Massachusetts’ Mental Health Crisis | Resources & Help

1 in 5 adults experience mental illness in Massachusetts every year. Learn about the hotlines and resources that have been put in place to help these people.

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The Massachusetts mental health crisis is a complex issue influenced by many factors including access to mental health services, stigma, and systemic issues within the healthcare system.

In recent years, Massachusetts officials have made efforts to combat the mental health crisis by improving access to treatment and setting up mental health crisis lines.

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Massachusetts Mental Health Statistics

According to surveys, one in five adults experience mental illness in Massachusetts every year, and approximately 1,155,000 adults in the state have a mental health condition.

In response to this crisis, state officials have been working on a comprehensive plan to improve access to mental health care in the state.

The Massachusetts Association for Behavioral Health Care has emphasized that this is just the beginning in what is anticipated to be a prolonged effort to improve mental health care.

Behavioral Health Helpline

The Massachusetts Behavioral Health Help Line directly links people to a comprehensive array of mental health services available in Massachusetts.

In the first three months of its creation, the helpline had more than 6,000 calls, according to state data. More than a quarter of those calls resulted in referrals to mental health services.

Community Behavioral Health Centers

A system of Community Behavioral Health Centers (CBHCs) have been placed in various communities throughout Massachusetts to prompt more available mental health treatment.

There are 25 centers that extend 24/7 mobile crisis services to people facing mental health crises, irrespective of insurance coverage or financial means.

Behavioral Health Urgent Care

Massachusetts Behavioral Health Urgent Care centers offer a variety of mental health and substance use services tailored for MassHealth members.

These include mental health assessments, referrals, and additional support.

988 Suicide And Crisis Lifeline

988 is the direct three-digit National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, offering nationwide assistance to people experiencing emotional distress or contemplating suicide.

Manned by trained call takers, 988 provides free and confidential emotional support to all callers.

Mental Health Treatment At Bedrock

At Bedrock, our mental health treatment programs are designed to alleviate symptoms associated with mental health conditions such as depression, anxiety, and mood disorders.

If you are experiencing mental illness, our supportive staff can provide you with tools and strategies to cope more effectively.


At Bedrock, we prioritize individualized treatment, understanding that each person’s mental health journey is unique.

Our mental health treatment options involve therapeutic interventions, counseling, and support services that align with the specific challenges and strengths of each person.

Our therapists perform a thorough assessment of each client to gain an understanding of the individual’s history, triggers, and personal aspirations.

We use a combination of evidence-based therapies such as cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), psychotherapy, and motivational interviewing (MI) to address the root causes of mental illness.

Our goal is to create an inclusive environment where individuals feel heard, understood, and respected while they work towards overcoming their mental health challenges.

Medication Management

At Bedrock, we offer medication management as part of our mental health treatment programs.

Medication management for mental illness involves the administration of psychiatric medications to alleviate symptoms, stabilize mood, and improve overall mental health.

Before prescribing any medication, our mental health providers conduct an assessment of the individual’s health history, symptoms, and any co-occurring conditions.

Factors such as the person’s response to medications, medical history, and lifestyle are also taken into account.

Medication management involves collaboration between psychiatrists, primary care physicians, and other healthcare providers. We promote communication to ensure coordinated care.

Learn How Bedrock Can Help You

If you or a loved one is experiencing a mental health crisis, we can help. Contact Bedrock Recovery Center today to learn more.

  1. Massachusetts Association for Mental Health (MAMH)
  2. Massachusetts Behavioral Health Help Line
  3. National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)
  4. The Commonwealth of Massachusetts
  5. The Commonwealth of Massachusetts
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Written by Bedrock Recovery Center Editorial Team

Published on: January 16, 2024

© 2024 Bedrock Recovery Center | All Rights Reserved

* This page does not provide medical advice.

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