For Urgent Care
988 is the Suicide and Crisis Lifeline. If an individual is at imminent risk — in danger of harm to self, others, or has overdosed — they should call 911. If they have a mental health crisis, they should call 988. The Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support to people in distress and can provide information on resources.
In the Boston metropolitan area, the Acute Psychiatric Service at Mass General Hospital, or APS, provides emergency evaluations for patients in crisis. The APS may be contacted at 617-726-2994.
TheNational Maternal Mental Health Hotline at 1-833-TLC-MAMA (1-833-852-6262) provides non-crisis support and resources. The hotline is available 24/7, in English and Spanish, and 60 other languages by request, is staffed by professional counselors, and refers to specialist perinatal mental health providers. It is not a “crisis line” for individuals in imminent danger of harm to self or others.
The Postpartum Support International Helpline 800-944-4773 is a warmline that connects callers with support volunteers and PSI resources, including support groups. Those seeking help can leave a message by voice or text in English or Spanish and the Helpline responds within a few hours, during business hours. The PSI website, www.postpartum.net, provides information and resources, including lists of mental health providers and connections to online support groups.