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Social Emotional and Behavioral Health Resources


Massachusetts Behavioral Health Line

The Behavioral Health Help Line connects individuals and families to the full range of treatment services for mental health and substance use offered in Massachusetts, including outpatient, urgent, and immediate crisis care. Call, text, or web chat for real-time support, initial clinical assessment, and connection to the right evaluation and treatment.

  • It’s free, confidential, and no health insurance is required
  • Real-time interpretation in 200+ languages
  • Deaf or hard of hearing? Contact MassRelay at 711
  • Available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year

Contact the MA Behavioral Health Help Line:

★ phone call and text at 833-773-2445
★ online chat at


Department of Mental Health

Address: 181 North Street Hyannis, MA 02601 (Directions)
Person in Charge: Naomi Tavares-Silva, Center Director
Telephone: (508) 957-0900
Fax: (508) 957-0965
TTY: (508) 771-3907

Emergency/Crisis 24-hr: 270 Communication Way
Hyannis, MA 02601
Person in Charge: Tasha Ferguson, ESP Director
Telephone: 1-800-981-4357

Cape Cod Healthcare Inc - Centers for Behavioral Health

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Services We Provide
Our services and referrals span a comprehensive array of services, including:

Adult Inpatient Services
Emergency and Consultative Services
Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP)
Outpatient Mental Health Services
Partial Hospital Program (PHP)
Child, Adolescent and Adult Outpatient Psychiatric Services
Patient and Family Support

Riverside Trauma

Riverside Trauma

Coping groups bring together people who are going or who have gone through similar life experiences. In MassSupport's new free and confidential COVID-19 coping groups, we'll be talking about how to handle feelings of isolation and stress in a supportive space to enhance coping skills and foster a sense of connection.

Groups will last about 90 minutes and participants do the vast majority of the talking. A brief educational component is included. While our trained, caring counselors and clinicians facilitate, these groups are not therapy.

Our coping groups are completely free, and you can sign up for multiple groups. Register below:

Coping group for those feeling isolated
January 26th, 2021 at 7:00 pm EST
January 28th, 2021 at 11:00 am EST

Coping group for those with children being schooled remotely
February 2nd, 2021 at 7:00 pm EST
February 4th, 2021 at 11:00 am EST

Coping group for COVID-19 survivors
February 9th, 2021 at 7:00 pm EST
February 11th, 2021 at 11:00 am EST

Coping group for healthcare and mental health providers
February 16th, 2021 at 7:00 pm EST
February 18th, 2021 at 11:00 am EST

NAMI Cape Cod & the Islands

Phone (508) 778-4277

The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Cape Cod is a grass-roots non-profit organization serving the families and friends of people with mental illness, as well as the individuals who have a mental illness themselves on Cape Cod and The Islands. Programs and Services are provided through Support, Education and Advocacy. We are an affiliate of both NAMI Massachusetts and NAMI National in Washington D.C.

You're not alone.
NAMI Cape Cod & The Islands serves individuals and their families who are affected by the broad spectrum of mental illness and neurological disorders through support, education and advocacy, and promotes mental wellness for all.

Handhold MA

C/O Children’s Behavioral Health Knowledge Center, Mass Dept. of Mental Health

25 Staniford St.
Boston, MA, 02114

Handhold was created by a team of mental health and child development experts in partnership with parents who have gone through what you are going through. Our goal? To guide you in caring for your child’s mental health and emotional well-being.

Family partners and parents of kids with similar experiences to yours told us what they wished they had known earlier in their journey. Mental health experts, including child psychiatrists, social workers, and psychologists, selected the most relevant and useful resources.

We encourage you to start by answering the four questions under “Should I Worry?” to explore your concerns. Whatever steps you decide to take, we offer a variety of tips, tools, and resources to help you take them with confidence.

If you are worried your child is experiencing a behavioral health crisis, call right now to find a behavioral health emergency service program in your area. For life threatening emergencies, dial 911.

If this is a crisis, call 1-877-382-1609