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Compassionate Therapy for Teens and Young Adults
Erika Stewart Wheelhouse (She/Her)
Clinician and Managing Director
Erika is an experienced mental health provider and advocate, as well as an award winning writer and researcher.
Crisis Hotline in Massachusetts
In Massachusetts, if you or a loved-one is experiencing a mental health or substance use disorder crisis, the Behavioral Health Help Line (BHHL) is available 24/7/365.
For immediate help.
Call or Text: 833-773-2445
Behavioral Health Help Line
Being a Human is challenging
An adult caring for little humans faces an added layer of challenges - that’s why Strive Family Resources offers accurate, timely, and relevant information to help you better understand yourself and your family.
SUPPORT AND INFORMATION RELATED TO RACIAL INJUSTICE & VIOLENCE IN THE COMMUNITY
Beyond the Golden Rule: A parent's guide to preventing and responding to prejudice Handout/booklet by Teaching Tolerance, a project of the [Southern Poverty Law Center](https:// www.splcenter.org/). How to help and guide kids in their understanding of racial bias and discrimination.
Podcast by Jasmine Bradshaw: First Name Basis. A brilliant podcast episode defining “Privilege” and how those with it can use it to fight racism at the personal and system levels.
Conversations for families about race and anti-bias from Anti-Defamation League
George Floyd, Racism, & Law Enforcement For families with kids ages 11 & up
Thinking about Social Justice through Crafts & Conversations For families with kids 3-12
Empowering Young People in the Aftermath of Hate In English and Español.
SUPPORT AND INFORMATION RELATED TO COVID-19
Articles by Erika S. Wheelhouse, MA, LMHC for Take This:
LGBTQ Youth face particularly difficult mental health issues during that can be exacerbated during the COVID-19 crisis. The Trevor Project published their White Paper on April 2020 outlining the immediate concerns. The Trevor Project: Implications of COVID-19 for LGBTQ Youth Mental Health and Suicide Prevention
Being gentle with yourself can be a challenge in the best of times, let alone during a global pandemic. Practicing self-compassion, the act of comforting and gently caring for yourself when experiencing uncomfortable or painful emotions. Dr. Kristen Neff has done extensive research on how self-compassion can positively impact psychological well-being.
Samaritans Confidential Hotline: To talk or Text 24/7 877-870-4673
Available if you just need to talk, even when not in a crisis or seeking mental health support
Crisis Text Line Text: CONNECT to 741741
Games and Online Harassment Hotline Text “SUPPORT” to 23368 to get started
National Sexual Assault Hotline - RAINN 800-656-HOPE (4673)
National Human Trafficking Hotline 888-373-7888 (TTY:711) or text 233733. In the US Call 911 if you are in immediate danger.
The Trevor Project 24/7 helplines:
Or visit their online Get Help Now page with information on text and chatlines with counselors available 24/7.
Other Resources - Information and Support
NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) A non-profit, grassroots organization focused on advocacy, education, and support for individuals and families living with mentai illness. They seek to improve the quality of life for those impacted by mental health challenges.
The NAMI Helpline can be reached Monday through Friday, 10 am–6 pm, ET. 1-800-950-NAMI (6264)
- Commonsense Media Movie and media ratings, explainations of social media trends, etc.
The information and resources on this website are intended to help individuals better understand the U.S. health care system, health services research and medical effectiveness, and diagnosed conditions, but not to provide specific medical or mental health advice. Individuals are urged to consult with their own qualified health care providers for all diagnosis and treatment, and for answers to personal health care questions.