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Mental Health Resources: Help for depression, suicide prevention, substance abuse and more

Thursday is Mental Health Awareness Day
Thursday is Mental Health Awareness Day 00:30

CBS Boston is offering a list of resources for those who are looking for help with their mental health.

National Suicide and Crisis Lifeline

Call or text 988 for a free, confidential conversation with a trained counselor, 24/7

Crisis Text Line

Text ACTION to 741741 to be connected to a crisis counselor


Preventing suicide and providing hope

877-870-HOPE (4673)

Veterans Crisis Line

800-273-TALK (8255) and press 1

Text to 838255 to connect veterans with a trained responder

Teen Line


Text TEEN to 839863 to connect with highly trained teen listeners

The Trevor Project


Crisis intervention and suicide prevention for  lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning young people ages 13-24

Institute on Aging's Friendship Line



Crisis line for people aged 60+ amd adults with disabilities

Parent Stress Line


National Helpline for SAMHSA

(Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration)

For individuals and families facing mental and/or substance use disorders


MA Substance Abuse Helpline


National Alliance on Mental Illness Helpline



MA Department of Mental Health

Find out if you re you eligible for their services

Network of Care MA

Find behavioral health services

Project Semicolon

Project YES (for teens having trouble accessing services) 

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