The Clay Center is educational only and does not provide clinical services or referrals. But many organizations do! Please explore the resources listed below.
CRISIS – Call: 988 (Suicide & Crisis Lifeline)
CRISIS – Text: TALK to 741741 (Crisis Text Line)
Not a crisis but need to talk to someone? Warmlines are typically free, confidential, and run by people who understand what it’s like to struggle with mental health. Find a Warmline.
The below services are available to many Mass General Brigham Health Plan members. If your family does not have Mass General Brigham Health Plan, these services may be available through your own health insurance provider or through your employer.
Get personalized recommendations for the care that’s right for you. Schedule virtual or in-person appointments with therapists, health coaches, or others, often within 1-3 days. Access support for the whole family, including children and adolescents. Find care through Lyra.
Search for providers who offer treatments including outpatient services, day and residential programs, autism care and support, substance and recovery services, and more, and access Optum’s telehealth capable providers. Find care through Optum.
A confidential and anonymous resource for people seeking treatment for mental and substance use disorders in the United States and its Territories. Find help at FindTreatment.gov.
The mission of AACAP is the promotion of the healthy development of children, adolescents, and families through advocacy, education, and research, and to meet the professional needs of child and adolescent psychiatrists throughout their careers. If you are seeking psychiatric services for your child, here are some ideas on Where to Find Help for Your Child, and Getting Help.
With local chapters across the country, NAMI is the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for millions of Americans affected by mental illness. Find support through NAMI.
Run by the National Council for Behavioral Health, this course teaches parents, teachers, youth workers, non-mental health professionals, and other caring citizens how to help an adolescent (age 12-18) who is experiencing a mental health or addictions challenge or is in crisis. Learn about the program and find a course near you.
ADAA is an international nonprofit organization dedicated to the prevention, treatment, and cure of anxiety, depression, OCD, PTSD, and co-occurring disorders through education, practice, and research. ADAA focuses on improving quality of life for those with these disorders. Find help through ADAA.
DBSA is the leading peer-directed national organization focusing on depression and bipolar disorder. DBSA provides hope, help, support, and education to improve the lives of people who have mood disorders. Find peer support at DBSA.
ADDA is a worldwide inclusive community of supportive ADHD adults who make it possible to thrive with ADHD in today’s world. Whether a parent or young person, find peer support through ADDA.
NACG raises awareness about the needs of children and teens who are grieving a death, and provides education and resources for anyone who supports them. They also offer a national database of children’s bereavement support programs. Find a national grief support program, or find a local grief support program in your state.
NEDA is the largest nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting individuals and families affected by eating disorders. NEDA supports individuals and families affected by eating disorders, and serves as a catalyst for prevention, cures and access to quality care. Find support through NEDA or contact their eating disorders helpline.
With local chapters across the country and strong national presence, AFSP raises awareness, funds scientific research and provides resources and aid to those affected by suicide. Find support at AFSP.
Founded in 1998 by the creators of the Academy Award®-winning short film TREVOR, The Trevor Project is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer & questioning (LGBTQ) young people under 25. Get help at the Trevor Project.
Think:Kids aims to dramatically improve society’s understanding and treatment of challenging kids. It achieves this goal by disseminating and implementing an innovative, proven approach known as Collaborative Problem Solving (CPS). The CPS model conceptualizes challenging behavior as the result of difficulty with crucial thinking skills; thus, unlike traditional models of discipline, the model eschews power, control, and motivational procedures, and focuses instead on identifying and teaching challenging kids the skills they lack. Learn more.
The Benson-Henry Institute for Mind Body Medicine (BHI) at Massachusetts General Hospital is dedicated to research, teaching and clinical application of Mind Body Medicine and its integration into all areas of health. BHI teaches patients ways to counteract stress and build resiliency by eliciting the Relaxation Response. BHI clinicians serve as a resource in the areas of mind body and integrative medicine and are available to all the departments and divisions of the hospital, as well as to the community. Learn more.
LEAP at Massachusetts General Hospital assesses children ages 2 to 22 who have developmental difficulties, and consults with their parents, teachers, and care providers. Learn more.
The Marjorie E. Korff Parenting At a Challenging Time (PACT) Program offers guidance to parents with cancer who receive treatment at the Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center, and are concerned about the impact their cancer or terminal illness diagnosis and treatment may have on their children. Learn more.
The mission of Home Base, a Red Sox Foundation and Massachusetts General Hospital Program, is to heal the invisible wounds for Veterans, Service Members and their Families through world-class clinical care, wellness, education and research. Learn more.
With more than 300 physicians, 50 medical specialties, 15 surgical services, and compassionate preventive and primary care, Mass General for Children (MGfC) is an invaluable resource for the health-care needs of infants, children and adolescents. Some of their specific services are highlighted below.