Children’s Mental Health, Alexandria VA 703-684-7710 http://www.ffcmh.org/
Families for Depression Awareness, Watertown, MA 617-924-9383 www.familyaware.org
National Clearinghouse for Family Support and Children’s Mental Health, Portland OR 800-628-1696 http://www.rtc.pdx.edu
Parent/Professional Advocacy League (PAL) Boston, MA 866-815-8122 http://www.ppal.net

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GOVERNMENT AGENCIES & SERVICES

Resource Telephone Number Web Site
Food Stamp Hotline 800-645-8333 http://www.fns.usda.gov/fsp/
Massachusetts Department of Mental Health (DMH) 617-727-5500 http://www.mass.gov/eohhs/gov/departments/dmh/
Social Security Administration 800-772-1213

/800-325-0775 TTY
http://www.socialsecurity.gov/
Social Security Disability Help 800-772-1213 http://www.disabilitybenefitscenter.org/social-security-disabling-conditions/bipolar-disorder
Unemployment Benefits and Insurance 1-800-240-7200 https://eligibility.com/unemployment/
Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) 1-800-240-7200 https://eligibility.com/social-security-disability/

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HEALTH INFORMATION

Resource Telephone Number Web Site
Ask-A-Nurse, Harvard University Health Services 617-998-HUHS http://static.fas.harvard.edu/registrar/ugrad_handbook/current/chapter8/HUHS.html
Harvard Medical School’s Center of Excellence in Women’s Health 617-667-9100 http://www.brighamandwomens.org/Departments_and_Services/excellence/womenshealth.aspx
National Health Information Center, Washington DC 800-336-4797 OR 301-336-4797 http://www.health.gov/nhic/

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HEALTH INSURANCE

Resource Telephone Number Web Site
Benefits Checkup (and program search) 571-527-3900 http://www.benefitscheckup.org
(Boston) Mayor’s Healthline 617-534-5050 http://www.bphc.org/aboutus/mayors-health-line/Pages/mhl.aspx
Citizens Health (Joe Kennedy) (Discounts) 1-800-563-5479 http://www.cfcinc.org/

citizens_health/
Massachusetts Division of Insurance 617-521-7777 http://www.state.ma.us/doi (main web site)
or http://www.state.ma.us/

doi/Consumer/

CSS_health.html

( consumer service web pages)
Mass Health (Medicaid) 1-888-665-9993 http://www.mass.gov/eohhs/gov/departments/masshealth/
Mass Medline Program 1-866-633-1617 http://www.mddaboston.org/

HTML/directory.html
Medicare 800-882-1228 OR 800-638-6833 http://www.medicare.gov/
Medicare Advocacy Project 800-323-3205 http://www.medicareadvocacy.org/
Medicare Prescription Drug Discount Card Program 1-800-633-4227 http://www.benefits.gov/benefits/benefit-details/2200
Veteran’s Benefits (VA) 1-800-827-1000 www.va.gov/

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HOSPITAL ADMISSIONS

Resource Telephone Number Web Site
Arbour-Fuller Hospital, S. Attleboro, MA (508)761-8500 http://www.arbourhealth.com/

organizations.html#AFH
Butler Hospital, Providence RI 401-455-6200 http://www.butler.org/
Massachusetts General Hospital Boston MA 617-726-2994 http://www.massgeneral.org/
McLean Hospital, Belmont MA 800-333-0338 OR 617-855-2151 www.mcleanhospital.org</a
Morton Hospital, Taunton MA (508)828-7045 http://www.mortonhospital.org/

getpage.php?

name=index
Pembroke Hospital (Arbour) Pembroke, MA 1-800-22-ACCES http://www.arbourhealth.com/

wphs.html
St. Luke’s Hospital, New Bedford MA (508)961-5915 Inpatient http://www.southcoast.org/stlukes/
Sturdy Hospital Attleboro, MA (508)222-5100 www.sturdymemorial.org

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LEGAL ASSISTANCE & INFORMATION

Resource Telephone Number Web Site
Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law, Washington DC 202-467-5730 http://www.bazelon.org/
Disability Law Center 800-872-9992 http://www.dlc-ma.org/
Ginger Lanigan & Associates (fee-for-service advocate for SSDI & SSI). Brockton, MA 508-586-7600 http://www.glanigan.com/
Greater Boston Legal Services 617-371-1234 http://www.gbls.org/
Harvard Legal Aid Bureau (new pro bono cases taken Sept-Nov, Jan-Apr) 617-495-4408 http://www.harvardlegalaid.org/
Massachusetts Bar Association referral service 617-654-0400; 617-338-0585/TTY http://www.massbar.org/

public-and-community-services/

need-a-lawyer
Massachusetts Committee Against Discrimination 617-994-6000, TTY: 617-994-6196 http://www.mass.gov/

mcad/index.html
Mental Health Legal Advisors Committee, Boston MA 800-342-9092 OR 617-338-2345 http://www.mass.gov/mhlac/

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REHABILITATION & EMPLOYMENT

Resource Telephone Number Web Site
Americans with Disabilities Act, New England Technical Assistance Center 800-949-4232 Voice/TTY https://www.disability.gov/resource/dbtac-new-england-ada-center/
Center for Psychiatric Rehabilitation, Boston University 617-353-3549 http://www.bu.edu/sarpsych
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) 800-544-3284 Voice/TTY http://www.eeoc.gov
HEATH Resource Center (adult education, information, referrals) 800-544-3284 Voice/TTY http://www.parentcenterhub.org/repository/foradults/
Job Accommodation Network 800-ADA-WORK (232-9675); 800-526-7234 TTY http://askjan.org/
Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission (Mass Rehab) 617-727-2183 http://www.mass.gov/eohhs/gov/departments/mrc/
National Rehabilitation Information Center: ABLEDATA Database of
Assistive Technology,
Washington DC (ADA law, job training)
800-34-NARIC (346-2742) OR 301-588-9284 http://www.abledata.com/abledata.cfm?CFID=83030676&CFTOKEN=dd2804aedfddbc35-F005836C-B79C-26CD-DF9E88265627F540

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TREATMENT SERVICES & REFERRALS

Resource Telephone Number Web Site
American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Washington DC 202-966-7300 http://www.aacap.org
Arbour Health Services, Norton MA (508)399-8180 http://www.arbourhealth.com/jobs.cfm
Community Care Services, Attleboro, MA 508-222-7525 http://www.communityvna.com/
Mass. Association of Social Workers 617-227-9635 http://www.naswma.org/
Mass. Dept. of Mental Health (DMH) 800-221-0053 www.mass.gov/dmh
Mass General Hospital 617-726-2994 http://www.massgeneral.org/
Massachusetts Psychiatric Society 617-237-8100 http://www.psychiatry-mps.org/
Massachusetts Psychological Association 617-523-6320 http://www.masspsych.org/
McLean Hospital 800-333-0338 OR 617-855-2151 http://www.mcleanhospital.org/
Remedy Find – Consumer ratings of treatments for various illnesses http://www.remedyfind.com
William James referral Service
They maintains a mental health and wellness referral help line
Monday through Friday, 9 am-5 pm, at 888-244-6843 (toll free) https://interface.williamjames.edu/
Westwood Lodge 1-800-22-ACCES http://www.arbourhealth.com/wphs.html

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TRAUMA SURVIVORS

Resource Telephone Number Web Site
Gift from Within (educational material), Camden ME 800-888-5236 OR 207-236-6051 http://www.giftfromwithin.org/
Health Place, Survival and Victims’ Resources 203-447-2932 http://www.healthyplace.com/

Communities/

Abuse/holli/

survivor_resources.htm
Incest Survivors Anonymous, Long Beach CA 213-422-1632 http://www.lafn.org/medical/

isa/isandisnot.html
National Organization for Victim Assistance (NOVA), Washington DC 202-232-6682 http://www.try-nova.org/
The National Center for Victims of Crime 800-FYI-CALL (394-2255) http://www.victimsofcrime.org/

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WOMEN’S ISSUES

Resource Telephone Number Web Site
Depression After Delivery, Morrisville PA 800-944-4PPD OR 215-295-3994 http://www.babycenter.com

/refcap/227.html
Mass General Hospital Center for Women’s Mental Health Clinical Program (617) 724-0833 Several research programs http://www.womens

mentalhealth.org/
PMDD.FactsForHealth www.PMDD.

FactsForHealth.org
The Women’s Center (support groups and referrals), Cambridge MA 617-354-8807 http://www.cambridge

womenscenter.org/
Women’s Mental Health Collective, Somerville MA 617-354-6270 http://www.wmhc.org/

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*The above lists contain contact information for local and national mental health resources.
This information is provided for informational and educational purposes only, no endorsement by DBSA-Boston is either stated or implied.

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