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Emergency Resources for Substance Abuse & Behavioral Health Issues

Need help? Does a friend need help? The following local and national resources can provide you with the immediate support you need.



Massachusetts Substance Abuse Information and Education Helpline.....800.327.5050

The Helpline provides free and anonymous information and referral for alcohol and other drug abuse problems and related concerns. Information on over 600 programs can be accessed through the Helpline website or you can call the Helpline 24 hours a day to talk with a referral specialist. Helpline services are anonymous and free. http://helpline-online.com/index.html

Emergency Services Program.....1.877.382.1609

Community-based emergency services are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for people experiencing a mental health or substance use disorder crisis.

Massachusetts Department of Mental Health (DMH)

  • DMH Crisis Intervention Line.....800.322.1356
  • DMH - Cape & Islands Emergency Services.....508.778.4627 

Psychiatric Assessment Team (P.A.T.).....800.513.4728

P.A.T. is a service of Cape Cod Healthcare that provides 24 hr. mental health assessment and referral.

Depression Hotline (Samaritans).....508.548.8900

If you are feeling lonely, depressed or suicidal, call the Samaritans Hotline to talk to someone about how you are feeling. The volunteer Samaritans will listen to you and provide support to help alleviate the pain you are experiencing. www.capesamaritans.org/

GLBT National Help Center

The Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender (GLBT) National Help Center provides a safe environment on the phone or internet for people of all ages to discuss issues that they don't feel comfortable talking about anywhere else.  Utilizing a diverse group of GLBT volunteers, the organization operates two national hotlines, the GLBT National Hotline (888.843.4564) and the GLBT National Youth Talkline (800.246.7743) www.glnh.org

National Hotlines

Call the appropriate National Hotline below to get immediate help and counseling.

Boys/Girls Crisis Hotline.....800.448.3000      

Child Abuse Hotline.....800.422.4453

Drug/Alcohol National Helpline.....800.662.4357

National Suicide Prevention Hotline.....800.273.8255

National Runaway Safeline.....800.786.2929



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