Mental Health Resources

If you or someone you care about is experiencing mental health issues, here are some resources.

Interface Referral Service
Milton Residents can now get free referrals to help for children, adults and seniors struggling with problems such as anxiety, depression, family crises, behavioral and substance abuse problems, etc.
Call 888-244-6843 for confidential resource information and/or provider referrals from a mental health professional.

Aspire Health Alliance

(Formerly South Shore Mental Health)

Aspire Health Alliance provides services for children, teens, and families experiencing serious emotional problems, behavioral issues, developmental disabilities, and substance abuse.

In a crisis:
Call 617-774-6036 or 800-528-4890
For an appointment:
Call 617-847-1914
For general information:
Call 617-847-1950
On the internet:

Catalyst Clinic at Boston Medical Center

Provides mental health care, substance use specialty treatment, access to primary care, and social service supports to adolescents and young adults.
Schedule an appointment: 617-414-6655

Anxiety and Depression Association of America

Families for Depression Awareness support groups

National Alliance for Mental Health-MA chapter

Support Groups for Parents of Children with Mental Health Issues

Connecting Parent’s support groups

These support groups offer parents and caregivers a safe place to find the support, education, and resources necessary to manage the challenges and rewards of raising children with mental health concerns.  Meetings are facilitated by professionals who have personal experience as a caregiver of a child with mental health concerns. These groups are funded by the Department of Mental Health, and are free and open to the public.

Monday Evenings
Canton Library
Art and Activity Room
786 Washington St.
Canton, MA 02021

Tuesday Mornings
10:00am - noon
Westwood Public Library
Conference Room
660 High St.
Westwood, MA 02090

Friday Mornings
10:00am - noon
Walpole Public Library
Children's Activity Room
143 School St.
Walpole, MA 02081

The National Alliance of Mental Illness (NAMI)

NAMI is offering free programming for parents of adolescents coping with mental illness, called NAMI Basics.
It is a resource developed by parents who have had children and adolescents with mental illnesses in their own lives. This is a free course that is taught all across the country in six sessions, about two or three hours, to help parents to put their experience into some perspective, deal with the traumatic impact on parents, problem solve for their children, and learn more about mental illnesses.
More information is available here:
This program has been studied in a research design and found to be effective for the parents. And if it's effective for the parents, it's helping the children. And so we encourage people to evaluate NAMI Basics as a free resource that may really make a difference for them. For more information, email

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