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24 Hour Emergency Hotlines
Resource
Telephone Number
General Emergencies
911
Suicide Prevention (Samaritans)
617-247-0220 (Boston)
Substance Abuse Helpline
800-327-5050 OR 617-445-1500
Battered Women's Hotline
617-661-7203
Boston Emergency Service Team Hotline
800-981-HELP (4357)
Crisis Intervention Hotline (psychiatric)
800-540-5806
Parent Resource Network Line 866-815-8122
Parental Stress Hotline
800-632-8188
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MENTAL HEALTH ORGANIZATIONS
Consumer Services - General
Resource Telephone Number
Web Site
Black Health Network   http://www.black-network.com/health.htm
Knowledge Exchange Network,
US Dept. HHS, Washington DC
800-789-2647
Mass. Alliance for the Mentally Ill (AMI), Boston 800-370-9085 OR 617-350-3191
National Alliance for the Mentally Ill (NAMI), Arlington VA
800-950-6264
National Alliance for Hispanic Health 1-202-387-5000

http://www.hispanichealth.org/

 

National Asian American Mental Health Association 1-303-765-5330 http://www.naapimha.org
National Council for Community Behavioral Healthcare, Rockville MD 301-984-6200
National Mental Health Association
800/969-NMHA
National Mental Health Self-Help Clearinghouse, Philadelphia PA 800-553-4KEY (4539)

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MENTAL HEALTH RESOURCES/ORGANIZATIONS
Consumer Services - Specific Disorders
Resource Telephone Number
Web Site
Anxiety Disorders Association of America, Rockville MD 301-231-8368
Attention Deficit Disorder Association (ADDA), West Newbury MA 508-462-0495
Bipolar Affective Disorder Society (consumer org from Canada)

Children and Adults with Attention Deficit Disorders (CHADD),
Plantation FL
305-587-3700
Find the Light (online chat for mood disorders, anxiety, and substance abuse)  
Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance, Chicago IL 800-826-3632

Manic-Depressive and Depressive Association of Boston (MDDA) 617-855-2795
Mass. Eating Disorder Association 617-738-6332 OR 617-786-9522

McMan's Depression and Bipolar Web

National Depression Screening Program site locater service 800-573-4433
Obsessive-Compulsive Foundation, Milford CT 203-878-5669


www.ocfoundation.org

Panic Disorder InfoLine (NIMH) 800-64-PANIC (647-2642)
Pendulum Resources
Self Abuse Finally Ends (SAFE) (help for self-injury) 800-DONT-CUT (366-8288)
Undoing Depression Website (Richard O'Connor, Ph.D, Author)

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RESEARCH & EDUCATION
Resource Telephone Number Web Site
Expert Concensus Guidelines for the Treatment of Bipolar Disorder

http://www.psychguides.com/ecgs15.php
National Alliance for Research on Schizophrenia and Depression
(NARSAD)
516-829-0091
http://www.narsad.org/
National Foundation for Depressive Illness (NAFDI), New York NY 800-248-4344
http://www.depression.org/NNewsFolder/NNewsIndex.html
National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) 301-443-4513

http://www.nimh.nih.gov/
NIMH Depression/Awareness, Research, Treatment Program (D/ART) 800-421-4211
http://www.nimh.nih.gov/healthinformation/depressionmenu.cfm
National Mental Health Association
Alexandria VA
800-969-NMHA (6642) OR
703-684-7722
www.nmha.org
NMHA Logo

The Bipolar Disorder Center for Pennsylvanians 800-4BI-POLR (424-7657) http://www.wpic.pitt.edu/research/bipolardisorderpa/
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ADDICTION & RECOVERY
Resource Telephone Number Web Site
Alcoholics Anonymous 617-426-9444 http://www.alcoholics-anonymous.org/
AlAnon/Alateen 800-356-9996 http://www.al-anon.alateen.org/
AlAnon Family Groups 800-344-2666  
Cocaine Hotline 800-COCAINE (262-2463) http://www.800cocaine.com/
National Clearinghouse for Alcohol and Drug Information 800-729-6686 http://www.health.org/about/aboutncadi.aspx
National Council on Alcohol and Drug Dependence HopeLine 800-475-HOPE (4673) http://www.ncadd.org/index.html
National Drug Information, Treatment, and Referral Hotline 800-662-HELP (4357) http://www.niaaa.nih.gov/other/referral.htm
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ADVOCACY & PROTECTION
Resource Telephone Number
Mental Health Consumer Initiative (MHCI), Melrose MA 800-731-2299 OR 617-665-4992
National Association of Protection and Advocacy Systems, Washington DC 202-408-9514
National Empowerment Center, Lawrence MA      www.power2u.org
800-POWER-2-U (769-3728)
National Resource Center on Homelessness and Mental Illness 800-444-7415
PAIMI Program: Disability Law Center. www.dlc-ma.org
617-723-8455 or 800-872-9992.
M-POWER: a consumer run advocacy organization www.m-power.org 617-442-4111 and  TOLLFREE 877-769-7693
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CHILDREN & ADOLESCENTS
Resource
Telephone Number
Web Site
Child & Adolescent Bipolar Foundation

Focus Adolescent Services


DRUGS & MEDICATION
Resource
Telephone Number
Web Site
FDA (US Food & Drug Administration) Center for Drug Evaluation and Research,
Rockville MD
301-594-1012
Herbal Research Foundation, Boulder CO
(scientific botanical data)
800-748-2617
Lithium Information Services, Madison Institute of Medicine ,
Madison WI
608-263-6171

Prescription Drug Patient Assistance Programs (NAMI)

  LINK
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FOR FAMILIES & FRIENDS
Resource Telephone Number Web Site
American Foundation for Suicide Preventioin 800-ASF(273)-4042
http://www.afsp.org/
Expert Concensus Guidelines for the Treatment of Bipolar Disorder: A Guide for Patients and Families

http://www.psychguides.com/pfg3.php

Families for Depression Awareness, Watertown, MA

617-924-9383 www.familyaware.org
Federation of Families for Children's Mental Health, Alexandria VA 703-684-7710
http://www.ffcmh.org/
National Clearinghouse for Family Support and Children's Mental
Health, Portland OR
800-628-1696
http://www.rtc.pdx.edu
Parent/Professional Advocacy League (PAL)
Boston, MA
866-815-8122 http://www.ppal.net
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GOVERNMENT AGENCIES & SERVICES
Resource
Telephone Number
Web Site
Food Stamp Hotline 800-645-8333
Massachusetts Department of Mental Health (DMH) 617-727-5500
Office of Consumer and
Ex-Patient Relations
800-221-0053
Social Security Administration 800-772-1213/800-325-0775 TTY
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HEALTH INFORMATION
Resource TelephoneNumber
Web Site
Ask-A-Nurse, Harvard University Health Services 617-998-HUHS
Harvard Medical School's Center of Excellence in Women's Health 617-667-9100
National Health Information Center, Washington DC 800-336-4797 OR 301-336-4797
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HEALTH INSURANCE
Resource Telephone Number
Web Site
Benefits Checkup (and program search)  
Blue Cross/Blue Shield 800-258-2226
(Boston) Mayor's Healthline 617-534-5050

Citizens Health (Joe Kennedy) (Discounts)

 

1-800-563-5479

Massachusetts Division of Insurance

617-521-7777
Mass Health (Medicaid) 1-888-665-9993
Mass Medline Program 1-866-633-1617
Medicare 800-882-1228 OR 800-638-6833
Medicare Advocacy Project 800-323-3205
Medicare Prescription Drug Discount Card Program 1-800-633-4227
Shine (Free Drug Company Prescription Programs) 1-800-243-4636
Veteran's  Benefits (VA) Veteran's  Benefits (VA)
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HOSPITAL ADMISSIONS
Resource Telephone Number
Web Site
Arbour-Fuller Hospital,
S. Attleboro, MA
(508)761-8500
Butler Hospital, Providence RI Butler Hospital, Providence RI
Massachusetts General Hospital
Boston MA
617-726-2994
McLean Hospital, Belmont MA 800-333-0338 OR 617-855-2151
Morton Hospital, Taunton MA (508)828-7045

Pembroke Hospital (Arbour)
Pembroke, MA

1-800-22-ACCES

St. Luke's Hospital, New Bedford MA (508)961-5915 Inpatient
Sturdy Hospital Attleboro, MA (508)222-5200
Westwood Lodge (Arbour),
Westwood, MA

1-800-22-ACCES

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LEGAL ASSISTANCE & INFORMATION
Resource Telephone Number
Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law, Washington DC 202-467-5730
Disability Law Center 800-872-9992
Ginger Lanigan & Associates (fee-for-service advocate for SSDI & SSI). Brockton, MA 508-586-7600
http://www.glanigan.com/  
Greater Boston Legal Services 617-371-1234
Harvard Legal Aid Bureau (new pro bono cases taken Sept-Nov, Jan-Apr) 617-495-4408
Massachusetts Bar Association referral service 617-654-0400;
617-338-0585/TTY
Massachusetts Committee Against Discrimination 617-727-3990 x257;
617-720-6054/TTY
Mental Health Legal Advisors Committee, Boston MA 800-342-9092 OR 617-338-2345
Pike Institute on Law and Disability, Boston University School of Law 617-353-2904
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REHABILITATION & EMPLOYMENT
Resource Telephone Number
Web Site
Americans with Disabilities Act, New England Technical Assistance
Center
800-949-4232 Voice/TTY

Center for Psychiatric Rehabilitation, Boston University 617-353-3549
Consumers & Alliances United for Supported Education (CAUSE), Quincy MA 617-770-4000 x297

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) 617-565-3200; 617-565-3204 TDD

HEATH Resource Center (adult education, information, referrals) 800-544-3284 Voice/TTY

Job Accommodation Network 800-ADA-WORK (232-9675); 800-526-7234 TTY

Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission (Mass Rehab) 617-727-2183

National Rehabilitation Information Center: ABLEDATA Database of
Assistive Technology,
Washington DC (ADA law, job training)
800-34-NARIC (346-2742) OR
301-588-9284

Resource Partnership
251 West Central Street, Suite 31
Natick, MA 01760

1-877-YES-WORK
508-647-1597
Fax: 508-647-9622
Cole Center direct: 617-855-2892

http://www.resourcepartnership.org
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TREATMENT SERVICES & REFERRALS
Resource Telephone Number
Web Site
American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Washington DC 202-966-7300
Arbour Health Services, Norton MA (508)399-8180
Community Care Services, Attleboro, MA 508-222-7525
Mass. Association of Social Workers 617-227-9635
Mass. Dept. of Mental Health (DMH) 800-221-0053
Mass General Hospital 617-726-2994
Massachusetts Psychiatric Society 617-237-8100
Massachusetts Psychological Association 617-523-6320
Link
McLean Hospital 800-333-0338 OR 617-855-2151
Remedy Find - Consumer ratings of treatments for various illnesses

Westwood Lodge 1-800-22-ACCES

http://www.arbourhealth.com/wphs.html

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TRAUMA SURVIVORS
Resource
Telephone Number
Web Site
Gift from Within (educational material), Camden ME
800-888-5236 OR 207-236-6051
Health Place, Survival and Victims' Resources
203-447-2932
Incest Survivors Anonymous, Long Beach CA
213-422-1632
National Organization for Victim Assistance (NOVA),
Washington DC
202-232-6682
The National Center for Victims of Crime
800-FYI-CALL (394-2255)
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WOMEN'S ISSUES
Resource
Telephone Number
Web Site
Depression After Delivery, Morrisville PA
800-944-4PPD OR 215-295-3994
Depression During The Tranisition to Menopause:  A Guide for Patients and Families

Major Depression During Conception and Pregnancy:  A Guide for Patients and Families

Mass General Hospital Center for Women's Mental Health
Clinical Program (617) 724-0833
Several research programs
Postpartum Depression
PMDD.FactsForHealth

The Women's Center (support groups and referrals),
Cambridge MA
617-354-8807


http://www.cambridgewomenscenter.org/

Women's Mental Health Collective, Somerville MA
617-354-6270

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