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Psychiatric Emergency
Suicide Prevention

If you're struggling emotionally or thinking about suicide, help is available:

Monday-Friday 9 AM - 5 PM
FSU Counseling Center

After hours & on the weekends/holidays:
Advocates Psychiatric
Emergency Services

24 hours/day:
Samaritans 24-hour
Suicide Prevention Helpline

National Suicide
Prevention Helpline
1-800-273-TALK (8255)

Free 24/7 confidential mental health & emotional support call line

Text "Start" to 741-741

Free 24/7 confidential emotional support text service

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Click here to take an online anonymous self-assessment and find out in a few minutes whether counseling might be helpful for you.

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Counseling and family assistance programs and resources for family members of veterans.

Give an Hour

SOFAR: Strategic Outreach to Families of All Reservists

Vet Center Services for Family Members of Veterans

Military Family Support Groups

Massachusetts Military Heroes Fund

Relationship Strengthening Programs for Veterans

Give an Hour
Give an Hour is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing free mental health services to military personnel and their families. Those who receive services and care from Give an Hour will then be given the opportunity to give back to their own communities.

Strategic Outreach to Families of All Reservists

When a soldier is deployed, the soldier’s family goes to war as well. When the soldier returns home, both the soldier and the soldier’s family go through a period of readjustment.

SOFAR: Strategic Outreach to Families of All Reservists is a volunteer group of licensed mental health professionals that help soldiers and their extended families at this time by offering FREE counseling services that are completely confidential to veterans, spouses, partners, children, mothers, fathers, siblings, aunts, uncles, cousins, grandparents, grandchildren, nieces, and nephews

P.O. Box 920781
Needham, MA 02492

Vet Center Services for Family Members of Veterans

Massachusetts Vet Centers provide services for the family members of veterans for military-related issues, including bereavement counseling. Veterans have earned these benefits through their service and all are provided at no cost to the veteran or family.

Boston Vet Centers

665 Beacon St. Suite 100
Boston, MA 02215
Phone: 617-424-0665
Fax: 617-424-0254
Brockton Vet Center
1041L Pearl St.
Brockton, MA 02301
Phone: 508-580-2730
Fax: 508-586-8414

Hyannis Vet Center
474 West Main Street
Hyannis, MA 02601
Phone: 508-778-0124
Fax: 508-775-3014

Lowell Vet Center
73 East Merrimack St.
Lowell, MA 08152
Phone: 978-453-1151
Fax: 978-441-1271

New Bedford Vet Center
468 North St.
New Bedford, MA 02740
Phone: 508- 999-6920
Fax: 508-997-3348

Springfield Vet Center
1985 Main St. Northgate Plaza
Springfield, MA 01103
Phone: 413-737-5167
Fax: 413-733-0537

Worcester Vet Center
691 Grafton Street
Worcester, MA 01604
Phone: 508-753-7902
Fax: 508-753-4296

Military Family Support Groups in Massachusetts

Operation Troop Support
Danvers, MA
3rd Thursday of the month at 7:00 PM
Contact: Richard and Christine Moody

Family Support Group of Concord, MA
Concord, MA
3rd Tuesday/Month @ 7:00 PM
Contact: Jake/Kathleen Zagata

Family Support Group of Billerica, MA
St. Theresa’s Parish Billerica, MA
1st Tuesday/Month at 7:00 PM
Contact: Karen Stocker 978-667-9312

Falmouth Military Family Support Group
Gus Canty Recreation Center, 790 Main Street, Falmouth, MA
Second 2nd- and Fourth 4th- Mondays at 7:00 PM except holidays
Contact: Carole Kenney 508-563-7827

Veterans Education Project Military Family Support Group
Amherst, MA
Twice a month
Contact: Susanne Leary 413-253-4947

Hearts Apart – Support Group for Family Members of Deployed Soldiers
Hanscom Air Force Base
Once a month – Dates vary
Contact: MSgt Donald Gonsalves 781-377-4222

Massachusetts National Guard
Family Readiness Programs
8 Family Assistance Centers throughout Massachusetts

Support & Family Education SAFE-
10 George Street, Lowell, MA
Meets every Thursday from 6:30-7:45 PM
Contact Group Facilitators:
Amisha Raja, Psy.D. 781-687-2000, Ext. 5332
Anthony Russo 781-687-3322, or Jacob Romo, PhD 978-453-1151

Massachusetts Military Heroes Fund

The Massachusetts Military Heroes Fund is a private, non-profit 501c-3- organization dedicated to providing support, programs and services to the families of military service personnel from Massachusetts fallen in service to the United States in, as a result of, or in support of, Operations Enduring Freedom, Noble Eagle and Iraqi Freedom.

Massachusetts Military Heroes Fund
727 Atlantic Avenue, Third Floor
Boston, MA 02111
888-909-HERO 4376

Relationship Strengthening Programs for Veterans

The National Center for PTSD, located at the VA Boston Healthcare System, has programs to help veterans strengthen their personal relationships. Participation in the program is confidential and involves: weekly group meetings that last 2 hours each for 10 or 12 weeks, depending on the group- and 3 or 4 visits for 2-3 hours each to fill out questionnaires. Participants will be paid for their time.

Sarah Krill, National Center for PTSD

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Framingham State University

100 State Street

PO Box 9101

Framingham, MA 01701-9101


Phone: 508-620-1220