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:
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.
National Empowerment Center   1-800-POWER-2-U
Consumer run mental health education, information and advocacy
National Alliance for the Mentally Ill, Massachusetts
Family to Family Groups,education,information and advocacy.
Western Mass.Empowerment Center
Advocacy,information and education by and for consumers.
Jonathan Cole Consumer Resource Center
Rehabilitation Building,McLean Hospital,Belmont,Mass
Literature,guides,self-help books and gifts
Parents/professionals Advocacy League
Statewide support groups are run by and for parents of children diagnosed with mental illness.
Manic Depression and DepressionAssociation
Rehabilitation Building,McLean Hospital,Belmont,Mass
Monthly meetings,education,information and friendship
Recovery Inc.,of New England
A self-help mental health group.State wide meeting directory.Self-help groups conducted by and for consumers.
New England Personality Disorders Association
Bowditch Building at McLean Hospital,Belmont Mass.
Groups for family support, information and education
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
Dealing with emotional problems in 12-step format.Call for state wide listings of meetings.
Mental Illness Education Project
Brookline Village,Ma.
Training tapes,literature and presentations.
Parents Anonymous
Group therapy approach to learning parenting skills.
Parental Stress Line
Counseling,information and referral
Referrals for all disabilities,including mental health and substance abuse
Information Center for People with Disabilities
Referral and problem solving on disability and health related issues.
Mass. Correctional Legal Services
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
Disability Determination Services
Independent Living Centers
Social Security Administration
For help with SSI and DSSI.
Health Care For All
Accessing health care services for the uninsured.
Mental Health Legal Advisors Committee
Legal services, concerning mental health laws, for consumers.
Disability Law Center
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
Education,training and vocational rehabilitation
National Mental Health Self-Help Clearinghouse
I also have many Emergency Services numbers through out Massachusetts.

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