MDDA-Boston Resource Directory


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


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)




MENTAL HEALTH RESOURCES/ORGANIZATIONS

Consumer Services - Specific Disorders
Resource Telephone Number
Web Site
Anxiety Disorders Association of America, Rockville MD 301-231-8368
http://www.adaa.org/
Attention Deficit Disorder Association (ADDA), West Newbury MA 508-462-0495

http://www.add.org/
Bipolar Affective Disorder Society (consumer org from Canada)

www.obad.ca
Children and Adults with Attention Deficit Disorders (CHADD),
Plantation FL
305-587-3700
http://www.chadd.org/
Find the Light (online chat for mood disorders, anxiety, and substance abuse)  
www.findthelight.net
Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance, Chicago IL 800-826-3632

www.dbsalliance.org
Manic-Depressive and Depressive Association of Boston (MDDA) 617-855-2795

http://www.mddaboston.org
Mass. Eating Disorder Association 617-738-6332 OR 617-786-9522

McMan's Depression and Bipolar Web

www.mcmanweb.com
National Depression Screening Program site locater service 800-573-4433

http://www.mentalhealthscreening.org/
Obsessive-Compulsive Foundation, Milford CT 203-878-5669


www.ocfoundation.org

Panic Disorder InfoLine (NIMH) 800-64-PANIC (647-2642)

http://www.nimh.nih.gov/healthinformation/panicmenu.cfm
Pendulum Resources

www.pendulum.org
Self Abuse Finally Ends (SAFE) (help for self-injury) 800-DONT-CUT (366-8288)

http://www.selfinjury.com/
Undoing Depression Website (Richard O'Connor, Ph.D, Author)

http://www.undoingdepression.com/



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

The Bipolar Disorder Center for Pennsylvanians 800-4BI-POLR (424-7657) http://www.wpic.pitt.edu/research/bipolardisorderpa/



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



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 617-929-4111 and  TOLLFREE 877-769-7693
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CHILDREN & ADOLESCENTS

Resource Telephone Number
Web Site
Child & Adolescent Bipolar Foundation

bpkids.org
Focus Adolescent Services

focusas.com


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

Prescription Drug Patient Assistance Programs (NAMI)

  LINK


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



GOVERNMENT AGENCIES & SERVICES

Resource Telephone Number
Web Site
Food Stamp Hotline 800-645-8333
http://www.fns.usda.gov/fsp/
Massachusetts Department of Mental Health (DMH) 617-727-5500
www.state.gov/dmh
Office of Consumer and
Ex-Patient Relations
800-221-0053
Link
Social Security Administration 800-772-1213/800-325-0775 TTY
http://www.socialsecurity.gov/


HEALTH INFORMATION
Resource Telephone Number
Web Site
Ask-A-Nurse, Harvard University Health Services 617-998-HUHS
http://huhs.harvard.edu/newsflash/AskANurse.htm
Harvard Medical School's Center of Excellence in Women's Health 617-667-9100
http://www.hmcnet.harvard.edu/coe/resourceguide/learning.html
National Health Information Center, Washington DC 800-336-4797 OR 301-336-4797
http://www.health.gov/nhic/


HEALTH INSURANCE

Resource Telephone Number
Web Site
Benefits Checkup (and program search)  
http://www.benefitscheckup.org
Blue Cross/Blue Shield 800-258-2226
http://www.bcbs.com/
(Boston) Mayor's Healthline 617-534-5050
http://www.cityofboston.gov/newbostonians/pdfs/englishguide.pdf

Citizens Health (Joe Kennedy) (Discounts)

 

1-800-563-5479
http://www.cfcinc.org/citizens_health/

Massachusetts Division of Insurance

617-521-7777
http://www.state.ma.us/doi (main web site)
or  http://www.state.ma.us/doi/Consumer/CSS_health.html ( consumer service web pages)
Mass Health (Medicaid) 1-888-665-9993
http://www.state.ma.us/dma/
Mass Medline Program 1-866-633-1617
Medicare 800-882-1228 OR 800-638-6833
http://www.medicare.gov/
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)


HOSPITAL ADMISSIONS

Resource Telephone Number
Web Site
Arbour-Fuller Hospital,
S. Attleboro, MA
(508)761-8500
http://www.arbourhealth.com/organizations.html#AFH
Butler Hospital, Providence RI Butler Hospital, Providence RI
Massachusetts General Hospital
Boston MA
617-726-2994
http://www.mgh.harvard.edu/allpsych/inpatient/
McLean Hospital, Belmont MA 800-333-0338 OR 617-855-2151
www.mcleanhospital.org


Morton Hospital, Taunton MA (508)828-7045

Pembroke Hospital (Arbour)
Pembroke, MA

1-800-22-ACCES

http://www.arbourhealth.com/wphs.html
St. Luke's Hospital, New Bedford MA (508)961-5915 Inpatient
Sturdy Hospital Attleboro, MA (508)222-5200
www.sturdymemorial.org
Westwood Lodge (Arbour),
Westwood, MA

1-800-22-ACCES

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


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


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
bu.edu/sarpsych
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


TREATMENT SERVICES & REFERRALS

Resource Telephone Number
Web Site
American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Washington DC 202-966-7300
http://www.aacap.org/
Arbour Health Services, Norton MA (508)399-8180
http://www.arbourhealth.com/jobs.cfm
Community Care Services, Attleboro, MA 508-222-7525
http://www.communityvna.com/
Mass. Association of Social Workers 617-227-9635
http://www.naswma.org/
Mass. Dept. of Mental Health (DMH) 800-221-0053
Link
Mass General Hospital 617-726-2994
http://www.mgh.harvard.edu/
Massachusetts Psychiatric Society 617-237-8100
Link
Massachusetts Psychological Association 617-523-6320
http://www.masspsych.org/index1.html
McLean Hospital 800-333-0338 OR 617-855-2151
http://www.mcleanhospital.org
Remedy Find - Consumer ratings of treatments for various illnesses

remedyfind.com
Westwood Lodge 1-800-22-ACCES

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



TRAUMA SURVIVORS
Resource Telephone Number
Web Site
Gift from Within (educational material), Camden ME
800-888-5236 OR 207-236-6051
http://www.giftfromwithin.org/
Health Place, Survival and Victims' Resources
203-447-2932
Link
Incest Survivors Anonymous, Long Beach CA
213-422-1632
http://www.lafn.org/medical/isa/isandisnot.html
National Organization for Victim Assistance (NOVA),
Washington DC
202-232-6682
http://www.try-nova.org/
The National Center for Victims of Crime
800-FYI-CALL (394-2255)
Link



WOMEN'S ISSUES

Resource Telephone Number
Web Site
Depression After Delivery, Morrisville PA
800-944-4PPD OR 215-295-3994
http://www.babycenter.com/refcap/227.html
Depression During The Tranisition to Menopause:  A Guide for Patients and Families

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

Link
Mass General Hospital Center for Women's Mental Health
Clinical Program (617) 724-0833
Several research programs
www.womensmentalhealth.org
Postpartum Depression
http://www.postpartum.net/
PMDD.FactsForHealth

www.PMDD.FactsForHealth.org
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
http://www.wmhc.org/

*The above lists contain contact information for local and national mental health resources.  This information is provided for informational and educational purposes only, no endorsement by MDDA-Boston is either stated or implied.