On this page, we have listed several resources in this community which are there to care for you. This list is not exhaustive, but it can serve as a bridge to help. It was collected in honor of your story and the stories of people around you. We encourage you to remember your journey is unique—and that every step forward is worth it.
Boston Emergency Services Team (B.E.S.T.) Crisis Services
Crisis Text Line
National Hopeline Network
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network (RAINN)
The Trevor Project (LGBTQ)
Treatment Referral Hotline
911 AND ANY LOCAL EMERGENCY ROOM ARE ALSO GREAT RESOURCES IN TIMES OF CRISIS.
LOCAL TREATMENT RESOURCES
To obtain more local mental health referrals in Boston, dial 211 or visit 211.org.
Bay State Community Services*
Arbour Counseling Services*
Justice Resource Institute**
North Suffolk Mental Health Association*
Center for Anxiety and Related Disorders at Boston University
* Clinics or counselors that offer low-to-no cost counseling services or a sliding scale fee
** Counseling groups that may have counselors who offer reduced fees
There are support groups that exist for a variety of struggles in addition to these listed here.
Al-Anon Family Groups
National Alliance for Mental Illness
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
In The Rooms
The Erika Legacy Foundation firmly believes in the power and efficacy of treatment, however you are responsible for interviewing and selecting the provider or treatment. We firmly suggest you choose licensed, highly reputable mental health providers. Our list has been compiled of a sampling of high quality, highly regarded and licensed providers. As The Erika Legacy Foundation does not provide treatment services, The Erika Legacy Foundation cannot accept responsibility for any of the services provided by these or any other providers.
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