Taking care of your emotional health and well-being during this time is important. Below are a list of resources and tips for staying emotionally healthy and well.
Mental Health Resources
- 1st Responders Peer Support Network: Comprehensive, confidential mental health peer support is available through the Massachusetts State Peer Support Network to first responders who may be experiencing grief or trauma during the COVID-19 pandemic. You can learn more at this link.
- Crisis Text Line: Text this nationwide service from anywhere in the USA to text with a trained Crisis Counselor. Text TALK to 741741. Link here.
- National Parent Helpline. Call 800-4A-PARENT to talk to an operator or go to the website for a roundup of resources including health and mental health, personal safety, parenting, child development. Link here.
- Parental Stress Line: From Parents Helping Parents, trained volunteer counselors offer non-judgemental ways to relieve stress relating to their children and parenting. Multiple languages spoken. Call 800-632-8188. Link here.
- Veteran's Crisis Line: From the US Department of Veterans Affairs. Call 800-273-8255. Link here.
- Network of Care Massachusetts: Comprehensive statewide online resource to help anyone find information on mental health and substance use supports and services in their community. Link here.
- Resources for reducing stress and healthy coping
- Combating isolation and loneliness
- Tips and activities for children
- Stigma and discrimination prevention
- Online and Telephone Peer Supports
- News and social media accounts to follow
- Additional Mental Health Crisis Support
Domestic Violence Resources
- SafeLink: The Commonwealth’s statewide, 24/7, toll-free, and confidential domestic violence and sexual assault hotline. This hotline is designed for crisis intervention support for those who need assistance in safety planning measures for both themselves and their families. This resource is now available through the 2-1-1 line as an additional method for victims to access help and resources. The SafeLink toll-free number is (877) 785-2020. For the hearing-impaired, the SafeLink TTY number is (877) 521-2601. Advocates are available in English and Spanish and can provide translation in more than 130 languages. If you are experiencing violence within your home or concerned about a loved one that may be experiencing violence, please call the SafeLink hotline for support and resources. If you are in immediate danger, please call 9-1-1.
- Receive emergency court services related to domestic violence.
- DTA Domestic Violence Unit Brochure.