Getting Help in Mass.
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Getting Help in Massachusetts

Here are some telephone numbers from a booklet titled the "Consumer Information Guide".

Finding peer support,mental health advocacy and rehabilitation services.
 
The Partnership manages mental health and substance abuse services for many people who have MassHealth(Medicade)insurance.For information about the Partnership call 1-800-495-0086.
 
Peer Support groups for consumers and family members can be located by calling the following numbers:
 
M-POWER
Massachusetts People/Patients Organized for Wellness,Empowerment and Rights
Boston contact:  Andrew or Rita (617) 929-4111  Fax (617) 929-4128
Worchester contact:  Deni' Cohodas  (508) 368-3448  Fax (617) 929-4128
Lowell contact:  Ann Stillman (617) 929-4111  Fax (617) 929-4128
M-Power Headquarters and Boston Chapter Office address:
     197 Ashmont Street
     Dorchester, MA  02124-3801
We now have a NEW TOLL FREE PHONE NUMBER:  (877) 769-7693      
A consumer/survivor/ex-patient advocacy and leadership development organization.
 
NEC
National Empowerment Center   1-800-POWER-2-U
Consumer run mental health education, information and advocacy
 
NAMI-MASS
National Alliance for the Mentally Ill, Massachusetts
1-800-370-9085
Family to Family Groups,education,information and advocacy.
 
WMEC
Western Mass.Empowerment Center
(413)533-1133
Advocacy,information and education by and for consumers.
 
Jonathan Cole Consumer Resource Center
Rehabilitation Building,McLean Hospital,Belmont,Mass
(617)855-3298
Literature,guides,self-help books and gifts
 
PAL
Parents/professionals Advocacy League
1-800-537-0446
Statewide support groups are run by and for parents of children diagnosed with mental illness.
 
MDDA
Manic Depression and DepressionAssociation
Rehabilitation Building,McLean Hospital,Belmont,Mass
(617)855-2795
Monthly meetings,education,information and friendship
 
Recovery Inc.,of New England
(617)969-0475
A self-help mental health group.State wide meeting directory.Self-help groups conducted by and for consumers.
 
NEPDA
New England Personality Disorders Association
Bowditch Building at McLean Hospital,Belmont Mass.
(617)855-2429
Groups for family support, information and education
 
CAUSE
Consumers &Alliances United for Supported Education
(617)770-4000, ext.297
Assists people with psychiatric disabilities who are attending institutions of higher education.
 
Emotions Anonymous
(781)729-7011
Dealing with emotional problems in 12-step format.Call for state wide listings of meetings.
 
Mental Illness Education Project
Brookline Village,Ma.
(617)562-1111
Training tapes,literature and presentations.
 
Parents Anonymous
1-800-882-1250
Group therapy approach to learning parenting skills.
 
Parental Stress Line
1-800-623-8188
Counseling,information and referral
 
INDEX
1-800-642-0249
Referrals for all disabilities,including mental health and substance abuse
 
Information Center for People with Disabilities
1-800-462-5015
Referral and problem solving on disability and health related issues.
 
Mass. Correctional Legal Services
1-800-882-1413
For people involved with the criminal justice system.
 
Mass.Department of Mental Health
Office of Client and Ex-Patient Relations
(617)727-5600 ext.405  and 1-800-221-0053
 
Mass.Rehabilitation Commission
1-800-245-6543
Disability Determination Services
1-800-551-5532
Independent Living Centers
1-800-223-2559
 
Social Security Administration
1-800-772-1213
For help with SSI and DSSI.
 
Health Care For All
1-800-272-4232
Accessing health care services for the uninsured.
 
Mental Health Legal Advisors Committee
1-800-342-9092
Legal services, concerning mental health laws, for consumers.
 
Disability Law Center
1-800-872-9992
Legal services for people with any type of disability
 
Friends of the Psychiatrically Disabled
(617)471-9990 ext.3
Dr.McCory,Education, training and information
 
Boston University Center for Psychiatric Rehabilitation
(617)353-3549
Education,training and vocational rehabilitation
 
National Mental Health Self-Help Clearinghouse
1-800-553-4539
 
I also have many Emergency Services numbers through out Massachusetts.
 
 

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