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These links are provided for your informational use only. They are not intended to be a substitute for meeting with a mental health professional. Please speak to one of our counselors if you have any concerns about your mental health.
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Suicide Help and Prevention:
http://www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org/ The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is a 24-hour, toll-free suicide prevention service available to anyone in suicidal crisis. If you need help, please dial 1-800-273-TALK(8255). You will be routed to the closest possible crisis center in your area. With over 120 crisis centers across the country, our mission is to provide immediate assistance to anyone seeking mental health services. Call for yourself, or someone you care about. Your call is free and confidential.
http://www.stopasuicide.org/index.aspx Each year in America almost 30,000 people commit suicide, and 70% of those people tell someone or give warning signs before taking their own life. “Stop A Suicide, Today!” can teach you how to recognize the warning signs of suicide in family, friends, co-workers, and patients, and why you need to respond as you would do with any medical emergency.
www.samaritansofboston.org The website of the Boston-area chapter of Samaritans, Inc., offering information, support, and connection around suicide risk and prevention.
24 Hour Helpline: 1-877-840-HOPE (4673)
Disaster Distress Helpline
1-800-985-5990 or Text TalkWithUs to 66746
TTY for Deaf/Hearing Impaired:
If you or someone you know has been affected by a disaster and needs immediate assistance, please call this toll-free number for information, support, and counseling. You will be connected to the nearest crisis center.
www.medainc.org The website for the Massachusetts Eating Disorders Association, which is located in Newton, Massachusetts, and offers information, support, assessment, and referrals.
www.bagly.org The Boston Alliance of Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Youth is a gateway to community, activities, and information for GLBT young adults and their friends and families.
General Mental Health Resources:
www.ulifeline.org An online resources center for college student mental health and emotional well-being.
www.goaskalice.columbia.edu The health question-and-answer internet service from Columbia University’s Health Education Program. See particularly the “Emotional Health” section of this site.
www.mentalhelp.net Mental Help Net is an established and highly regarded internet website dedicated to educating the public about mental health, wellness, and family and relationship issues and concerns.
Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence Resources:
Boston Area Rape Crisis Center:
24-hour hotline: 800-841-8371
REACH beyond domestic violence:
Voices Against Violence/Women’s Protective Services:
SafeLink Hotline 24/7:
National Domestic Violence Hotline: