IF YOU OR SOMEONE YOU KNOW NEEDS IMMEDIATE HELP

For IMMEDIATE help call 911 

Samaritans Southcoast

Offering confidential mental health support

1-866-508-HELP (4357) 8am-11pm

1-800-273-TALK (8255) 24 hour hotline #

Samaritans Statewide Text Line (877) 870-4673 (HOPE)

 

Emergency Services

Child & Family Services

543 North Street

New Bedford, MA 02740

(508) 984-5566

 

Emergency Services Crisis Center

Child & Family Services

543 North Street

New Bedford, MA 02740

(508) 996-3154

Women's Center Hotline

Call the 24-Hour Hotline at 508-999-6636.

 

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

1-800-273-8255 Spanish Language: 1-866-628-9454

Text: HELLO to 741741

visit: suicidepreventionlifeline.org

 

Bay Cove Human Services:

over-the-phone crisis evaluation

1-800-981-4357

 

National Alliance on Mental Illness

1-800-950-6264 or

Text: NAMI to 741741

 

National LBGTQ Hotline

Serves individuals of all ages

Call 1-888-843-4564

 

Trevor Support Center-The Trevor Project

1-866-488-7386

Text: START to 678678

 

Gay/Lesbian Hotline & G.L.A.D.

1-800-455-4523

 

PFLAG Fall River

1-401-307-1802

 

Cyberbullying Hotline

1-800-420-1479

Text: HOME to 741741

 

National Runaway Safeline

1-800-786-2929

 

SAFE Alternatives (self-harm)

Call: 1-800-366-8288

Text: CONNECT to 741741

 

Exhale After Abortion Talkline

Call: 1-866-439-4253

Text: HELPLINE to 313131

 

Citizens for Citizens Family Planning

508-673-2400

 

Safe Link (dating violence or domestic violence)

1-877-785-2020

 

MASS 211:

Need Help Fast? Free, confidential & multilingual

Dial 2-1-1 or search Home - Mass 211

 

U.S. National Domestic Violence Hotline: 

(800) 799-7233 (English and Spanish) (800) 787-3224 (TTY)

They also have an online chat feature available. Operating around the clock, seven days a week, confidential and free of cost, the National Domestic Violence Hotline provides lifesaving tools and immediate support to enable victims to find safety and live lives free of abuse. Highly trained, experienced advocates offer compassionate support, crisis intervention information and referral services in over 170 languages.

 

Pride Institute: 

(800) 547-7433 24/7

Chemical dependency/mental health referral and information hotline for the LGBTQ community.

 

Rape Abuse and Incest National Network (RAINN):

(800) 656-HOPE / (800) 810-7440 (TTY)

The nation's largest organization fighting sexual violence, RAINN also carries out programs to prevent sexual violence, help victims and ensure that rapists are brought to justice.

 

KNOW SOMEONE WHO NEEDS HELP?

If you want to support someone who is struggling with mental health issues here are some ways you can support them.

  1. Listen. Take the time to listen and engage in conversation.

  2. Encourage and Support. Give them the encouragement they need to get or seek professional help.

  3. Stay in Touch. A simple call, text or email can go a long way. Stay in touch with the person who needs your help.

  4. Be Educated. If you know someone who is struggling with mental health issues take the time to learn more about it. Do some research and find where you can get them help.

  5. Be Patient and Caring. Understand that there will be difficult times and show them you are there for them.