In Massachusetts, 15.6% of adolescents and 8.1% of adults report at least one episode of major depression annually, according to the National Alliance on Mental Illness. Around 1 out of 20 residents seeking professional help for mental health are unable to find it. Although this is a better rate than the national average, it’s still not okay.
It’s clear that Massachusetts residents are in need of help for depression and anxiety. Fortunately, there are free and anonymous helplines available to all residents. These phone numbers are more than just digits on your smartphone. Call today and receive immediate assistance for any and all mental health issues, including depression and/or anxiety.
The National Depression Hotline
Anybody anywhere can call 866-629-4564 to reach a specialist with The National Depression Helpline. It’s a free, confidential, around-the-clock helpline for depression and/or anxiety. Call now for immediate assistance, or click here to visit the website which offers a wealth of additional information and resources. When you’re ready, we’re here to listen.
The Samaritans on Cape Cod and the Islands is a nonprofit that exists for Massachusetts residents to call and receive free and confidential counseling. Call 800-893-9900 to speak with a volunteer about anything at all. As the website says, “You do not need to be suicidal to call.”
The National Alliance on Mental Illness offers a helpline for all US residents to receive assistance for depression and/or any form of mental issue. Call 800-950-6264 from Monday to Friday, 10AM to 10PM, or text “HelpLine” to 62640. You may also visit the Massachusetts-specific NAMI website, which offers a wealth of info, by clicking here.