These external resources offer information, direct support, and ways to connect with other parents in Massachusetts.

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

BHHL website with general information:
Behavioral Health Help Line
Children’s Trust of Massachusetts

Offer several programs for education and support around parenting in addition to policy work to keep children safe.


National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Basics

A 6-week long course for parents and caregivers of teens and young adults with mental illness. Available in person and on-demand.

Available nationally.


Parents Helping Parents

24-hour free parent stress line, parent support groups, and a parenting resource directory.
The Strive Family Resources (“Strive”) website provides general information about mental health resources. The website is intended for use by individuals (non-professionals) for non-commercial, personal purposes.

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