Mental Health

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The UCC MENTAL HEALTH NETWORK'S MISSION is to reduce stigma and facilitate inclusion of people with mental health conditions and their families into the life, leadership and work of the church;  Check out this link: mhn-ucc.org   

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Need Assistance? Call 1-800-334-9427

These guides have been created to help people learn more about care options for seniors with Alzheimer's or dementia. Watching a loved one go through memory loss and cognitive decline is difficult.  These free resources may help support seniors and their families.

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NAMI MASS home page:

Navigating a Mental Health Crisis Click here.

NAMI Mass Compass Helpline Click here.

NAMI Family Support Groups Click here.

IF IN CRISIS: 

Please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 

800-273-8255 or

Text “NAMI” to 741741 for confidential, free crisis counseling.

If calling 911: Ask for a Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) Officer

How to Support a Loved One Struggling with Mental Health

 Click here to read the  DO's and DONTs.

HandholdMA.org, a website for families concerned about their child's

mental health here. (From Massachusetts Department of Health and Human Services and Department of Mental Health.)

McLean Hospital in Belmont MA offers a series on Everything You Want to Know About Mental Health at https://www.mcleanhospital.org/conditions.

McLean Hospital also has a huge webinar library available to the public here: https://www.mcleanhospital.org/education

NOTE: All information and links are provided as a convenience and for informational purposes only.  The Congregational Church of Topsfield cannot guarantee the accuracy or the completeness of the information and materials contained in these websites. Please conduct your own due diligence and consult professional advice when making important decisions.

This information is attributed by the social justice committee of the Board of Mission and Outreach and/or regarding any questions, contact Jackie Cassiday at socialjustice@topsfieldchurch.org