If you find you need someone to talk to for emotional support during the pandemic, please reach out to these resources. The Department of Public Health offers some helpful information and contacts on its website. You can also click on the logos below to visit an organization’s website. Please know that there are people just a phone call away.
Maria Droste Counseling Services, based in Quincy, is offering teletherapy services in response to this crisis. You can call them at (617-471-5686) and they will set you up with one of their therapists either over the phone or via a telehealth platform, depending on what is available for you to use.
Bay State Community Services continues to provide their services to those seeking behavioral health assistance, and access to substance use recovery programs. They also provide supports to teens, parents, grandparents, and LBTQ+ youth, all through the Quincy Family Resource Center. You can call them at (617) 471-8400.
DOVE has a 24 hour hotline at 617-471-1234 or 1-888-314-DOVE (3683). DOVE is a multi-service organization providing comprehensive direct services and supports for victims of dating and domestic violence, as well as their children. DOVE works specifically with adults, teens, and children who have been abused, emotionally and financially, as well as physically and sexually.
The Disaster Distress Helpline, 1-800-985-5990, is a 24/7, 365-day-a-year, national hotline dedicated to providing immediate crisis counseling for people who are experiencing emotional distress. It is a toll-free, multilingual, and confidential crisis support service.
NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) has published a helpful Resource and Information Guide. They also offer a crisis helpline at 800-950-NAMI, or by texting NAMI to 741741.
Samaritans is continuing operations 24/7. Call or text their 24/7 helpline any time at 877-870-4673.