We all need help sometimes. Are you concerned about the mood or behavior of a friend or family member? Have others expressed concern about your mood or behavior? Do you feel concerned about a family member or friend’s alcohol or drug use, or your own? If the answer is “yes” to any of these questions, help and support are available.
988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline
(formerly known as the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline)
Provides free and confidential emotional support to people in crisis.
DBSA (Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance)
Peer-led support groups for adults and young adults, and educational programs.
Families for Depression Awareness
Support for young people, individuals and caregivers and educational programs.
NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness)
Peer support for individuals and families, education, and advocacy
A fellowship of people who come together to solve their drinking problem.
Narcotics Anonymous focuses on the disease of addiction rather than any particular drug.
Al-Anon Family Groups
Al-Anon members are people who are worried about someone with a drinking problem.
Massachusetts Substance Abuse Helpline
Confidential, statewide, public resource for finding chemical dependency and addiction treatment, recovery, and problem-gambling.
Blue Dove Foundation
Educates the community about mental health through a Jewish lens, creates educational resources for connections between mental wellness and Judaism, and designs easily replicated programs such as Shabbat dinners, speakers, training programs and interactive events.
Learn2Cope Peer Support
A peer-led support network that offers education, resources, and hope for family members and friends who have loved ones affected by chemical dependency and addiction.
Parent Professional Advocacy League
Works to improve mental health for children & families in Massachusetts.
Connects LGBTQ+ adults and young people with supportive peers and role models.
Works for full equality of all LGBTQ+ Jews and families in Jewish life. Started in Boston and is now nationwide.
The Trevor Project
Provides 24/7 crisis support services for LGBTQ+ young people including an LGBTQ+ helpline.
A group of parents, families, friends, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer people. PFLAG provides support through outreach, education and advocacy.
Jewish Family and Children’s Services
Provides vital social, health, and community services to alleviate suffering, enhance lives, support people in need and advocate for justice.
Compiled by Congregation Beth El of the Sudbury River Valley Inclusion Committee. Inclusion on this resource list does not imply endorsement of any of these resources.