The GBH News Wake Up Well series is aiming to start more conversations about our well-being and how the world around us shapes our mental health.

If you want to know more about mental health-related topics or are seeking more information about how to get help, we hope you can find these resources useful. GBH is not a provider of physical or mental health services. If you are seeking treatment, please contact a licensed professional.

Samaritans Suicide Prevention helpline: 988

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A free suicide prevention helpline available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Crisis Text Line: Text ‘HOME’ to 741 741


A counseling service for moments of crisis, available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Envía un mensaje de texto con la palabra ‘AYUDA’ al 741 741 o a 442-AYUDAME en WhatsApp para recibir ayuda en español.

Massachusetts Behavioral Health Help Line: 1-833-773-2445.

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A free state-run service that can connect people with clinical assessments and services, available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Call BlackLine: 1-800-604-5841

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A counseling and peer support network that prioritizes BIPOC and LGBTQ+ people dealing with systemic oppression.

Trevor Project: Call 1-866-488-7386 or text ‘START’ to 678-678.

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A suicide prevention and crisis intervention helpline for LGBTQ+ youth.

NAMI HelpLine: 1-800-950-NAMI (6264)

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A helpline from the National Alliance on Mental Illness, available Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Eastern.

Trans Lifeline: 1-877-565-8860


A peer support network run by trans people, available Monday through Friday, 1 to 9 p.m. Eastern.

LGBT National Senior Hotline: 1-888-234-7243


A peer support helpline for older adults who are LGBTQ+, available Monday through Friday, 4 p.m. to midnight and Saturdays from noon to 5 p.m. Eastern.

National Sexual Assault Hotline: 1-800-656-4673

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A hotline connecting survivors of sexual assault to relevant local services, available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Boston Area Rape Crisis Center: 1-800-841-8371

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Support services for survivors of sexual assault over the age of 12, or their families, friends and loved ones, available by phone 24 hours a day and by chat 9 a.m. to 11 p.m.

National Runaway Safeline: 1-800-RUNAWAY (786-2929)

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A crisis line for homeless and runaway youth, as well as their families, available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration Referral Hotline: 1‑877‑726‑HELP (4727)


An information service for people experiencing substance use or mental health issues and their families, available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.