Mental Health Resources

Mental and emotional wellness is something we all strive for. On a day to day basis, mental health exists on a continuum from emotional wellness to a diagnosed mental illness. Sometimes, emotions such as anxiety or depression begin to interfere with our daily activities, for example, not wanting to go to school or work, missing appointments, being late, avoiding homework, or canceling activities with friends. If this persists over time, it is usually a sign that we may need assistance from a mental health professional to help us out.  Just  doctor’s are trained to treat a physical illness, there are professionals trained to help us with mental health concerns. Seeking support from a professional is the right thing to do.

There are many behavioral health resources for families and individuals. Here are some to check out.

Local and Regional Treatment Agencies

Lahey Behavioral Health Services

Elliot Community Services

Psychological Care Associates

South Bay Mental Health

McLean Hospital

Family Services of Merrimack Valley

 

Statewide & National Resources

American Psychological Association

Mental Health America

National Alliance on Mental Illness

NAMI of Massachusetts

Mental Health.gov

National Institute of Mental Health

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

Emotionally Health Children

There are many resource and good reads on raising Emotionally Healthy Children.  Google the term and see what’s out there! Stay tuned for a short list of favorites reads by our staff.

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