This website updates and resources to promote good mental health hygiene during school closure, eventual return and recovery from COVID-19 from the school counseling and social emotional learning departments PK-12 of a number of Massachusetts School Districts. Please share widely!
National Alliance on Mental Illness
National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) will conduct support groups via telephone at 508-206-8720. No password is required. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org. The first meeting will be held on Saturday, March 21 and will be held on the following days each week afterward:
Mondays at 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays at 7:30 p.m. Saturdays at 10 a.m.
Online Alcohol Anonymous
Online Alcohol Anonymous (AA) Groups are available at various times and days during the week http://aa-intergroup.org/Smart Recovery Online Meetings for individuals who are in recovery or struggling with substance misuse. Different formats and group sizes are available to choose from. https://www.smartrecovery.org/community
Al-Anon has both online and phone support meetings for anyone affected by alcoholism, including family and friends. https://al-anon.org/al-anon-meetings/electronic-meetings/
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is available 24/7 for those either in distress or who have a family member or friend who is struggling by calling 800-273-8255
Advocates Psychiatric Emergency Services
If you are experiencing a mental health or emotional crisis, please call (800) 640-5432 to speak to an Advocates crisis clinician. We are available to help 24 hours a day, every day.
Andover Community Support Service's first responsibility is to provide hope and support to individuals, children, and families in difficult moments. By utilizing a co-responder and an outreach model with public safety personnel, following a substance abuse/ or mental health crisis, our mission is to connect individuals and families to appropriate level of care.
By collaborating with governmental, community based, and health program partnerships we provide an appropriate bridge to mental health and substance abuse services to individuals and families in need. In addition, we provide short-term community-based counseling to address issues related to mental health, substance abuse and misuse, and family functioning.
Offering ongoing community education, awareness, and preventative opportunities remain at the center of Community Support Service's mission.