Resources

Finding Mental Health Providers

Accessing mental health services can be a combination of intimidating, confusing, and frustrating–particularly for children and adolescents.  To get started, access the search engines below.  We suggest identifying at least three potential resources, calling all three, and see who has availability.  Let them know if you have time flexibility, who referred them, and that they were recommended.

 

Other Assessment Practices in Western Massachusetts 

The following are other practices that provide similar services to Learning Solutions. These links are being provided as a convenience and for informational purposes only; they do not constitute an endorsement or an approval by Learning Solutions of any of the products, services or opinions of the corporation or organization.

 

ADHD Resources

 

Autism Resources

 

Advocates

 

Learning Disabilities

 

Coaching and Consulting

 

Crisis Resources

In case of emergency, you can always dial 911 or go to your nearest emergency room.

Area Crisis Mental Health Teams (monitored 24 hours/day):

Springfield (MA) Psych Crisis Line 413-733-6661

Hampshire County (MA) Psych Crisis Line 413-586-5555

Franklin County (MA) Psych Crisis Line 413-774-5411

Westfield Area (MA) Psych Crisis Line 413 568-6386

 

National, State, and Regional Crisis Resources:

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-talk (8255)

Suicide Chat www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org (click to chat button)

CT Sexual Assault Crises Line 1-888-999-5545

MA Sexual Assault Crisis Lines:

Amherst Hotline: (413) 545-0800

Spfld. Hotline: (800) 796-8711

National Domestic Violence Hotline 1-800-799 SAFE (7233)

Crisis Text Line: Text HOME to 741741

Crisis Text Line serves anyone, in any time of crisis, providing access to free, 24/7 support and information via a medium people already use and trust: text. CT Coalition Against Domestic Violence 1-888-774-2900 CT/MA Resource/Help info line 211 or 1-800-203-1234

 

Additional Resources:

Trans Lifeline: 1-877-565-8860 Need to talk? Call! Our peer support hotline is run by and for trans people. We’re available 10am-4am EST. Volunteers may be available during off-hours.

Trevor Project Lifeline: 1-866-488-7386

Trevor Project Textline: Text START to 678678 The Trevor Project is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning youth.

Western Mass Peer Support Line: 1-888-407-4515 As opposed to a crisis line that is answered by a clinician and focuses on whether or not you may qualify for hospitalization or respite, a peer support line is answered by a trained peer worker who has their own lived experience (with a psychiatric diagnosis, trauma, extreme or altered states, etc.) and who is there to talk and offer support. Available Mondays-Thursdays, 7pm-9pm and Fridays through Sundays, 7pm-10pm

UMass Center for Women and Community’s Rape Crisis Services: 413-545-0800 Confidential crisis services for survivors of all genders and their families and friends in the Hampshire County and Five College Community.  For survivors of rape; sexual assault; childhood sexual abuse; stalking; domestic violence; emotional, psychological and verbal abuse. 24/7 hotline, support, information and referrals, crisis intervention, and medical and legal advocacy.

Recovery Learning Center: Healing and Recovery Through Peer Support:   1-866-641-2853 http://www.westernmassrlc.org/about-us With resource centers in Holyoke, Springfield, Greenfield, and Pittsfield, the Western Mass Recovery Learning Community (RLC) creates conditions that support healing and growth for individuals and the community, as a whole, through learning opportunities, advocacy, peer-to-peer support and the development of regional and national networks.

 

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